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Microsoft's Sales Support Now Offers Online Sales Consultations for Small Businesses

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that the sales support of Microsoft Stores, which launched in 2020, is now being presented as a new and free consultation service for small businesses.

Microsoft Rebrands Azure Purview Data Governance Service

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that "Microsoft Purview" is the new product branding bringing together Azure Purview data governance service with various Microsoft 365 compliance solutions.

Report: Most Orgs Experience Ransomware Attacks

A recently published study by the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) found that most organizations have been victims to ransomware attacks, and that their security countermeasures are not adequate.

Former Microsoft Channel Chief Schuster Joins Nerdio's Board

Microsoft ISV Nerdio announced this week that it was adding former Microsoft channel chief Gavriella Schuster to its board of directors.

SQL Server 2022 Public Preview Coming This Year

Microsoft said that SQL Server 2022 is nearing a public preview release, and is set for sometime later this year.

Security Firms CrowdStrike and Mandiant Strike Strategic Partnership

Security firm CrowdStrike announced on Thursday that it has formed a security product strategic partnership with fellow security firm Mandiant.

Microsoft Details Windows 11 Upgrades for a Hybrid Workforce

Microsoft on Tuesday outlined a few new upgrades and features to Windows 11, including a redesigned File Explorer.

'Remote Help' Among New Cloud Features Coming to Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Microsoft is readying a raft of "premium" add-on capabilities for its Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) product, which it is positioning as a "single, cloud powered solution" for organizations.

Microsoft Updating Windows 365 for Hybrid and Remote Work Era

As part of its broader effort to support hybrid office scenarios, Microsoft is planning several Windows 365 enhancements aimed at people expecting to work remotely.

Automate Patching with New Windows Autopatch Service

Microsoft can now take over quality and security patching operations in organizations, including Windows operating system feature updates, plus driver updates, in a new feature announced Tuesday called Windows Autopatch.

Microsoft Commercially Releases System Center 2022

The "general availability" commercial release of System Center 2022 is now available.

Microsoft Acquires Process Mining Solution Maker Minit

Microsoft is buying European firm Minit, maker of process mining software for enterprises, the company announced on Thursday.

App Scaling Service Azure Front Door Now Available

Microsoft's Azure Front Door, the company's latest content delivery network (CDN) service for securing and supporting high-availability Web content and "global" applications, is now commercially available.

Government-Aimed Office 365 Service Coming This Year

Microsoft's new software-as-a-service offering for U.S. federal agencies and their partners, Office 365 Government Secret, will arrive by mid-2022, the company announced on Monday.

U.S. and European Union Agree on a New Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework

The Biden White House and the European Commission have taken first steps in agreeing on a new "Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework".

White House: Harden Infrastructure Security Now

U.S. "critical infrastructure" operators should "harden their cyberdefenses immediately" against possible Russian attacks, per a warning by The Biden White House this week.

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Microsoft Teams Connect Shared Channels Preview Coming this Month

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that a preview of Teams Connect shared channels, which aims to ease collaborations with external parties, will be arriving this month.

Microsoft Launches Cloud-Based Data Platform for Health Care

As part of its broader Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare program, Microsoft this week announced the general availability of Azure Health Data Services, a platform for managing and analyzing various forms of patient data.

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Microsoft Centers Cloud in Major Partner Program Revamp

Microsoft is planning a major cloud-focused facelift for its partner program this fall that will significantly impact the more than 400,000 organizations in its ranks.

Microsoft Touts Benefits of Flexible Work Hour Trend

According to a recent Microsoft "Work Trend Index" report, the company says that the shift to a remote workforce over the last couple of years has yielded positive returns.