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PowerShell Head Jeffrey Snover Departs Microsoft

The creator of PowerShell Jeffrey Snover is leaving Microsoft at the end of the week.

Microsoft Pivots on New Commerce Experience Auto-Renewals

Microsoft announced it won't block automatic renewals of monthly cloud services accounts for those with an older plan overseen by Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) partners.

W3C Announces Plans To Launch as Nonprofit Org

Starting in January 2023 the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) will be shifting gears and launching as a nonprofit organization.

Security Gets Its Own Category in Microsoft's 2022 Partner of the Year Awards

High-achieving security partners are getting a spotlight of their own at this year's Microsoft Partner of the Year awards.

Datto Goes Private as Its Acquisition by Kaseya Is Finalized

Kaseya's $6.2 billion acquisition of Datto, in the works for two years, is now complete, taking Datto from a publicly traded company to a private one.

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Microsoft Expands on AI Face Standardization Rules and Guidelines

Microsoft on Tuesday announced Version 2 of Microsoft's "Responsible AI Standard" document, which includes a disclosed a use-case approval process for its Azure Face API, Computer Vision, and Video Indexer customers, was released this week.

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Metaverse Standards Forum Created in the Spirit of Cooperation

More than 30 tech organizations have come together to form the Metaverse Standards Forum, which will work towards standardizing requirements for future metaverse tech.

Microsoft Announces Secured-Core Edge and IoT Devices

Microsoft announced on Monday new Internet of Things (IoT) and edge devices that will feature the company's Secured-core security design.

Microsoft Announces Upcoming Microsoft Viva Sales Product

Microsoft's newest Viva product, Viva Sales, is aimed at salespersons using Microsoft 365 applications and will be available later this year.

Multicloud Management Perks Added to Azure Arc

Microsoft's Azure Arc multicloud management solution is getting a handful of enhancements, according to Microsoft on Wednesday.

Microsoft Releases Consumer-Aimed 'Defender for Individuals'

Microsoft's latest Defender release is targeted at Microsoft 365 Personal or Microsoft 365 Family subscribers.

Microsoft Targets Foreign Cyberattacks with Miburo Acquisition

Microsoft is acquiring a government-connected research firm to bolster its existing cybersecurity capabilities with tools to fight foreign cyberattacks.

'IE Mode' for Internet Explorer 11 Coming Soon

June 15, 2022 marks the end for Internet Explorer 11.

Microsoft Tweaks Its Metaverse Team as HoloLens Chief Kipman Leaves

Internal documents indicate Microsoft is significantly restructuring its metaverse team in the wake of allegations of inappropriate conduct against HoloLens co-creator Alex Kipman.

Latest Windows 11 Preview Now Available

Windows 11 version 22H2, build 22621,is now available for organizational testing, the company announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Spotlights Top Security MSPs and ISVs

With just over a month to go before its Inspire partner mega-conference, Microsoft this week turned the spotlight on partners making big waves in security.

Microsoft Announced Windows Customer Connection Program Expansion

Microsoft's Windows Customer Connection Program is now adding IT pros to its service, the company announced on Monday

Next Microsoft Exchange Server To Be Released in 2025

Microsoft shed some light on its updated Exchange Server roadmap and announced the next release will be coming in three years.

Microsoft President Pledges Company Cooperation In Unionization Efforts

A Thursday Microsoft announcement outlined how the company is willing to participate with employees to improve overall working conditions.

Microsoft Groups Identity Services Together Under New 'Microsoft Entra' Name

Microsoft's existing identity and access management services, which also includes a newly renamed offering, plus a coming decentralize item, will all be a part of the newly announced product name Microsoft Entra.