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Hidden Costs, Feature Limits and Other Microsoft 365 Licensing Pitfalls

A recent talk by independent consultancy Directions on Microsoft covered some of the most common licensing traps facing organizations with Microsoft 365 subscriptions.

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Microsoft Releases Viva Connections Desktop App

The Microsoft Viva Connections desktop app for PCs is now generally available, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Touts Dev Partners in Project Reunion Release

Microsoft this week talked up "ecosystem technologies" that support Project Reunion 0.5, the latest release of its Windows application development toolset.

As SharePoint Turns 20, Microsoft Readies Multiple Feature Enhancements

Microsoft 365 subscribers that opt to get "targeted release" updates can expect to get multiple new SharePoint Online capabilities soon.

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Endpoint Manager Updated for Windows 10 Cloud Configuration, Microsoft Tunnel

Microsoft added several enhancements to Endpoint Manager this month related to Windows 10 in cloud configuration and the forthcoming Microsoft Tunnel product.

Microsoft Starts Rolling Out Windows Release Health

The Windows Release Health service has started rolling out to Microsoft 365 subscribers, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Adds New Features to Outlook for Mac Preview

Some additional features in Microsoft's "new Outlook for Mac preview" are now generally available, Microsoft announced Wednesday.

The State of Remote Work Security: Phishing, User Training Are Top Worries

Two studies released this week are shedding light on remote work security practices.

As It Prepares To Reopen HQ, Microsoft Urges More Flexibility in Businesses

Microsoft described plans to reopen its offices and shared the results of its study on the effects of remote work on employees.

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Version 21H1 for 'Prerelease Validation'

Version 21H1 of Windows 10 isn't officially out yet, but Microsoft is making a prerelease version of it available to organizations for testing.

Microsoft Acquires Industrial IoT Partner Marsden Group

The Marsden Group, a Microsoft partner that helps with industrial automation and safety processes, has been acquired by Microsoft for an undisclosed amount.

What Happened with This Week's Azure AD Outage

Microsoft has released a "preliminary root cause analysis" for Monday's Azure AD issue that took out multiple Microsoft 365 and cloud applications for at least two hours.

Microsoft Lets Orgs Slow Pace of Edge Browser Updates

Organizations that need more time to test Microsoft Edge browser updates will be able to switch to a longer feature release cycle this year.

Microsoft Launches Azure AD External Identities

A new External Identities capability in the Azure Active Directory service became generally available (GA) this week.

Microsoft's Exchange Server Security Problem Is Gaining Steam

The handful of Exchange Server zero-day flaws Microsoft announced earlier this month has snowballed into a much broader problem.

Gartner: 'Days of the Manual Service Desk Are Numbered'

The best managed workplace services providers are automating the heck out of their service desks, Gartner analysts argue in a recent Magic Quadrant report.

Study: Microsoft Gains on AWS as Multicloud Dominates

Today's cloud landscape leans heavily in the direction of multicloud and hybrid, with Amazon Web Services holding an ever-shrinking lead over Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Universal Print Service Now Generally Available

In public preview since last July, Microsoft Universal Print, a multitenant Azure-based print service, became generally available this week.

What We Know About Windows Server 2022

Microsoft released the preview of Window Server 2022 at Ignite, spotlighting improvements to security, portal integration and container support.

Mixed-Reality Platform Microsoft Mesh Unveiled at Ignite

The Ignite virtual conference put much of the spotlight on Microsoft Mesh, a new Azure-based platform for building "cross-platform mixed reality apps."