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Microsoft Boosts Data Governance Chops with BlueTalon Acquisition

BlueTalon, a provider of data governance and compliance solutions, has been acquired by Microsoft for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft May Be Dumping Windows 10's Live Tiles

An "accidentally released" Windows 10 build appears to offer an interesting clue into Microsoft's plans for the operating system's Start menu.

Microsoft Rebrands 'Office on the Web' to Just 'Office'

Microsoft's "Office on the Web" product (also referred to as "Office Online") will hereafter be called just "Office."

Microsoft Invests $1 Billion in Next-Level AI Research

Research outfit OpenAI and Microsoft have inked a $1 billion deal around artificial general intelligence (AGI), considered the holy grail of AI research.

Microsoft Streamlining Office 365 App Activations

The Office 365 app installation experience should get a little easier for end users starting as early as next month.

Microsoft Gives Its Chromium-Based Edge Browser an Enterprise Boost

The upcoming Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser is getting a few feature tweaks aimed at enterprise and business users.

Microsoft, AT&T Ink Deal Around Microsoft 365, AI and Edge Computing

Microsoft put the spotlight on its strategic collaborations during Day 3 of Inspire, chief among them a "multiyear" alliance with AT&T.

Windows 10 Version 1903 Set for Wider Availability

Microsoft alerted users that those not presently using the most current version of Windows 10 will soon be prompted to make the switch.

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Microsoft Launches Preview of Azure Proximity Placement Groups

Organizations managing complex applications in Azure can begin test-driving a new capability that helps alleviate network-latency concerns.

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Ahead of Inspire, Microsoft Touts Teams Improvements and Partner Perks

Microsoft talked up its Teams collaboration service as part of the run-up to Inspire, including its more than "13 million daily active users."

Microsoft Reverses on Windows Server 2019 Support for Office 365 ProPlus

Microsoft now plans to support the use of Office 365 ProPlus on Windows Server 2019, even for organizations using it in VDI scenarios.

Clock Winds Down on SQL Server 2008/R2 Security Support

SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 will no longer receive security patches from Microsoft as of Tuesday, July 9.

Microsoft's Desktop Analytics for Windows 10 Hits Preview

Organizations can now begin to use to Desktop Analytics to measure the compatibility of their applications with Windows 10.

Microsoft Teams To Inherit Kaizala Pro Capabilities

Some "pro" features of Microsoft's Kaizala mobile chat application will be folded into Microsoft Teams over the next 12 to 18 months.

Microsoft Prepares To Flip Switch on Teams for Office 365 Users

As early as July 9, organizations with existing Office 365 Business or Office 365 ProPlus subscriptions could have the Teams app automatically activated for them.

Cloud Study: Microsoft Azure Earns High Marks for Compatibility

Organizations narrowly favor Microsoft Azure over rivals Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform for its "compatibility with existing services."

Microsoft Expands OneDrive Storage, Debuts 'Personal Vault'

The Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage service has a few new enhancements coming to it, including more storage options and a secure "Personal Vault" feature.

Traditional Database Management Losing Ground to Cloud

The database management system (DBMS) market's growth is increasingly being driven by cloud services, not by more traditional on-premises systems.

Azure Backup for SQL Server 2008 Released to Preview

Microsoft's Azure Backup service can now support SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2.

Microsoft Brings Chromium-Based Edge Browser to Older Windows OSes

Microsoft has released Edge previews for Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1, which previously didn't support Microsoft browsers beyond Internet Explorer 11.

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