Microsoft's Q1 Earnings Beat Analyst Expectations

Microsoft's fiscal-year 2024 first-quarter earnings beat analyst expectations.

Microsoft Won't Fix Office 2016 and 2019 Issues with Microsoft 365

Microsoft no longer tests how its Office 2016 and Office 2019 products work with Microsoft 365 services.

Windows LAPS Gets Entra ID and Intune Support

Entra ID and Intune support for Windows Local Administrator Password reached the "general availability" stage.

Copilot in Power Apps Now Generally Available

Microsoft commercially released Copilot in Power Apps this week.

Intune Gets Privilege Management Controls for Windows 365 Users

Microsoft Intune's Endpoint Privilege Management capability now works with the Windows 365 service.

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Report: Microsoft 365's Largest New Customer Might Be Amazon

In an unlikely development, Amazon and Microsoft have reportedly entered into a billion-dollar agreement around Microsoft 365.

Microsoft's LinkedIn Cuts 668 Jobs

LinkedIn, a careers site owned by Microsoft, is cutting "approximately 668 roles."

Microsoft Viva Gets Skills and Amplify Apps

Microsoft highlighted multiple Viva product enhancements this week in an announcement.

Report Finds No Joy in 2023 IT Jobs Market

The 2023 IT jobs market has remained rocky, per recent analysis by IT consulting firm Janco Associates, with AI possibly affecting the numbers.

ESU Support Commences for Windows Server 2012

Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 products have exited "Extended" support, kicking off Extended Security Update sales.

New AvePoint Opus Offers Foundation for AI Data Models

AvePoint introduced Opus, its new artificial intelligence-based "information lifecycle management" solution.

Microsoft Begins ESU Sales for SQL Server 2014

SQL Server 2014 is still a supported product into mid-2024, but Microsoft has opened partner sales of Extended Security Updates for it this month.

New OneDrive Bringing Copilot AI

Microsoft unveiled "the third generation of OneDrive," bringing Copilot artificial intelligence and more.

Business Connectivity Services Ending for Microsoft 365

Microsoft plans to block Business Connectivity Services used by Microsoft 365 customers next year, steering them to Power Apps instead.

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.

Four New Microsoft Surface Devices Unveiled at Event

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

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."

Copilot for Windows 11 Available September 26

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

Cisco To Buy Splunk for $28B

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