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Microsoft Partners Start Rolling Out Windows 11 SE Devices

More Windows 11 SE PCs for the education market are now starting to become available worldwide, the company announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Channel Chief Touts CSP Seat-Based Offers, Certifications

Rodney Clark, Microsoft's head of global channel sales, shared some of the company's plans to improve its various partner programs over 2022.

Azure Expert Ergo Scores AWS, VMware Chops with Asystec Buy

Two Ireland-based MSPs are combining their cloud expertise in an acquisition announced this month valued at $28.6 million.

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Microsoft and Partners Team Up To Strengthen Tech Tools for Frontline Workers

A bevy of product improvements and updates are coming for frontline workers, Microsoft announced this week.

Johnson & Johnson Taps Microsoft's Cloud for 'Digital Surgery Platform'

Microsoft is bringing the myriad capabilities of its cloud, from AI to analytics, to a subsidiary of medical device and pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson.

Pax8 Acquires Microsoft CSP Indirect Provider TVG

Microsoft indirect provider Pax8 announced its plan to acquire TVG, an indirect partner within Microsoft's Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program.

Microsoft Shares Progress in Supporting Black and African American Partners

Microsoft recently described reaching several milestones in its effort to better engage with, and foster, Black and African American-owned businesses in its partner channel.

First Windows 11 PCs Running Microsoft Pluton Coming This Year

The first wave of Windows 11 OEM devices based on Microsoft's security-focused Pluton chip will arrive later this year, Microsoft said at CES.

Legal Actions for Some Companies Over Log4j Data Breaches

Companies that disclosed customer data because they failed to address an exploited vulnerability in a Log4j software component may be in legal hot water from the FTC.

Microsoft the Leader in Enterprise IT Sales in 2021

Microsoft led all technology vendors in IT sales to enterprises and service providers in 2021, according to recent figures from Synergy Research.

Top 10 Features & Commentary, Nos. 5-1: Post-Pandemic Playbook, Top Microsoft Partners, More

Plus, why we're headed into a boom period for M&A.

Top 10 Features & Commentary, Nos. 10-6: Who Owns the Metaverse, Remote Work, More

Plus, what Gavriella Schuster's exit might mean for the channel.

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Top 10 News Articles of 2021, Nos. 5-1: Microsoft's 'Weirdest' Release, Nobelium Attacks, More

Plus, what happened at Microsoft's annual shareholder meeting.

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Top 10 News Articles of 2021, Nos. 10-6: Meet the Metaverse, Next-Gen System Center Coming, More

Plus, say goodbye to Internet Explorer on Windows 10.

Windows 11 Moving to Windows Terminal as Default Console

Microsoft's open source Windows Terminal app will become the default command-line console in Windows 11, along with opening the operating system up to using other consoles by default.

Report: Orgs Losing Trust in 'Legacy' Software Providers

Organizations are struggling with security issues, and losing trust in "legacy" software vendors such as Microsoft, according to a recent survey by CrowdStrike.

Red Hat Brings Cloud Automation Platform to Azure

Microsoft partner Red Hat's hybrid cloud automation product is now available on the Azure cloud.

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With Azure Orbital, Microsoft Expands Role of Partners in Space Efforts

A new Microsoft groundstation-as-a-service offering that lets users communicate with satellites using Microsoft's cloud resources is now in public preview.

Certified Secured-Core Server Products Now Available for Azure Stack HCI and Windows Server 2022

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that certified Secured-core server hardware products are now available for running Azure Stack HCI and Windows Server 2022 software implementations.

Microsoft's New Commerce Experience Model Aims To Shift Cloud Services Customers to Annual Subscription Models

Microsoft is planning to implement its New Commerce Experience subscription model with its CSP partners, which will hike prices 20 percent for monthly subscriptions.