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MSP Adds Support for Microsoft's Managed Desktop Solution

Microsoft's Managed Desktop service has a new partner backer in the form of London-based IT Lab Group.

Azure Dedicated Host Service Hits Preview

Microsoft is test-driving a new service that gives organizations access to unshared or "dedicated" Azure hardware infrastructure.

Skills Gap Aside, Machine Learning Growing Sharply

Despite some obstacles, it's boom times for machine learning.

Microsoft: Updated Azure SQL Database SLA Is Industry Best

Microsoft claims its new service-level agreement for Azure SQL Database offers the most guaranteed uptime compared to its competitors.

Microsoft Hanging Up on Skype for Business Online

The Skype for Business Online service will end on July 31, 2021.

Microsoft Boosts Data Governance Chops with BlueTalon Acquisition

BlueTalon, a provider of data governance and compliance solutions, has been acquired by Microsoft for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft May Be Dumping Windows 10's Live Tiles

An "accidentally released" Windows 10 build appears to offer an interesting clue into Microsoft's plans for the operating system's Start menu.

Microsoft Rebrands 'Office on the Web' to Just 'Office'

Microsoft's "Office on the Web" product (also referred to as "Office Online") will hereafter be called just "Office."

Microsoft Invests $1 Billion in Next-Level AI Research

Research outfit OpenAI and Microsoft have inked a $1 billion deal around artificial general intelligence (AGI), considered the holy grail of AI research.

Microsoft Streamlining Office 365 App Activations

The Office 365 app installation experience should get a little easier for end users starting as early as next month.

Microsoft Gives Its Chromium-Based Edge Browser an Enterprise Boost

The upcoming Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser is getting a few feature tweaks aimed at enterprise and business users.

Microsoft, AT&T Ink Deal Around Microsoft 365, AI and Edge Computing

Microsoft put the spotlight on its strategic collaborations during Day 3 of Inspire, chief among them a "multiyear" alliance with AT&T.

Windows 10 Version 1903 Set for Wider Availability

Microsoft alerted users that those not presently using the most current version of Windows 10 will soon be prompted to make the switch.

Silver Pins

Microsoft Launches Preview of Azure Proximity Placement Groups

Organizations managing complex applications in Azure can begin test-driving a new capability that helps alleviate network-latency concerns.

Block Stack

Ahead of Inspire, Microsoft Touts Teams Improvements and Partner Perks

Microsoft talked up its Teams collaboration service as part of the run-up to Inspire, including its more than "13 million daily active users."

Microsoft Reverses on Windows Server 2019 Support for Office 365 ProPlus

Microsoft now plans to support the use of Office 365 ProPlus on Windows Server 2019, even for organizations using it in VDI scenarios.

Clock Winds Down on SQL Server 2008/R2 Security Support

SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 will no longer receive security patches from Microsoft as of Tuesday, July 9.

Microsoft's Desktop Analytics for Windows 10 Hits Preview

Organizations can now begin to use to Desktop Analytics to measure the compatibility of their applications with Windows 10.

Microsoft Teams To Inherit Kaizala Pro Capabilities

Some "pro" features of Microsoft's Kaizala mobile chat application will be folded into Microsoft Teams over the next 12 to 18 months.

Microsoft Prepares To Flip Switch on Teams for Office 365 Users

As early as July 9, organizations with existing Office 365 Business or Office 365 ProPlus subscriptions could have the Teams app automatically activated for them.

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