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Microsoft, Salesforce Ink Deal Around Azure Cloud and Teams

As part of a new partnership, CRM service provider Salesforce will leverage certain Microsoft Azure services, as well as Microsoft Teams, for services to customers.

Version 1909 of Windows 10 and Windows Server Released

Windows 10 version 1909, also known as the "Windows 10 November 2019 Update," was officially released by Microsoft on Tuesday.

Microsoft Sweetens Windows 7 Extended Security Updates for E5 Licensees

In a promotional offer, organizations that have E5 licensing can get a year of free access to Microsoft's Extended Security Updates program for Windows 7.

Rollout Begins for HoloLens 2

Microsoft started shipping the new version of its mixed reality headset, the HoloLens 2, on Thursday.

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Microsoft Taps SharePoint To Build Knowledge Neworks in 'Project Cortex'

Microsoft launched a private preview of "Project Cortex," touted as a knowledge network for Microsoft 365 users, as part of this week's Ignite conference.

Multifactor Authentication for All at Heart of Azure AD Changes

Microsoft is opening its Microsoft Authenticator service to users of the free Azure AD plan, the company announced at Ignite this week.

Microsoft Combines SCCM, Intune in New Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Microsoft is rebranding its main client management tools, the company announced Monday at its Ignite conference in Orlando, Fla.

Microsoft Makes SQL Server 2019 Generally Available

Microsoft released the latest version of its flagship relational database, SQL Server 2019, during its 2019 Ignite conference in Orlando, Fla.

Microsoft Looks Beyond Its Cloud with Azure Arc for Mixed Workloads

Azure Arc, a tool that lets organizations manage their data on Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform or any combination thereof, debuted at the 2019 Ignite conference.

Microsoft Rethinks Self-Service Purchasing for Power Platform

In response to concerns, Microsoft this week delayed its plans to allow end users to buy Power Platform products outside of IT controls.

Some SharePoint File Features Coming to Microsoft Teams

Microsoft is priming its Teams collaboration application to adopt some of SharePoint Online's file access and sharing capabilities.

PowerShell 7 General Availability Planned for January 2020

The PowerShell 7 scripting language is expected to reach "general availability" commercial release status in January, according to an Oct. 23 Microsoft announcement.

Office 365 Groups Get New Automatic Renewals Policy

Microsoft changed group expiration controls for Office 365 so that groups now automatically renew with user activity, according to a Monday announcement.

Schuster Touts Microsoft Teams as 'The New OS' at IAMCP Event

Microsoft's top partner executive didn't mince words when it came to telling an audience of partners what the company considers to be its current top channel opportunity.

Analyst: Microsoft 365 Licensing May Bring Compliance Woes

Organizations could face costly compliance issues when purchasing Microsoft 365 subscription licenses, according to a recent presentation by Directions on Microsoft.

Microsoft Readies Self-Purchasing Capability for Power Platform

Starting in November, Microsoft will allow end users to effectively bypass their IT departments and make direct purchases related to the company's Power Platform.

Microsoft, OEMs Tout Chip-Level Security with Secured-Core PCs

Microsoft and its OEM partners are promising to stop Windows malware at the firmware level with new "Secured-core" PCs.

Mark Hurd, Oracle Co-CEO, Dies at 62

Oracle co-CEO and former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Mark Hurd died last Friday at the age of 62 from unspecified causes.

Microsoft, SAP Ink Azure Deal Dubbed 'Project Embrace'

Microsoft is partnering with SAP, a major player in the enterprise application software space, in an effort to bring more customers to its Azure cloud.

Microsoft-Mover Deal Aimed at Boosting Microsoft 365 Adoption

Microsoft has announced its acquisition of Mover, maker of a platform that assists medium-to-large companies in moving their files to cloud-based services.

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