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.

Microsoft Releases SharePoint Server SE Version 24H1

Microsoft released SharePoint Server Subscription Edition version 24H1, per a Tuesday announcement.

Microsoft 365 Use by European Commission Failed Privacy Law

The European Commission broke European Union data protection regulations with its use of Microsoft 365 services.

Microsoft Updates New Outlook for Windows Plans

Microsoft outlined plans for switching organizations over to the "new" Outlook for Windows e-mail and calendar app.

Microsoft Admits Source Code Accessed by Midnight Blizzard

A "Midnight Blizzard" attack group not only accessed Microsoft corporate e-mails late last year, but also accessed source code.

Veeam and Microsoft Team on Backup and Copilot AI Solutions

Veeam and Microsoft's partnership is getting extended to backup-as-a-service and Copilot AI collaborations.

Windows Subsystem for Android To Lose Support in 2025

Microsoft plans to end support for Windows Subsystem for Android in Windows 11.

Microsoft Broadens Secure Software Development Initiative

Microsoft described its latest "Secure Future Initiative" efforts this week.

Microsoft Edge API To Support Ads Without Tracking

Microsoft is working on an Ad Selection API to address the impending disuse of third-party cookies in its Edge browser.

Microsoft Expands Copilots with Finance and OneDrive Additions

New Microsoft Copilot generative artificial intelligence products and capabilities were described this week.

Microsoft Surface Hub 2S OS Upgrades Available

Microsoft Surface Hub 2S users can now upgrade those devices to run the Teams Rooms on Windows operating system at no extra cost.

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Windows 11 Upgrade Prompts Coming in April

Microsoft plans to issue messages to Windows users in April, prodding them to upgrade to Windows 11 version 23H2.

KKR Buys VMware's Virtual Desktop Business from Broadcom for $4B

There's yet another new chapter in the VMware saga: Its End User Computing (EUC) business, which includes several enterprise virtual desktop staples, has been divested by current owner Broadcom.

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Microsoft Announces 11 AI Access Principles

Microsoft described 11 corporate "AI access principles," aimed at fostering an artificial intelligence-based economy.