Microsoft Inspire 2023 Keynote: Partners Driving 'Era of AI'

Microsoft on Tuesday kicked off its annual Inspire partner conference in Redmond, Wash., with the sole focus on how partners can strengthen its customers through generative AI technology.

Microsoft Inspire Delivers Copilot AI Enhancements

The Microsoft Inspire event for partners was heavy on artificial intelligence, including many "Copilot" AI announcements this week.

Inspire 2023 Highlights: Microsoft Copilot Pricing, Bing for Enterprises and More

The 2023 Microsoft Inspire conference started Tuesday with the new Microsoft AI Cloud Partner Program, a rebrand of the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program, taking the lion's share of the spotlight.

Inspire 2023: Microsoft Relaunches Partner Program for AI Era

Only nine months after its launch, the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program has a new name, one that reflects Microsoft's full-bore embrace of AI in every part of its stack.

Microsoft Reviews Windows 11 and Windows 10 IoT Changes

Microsoft this week provided details on the next Windows 11 release, and gave notice about a coming sales venue expansion for Windows 10 IoT Enterprise users.

Microsoft Fields Microsoft 365 Copilot Questions

Public questions about Microsoft 365 Copilot were addressed in a Thursday "Ask Microsoft Anything" session.

Microsoft Renames Entra Azure Active Directory, Adds New Products

Microsoft is ending its Entra Azure Active Directory product name, but adding two new products to the Entra product line, per a Tuesday announcement.

Microsoft Dev Box Now Ready for Commercial Use

Microsoft Dev Box, a service that lets developers set up remotely accessible environments for their software projects, has reached the "general availability" stage.

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Microsoft Explains Azure OpenAI Servicing and Privacy

Microsoft explained how Azure OpenAI large language model servicing works, adding assurances about privacy, too, in a Friday announcement.

Windows 11 Copilot Preview Getting Released to Dev Channel Testers

An early preview of Windows Copilot for Windows 11 is starting to roll out to Windows Insider Program testers on the Dev Channel, Microsoft announced on Thursday.

Microsoft Outlook and Teams Service Problems Fixed

Microsoft indicated that it fixed service issues with Outlook on the Web on June 27, followed by Microsoft Teams issues on June 28.

Rubrik and Microsoft Extend Partnership for AI-Based Security

Rubrik announced on Wednesday a further evolution of its partnership with Microsoft with the integration of the security firm's Security Cloud services in Microsoft Sentinel and Azure OpenAI Service.

Microsoft Nods at AI with 2023 Partner of the Year Awards

The latest batch of Microsoft "Partner of the Year" winners includes gestures that underscore the company's embrace of AI technologies.

Microsoft 365 Copilot Requirements Unveiled

Microsoft this month described early software licensing requirements for its emerging Microsoft 365 Copilot product.

Microsoft Previews Azure Quantum Elements with Copilot AI

Microsoft this week described quantum computing advances, plus new resources for researchers.

Microsoft June Service Outages Due to Denial of Service Attacks

Microsoft on Friday explained that its "early June" service outages happened because of distributed denial of service (DDoS) interruptions by an attacker labeled "Storm-1359."

Copilot AI Coming to Dynamics 365 ERP

New artificial intelligence "Copilot" capabilities are getting added to Microsoft 365 Dynamics enterprise resource management solutions.

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Azure Firewall Now Enables Easier Product Upgrades

Microsoft this week announced easier Azure Firewall product-tier upgrades, plus a new Structured Logs capability.

Exoprise Service Watch Gets Real-Time Alarms for Microsoft and Other Services

Exoprise Service Watch added three enhancements for IT departments overseeing software-as-a-service app issues.

Windows 11 Getting Multi-App Kiosk Mode

Organizations using Windows 11 with the latest "Configuration Update" now have access to two new features.