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How Microsoft Partners Helped Customers Rebound After 2017 Storms

As monster hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey struck this summer and fall, Microsoft partners prepped their customers, helped them keep businesses running or emergency operations going, and continue to support them in the storms' aftermath.

Microsoft Lights Up 'Hybrid Modern Authentication' for Skype, Exchange

A new "hybrid modern authentication" capability is now generally available for Skype for Business and Exchange, Microsoft announced recently.

Microsoft Spotlights Tools and Partner Solutions for Kubernetes on Azure

Microsoft highlighted its progress on the Kubernetes-on-Azure front this week at the KubeCon event in Austin, Texas.

Microsoft Whiteboard Collaboration App Released to Preview

Microsoft this week released a preview of a new Whiteboard app that lets office teams collaborate on a "digital canvas" that displays hand-written notes, images and drawings.

Microsoft Helps OneDrive End Users Work with Sync Client

Microsoft is offering some help to users of its OneDrive Sync Client in the form of new tutorials.

Microsoft Details SharePoint Coding Nuances in 'Classic' vs. 'Modern'

Microsoft this week showed how SharePoint site customizations differ between the "modern" SharePoint Framework Extensions (SPFx) approach and the "classic" model.

Microsoft Updates Office 365, Brings Office to Chromebooks

Microsoft recently detailed new Office 365 improvements, as well as confirmed that Office Mobile apps will be coming to Google Chromebooks.

Microsoft Releases NAV 2018, Readies New Dynamics 365 Partner Offering

The next major version of Microsoft's ERP solution for small and midsized businesses is now generally available.

Microsoft Updates Teams with PowerShell Support, Activity Dashboard

A recent Microsoft Teams update brings new management perks and improvements for end users to the Office 365 collaboration solution.

The 2017 Security Recap: Equifax Breach Tops Them All

The biggest security incident of the year serves as a reminder for organizations to refocus on and prioritize strong network defenses.

Microsoft Brings Edge Browser to iOS and Android Devices

Microsoft this week announced the general availability of Edge browser apps for Android and iOS devices.

AWS Tweaks Its Partner Program, Adds Marketplace Perks

Cloud giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) unveiled some programmatic changes to its partner structure during its AWS re:Invent Global Partner Summit this week in Las Vegas.

Box Brings Its Content Management Platform to Azure

Microsoft and Box hit another milestone in their partnership recently with the availability of the Box collaboration and enterprise content management (ECM) service on Microsoft's Azure public cloud.

Microsoft Inks Deal To Support SAP ERP on Azure

In a deal announced this week, Microsoft and SAP said they will work together to optimize SAP's cloud and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for Microsoft's Azure platform.

Microsoft, VMware Spar over 'Bare Metal' Azure Virtualization Solution

Microsoft's announcement this month of a "bare metal" VMware stack that runs on Microsoft Azure hardware appears to have raised VMware's hackles.

McAfee Joins CASB Fray with Skyhigh Acquisition

In a bid to fill a void in its security portfolio, McAfee on Monday announced its plan to acquire leading cloud access security broker (CASB) Skyhigh Networks for an undisclosed amount.

Analyst: Skype-to-Teams Transition Could Take Microsoft 3 Years

A recent talk by independent consultancy Directions on Microsoft gave organizations a look at what to expect from Microsoft's plan to transition its Skype for Business product to the newer Teams client.

Microsoft Integrates Intune with Google for Android Security

Intune, Microsoft's mobile management service, can now tap Google Play Protect to deliver security protections to Android devices.

Microsoft Previews Tool To Manage Compliance with GDPR

Microsoft's Compliance Manager dashboard tool is now in preview, helping organizations track the regulatory compliance status of the Microsoft solutions running in their environments, as well as in their customers' environments.

Microsoft Adds 6 Months to Windows 10 Version 1511 Support

Users of the Enterprise and Education editions of Windows 10 version 1511 just got a six-month support reprieve, Microsoft said on Tuesday.