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Microsoft Touts 'Digital Transformation' with Azure and IoT Customer Wins

Microsoft recently turned the spotlight on some high-profile customers that are using its latest cloud, machine learning and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions as part of what it calls "digital transformation" initiatives.

Microsoft Leans on Cloud Business in Q3 Earnings

Microsoft's third-quarter financial report on Thursday was a mixed bag, with sliding hardware sales being offset by a strong showing from the company's cloud business.

Microsoft Predictions Revisited: What Came True and What Didn't

We were on the money with much of our forecast for Microsoft's FY2017, but there have been a few surprises. For starters, what ever happened to the company's "active usage" mantra?

Microsoft Starts Rollout of Outlook Customer Manager for Office 365

Business Premium subscribers of Office 365 began receiving the new Outlook Customer Manager feature on Monday, according to a Microsoft announcement.

Microsoft Readies 'IoT Central' SaaS Solution

In a bid to make Internet of Things (IoT) technologies more accessible to novices, Microsoft is readying a new Software as a Service (SaaS) offering dubbed Microsoft IoT Central.

Microsoft Releases Office 365 Public CDN for SharePoint

The Office 365 Public Content Delivery Network (CDN) is now generally available, enabling organizations to speed up the performance of their SharePoint Online sites for end users.

Microsoft Integrating Dynamics 365 and LinkedIn, Shares Roadmap Plans

Microsoft on Monday announced some new features and components in its Dynamics 365 CRM/ERP application suite, including integration with LinkedIn.

Major Policy Changes Coming to Office 365 ProPlus This Fall

Starting in September, Microsoft will implement several new changes that will affect how its Office products get updated.

Microsoft Survey Finds Hybrid Cloud Confusion Rampant

A surprising percentage of organizations running hybrid cloud environments are unaware of it, according to a recent Microsoft survey.

Microsoft Replaces Wunderlist with New 'To-Do' App

Microsoft this week released a preview of a new Office 365 application called "To-Do," which the company is positioning as the successor of its Wunderlist task management application.

Microsoft Adding Outlook Groups to Mac, iOS and Android

Support for the Groups feature in Outlook arrive "in the coming weeks" for Mac, iOS and Android device users, Microsoft said Tuesday.

Survey Maps Landscape of SharePoint Environments

A recent survey that aims to determine the makeup of SharePoint deployments -- and the extent to which organizations plan to maintain them -- confirms what many observers have long preached: Hybrid deployments are poised to become the new normal.

Microsoft Makes Productivity Play with Intentional Software Buy

Microsoft on Tuesday announced its acquisition of Intentional Software, founded in 2002 by Microsoft luminary Charles Simonyi, for an undisclosed sum.

Microsoft Rolls Out New Features for Flow, PowerApps

Microsoft this week updated its PowerApps and Tools, as well as described some improvements still in the works.

Microsoft To Address Confusion over Windows 10 Update Deferrals

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) users who are confused about how to defer Windows 10 updates and upgrades may find some relief from Microsoft soon.

Microsoft Resources Tout Hybrid Azure Scenarios

Microsoft this week put the spotlight on some resources for organizations that are looking to take a hybrid approach with their Azure deployments.

Microsoft Releases Azure Active Directory B2B Service

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory Business-to-Business (B2B) service, which is typically used by organizations working with partners or other external parties needing resource access, became generally available on Wednesday.

Report: PC Market (Barely) Breaks Years-Long Slump

The PC market made an unexpected, if small, comeback in the first quarter, with shipments growing for the first time in five years, according to recent data from market researcher IDC.

Windows 10 Creators Update Hits General Availability

As expected, the Windows 10 Creators Update, also known as "version 1703," was released on Tuesday.

Support Clock Winds Down for Azure AD Sync Tools

Microsoft's Windows Azure Active Directory Sync (DirSync) and Azure AD Sync tools are set to lose support on Thursday, the company warned this week.