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Microsoft Talks Up Windows Server 2022's Azure Integrations

Windows Server became available on Sept. 1; last week, Microsoft gave the product its official unveiling, focusing on all of the other products and services it will work with.

Microsoft Says System Center 2022 Will Arrive Early Next Year

Microsoft is planning to release its new System Center product in the first quarter of 2022, with a private preview arriving within months.

Microsoft Updating Incentive Program and Partner Center for FY 2022

Microsoft recently described several changes it plans to make to its Partner Center and to the Microsoft Commerce Incentives program over fiscal year 2022.

The Case for Windows 11 Will Be Made with Security and Telemetry

Steering a Windows 11 move will be rough without measuring the gains or losses along the way, so says Cambridge, Mass.-based Microsoft partner Aternity.

Microsoft Announces Milestones for 'Perpetual' Office Products

Office 2021 for Windows, commonly thought of as the retail "boxed" product, will reach general availability on Oct. 5, the same day as Windows 11.

Datto's Disaster Recovery Product for Azure MSPs Hits the Market

Disaster recovery specialist Datto has launched a new product to help Microsoft Azure MSPs protect customers' data against security breaches, ransomware and outages.

New Microsoft 365 Monitoring Platform Helps MSPs Avoid the 'Logo Blame Game'

Martello Technologies has announced a new platform to help partners manage their customers' Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams deployments.

As SMBs Drive a Cloud Surge, Partners Must Turn to Automation to Support It

As the world shut down last year, business at SkyKick -- a 100 percent partner-focused company providing cloud automation and management tools -- boomed.

Microsoft Announces More Teams Improvements, Including Third-Party Integrations

Microsoft recently described several improvements coming to Teams, as well as other products, to improve collaboration in this period of remote work.

What Happens If You Don't Meet Windows 11's Requirements?

PC users who fall short of Windows 11's hardware requirements will get hit with an automatic upgrade block, according to Microsoft.

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Microsoft on 'The Great Reshuffle' and 'The Hybrid Work Paradox'

Microsoft shared insights from its internal polling of remote employees and gave an update on its reopening plans -- namely, that it won't be happening anytime soon.

Windows 11 Management: How Different Will It Be?

For organizations and partners concerned about how well current Windows 10 tools will work on Windows 11, Microsoft this week indicated that they'll "just work."

Microsoft Expands Video Capabilities with Clipchamp Acquisition

Clipchamp, an Australia-based startup that makes browser-based video production tools, has been acquired by Microsoft for an undisclosed amount.

Windows 11, Windows 10 Version 21H2 Hit 'Commercial Preview' Stage

Organizations enrolled in the Windows Insider Program for Business can now access the "commercial previews" of Windows 11 and Windows 10 version 21H2.

Microsoft Makes Windows Server 2022's Release Official

Windows Server 2022 became generally available two weeks ago to strangely little fanfare, but on Wednesday, Microsoft made it official.

Windows 11 Is Slated for October Release

Microsoft will begin a "phased and measured" rollout of Windows 11, the newest version of its desktop operating system, on Oct. 5.

Microsoft Slightly Loosens Windows 11 Chip Requirements

Windows 11 isn't even generally available yet, but its strict hardware requirements are already a cause for consternation at many organizations.

After Biden Meeting, Microsoft Commits $20 Billion for Cybersecurity

Microsoft has joined other tech giants in pledging to ramp up their cybersecurity efforts, the result of a meeting this week with the Biden administration.

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Microsoft's 'Weirdest Release': Windows Server 2022 Quietly Becomes Generally Available

Microsoft rolled out Windows Server 2022 earlier this week in an unusually understated fashion.

Microsoft Announces Price Hikes for Office 365 and Microsoft 365

Higher subscription costs are coming to Office 365 and Microsoft 365 business users next year.