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Microsoft Tweaks Windows 10 Terminology

Microsoft this week announced plans to change some of the nomenclature in its Windows 10 testing and rollout process.

Consumer Microsoft 365 Users Get Financial Management Tools

Subscribers to Microsoft 365 Personal and Microsoft 365 Family will get access to two new Excel features aimed at helping users keep track of their finances.

Deloitte, Wipro and Accenture Among Top MSPs for Cloud's Big 3

A Gartner report identifies the top partners offering assistance to customers of the industry's biggest cloud computing platforms -- namely Azure, AWS and Google.

Microsoft Adds Windows Server Security Requirements for Hardware Partners

Microsoft's hardware partners will get new security requirements for Windows Server products, starting in January, Microsoft announced on Thursday.

Windows 10 AMD Machines Now Support Nested Virtualization

It's possible to test nested virtualization on machines using AMD processors with the latest Windows 10 preview, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Updates IBM Mainframe Integration Tool

This week Microsoft released Host Integration Server 2020, a tool that lets Microsoft solutions communicate with IBM mainframes.

Microsoft Rolls Out Home Sites and Multilingual Publishing for SharePoint Online

SharePoint Online tenancies are getting new features that Microsoft released in May, which are mostly arriving for so-called "targeted release" recipients.

Version 2004 of Windows 10, Windows Server Released

Microsoft announced the latest update milestones for Windows 10 and Windows Server this week.

Microsoft Releases Migration Manager for SharePoint Server

Microsoft this week announced updates to the SharePoint Migration Tool, plus commercial release of Migration Manager.

Microsoft Projects Q4 Release for Universal Print Solution

Microsoft's plan to alleviate organizations of the pain of managing print servers continues to take shape.

'SharePoint Lists' Becoming 'Microsoft Lists' This Summer

Microsoft announced several SharePoint Online updates at Build, including the upcoming launch of Microsoft Lists and the release of the SharePoint Home Sites feature.

Microsoft Power Automate Gets Boost with Softomotive Acquisition

Microsoft has acquired Softomotive, a 15-year-old robotics process automation company, in a bid to enhance its own Microsoft Power Automate product.

Microsoft Supercomputer Announced at Build Among World's Top 5

A supercomputer unveiled by Microsoft at Build this week reportedly "ranks in the top five" of the 500 leading publicly disclosed supercomputers, the company said.

Microsoft Open Sources Fluid Framework, Details Other Microsoft 365 Changes

Various Microsoft 365 solutions, including the Fluid Framework, Project Cortex and Microsoft Teams, are getting a number of new perks, Microsoft announced at Build.

Microsoft Acquiring Metaswitch Networks To Enhance 5G Azure Offerings

Microsoft is acquiring Metaswitch Networks to bolster Azure offerings to communications service providers, per a Thursday announcement.

Microsoft Pilots Encrypted DNS in Windows 10 Preview

Windows 10 testers can now try Domain Name System (DNS) over HTTPS encryption, known as "DoH," which promises enhanced Internet privacy.

Microsoft 365 Apps Users Now Have a New Monthly Update Option

Microsoft this week announced a new monthly update option for organizations using the Microsoft 365 Apps service, formerly known as "Office 365 ProPlus."

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Microsoft Releases Preview of 'New' Yammer, GA Set for July

You can now access a preview version of a revamp of Microsoft's collaboration application Yammer. The final version is set to arrive sometime in July.

Except for Cloud, Don't Expect Much IT Spending Growth for 2020

Spending on IT infrastructure, specifically cloud, promises to be one of the very few bright spots this year for IT, according to recent forecast data from IDC.

Microsoft Unveils Next-Gen Surface Book and Surface Go PCs

Microsoft has taken the wraps off new Surface PC models and peripherals that are set to become available for purchase over the coming weeks.