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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.

Microsoft Highlights Upcoming SharePoint Support Deadlines

The SharePoint "workflows" component stands to lose support this year in SharePoint 2010 Online, and will be deprecated in SharePoint 2013 Online.

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Microsoft, Harvard Describe Joint Privacy Initiative

To facilitate data sharing while still preserving data privacy, Microsoft and Harvard have embarked on a set of open source tool called the "OpenDP Initiative."

Microsoft's CyberX Acquisition Boosts Security of Azure IoT Lineup

Microsoft this week announced its acquisition of Waltham, Mass.-based CyberX for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft Acquires ADRM To Boost Azure Data Capabilities

Microsoft is acquiring ADRM Software Inc. for an undisclosed amount and incorporating the entire team into its Microsoft Azure global engineering business.

SAS Taps Microsoft To Be Its Cloud Provider of Choice

SAS Institute Inc. has chosen Microsoft Azure to be its preferred cloud service provider, expanding the two companies' existing partnership.

Microsoft Tweaks Windows 10 Terminology

Microsoft this week announced plans to change some of the nomenclature in its Windows 10 testing and rollout process.

Deloitte, Wipro and Accenture Among Top MSPs for Cloud's Big 3

A Gartner report identifies the top partners offering assistance to customers of the industry's biggest cloud computing platforms -- namely Azure, AWS and Google.

Microsoft Adds Windows Server Security Requirements for Hardware Partners

Microsoft's hardware partners will get new security requirements for Windows Server products, starting in January, Microsoft announced on Thursday.

Windows 10 AMD Machines Now Support Nested Virtualization

It's possible to test nested virtualization on machines using AMD processors with the latest Windows 10 preview, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Rolls Out Home Sites and Multilingual Publishing for SharePoint Online

SharePoint Online tenancies are getting new features that Microsoft released in May, which are mostly arriving for so-called "targeted release" recipients.