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The Case for Windows 11 Will Be Made with Security and Telemetry

Steering a Windows 11 move will be rough without measuring the gains or losses along the way, so says Cambridge, Mass.-based Microsoft partner Aternity.

New Microsoft 365 Monitoring Platform Helps MSPs Avoid the 'Logo Blame Game'

Martello Technologies has announced a new platform to help partners manage their customers' Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams deployments.

Datto's Disaster Recovery Product for Azure MSPs Hits the Market

Disaster recovery specialist Datto has launched a new product to help Microsoft Azure MSPs protect customers' data against security breaches, ransomware and outages.

As SMBs Drive a Cloud Surge, Partners Must Turn to Automation to Support It

As the world shut down last year, business at SkyKick -- a 100 percent partner-focused company providing cloud automation and management tools -- boomed.

Microsoft Announces More Teams Improvements, Including Third-Party Integrations

Microsoft recently described several improvements coming to Teams, as well as other products, to improve collaboration in this period of remote work.

What Happens If You Don't Meet Windows 11's Requirements?

PC users who fall short of Windows 11's hardware requirements will get hit with an automatic upgrade block, according to Microsoft.

Windows 11 Management: How Different Will It Be?

For organizations and partners concerned about how well current Windows 10 tools will work on Windows 11, Microsoft this week indicated that they'll "just work."

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Microsoft on 'The Great Reshuffle' and 'The Hybrid Work Paradox'

Microsoft shared insights from its internal polling of remote employees and gave an update on its reopening plans -- namely, that it won't be happening anytime soon.

Microsoft Expands Video Capabilities with Clipchamp Acquisition

Clipchamp, an Australia-based startup that makes browser-based video production tools, has been acquired by Microsoft for an undisclosed amount.

Windows 11, Windows 10 Version 21H2 Hit 'Commercial Preview' Stage

Organizations enrolled in the Windows Insider Program for Business can now access the "commercial previews" of Windows 11 and Windows 10 version 21H2.

Microsoft Makes Windows Server 2022's Release Official

Windows Server 2022 became generally available two weeks ago to strangely little fanfare, but on Wednesday, Microsoft made it official.

Windows 11 Is Slated for October Release

Microsoft will begin a "phased and measured" rollout of Windows 11, the newest version of its desktop operating system, on Oct. 5.

Microsoft Slightly Loosens Windows 11 Chip Requirements

Windows 11 isn't even generally available yet, but its strict hardware requirements are already a cause for consternation at many organizations.

After Biden Meeting, Microsoft Commits $20 Billion for Cybersecurity

Microsoft has joined other tech giants in pledging to ramp up their cybersecurity efforts, the result of a meeting this week with the Biden administration.

Microsoft Announces Price Hikes for Office 365 and Microsoft 365

Higher subscription costs are coming to Office 365 and Microsoft 365 business users next year.

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Microsoft's 'Weirdest Release': Windows Server 2022 Quietly Becomes Generally Available

Microsoft rolled out Windows Server 2022 earlier this week in an unusually understated fashion.

Microsoft Goes Live with 'Top Secret' Azure Cloud for Feds

Azure Government Top Secret, Microsoft's cloud offering for U.S. government agencies and their solution providers, is now generally available.

Microsoft Teams Video Streaming Gets Boost with Peer5 Acquisition

Microsoft is aiming to improve "large-scale live video streaming" in Microsoft Teams with its acquisition of Peer5, maker of an audio and video streaming solution.

Azure-Native Sippio Partners with Cloud Master Agent Jenne

Sippio, provider of a 100 percent Azure-native cloud platform for Microsoft Teams, announced a partnership with value-added distributor and cloud master agent Jenne Inc.

Azure Healthcare APIs Previewed for Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare Service

Microsoft is bolstering data integration support for its Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare service with revamped APIs at the preview stage.