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Microsoft Releases Entra Verified ID Service

Microsoft announced on Monday the "general availability" of Microsoft Entra Verified ID, a new service that promises a more deliberate way for individuals and organizations to share identity information.

Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting Now Available

Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting service has hit "general availability," according to an announcement made by the company on Wednesday.

New Offerings to Microsoft Defender Security Services Released

Microsoft released three new enterprise-grade security products on Tuesday.

Microsoft's Commerce Experience Comes Packed with Unfavorable Terms for Partners and Customers

Microsoft's Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) partners and commercial customers might not find the details of Microsoft's New Commerce Experience (NCE) subscription model to their liking.

Microsoft's Cloud Strength Offsets Q4 Earnings Miss

The confluence of multiple worldwide crises in the tail end of Microsoft's fiscal 2022 has resulted in a relatively tepid fourth quarter earnings report.

Windows Information Protection Services To End Soon

Microsoft's Windows Information Protection (WIP) service, which is designed to keep users of Microsoft 365 apps from inadvertently disclosing organizational information, is expected to end, according to a Thursday announcement.

Microsoft Teams Hit with a 6-Hour Outage

Microsoft has confirmed that its Microsoft 365 apps and Teams services were down for some users on Wednesday night.

Notebook

Microsoft Inspire 2022 Highlights: Top News and Themes

For the third year in a row, Microsoft's Inspire conference, the marquee partner event of the year, was a relatively low-key virtual affair.

Microsoft and Oracle Announce Database Partnership

Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure, a joint venture between Microsoft and Oracle, is now generally available.

Microsoft Enlists Nuance Tech in New AI-Powered Contact Center

Microsoft took the wraps off a new intelligent contact center platform on Tuesday as part of its Microsoft Inspire 2022 virtual partner conference.

Space

Microsoft Cuts Ribbon for 'Azure Space Partner Community'

Microsoft unveiled a new partner group at Inspire on Tuesday aimed at driving benefits and incentives toward partners participating in the Azure Space program.

Microsoft Touts Cost-Saving Benefits of All-in-One Security Solutions

Microsoft broke down current enterprise security needs and pointed to collaboration being the key to meeting them during the opening day of its Inspire virtual partner event on Tuesday.

Azure Migrations and App Modernization: Microsoft Lists Partners' Cloud Objectives at Inspire

There are three key ways partners can facilitate their customers' digital transformations, according to Microsoft -- and, not surprisingly, they all center around the Azure cloud.

Microsoft Rumored To Be Switching Windows Release Cycle to a 3 Year Cadence

According to a report this week, Microsoft may be changing the timeline for its Windows OS version release, switching to a new release every three years.

Server Protections Preview and Partner Security Alerts Added to Microsoft Defender for Business

Microsoft on Wednesday released a preview of its server protection capabilities for Microsoft Defender for Business.