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Microsoft Touts Arm Partnership on Edge Devices and Azure Tools

Microsoft and Arm are collaborating on Azure developer tools for "intelligent edge devices" that use artificial intelligence, per a Thursday announcement.

IBM Splits Itself in Two

Big Blue is splitting its operations as part of an ongoing effort to become the world's top hybrid cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) provider.

Microsoft 365 Adds Feature for Partners Managing Multiple Tenants

Microsoft partners that work with multiple customers can now begin to use Microsoft's new "All Tenants" feature in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center portal.

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Veeam Acquires Partner Kasten in Kubernetes Backup Move

In a deal valued at $150 million, cloud data management and backup solutions company Veeam is acquiring its partner Kasten.

Nintex Acquires Fellow Workflow Automation Firm K2

Microsoft partners Nintex and K2 Software Inc., both process management and automation specialists based in Bellevue, Wash., are about to get closer.

End of Microsoft's Open License Program Leaves Door Open for CSPs

Microsoft's 20-year-old Open License program for SMBs will be phased out in 2022, leaving a crucial role open for Cloud Solution Providers to fill.

Microsoft To Switch to Subscription Model for Some Server Products

New application server products coming from Microsoft in the second half of 2021 will be offered only on a subscription basis.

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Microsoft Positions Itself as the Platform of Choice for 5G

As telecom companies begin rolling out 5G services, Microsoft is touting its 5G bona fides, namely Azure support for SDN.

Microsoft's Enterprise Security Lineup Gets a 'Defender'-Centric Rebrand

Microsoft renamed many of its enterprise security solutions at Ignite last week to include the phrase "Microsoft Defender."

Ivanti Plans Double Acquisition of Pulse Secure and MobileIron

In a bid to enhance its mobile endpoint security offerings, Ivanti announced on Monday "definitive agreements" to acquire MobileIron and Pulse Secure.

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SharePoint Takes Ignite Spotlight with Project Nucleus and Syntex Announcements

Microsoft detailed some upcoming advances to SharePoint at Ignite this week, including a new Project Cortex product called "Syntex."

Microsoft Tops $2.5B Mojang Deal with $7.5B ZeniMax Buy

Microsoft on Monday announced its intent to acquire games maker ZeniMax, owner of Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 billion in cash.

Nvidia Buys Chip Maker Arm for $40 Billion

Nvidia has entered into a "definitive agreement" to acquire U.K.-based chip design company Arm Ltd. from the SoftBank Group in a stock-and-cash deal valued at $40 billion.

Microsoft Making Progress on Windows Virtual Desktop

A recent "Desktops in the Cloud" podcast chat gives some insight into Microsoft's progress on its Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) service.

Oracle, Not Microsoft, Wins TikTok Buyout Bid

Oracle's proposal to acquire TikTok's U.S. social media operations emerged victorious over the weekend, putting an end to Microsoft's competing buyout bid.

Microsoft Offers Limited-Time Deals for Teams Features

Microsoft this week announced promotional deals for two of its Teams add-ons -- Audio Conferencing and Advanced Communications.

Microsoft Teams 'Lists' Feature Goes Live

Microsoft Lists, a new product based on SharePoint Lists, is now generally available through the Microsoft Teams service for both business and government users.

Surface Hub 2S Gets Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise Install Options

It's now possible for Surface Hub 2S conference-room device users to replace the operating system with Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

Some Windows 10 Users Getting 6-Month Support Extension

Schools and enterprises running Windows 10 version 1803 will continue to receive patches for the operating system until mid-2021, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft 365 Gets Transcription Feature, Better Dictation

Microsoft 365 subscribers recently got access to some AI-powered capabilities -- a transcription capability and an expanded Dictate feature.