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Microsoft, AWS Move To Comply with Revamped EU Privacy Law

As they each expand their cloud footprints in Europe, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are touting their support for the European Union's newly revamped data privacy regulations.

Microsoft Talks Windows 10 Readiness and Imaging Rights

A recent presentation by SmartDeploy, a Seattle-based firm that makes Windows and application deployment solutions, included an explanation from a Microsoft product manager of how imaging works under its Volume Licensing program.

Windows, Mac PCs To Get New Yammer Desktop Apps

Microsoft plans to roll out new Yammer desktop applications for Windows and Mac PCs "in the next few months," the company said on Tuesday.

AWS Takes On Skype, Cisco with New UC Offering

Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched a new enterprise unified communications (UC) service this week named Chime, pitting it against the likes of Microsoft's Skype for Business and Cisco's WebEx.

Microsoft, SailPoint Ink Partnership on Azure AD

SailPoint, a provider of identity governance solutions, has entered into a partnership with Microsoft centered around the Azure Active Directory identity and access management service.

Microsoft Touts Windows 10's Security Milestones

To coincide with this week's RSA security conference, Microsoft has put Windows 10's security improvements in the spotlight.

Office 365 Now Offers Security Scores and Assesses Risk

Microsoft has unveiled a new Secure Score feature for Office 365, enabling organizations to score their Office 365 security postures based on what settings are applied to their accounts, data and devices.

Microsoft Adds Cisco To List of Azure Stack System Partners

Microsoft this week announced the addition of datacenter and networking giant Cisco to its list of approved hardware partners for the upcoming Azure Stack solution.

Microsoft Centralizes Mobile and Identity Management with EMS Upgrade

Microsoft is readying a new console for its Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) service that aims to simplify tasks related to identity management and mobile device management (MDM).

Microsoft Rolls Out Patent Protections for Azure Users

Microsoft on Wednesday launched a new program called "Microsoft Azure IP Advantage" that aims to protect organizations using Azure services against against intellectual property (IP) claims.

Microsoft Adds Team Controls, Gmail Support to Flow

Microsoft is bringing several new capabilities to its workflow automation tool, the company announced this week.

AWS Keeps Cloud Lead Despite 'Strong Growth' by Microsoft

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is still the runaway leader of the public cloud market, recent gains by other vendors aside, according to a pair of recent studies.

Gov't Security Group Warns of Windows Zero-Day Flaw

Windows systems are vulnerable to zero-day attacks that exploit the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, according to an advisory issued last week by the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT).

Dynamics 365 Among Add-In Apps Now in Outlook iOS

Users of Microsoft's Mobile Outlook e-mail client can now use new add-in applications, including Microsoft's own Dynamics 365 and Translator apps.

Microsoft Updates Azure AD B2B, Releases 'Tenant Restrictions'

This week marked the rollout of several new Azure Active Directory (AD) capabilities designed to increase security and collaboration.

Google Makes Moves Against Office 365 in Enterprise

Google is readying a slew of enterprise-focused features for its G Suite productivity platform in a bid to cut into the subscription base of rival Microsoft Office 365.

Windows 10 'Creators Update' Getting Edge Improvements

Microsoft this week detailed some improvements coming to its Edge browser with this spring's Windows 10 "Creators Update."

Microsoft Gives 'Teams' Update, Still Set for Q1 Release

Microsoft recently gave a progress report on its upcoming Microsoft Teams chat service, which has been in the preview stage since November.

Microsoft's 'Clutter' Replacement Slow To Arrive for Some Users

Microsoft's "Focused Inbox" feature for Outlook, the replacement for the older Clutter feature that apparently didn't work too well for some organizations, has been delayed for some users, Microsoft said recently.

Microsoft Updates Office 365 E-Discovery, Adds Yammer Features

Microsoft this week announced a few Office 365 additions and changes, including one that will affect electronic search-and-discovery operations for organizations that use SharePoint Online and Exchange Online.