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Top 10 Features & Commentary, Nos. 5-1: Post-Pandemic Playbook, Top Microsoft Partners, More

Plus, why we're headed into a boom period for M&A.

Top 10 Features & Commentary, Nos. 10-6: Who Owns the Metaverse, Remote Work, More

Plus, what Gavriella Schuster's exit might mean for the channel.

Old Fashioned Mics

Top 10 News Articles of 2021, Nos. 5-1: Microsoft's 'Weirdest' Release, Nobelium Attacks, More

Plus, what happened at Microsoft's annual shareholder meeting.

Old Fashioned Mics

Top 10 News Articles of 2021, Nos. 10-6: Meet the Metaverse, Next-Gen System Center Coming, More

Plus, say goodbye to Internet Explorer on Windows 10.

Windows 11 Moving to Windows Terminal as Default Console

Microsoft's open source Windows Terminal app will become the default command-line console in Windows 11, along with opening the operating system up to using other consoles by default.

Report: Orgs Losing Trust in 'Legacy' Software Providers

Organizations are struggling with security issues, and losing trust in "legacy" software vendors such as Microsoft, according to a recent survey by CrowdStrike.

Red Hat Brings Cloud Automation Platform to Azure

Microsoft partner Red Hat's hybrid cloud automation product is now available on the Azure cloud.

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With Azure Orbital, Microsoft Expands Role of Partners in Space Efforts

A new Microsoft groundstation-as-a-service offering that lets users communicate with satellites using Microsoft's cloud resources is now in public preview.

Certified Secured-Core Server Products Now Available for Azure Stack HCI and Windows Server 2022

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that certified Secured-core server hardware products are now available for running Azure Stack HCI and Windows Server 2022 software implementations.

Microsoft's New Commerce Experience Model Aims To Shift Cloud Services Customers to Annual Subscription Models

Microsoft is planning to implement its New Commerce Experience subscription model with its CSP partners, which will hike prices 20 percent for monthly subscriptions.

Microsoft Outlines Teams SLA Plans and General Enhancements

Microsoft has upped its service-level agreement (SLA) assurances for Teams phones to 99.99 percent (up from 99.9 percent) for three services, namely Microsoft Teams Calling Plans, Phone System and PSTN Audio Conferencing, per a Dec. 2 announcement.

State of the Channel Report: We're in the Midst of a Big-Three Channel Pivot

Three industry trends are "redefining the current state of the channel," say researchers at Ingram Micro Cloud.

Microsoft Releases Teams Essentials for Small Businesses Collaboration

Microsoft's Teams Essentials, a new collaboration product for small businesses, is now available, according to the company.

Cloud Honeypots Planted by Researchers Compromised in Minutes

Palo Alto Networks researchers who deployed hundreds of honeypots packed with cloud service apps were shocked at how quickly they were compromised.

Microsoft Teams Users Receiving Loop Components

Microsoft Loop components are starting to become available to Microsoft 365 "commercial customers" using Microsoft Teams, the company announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Touts $39.8B in Returns During Annual Shareholders Meeting

Microsoft has released the results of its Annual Shareholder Meeting, bringing in a new board member, financial stats and vision, plus down votes on most social proposals.

Microsoft Outlines upcoming 'Teams Phone with Calling Plan'

Organizations wanting to use Microsoft Teams for phone calls will have some new option, starting in January.

Microsoft Test Drives Azure Edge Zones with AT&T Support

Microsoft is collaborating with AT&T to improve application performance for enterprises by extending Azure capabilities "to the operator's 5G network edge."

Windows 10's 'November 2021 Update' Released

Windows 10 version 21H2 is now generally available, marking the start of a new update release cadence for the Windows 10 OS.

Microsoft Commercially Releases Defender for Endpoint Plan 1

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Plan 1 (P1) reached the "general availability" commercial-release stage, the company announced on Monday.