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Microsoft Readies Improvements to Teams Conferencing Hardware

To better equip offices for meetings in the new post-lockdown, hybrid-work era, Microsoft is introducing increased functionality for Microsoft Teams hardware.

Outlook for iOS Gets Voice-Control Features via 'Scheduler'

Microsoft recently described new voice capabilities for Outlook Mobile users on the iOS platform.

Microsoft Readies No-Cost Version of Visio Web App

A "lightweight version" of the Visio Web app will be available for free t to Office 365 and Microsoft 365 business subscribers starting July.

Microsoft Partners Nintex and AssureSign Ink Acquisition Deal

Nintex this week announced it is acquiring Microsoft ISV partner AssureSign, which makes digital signature solutions for Dynamics 365 and other CRM platforms.

With Support Winding Down, Microsoft Again Nudges Skype Users Toward Teams

Microsoft has issued yet another warning to organizations still using Skype for Business Online, reminding them that support for the product will end on July 31, 2021.

Microsoft Releases Previews of Perpetual-License Office Products

New versions of Office 2021 for Mac and the Microsoft Office long-term servicing channel (LTSC) release for Windows are now in "commercial preview."

Microsoft Viva Learning Hits Preview

Another component of the Microsoft Viva "employee experience platform," Viva Learning, is now available in a public preview.

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Microsoft Brings Work Enhancement Features to Outlook and Viva

Microsoft 365 subscribers can now test drive new personal work enhancement features that are currently in preview in the Microsoft Outlook and Viva Insights applications.

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Q&A: What Microsoft Viva Means for Partners and the SharePoint Community

With Microsoft Viva applications rolling out, VisualSP's Asif Rehmani shares his take on how the platform could impact SharePoint users and Microsoft partners.

Hidden Costs, Feature Limits and Other Microsoft 365 Licensing Pitfalls

A recent talk by independent consultancy Directions on Microsoft covered some of the most common licensing traps facing organizations with Microsoft 365 subscriptions.

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Microsoft Releases Viva Connections Desktop App

The Microsoft Viva Connections desktop app for PCs is now generally available, Microsoft announced this week.

As SharePoint Turns 20, Microsoft Readies Multiple Feature Enhancements

Microsoft 365 subscribers that opt to get "targeted release" updates can expect to get multiple new SharePoint Online capabilities soon.

Microsoft Starts Rolling Out Windows Release Health

The Windows Release Health service has started rolling out to Microsoft 365 subscribers, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Adds New Features to Outlook for Mac Preview

Some additional features in Microsoft's "new Outlook for Mac preview" are now generally available, Microsoft announced Wednesday.

What Happened with This Week's Azure AD Outage

Microsoft has released a "preliminary root cause analysis" for Monday's Azure AD issue that took out multiple Microsoft 365 and cloud applications for at least two hours.