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Is Microsoft's Cloud PBX Ready for Business?

Nearly a year after the release of the Cloud PBX Skype for Business option to Office 365, both Microsoft partners and telecom providers are eyeing what they see as a potentially huge growing market. 

Microsoft Unveils Managed Solutions Gallery for SharePoint

Microsoft recently unveiled a new Managed Solutions Gallery for SharePoint Server that's designed to assure users that code for SharePoint applications is trusted.

Microsoft Describes Upcoming SharePoint Improvements

Mark Kashman, a senior product manager on Microsoft's SharePoint team, shared more details of Microsoft's plans for SharePoint and OneDrive for Business this week.

Microsoft, VMware Collaborate on VDI Support for Skype

VMware is enabling support for Microsoft's Skype for Business product in its Horizon 7 virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution, the company said this week.

Microsoft, SAP Extend Partnership to Azure-Based HR

Longtime collaborators Microsoft and SAP deepened their partnership this week with the news that SAP's cloud-based human resources software will run on the Azure public cloud.

Dell-EMC Union To Yield New Security Solutions

The first fruits of Dell's $67 billion acquisition of EMC will comprise a new platform that combines its existing endpoint security offerings with those from EMC and its RSA and VMware AirWatch businesses.

VMware Extends Its Multi-Cloud Management Focus

The company's "Cross-Cloud" initiative aims to create a hybrid operating platform for organizations to run, connect and manage applications distributed among different public clouds.

Microsoft and AWS Expand Their Clouds, Scrap over Public Sector

Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS) this week took turns touting their respective clouds' footprints and public sector credentials, often at each other's expense.

Lenovo Launches Cloud Version of Its Unified Workspace

More known for its PC, laptop and server products, Lenovo is making inroads in the digital workspace market dominated by Citrix and VMware.

Keeping Up with Microsoft in the 'Rapid Release' Era

Coping with Microsoft's newly frantic pace of cloud product updates, partners are thrilled to at last be moving as fast as the competition, but the pressure is on to get better at advising customers. 

AWS, VMware Partner on Hybrid Cloud Play

In an announcement that top company executives described as "industry-shaping," Amazon Web Services (AWS) and VMware on Thursday unveiled a joint hybrid cloud service dubbed "VMware Cloud on AWS."

Microsoft Releases Windows Server 2016, System Center 2016

Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 are now generally available (GA), Microsoft announced Wednesday.

Microsoft Readies Dynamics 365 for November Launch

Dynamics 365, a new cloud service from Microsoft that combines components of its CRM and ERP offerings, will become available on Nov. 1, the company announced Tuesday.

Microsoft, Google Poised for Cloud AI Showdown

The next battleground for the top cloud providers will be artificial intelligence (AI), if recent developments are anything to go by.

Microsoft Explains Windows Servicing Model Ahead of October Release

With a cumulative update scheduled to arrive for all supported Windows systems this week, Microsoft recently outlined a few more details about the new update structure.