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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.

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.

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 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.

Cloud Study: Microsoft Azure Earns High Marks for Compatibility

Organizations narrowly favor Microsoft Azure over rivals Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform for its "compatibility with existing services."

Microsoft Expands OneDrive Storage, Debuts 'Personal Vault'

The Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage service has a few new enhancements coming to it, including more storage options and a secure "Personal Vault" feature.

Traditional Database Management Losing Ground to Cloud

The database management system (DBMS) market's growth is increasingly being driven by cloud services, not by more traditional on-premises systems.

Azure Backup for SQL Server 2008 Released to Preview

Microsoft's Azure Backup service can now support SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2.

Microsoft Brings Chromium-Based Edge Browser to Older Windows OSes

Microsoft has released Edge previews for Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1, which previously didn't support Microsoft browsers beyond Internet Explorer 11.

Microsoft Releases Preview of Azure Bastion

With a new service preview, Microsoft is now letting organizations use a private Internet connection to access Azure virtual machines.

Microsoft Ends Development on Windows To Go

The May 2019 update of Windows 10, also known as version 1903, will be the last Windows client OS to have support for Windows To Go.

Microsoft Finally Releases Hyper-V Server 2019

Conceding that it has taken "way too long," Microsoft has announced that Hyper-V Server 2019 is now available for download.

New Features Added to Microsoft 365 Business Subscriptions

Microsoft's productivity and collaboration plan for businesses with fewer than 300 users is getting two new features: conditional access security and trouble-ticket tools for administrators.

Microsoft Details 'Wave 2' Release Roadmap for Dynamics 365

Microsoft this week announced its "Wave 2" product release plans for its Dynamics 365 enterprise resource planning solutions, as well as its Power Platform.

Microsoft Lets Orgs Save Their Office 365 Settings in Its Cloud

A recent update to Office 365's Office Customization Tool will let organizations save their configuration files in Microsoft's cloud datacenters to access later.

Microsoft-Oracle Partnership Goes 'Cross-Cloud'

Sometime rivals Microsoft and Oracle are expanding their partnership to deliver "cross-cloud" capabilities for larger organizations.

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Microsoft Updates Office 365, Releases New Tooling

Microsoft unveiled several Office 365 improvements recently, including a new Windows desktop release, as well as improved setup and branding capabilities.

Microsoft Describes Its 'Modern OS' Vision for Emerging PC Hardware

Modern PCs need a "modern operating system," Microsoft said at the recent Computex hardware event in Taipei.

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