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Microsoft Reinforces Teams for Remote Collaboration Scenarios

With office environments becoming increasingly "hybrid" post-pandemic, Microsoft is readying multiple improvements to its software to facilitate remote meetings.

Microsoft Readies Improvements to Teams Conferencing Hardware

To better equip offices for meetings in the new post-lockdown, hybrid-work era, Microsoft is introducing increased functionality for Microsoft Teams hardware.

What We Know About 'Windows 11,' Microsoft's Next-Gen Client OS

Ahead of a June 24 Microsoft presentation about the future of Windows, a pre-release build of Microsoft's next client operating system was leaked this week.

Outlook for iOS Gets Voice-Control Features via 'Scheduler'

Microsoft recently described new voice capabilities for Outlook Mobile users on the iOS platform.

Microsoft Readies No-Cost Version of Visio Web App

A "lightweight version" of the Visio Web app will be available for free t to Office 365 and Microsoft 365 business subscribers starting July.

Microsoft Lifts Veil on Its Emergency Response Team

Microsoft has historically kept mum about its emergency security response program. That changed this week.

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Microsoft Stresses WVD's Cloud Ties with Azure-Focused Rebrand

Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop service is now called Azure Virtual Desktop, to indicate that it is becoming "a flexible cloud VDI platform for nearly any use case."

Microsoft Partners Nintex and AssureSign Ink Acquisition Deal

Nintex this week announced it is acquiring Microsoft ISV partner AssureSign, which makes digital signature solutions for Dynamics 365 and other CRM platforms.

Microsoft To Share Next-Gen Windows Details on June 24

An upcoming online presentation promises to shed some light on what Microsoft has planned for the Windows operating system.

Microsoft Acquires IoT Security Firm with Roots in NSA

Microsoft this week said it is acquiring IoT security provider ReFirm Labs, which was founded by former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) hackers.

Nadella Hints at 'Significant' Windows Update at Build Keynote

The next generation of Windows 10 will be coming "soon" to increase opportunities for developers, said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella during Build.

Microsoft Is Retiring Internet Explorer on Windows 10 Next Year

Internet Explorer 11, the final version of Microsoft's venerable Internet browser, will fall out of support next year for select Windows 10 editions.

Report: Microsoft Power Apps a 'Leader' in Low-Code Movement

Research firm Forrester has identified Microsoft Power Apps to be one of four leaders in the fast-growing low-code/no-code application development market.

Microsoft Opens Azure Sentinel Marketplace for Partner Solutions

Microsoft recently announced preview releases of several Azure Sentinel improvements, including connectors for partner solutions within Azure Sentinel.

With Hybrid Networks on Rise, Microsoft Touts Zero Trust Security

Hybrid networks, which combine use of cloud services with on-premises software, require a "zero trust" security approach, Microsoft said this week.

After High-Profile Attacks, Biden Calls for Better Software Security

Recent high-profile security attacks have prompted the Biden administration to issue an executive order aiming to tighten software security practices across the board.

Feds Advise Orgs on How To Block Ransomware Amid Colonial Pipeline Attack

A recent ransomware attack on a U.S. fuel pipeline company has put a spotlight on how "critical infrastructure" organizations can prevent similar attacks.

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Darktrace Deal To Bring AI Security to Microsoft Products

Microsoft and security solutions firm Darktrace plan to integrate the latter's AI products with Microsoft Azure, Azure Sentinel and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.

Microsoft Updates Azure Icon, Plans Default Font Change

Microsoft recently announced a few planned design changes, including a new Azure icon.

Microsoft Details 'EU Data Boundary' Plan for Its Cloud Services

Microsoft is escalating its effort to ensure that its cloud services can fully meet the European Union's data storage requirements by the end of 2022.