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Microsoft Reminds Teams Laggards that Skype for Business Is on Borrowed Time

Microsoft is touting the benefits of Teams in an effort to convince users of Skype for Business, which stands to lose support in a few months, to migrate.

Microsoft 365 Defender Added to FastTrack Program

FastTrack, Microsoft's onboarding support program for organizations, now covers Microsoft 365 Defender security solutions.

Microsoft 365 Apps Now Compatible with Apple M1 Chips

Microsoft this week announced that its Office 2019 and Microsoft 365 apps are now able to run on Mac devices using Apple's M1 silicon.

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SharePoint Usage Hits 200 Million with Raft of Key Features on the Way

SharePoint Online now has 200 million active users, according to Microsoft officials, double what it had about a year ago.

New Microsoft Teams Hardware, 'Device as a Service' Purchasing Portal Coming

New devices for making Microsoft Teams conference calls are coming down the pipeline from Microsoft hardware partners.

Small Orgs Getting Simplified Microsoft 365 Admin Center Option

Microsoft is preparing to roll out a more stripped-down Microsoft 365 Admin Center interface designed for "very small businesses."

In Challenge to Microsoft, Salesforce Acquires Slack for $27 Billion

Salesforce has announced its intent to acquire Slack for an estimated $27.7 billion in a deal that would fuse two of Microsoft's biggest rivals in the business applications space.

Microsoft Pulls Productivity Score Feature After Privacy Concerns

The ability to show user names in Microsoft 365 Productivity Score has been removed in response to concerns that it may be used to snoop on employees.

Microsoft Details Coming SharePoint, Microsoft 365 Improvements

Microsoft is readying a bunch of Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online improvements, including a new "My Feed" Web Part and more Microsoft Graph connectors.

Microsoft Launches Dataverse for Teams, Formerly Microsoft Dataflex

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Microsoft Dataverse for Teams, a data platform that works with its Power Platform suite.

Quest Expands Office 365 Migration Toolset with Quadrotech Buy

Two months after acquiring Binary Tree, Quest Software is again padding its Office 365 migration portfolio with the acquisition of partner Quadrotech.

Microsoft Integrating Teams with Project for the Web

Microsoft said this week that it is integrating its Project for the Web and Project Roadmap applications with its Teams chat and collaboration application.

SharePoint Online Search Improvements Coming

Microsoft is planning several enhancements related to the ability for users to gather usage analytics reports on searches across SharePoint Online sites.

Pilot Begins of Microsoft Teams-Salesforce CRM Integration

A new capability that lets Microsoft Teams users access information from the Salesforce.com customer relationship management (CRM) platform debuted this week.

As Office 2010 Loses Support, Microsoft Touts Microsoft 365 Alternative

Microsoft talked up emerging Microsoft 365 capabilities as "perpetual-license" versions of Office -- namely Office 2010 and Office 2016 for Mac -- lost support this week.