IBM's Consulting Arm To Help Orgs Build Custom Microsoft Copilots

Big Blue has launched a new program that guides organizations through the steps of planning, designing, building and deploying custom AI assistants built on Microsoft's Copilot technology.

Microsoft Building Datacenter, Tech Hub in Wisconsin

Microsoft is investing $3.3 billion to build an AI and cloud datacenter in Wisconsin.

Microsoft Sets 2025 for Exchange Server Subscription Edition Release

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that Exchange Server Subscription Edition (SE) will be arriving in the second half of next year.

U.S. State Department Releases International Cybersecurity Framework

Looking to strengthen defenses and build international collaboration, the Biden administration released a new cybersecurity framework on Monday.

Microsoft Outlines New Commitment to Security

In the wake of criticism for its recent security record, Microsoft is outlining steps it is taking to improve, companywide.

For VMware Customers in Limbo, Microsoft Throws a Lifeline to Azure

Microsoft this week announced an Azure migration program aimed implicitly at VMware customers left scrambling by licensing changes implemented by its buyer, Broadcom.

Microsoft Finishes Planner in Teams Rollout, Releases Copilot Preview

Copilot in Planner for Teams is now available for some users in preview form.

Microsoft Making $1.5B Cloud and AI Investment in G42

Microsoft recently announced it is extending the reach of its cloud and AI technologies in the United Arab Emirates.

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IBM To Acquire Open Source Software Veteran HashiCorp

In a deal announced Wednesday, Big Blue said it plans to acquire HashiCorp for an estimated $6.4 billion, or $35 per share.

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Multinational Partner Cognizant Buys 25,000 Microsoft 365 Copilot Seats

IT services giant Cognizant, which already has a robust Microsoft cloud MSP business, is now also one of the biggest customers of Redmond's Copilot AI product.

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In Wake of VMware Changes, Broadcom Still Struggling To Win Critics Over

Broadcom CEO Hock Tan recently shared his company's motives for controversially changing VMware licensing policies, a move that had been met by widespread backlash.

Microsoft Makes AI Push in London and Japan with Strategic Investments

Looking to further the global reach of its aggressive AI push, Microsoft made a couple of announcements this week focused on overseas initiatives and investments.

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Top SMB Threats Include Ransomware and Windows Server 2012: Report

Managed services providers that support SMBs have their hands full this year: The constellation of threats targeting their customer base is more varied and harder to detect than ever.

Microsoft and OpenAI Continue Partnership with Supercomputer AI Datacenter

In a project estimated to cost more than $100 billion, Microsoft and ChatGPT creator OpenAI will build an AI-focused supercomputer datacenter.

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Amid Teams Antitrust Concerns, Microsoft Revamps Office 365 and Microsoft 365 SKUs

Effective April 1, Microsoft is stopping all sales of commercial Office 365 and Microsoft 365 subscriptions with Teams bundled in, extending a European-only licensing model to its business customers worldwide.

Microsoft Appoints Pavan Davuluri To Helm Windows and Surface Division

In a strategic move, Microsoft has announced the appointment of seasoned insider Pavan Davuluri as the head of its newly combined Windows and Surface division.

Microsoft Announces Copilot-Focused Surface Business Devices

Two new Surface devices aimed at increasing Copilot adoption in the enterprise were unveiled by Microsoft.

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Microsoft Deepens Partner Program with New Designations, More Perks

It's shaping up to be a year of "exponential innovation and growth for partners," wrote Microsoft channel chief Nicole Dezen in her "State of the Partner Ecosystem 2024" missive.

Microsoft Names Head of New Consumer AI Division

Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder of Google-owned DeepMind, will be heading Microsoft AI, the company's newest consumer-focused division.

Microsoft Copilot for Security GA Expected April 1

The Microsoft Copilot for Security artificial intelligence-enhanced security tool will be commercially released on April 1.