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Microsoft Announces Rebrand of Skype Room Systems

Skype Room Systems, Microsoft's line of partner-built videoconferencing and meeting room devices, has been renamed "Microsoft Teams Rooms," the company announced Wednesday.

Microsoft Pulling Plug on Windows 10 Mobile This Year

Microsoft's beleaguered Windows 10 Mobile operating system will lose support on Dec. 10, 2019, the company has announced.

Cloud IT Spending Has Outpaced 'Traditional IT' Spending

Revenues from IT infrastructure products sold to cloud service providers have surpassed revenues from traditional IT infrastructure sales "for the first time," according to a recently published report by IDC.

Microsoft Talks Up Its Efforts Around Windows 10 Compatibility

Microsoft this week assured organizations that they're not likely to face application compatibility issues if they move to Windows 10.

Microsoft Nudges SharePoint Online Users Toward 'Modern' UI

An upcoming change to SharePoint Online will effectively push some organizations away from the earlier "classic" user interface (UI) and toward Microsoft's so-called "modern" UI for Lists and Libraries.

Partners Sidelined in New 'Microsoft Customer Agreement' Model for Azure

Microsoft's new approach for getting organizations to purchase Azure services appears to put its partners at a disadvantage.

Key Microsoft Products, Including Windows 7, Losing Support Next Year

Windows 7 entered its final year of support on Jan. 14, as did Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1. The two products are due to fall out of "extended support" on Jan. 14, 2020.

Next Windows 10 Release To Include 'Reserved Storage' Feature

Microsoft this week described a new "Reserved Storage" feature coming to Windows 10 that will allocate about 7GB of a PC's storage space for OS updates.

Microsoft Previews New Office 365 ProPlus Management Portal

Microsoft has launched a preview of its Office Client Policy Service, a Web portal that lets Office 365 administrators configure many user-based policies for Office 365 ProPlus implementations.

Microsoft Teams Changes Aimed at Firstline Workers

Microsoft this week announced some planned enhancements to its Teams collaboration service that are aimed at supporting "firstline" workers.

Microsoft Lines Up Some Under-the-Radar Office 365 Changes

A few notable changes are on tap for Office 365 business subscribers this year, though they were announced by Microsoft with little fanfare.

Microsoft Tweaks SharePoint Migration Tool's UI

Microsoft is making some minor improvements to its free SharePoint Migration Tool, mostly to its user interface.

Microsoft Adds Attack-Detection Capability to Exchange Online

Businesses can now use session ID information in their Exchange Online audit logs, giving them another tool to detect untoward activities.

Microsoft Starts Rolling Out SharePoint Online Improvements

Office 365 subscribers will soon receive several SharePoint Online improvements, as described by Microsoft recently.

Microsoft Readying Two New Microsoft 365 Service Bundles

A pair of security and compliance offerings under the "Microsoft 365" branding will become available next month, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

Top 10 Microsoft Headlines of 2018

Windows 10's convoluted update practices drew a lot of attention this year, but so did many other key Microsoft developments. Below are the most popular news articles of the past year.

Top 10 Blogs of 2018: Microsoft CSP Changes, Product Milestones and More

From Microsoft's shifting channel program policies to the avalanche of product releases at Ignite, here are the most popular blog posts of the past year.

Top 10 Microsoft Partner Tips of 2018

The tech landscape is evolving, and the channel along with it. Here are the year's best tips from channel experts for Microsoft partners trying to navigate the shifting IT ecosystem.

Microsoft Dropping Azure Container Service in 2020

Microsoft's Azure Container Service (ACS), which commercially launched more than two years ago, will fall out of support on Jan. 31, 2020, according to a Microsoft post earlier this month.

Microsoft Unveils Surface Troubleshooting Toolkit

Microsoft this week released a new resource to help businesses find and troubleshoot problems on their Microsoft Surface devices.