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Microsoft Extends Office 365 Teams to Education Subscribers

Educators and academic institutions can now access the new Microsoft Teams chat-based workspace solution through their Office 365 subscriptions.

Joint Microsoft-Ping Solution for Azure AD Nears Preview

Microsoft's partnership with Ping Identity Solutions to create a more streamlined path for organizations seeking single sign-on access to header-based Web applications is bearing fruit.

How To Speak Microsoft, Vol. 2: Even More Acronyms You Need To Know

Good communication is the basis of strong relationships -- and when it comes to Microsoft, that means figuring out your CAUs from your PDUs.

Harmon.ie Uses Microsoft Graph To Bring AI to Outlook

A new tool from Microsoft Gold ISV partner Harmon.ie aims to leverage Microsoft Graph APIs to make the Outlook mail and calendar application the center of the digital workspace.

Microsoft Gives Outlook 2016 for Mac an Add-In Boost

Microsoft this week expanded the add-in capabilities in the Outlook 2016 for Mac e-mail and calendar solution.

Microsoft Expands Availability of 'Bookings' Service

Microsoft on Monday said it is expanding the range of Office 365 plans that will have access to its new Bookings scheduling service.

Microsoft Adds 9 Months to Windows Server 2012 Support

Windows Server 2012 users have a few extra months to take advantage of Microsoft's "extended support" coverage, according to a recent change in Microsoft's Lifecycle Policy page.

Microsoft Readies Office 365 Private Groups Feature for Outlook

A Microsoft policy change that affects how groups function in Outlook will hit Office 365 business subscribers this month.

Microsoft Adds Hybrid Site Creation Option to SharePoint 2013

Microsoft this week unveiled a new SharePoint Server 2013 feature called "Hybrid Self-Service Site Creation," enabling organizations running on-premises SharePoint to direct user site creation requests to Office 365 services.

Microsoft Teams Becomes Generally Available

Microsoft on Tuesday began its global rollout of the new Microsoft Teams chat service for Office 365 business subscribers.

Microsoft To Start Integrating SharePoint Lists with Flow

Microsoft is readying a preview of a new capability that would integrate the "modern" SharePoint command bar with Microsoft's Flow workflow tool, the company said this week.

As Microsoft Teams Release Looms, MVPs Give Their Verdict

A number of Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) recently gave their assessments of Microsoft Teams, which is scheduled to become generally available on Tuesday.

Azure AD Data Protection Tool for SharePoint, OneDrive Hits Preview

Microsoft on Thursday announced a preview of a new Azure Active Directory management option called "Limited Access to SharePoint and OneDrive."

Microsoft Gives Progress Report on 'Project Olympus'

Microsoft put the spotlight on its datacenter design effort called Project Olympus, including its partnerships with chip makers, during this week's Open Compute Project (OCP) U.S. Summit event.

Microsoft Bringing News Feed Improvements to SharePoint Online

Many of the SharePoint user improvements that Microsoft promised at its SharePoint 2016 launch event last year are starting to take shape.

Microsoft Confirms Windows Server Support for ARM

Microsoft revealed this week that it is currently running Windows Server on ARM machines in its datacenters using chips from multiple vendors, including Qualcomm and Cavium.

Microsoft Road-Testing Smaller Update Sizes for Windows 10

Windows Insiders are currently putting Microsoft's newly reformatted Windows 10 update packages through their paces.

Microsoft Adds Visio Online to Office 365

Most commercial Office 365 subscribers now have access to the Visio Online process-mapping service, Microsoft announced last week.

Microsoft Integrating Yammer with Office 365 Groups

In a bid to give end users more collaborative tools, Microsoft said it will begin connecting its Yammer enterprise social networking solution with the Groups functionality in Office 365.

Microsoft Starts Selling 'Premium Assurance' for SQL Server, Windows Server

Organizations anticipating difficulties in carrying out future Windows Server or SQL Server upgrades can now purchase insurance-type plans from Microsoft.