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Commercial Release of Microsoft Defender for Business Now Available

Microsoft's "standalone" edition of its Defender for Business, a security solution for small-to-medium organizations, has hit "general availability."

Microsoft Cloud Powers Strong Q3 Revenue

Thanks to strong growth in its Office and Microsoft Cloud divisions, Microsoft saw a quarterly increase of 18% to cap off Q3 with $49.4 billion in revenue.

Microsoft Completes Massive Employee Windows 11 Device Migration

Microsoft last week said it has finalized upgrading thousands of its employee devices to the latest Windows OS.

Red Button Security Experts To Validate Azure DDos Protection

Microsoft last week announced that Azure DDoS Protection users can launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) test attacks on their use of Azure services via Red Button's services.

Study: Enterprise Cloud Move Met with IT Unease

A study published this week by Next Pathway found that large organizations' IT leaders are hesitant to move into the cloud without tools and automation support for the initial migration.

Microsoft's Sales Support Now Offers Online Sales Consultations for Small Businesses

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that the sales support of Microsoft Stores, which launched in 2020, is now being presented as a new and free consultation service for small businesses.

Phishing's Biggest Brand Target: LinkedIn

A new report finds there's a new favorite brand to imitate in phishing attempts and it's Microsoft's LinkedIn professional social network.

Microsoft Rebrands Azure Purview Data Governance Service

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that "Microsoft Purview" is the new product branding bringing together Azure Purview data governance service with various Microsoft 365 compliance solutions.

Report: Most Orgs Experience Ransomware Attacks

A recently published study by the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) found that most organizations have been victims to ransomware attacks, and that their security countermeasures are not adequate.

Former Microsoft Channel Chief Schuster Joins Nerdio's Board

Microsoft ISV Nerdio announced this week that it was adding former Microsoft channel chief Gavriella Schuster to its board of directors.

SQL Server 2022 Public Preview Coming This Year

Microsoft said that SQL Server 2022 is nearing a public preview release, and is set for sometime later this year.

Security Firms CrowdStrike and Mandiant Strike Strategic Partnership

Security firm CrowdStrike announced on Thursday that it has formed a security product strategic partnership with fellow security firm Mandiant.

Automate Patching with New Windows Autopatch Service

Microsoft can now take over quality and security patching operations in organizations, including Windows operating system feature updates, plus driver updates, in a new feature announced Tuesday called Windows Autopatch.

Microsoft Details Windows 11 Upgrades for a Hybrid Workforce

Microsoft on Tuesday outlined a few new upgrades and features to Windows 11, including a redesigned File Explorer.

Microsoft Updating Windows 365 for Hybrid and Remote Work Era

As part of its broader effort to support hybrid office scenarios, Microsoft is planning several Windows 365 enhancements aimed at people expecting to work remotely.

'Remote Help' Among New Cloud Features Coming to Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Microsoft is readying a raft of "premium" add-on capabilities for its Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) product, which it is positioning as a "single, cloud powered solution" for organizations.

Microsoft Commercially Releases System Center 2022

The "general availability" commercial release of System Center 2022 is now available.

Microsoft Acquires Process Mining Solution Maker Minit

Microsoft is buying European firm Minit, maker of process mining software for enterprises, the company announced on Thursday.

App Scaling Service Azure Front Door Now Available

Microsoft's Azure Front Door, the company's latest content delivery network (CDN) service for securing and supporting high-availability Web content and "global" applications, is now commercially available.

Government-Aimed Office 365 Service Coming This Year

Microsoft's new software-as-a-service offering for U.S. federal agencies and their partners, Office 365 Government Secret, will arrive by mid-2022, the company announced on Monday.