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Microsoft Bringing Intune Dashboard to Office 365 Portal

To reduce the number of its management dashboards, Microsoft said recently it will move its Intune Service Health mobile management dashboard into its Office 365 management portal.

Skype for Business Hits Preview for Mac, Office 2016 Perks Announced

Microsoft on Tuesday launched an invite-only preview of its Skype for Business product for Mac clients.

Microsoft Makes Yammer 'External Groups' Live

Users of Microsoft's enterprise social networking service can now collaborate with people outside their organizations.

Nadella Hails Office 365 as Key to Microsoft's Platform Growth

During Microsoft's third-quarter earnings call last week, CEO Satya Nadella touted Office 365 as a new cornerstone of Microsoft's embrace-and-extend philosophy that once made Windows the standard for business computing.

Survey: Businesses Keen on Office 365 Despite Some Qualms

Enterprise adoption of Microsoft's Office 365 suite is very high, according to a recent poll of IT decision makers by market researcher Gartner Inc.

Microsoft's 'Project Madeira' Sees Daylight in Public Preview

Microsoft's "Project Madeira," a new, cloud-based business application that's built on the company's Dynamics NAV platform, is now available as a public preview for U.S. organizations.

Microsoft Brings Delve Analytics to Office 365, Updates Outlook

Microsoft this week announced enhancements to its Office suite that leverage some recently acquired technologies aimed at improving users' personal time management.

Does the Cloud Doom Microsoft MSPs?

The shift to cloud services presents huge challenges to managed services providers (MSPs). Industry experts say the successful MSP of the near future looks very different from the successful MSP of the recent past.

Office 365's Social Networking Tool Gets 'Connectors' Feature

Microsoft's Office 365 Groups service will soon have a new "Connectors" feature that will link end users with third-party services and newsfeeds.

Microsoft Starts Activating New Office 365 Reporting Portal

Starting Tuesday, Office 365 subscribers will begin receiving access to Microsoft's new "reporting portal."

With FastTrack, Microsoft Keeps Its Cloud Partners Guessing

As Microsoft becomes more and more desperate to drive consumption, expect the range of free services offerings from FastTrack to keep ballooning.

Microsoft Readies Office 365 Admin Center for General Availability

The worldwide commercial rollout of Microsoft's Office 365 Admin Center management console will begin in a few weeks, Microsoft said on Friday.

Microsoft Rolls Out Security Improvements to Azure, Office 365

Microsoft added a number of security enhancements to its cloud offerings this week, including Azure Security Center improvements, a coming preview of Azure Active Directory Identity Protection, and a preview of a new Operations Management Suite (OMS) dashboard.

Clock Ticking for Some Hybrid Exchange 2013 Deployments

Organizations with "hybrid" Exchange 2013 deployments risk service interruptions if their servers are not updated in time for the April release of a security certificate renewal.

Microsoft Raises Office 365 File Size Limits, Improves Auditing

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a number of improvements to its Office 365 product, including the expansion of some service limitations.