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Bill Gates Steps Down as Member of Microsoft's Board

Microsoft co-founder and former CEO Bill Gates has stepped down from his position in Microsoft's board of directors, the company announced on Friday.

IT Vendors Tout Resources To Support Rise in Remote Workers

As coronavirus concerns urge orgs to enable teleworking for employees, technical support for remote workers is emerging as a marketing opportunity for solutions vendors.

Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Microsoft Plugs App To Stay Connected with Employees

To help organizations weather the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Microsoft this week launched a new Crisis Communication App to help keep track of employees.

Microsoft Launches Preview of Backup Reports in Azure

A new Azure feature called Backup Reports is now available as a public preview, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft, Cisco Integrate Their Cloud and IoT Services

Microsoft and Cisco this week announced the "seamless integration" of the two companies' IoT and cloud products, enabling more edge computing scenarios.

Microsoft Launches Private Preview of 'Universal Print' Service

Aiming to eliminate the need to maintain print servers on-premises or install printer drivers, Microsoft on Monday announced a private preview of its Universal Print service.

Microsoft Makes Cortana More Productive for Next Windows 10 Update

The forthcoming spring update of Windows 10 will include changes to the Cortana digital assistant aimed at making it a better productivity tool.

Skytap Launches Azure Migration Service for IBM-Based Apps

A new service from Microsoft partner Skytap aims to smooth the way for organizations to move on-premises applications based on IBM Power processors to Microsoft Azure datacenters.

Microsoft Extends Mover Tool to Microsoft 365 Users

Mover, Microsoft's free cloud-to-cloud migration tool, is "now available to Microsoft 365 customers worldwide," Microsoft announced earlier this month.

Google's Managed Active Directory Service Goes Live

Google last week announced the general availability of its Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory product after being in development for about two years.

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Azure Sphere, Microsoft's Linux-Powered IoT Security Service, Launches

Microsoft's Azure Sphere security solution for Internet of Things (IoT) devices became generally available on Monday, roughly two years after it was first introduced.

Consortium Buys RSA Portfolio from Dell for $2 Billion

A consortium of companies has purchased Dell's RSA security solutions businesses, including the RSA Conference, in an all-cash deal valued at $2 billion.

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Microsoft Launches Host of Security Products in Time for RSA

Ahead of this year's RSA Conference, Microsoft has announced the general availability of multiple security solutions, partner collaborations and product enhancements.

Microsoft Brings Office App to iOS, Android Smartphones

Microsoft's new Office App for iOS and Android phones is now generally available worldwide, the company announced this week.

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Microsoft Expands Fluid Framework Preview Among Other Office 365 Improvements

Microsoft recently announced a raft of Office 365 improvements, including a much-expanded Fluid Framework preview program.

Amid Outcry, Microsoft Amends Plan To Push Bing on Office 365 ProPlus

In response to "your feedback," Microsoft has changed course from its plan to deliver an extension to Office 365 ProPlus users that would switch their browser search engines to Bing.

Microsoft Aims To Remake Secure Score into 'Killer' App for Orgs

An upcoming preview release of Microsoft Secure Score promises to bring changes to the security assessment product that will make it more meaningful for organizations.

NSA Warns of Cloud Misconfigurations in Wake of Microsoft's Azure Error

A new report from the NSA identifies what the agency considers the top cloud security issue plaguing organizations: misconfigured privacy settings.

Microsoft Issues Preview of Azure Backup Explorer

Microsoft's Backup Explorer tool for Azure, which is designed to monitor backups across an organization's "estate," is now available as a preview.

Microsoft's Surface Hub 2X Plans Reportedly Hit a Wall

Originally planned for release this year, Microsoft's Surface Hub 2X conferencing devices may be on an indefinite hold, according to a report.

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