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Microsoft Buys Startup Ally.io To Enhance Viva Platform

Microsoft is adding objectives-based metrics to its Microsoft Viva platform via its acquisition of Ally.io, a startup in the growing OKR market.

Windows 365, Azure Virtual Desktop Starting To Add Windows 11 Support

Support for Windows 11 in Microsoft's desktop-as-a-service offerings -- specifically Windows 365 Enterprise and Azure Virtual Desktop -- is now available in preview.

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Microsoft Releases Windows 11 IoT Enterprise

Windows 11 IoT Enterprise is now generally available, Microsoft announced this week.

Windows 11's Hybrid Work Focus

Microsoft has officially launched Windows 11 (available as a free Windows 10 upgrade) and a new generation of Windows 11 and Surface hardware devices.

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Here's What the New Office Products Will Cost

Pricing details for next-generation Microsoft Office products, which are being released on Oct. 5, are now available.

Microsoft Announces Partnership with Cyber Insurance Firm At-Bay

Microsoft will be entering a multiyear partnership with At-Bay, a San Francisco-based insurance company that focuses on enterprise data.

Microsoft Teams Getting Surface Hub and Phones Perks

Microsoft is readying a bunch of improvements to its Microsoft Teams collaboration platform for release this year and in the early part of 2022.

Microsoft Sheds Light on CloudKnox Security Product Future

Microsoft announced that its recently acquired CloudKnox security solutions will continue for new and existing users.

In 'Dynamic' Job Market, Microsoft Viva Stands as Key Tool

Microsoft is positioning its Viva brand as a useful platform to help organizations hurdle the challenges of the current job market.

Spending on Managed Services, Especially Security, To Inch Up in 2022

Managed services spending is set to increase next year, according to a recent survey.

M&A in Microsoft Channel: Progress Acquires Kemp

Longtime Microsoft partner Progress Software is acquiring another Microsoft partner in Kemp Technologies.

Everything Microsoft Announced at Its Surface Event

Microsoft showed off its updated and expanded line of Surface devices this week, positioning the new Surface Laptop Studio as its flagship Windows 11 laptop.

Microsoft Says System Center 2022 Will Arrive Early Next Year

Microsoft is planning to release its new System Center product in the first quarter of 2022, with a private preview arriving within months.

Microsoft Talks Up Windows Server 2022's Azure Integrations

Windows Server became available on Sept. 1; last week, Microsoft gave the product its official unveiling, focusing on all of the other products and services it will work with.

Microsoft Updating Incentive Program and Partner Center for FY 2022

Microsoft recently described several changes it plans to make to its Partner Center and to the Microsoft Commerce Incentives program over fiscal year 2022.

Microsoft Announces Milestones for 'Perpetual' Office Products

Office 2021 for Windows, commonly thought of as the retail "boxed" product, will reach general availability on Oct. 5, the same day as Windows 11.

The Case for Windows 11 Will Be Made with Security and Telemetry

Steering a Windows 11 move will be rough without measuring the gains or losses along the way, so says Cambridge, Mass.-based Microsoft partner Aternity.

Datto's Disaster Recovery Product for Azure MSPs Hits the Market

Disaster recovery specialist Datto has launched a new product to help Microsoft Azure MSPs protect customers' data against security breaches, ransomware and outages.

New Microsoft 365 Monitoring Platform Helps MSPs Avoid the 'Logo Blame Game'

Martello Technologies has announced a new platform to help partners manage their customers' Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams deployments.

As SMBs Drive a Cloud Surge, Partners Must Turn to Automation to Support It

As the world shut down last year, business at SkyKick -- a 100 percent partner-focused company providing cloud automation and management tools -- boomed.