Microsoft Mesh for Teams Coming in October Preview

A public preview of Microsoft Mesh for Microsoft Teams will arrive next month.

Azure Database for MariaDB Ending in 2025

Microsoft will "retire" its Azure Database for MariaDB service on Sept. 19, 2025.

Orgs Now Getting the New Outlook for Windows

The new Outlook for Windows 11 app is now at the "general availability" release stage for personal users, but it's also "enterprise ready."

Four New Microsoft Surface Devices Unveiled at Event

Four new Surface devices for businesses were announced during Microsoft's fall hardware event.

Cisco To Buy Splunk for $28B

Cisco announced it is acquiring security and IT solutions provider Splunk for about "$28 billion in equity value."

Copilot for Windows 11 Available September 26

Microsoft Also announced new Copilot features coming to Bing, Edge and Microsoft 365.

Microsoft Entra ID Name Switch To Get Finalized Next Year

Microsoft described timeline plans for switching the Azure Active Directory brand to "Entra ID."

Azure Update Manager Now Generally Available

Azure Update Manager has reached "general availability," or commercial rollout status.

Azure Arc ESUs for Windows Server 2012 Now Generally Available

Extended Security Updates for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, as managed using Azure Arc, have reached the commercial-release stage.

Chief Product Officer Panos Panay Departing Microsoft

Microsoft has announced a handful of organizational changes, including Yusuf Mehdi stepping into Panay's vacated role.

Google Offers Longest Update Support with Chromebooks

Google Chromebooks computers will get 10 years of updates automatically, the company announced this week.

Microsoft and Oracle Partner on New Azure Service Offering

Microsoft and Oracle announced "Oracle Database@Azure," a new collaborative infrastructure-as-a-service offering.

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Microsoft Releases SharePoint Server Subscription Edition 23H2

Microsoft released "feature update" 23H2 for SharePoint Server Subscription Edition (SE) on Tuesday.

New Outlook for Windows To Arrive in 2 Years

Microsoft is redoing its 25-year-old Outlook for Windows product, with plans to replace the current product in about two years.

Microsoft Unbundling Teams in Response to European Commission Complaint

Microsoft plans to separate its Teams collaboration product from the bulk of its Microsoft 365 and Office 365 productivity suites sold in the EU.

Visual Studio for Mac Product Ending in 2024

Microsoft is planning the "retirement" of its Visual Studio for Mac IDE product next year.

Microsoft Entra Cross-Tenant Access Droppping Partner Number Limit

The Microsoft Entra cross-tenant access settings capability, used for organizational collaborations, is getting enhancements in Q3 this year.

Teams Multitenant Collaborations on Windows Clients Previewed

A new administrative setting preview lets organizations synchronize users across Microsoft 365 tenancies for collaborations using Teams Windows clients.

Bing Chat Enterprise on Windows Copilot Now at Preview

Microsoft has begun rolling out "Bing Chat Enterprise in the Windows Copilot Preview for eligible commercial customers."

Microsoft Activates Edge for Business

Edge for Business has been released for "all supported platforms, including mobile," per a Tuesday Microsoft announcement.