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SharePoint Takes Ignite Spotlight with Project Nucleus and Syntex Announcements

Microsoft detailed some upcoming advances to SharePoint at Ignite this week, including a new Project Cortex product called "Syntex."

Microsoft Making Progress on Windows Virtual Desktop

A recent "Desktops in the Cloud" podcast chat gives some insight into Microsoft's progress on its Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) service.

Surface Hub 2S Gets Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise Install Options

It's now possible for Surface Hub 2S conference-room device users to replace the operating system with Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

Some Windows 10 Users Getting 6-Month Support Extension

Schools and enterprises running Windows 10 version 1803 will continue to receive patches for the operating system until mid-2021, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office Hits Public Preview

Aimed at top-tier Microsoft 365 subscribers, the Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office solution became available for public preview this week.

Microsoft Letting Orgs Test Drive Windows 10 20H2 Before Fall Release

While not scheduled for release until this fall, the next major update to Windows 10 is available for testing now, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Turns to 'AIOps' for Better Azure Outage Announcements

Microsoft is promising to communicate better with organizations dealing with Azure service issues, including being more transparent about Azure service outages.

Microsoft, Google and IBM Among First Members of Open Source Security Group

Microsoft has joined a high-powered group of tech giants in a new industry foundation aimed at improving the security of open source software.

Microsoft Adds Azure Portal, Teams Client Support to Windows Virtual Desktop

Microsoft this week announced the general availability of two new capabilities in its Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) service.

Microsoft Giving Its Insider Risk Management Service an Upgrade

Microsoft is readying some new policy enhancements to its Insider Risk Management service for Microsoft 365.

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Azure Stack HCI 'Version 20H2' Hits Preview

A revamped Azure Stack HCI product that runs its own operating system, known as "version 20H2," is now available as a preview release.

Report: Microsoft Working on 'Cloud PC,' Another Virtual Desktop Product

Microsoft is reportedly working on another virtual desktop infrastructure solution that's separate from its current Windows Virtual Desktop product and similar services.

Microsoft Releases New Yammer Conversations for SharePoint Online

The new Yammer Conversations Web Part for companywide chats is now generally available for SharePoint Online users, Microsoft announced this week.

Azure and Citrix Workspace Now at Center of Microsoft-Citrix Pact

Citrix will use Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud services provider, while Microsoft will promote Citrix Workspace as a "preferred digital workspace solution."

Microsoft Secure Score Hits General Availability

Microsoft on Monday announced the general availability of the Microsoft Secure Score service within the Microsoft 365 Security Center portal.