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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.

Microsoft 365 Adds Feature for Partners Managing Multiple Tenants

Microsoft partners that work with multiple customers can now begin to use Microsoft's new "All Tenants" feature in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center portal.

Microsoft To Switch to Subscription Model for Some Server Products

New application server products coming from Microsoft in the second half of 2021 will be offered only on a subscription basis.

Microsoft Offers Limited-Time Deals for Teams Features

Microsoft this week announced promotional deals for two of its Teams add-ons -- Audio Conferencing and Advanced Communications.

Microsoft Teams 'Lists' Feature Goes Live

Microsoft Lists, a new product based on SharePoint Lists, is now generally available through the Microsoft Teams service for both business and government users.

Microsoft 365 Gets Transcription Feature, Better Dictation

Microsoft 365 subscribers recently got access to some AI-powered capabilities -- a transcription capability and an expanded Dictate feature.

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 Forms Pro Now Called Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Voice

Microsoft has quietly changed the name of its Microsoft Forms Pro survey solution to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Voice.

Partners Back Microsoft Teams with Advanced Communications and Additional Devices

A new Advanced Communications option for organizations using Microsoft Teams is now available and new Teams devices will be coming.

Some Cortana Features Ending as Part of Microsoft 365 Shift

Microsoft may be promoting Cortana more as a Microsoft 365 business perk, but the digital assistant will soon see several of its capabilities falling out of support.

Tasks in Teams Starts Rolling Out to Some Microsoft 365 Users

Tasks in Teams, which pulls together information from Microsoft task-creation apps like Planner and To Do, has started rolling out to "a small group" of Microsoft 365 users.

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 Touts Low-Code 'Dataflex' Platform To Boost Teams

Microsoft is talking up a "low-code data platform" called Microsoft Dataflex that promises to deliver native integration between Teams and Microsoft Power Platform tools.

Microsoft Introduces Subscription Plans for Teams Rooms Devices

Organizations will soon be able to keep their Microsoft Teams Rooms products patched and trouble-free via new Standard and Premium subscription options.