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Investment Firm Buys IBM's Health Care Data Business

IBM is carving out the data and analytics technologies from its Watson Health business and selling them to global investment firm Francisco Partners in a deal announced late last month.

External Chat Enhancements, Improved IT Controls and More Coming to Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams users can now chat with personal account Teams users situated outside their organizations, without switching tenancies.

Investment Group To Buy Citrix for $16.5 Billion

Citrix Systems Inc., long known for its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions, is getting acquired for $16.5 billion in an all cash deal carried out by two investment firms, according to a Monday announcement.

Report: U.S. Web Sites Not Protecting Your Private Data

According to a study announced Friday by privacy compliance solutions vendor Zendata, many Web sites were found to have woeful data protection practices in place.

Azure Sphere OS Version 22.01 No Longer Happening

Microsoft will no longer be releasing its previously announced Azure Sphere version 22.01 operating system, the company announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft Crests $51 Billion Amid 'Generational Shift' in Tech

Microsoft handily beat analyst forecasts in Q2 of fiscal 2022, which CEO Satya Nadella attributed to strong growth in the cloud and the shifting technology landscape.

Is Microsoft's Free Windows 11 Upgrade Offer Coming to an End?

Microsoft may be alluding to the end of the free Windows 11 upgrade for Windows 10 users.

Microsoft Partners Start Rolling Out Windows 11 SE Devices

More Windows 11 SE PCs for the education market are now starting to become available worldwide, the company announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft To Bolster Xbox Brand with Activision Blizzard Acquisition

Microsoft has agreed to buy California-based video game company Activision Blizzard.

Microsoft Channel Chief Touts CSP Seat-Based Offers, Certifications

Rodney Clark, Microsoft's head of global channel sales, shared some of the company's plans to improve its various partner programs over 2022.

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Microsoft and Partners Team Up To Strengthen Tech Tools for Frontline Workers

A bevy of product improvements and updates are coming for frontline workers, Microsoft announced this week.

Azure Expert Ergo Scores AWS, VMware Chops with Asystec Buy

Two Ireland-based MSPs are combining their cloud expertise in an acquisition announced this month valued at $28.6 million.

Johnson & Johnson Taps Microsoft's Cloud for 'Digital Surgery Platform'

Microsoft is bringing the myriad capabilities of its cloud, from AI to analytics, to a subsidiary of medical device and pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson.

Pax8 Acquires Microsoft CSP Indirect Provider TVG

Microsoft indirect provider Pax8 announced its plan to acquire TVG, an indirect partner within Microsoft's Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program.

Microsoft Shares Progress in Supporting Black and African American Partners

Microsoft recently described reaching several milestones in its effort to better engage with, and foster, Black and African American-owned businesses in its partner channel.

First Windows 11 PCs Running Microsoft Pluton Coming This Year

The first wave of Windows 11 OEM devices based on Microsoft's security-focused Pluton chip will arrive later this year, Microsoft said at CES.

Legal Actions for Some Companies Over Log4j Data Breaches

Companies that disclosed customer data because they failed to address an exploited vulnerability in a Log4j software component may be in legal hot water from the FTC.

Microsoft the Leader in Enterprise IT Sales in 2021

Microsoft led all technology vendors in IT sales to enterprises and service providers in 2021, according to recent figures from Synergy Research.

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.