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Fiber Cable Maker Lumenisity Acquired by Microsoft

Microsoft is in agreement to buy Lumenisity, a maker of hollowcore fiber cable for global networking infrastructure, according to an announcement made on Friday.

Linux Apps Support Comes to Cameyo Virtual App Delivery Service

Cameyo on Wednesday announced that its Virtual App Delivery service now supports Linux applications, expanding from Windows apps support.Cameyo's Virtual App Delivery service has extended its support to Linux applications, the company announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft Turns to Partners for Azure Kubernetes Service Boost

In a joint statement by Microsoft and Isovalent on Monday, the two companies announced that Microsoft's Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) will be receiving eBPF capabilities.

Rackspace-Hosted Exchange Service Gets Hit with Ransomware Attack

Managed services provider Rackspace issued an announcement on Tuesday confirming that its hosted Microsoft Exchange e-mail service was disrupted by a ransomware attack. Rackspace's hosted Microsoft Exchange e-mail service was disrupted by a ransomware attacks, the managed services provider confirmed on Tuesday.

Microsoft Adds Privileged Identity Management Delegation to Azure Lighthouse

The commercial release of Privileged Identity Management (PIM)-enabled Azure Lighthouse delegations is now available, Microsoft on Monday announced.

Microsoft Commercially Releases Entra Workload Identities

Microsoft announced on Monday that its Entra Workload Identities service is now available as a commercial product offering, having reached the "general availability" stage.

OpenSSF Adopts Microsoft Open Source Software Security Guidelines

The Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) announced on Wednesday that it has adopted the Secure Supply Chain Consumption Framework (S2C2F) for ensuring the secure use of open source software (OSS) by developers.

Microsoft Releases PowerShell 7.3

PowerShell 7.3 is now at the "general availability" (GA) commercial-release stage.

Report: Cloud Services Mostly Used for Data Protection

Most organizations have turned to the many cloud services to protect their data, according to a survey commissioned by Veeam Software

Microsoft Windows and Devices Exec Vet Belfiore To Leave Company

Long-time Microsoft veteran Joe Belfiore, a key executive on Windows, the Edge browser, Cortana and Windows Phone efforts, announced his retirement last week.

Microsoft Hits Q1 Revenue Marks Despite PC and Cloud Slowdown

Microsoft saw a slowdown in some of its core businesses for Q1 2023, despite hitting increased revenues in some sectors.

Microsoft Releases Window 10 Version 22H2

The general availability release of Windows 10 version 22H2, plus IoT Enterprise, is now available, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

Office To Be Absorbed into Microsoft 365

This week during the Ignite conference, evidence of Microsoft's plans to kill the Office brand name in favor of "Microsoft 365" has started to emerge.

Ignite Keynote Highlights: AI Key to Microsoft's 'Digital Perseverance' Push

Microsoft kicked off its 2022 Ignite conference on Wednesday with a wide-ranging keynote that had the notion of "digital perseverance" at its core.

Microsoft Puts Spotlight on Azure During Microsoft Ignite

Azure GA announcements dominated Microsoft's product release announcement during this week's Microsoft Ignite event.

Old Fashioned Mics

Microsoft Ignite: Security and Office 365 Products and Services Hitting 'General Availability'

Microsoft kicked off this year's Ignite event with a bevy of announced products hitting the "general availability" (GA) commercial-release stage.

Q&A: The Microsoft Cloud Partner Program Is Here

This week, Microsoft officially flipped the switch on its new partner program. As of Oct. 3, the old Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) is gone, and in its place is the new Microsoft Cloud Partner Program (MCPP).

Biden's Trans-Continental Data Policy Enters European Review

Looking to address privacy and legal due process complaints regarding data sharing, the Biden administration on Friday announced an executive order implementing a "European Union-U.S. Data Privacy Framework."

Microsoft 365 Commercial Users Getting Identity Theft Monitoring

U.S. subscribers of Microsoft 365 Personal or Microsoft 365 Family editions are now eligible for a new Identity Theft Monitoring service, the company announced this week.

Report: IT Budgets To Increase Despite Slowdown in Hiring

A newly published annual report found that 51 percent of IT departments are planning to increase their IT spending next year, even in the face of a possible recession.