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In Q&A, Microsoft Details Its Plans for Project Cortex

Microsoft talked up its emerging "knowledge network" technology for Microsoft 365, dubbed Project Cortex, in a Q&A this week.

Microsoft Adds Linux Perks to Windows 10, Talks 'Windows Hassles'

Microsoft unveiled a couple of notable capabilities in its latest Windows 10 test build, including a new feature to give users easier access to Linux distro files.

Premium-Level Azure AD Coming to Microsoft 365 Business

Users of Microsoft 365 Business will be able to access Azure Active Directory Premium P1 licensing free of charge, Microsoft said this month.

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Microsoft Makes Run at 5G, Edge Computing with Azure Edge Zones

Microsoft is promising to enable new edge computing scenarios for partners and developers with Azure Edge Zones, which became available as a preview this week.

Microsoft's Entire 2020 Event Lineup Going 'Digital-First'

In response to concerns about the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Microsoft is transitioning all of its big conferences in 2020 to be online only.

Microsoft Adds 'Family' and 'Personal' SKUs to Microsoft 365 Line

Microsoft is readying two new consumer editions of Microsoft 365 for release in April.

Some Office 365 Products Getting 'Microsoft 365' Rebrand

On April 21, Microsoft plans to update many of its Office 365-branded products to bear the "Microsoft 365" brand, the company announced Monday.

Coronavirus Shelter-in-Place Rules Boosting Microsoft Services

Microsoft recently shared some statistics on the growth of its services since widespread "shelter-in-place" mandates due to novel coronavirus concerns have taken effect.

Microsoft Bolsters Its 5G Chops with Affirmed Networks Acquisition

Microsoft has acquired Affirmed Networks, buttressing its software-defined networking services just as mobile operators start rolling out 5G wireless technologies.

Microsoft Axes SharePoint Events as COVID-19 Precaution

Multiple SharePoint-related events this year have been cancelled, postponed or made virtual as a consequence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

How Microsoft Is Managing Higher Microsoft 365 User Demand

As businesses transition their employees to remote work en masse, Microsoft is adjusting the availability of some Microsoft 365 features.

Microsoft Hardware Partners Expand Teams Device Options

Microsoft recently described some devices that hardware partners have developed for the Microsoft Teams collaboration platform, which turned 3 years old this month.

Microsoft's Cloud and AI Services Tapped in Coronavirus Fight

Microsoft recently described how its Azure, AI and machine learning offerings are being used by researchers responding to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Upcoming Microsoft Teams Features Include Offline Support, Telephony Option

Microsoft recently announced several enhancements to the Microsoft Teams collaboration platform that will be "available later this year."

Some Windows 10 Versions Get Service Extensions Due to Coronavirus

Microsoft has extended the service lifetimes of certain editions of Windows 10 version 1709 due to "the public health situation" caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Microsoft Finally Reaches 1 Billion Mark for Windows 10

Though it missed its target date by nearly three years, Microsoft has finally reached its goal of putting Windows 10 on over 1 billion "monthly active devices."

Bill Gates Steps Down as Member of Microsoft's Board

Microsoft co-founder and former CEO Bill Gates has stepped down from his position in Microsoft's board of directors, the company announced on Friday.

IT Vendors Tout Resources To Support Rise in Remote Workers

As coronavirus concerns urge orgs to enable teleworking for employees, technical support for remote workers is emerging as a marketing opportunity for solutions vendors.

Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Microsoft Plugs App To Stay Connected with Employees

To help organizations weather the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Microsoft this week launched a new Crisis Communication App to help keep track of employees.

Microsoft Launches Preview of Backup Reports in Azure

A new Azure feature called Backup Reports is now available as a public preview, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.