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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.

Microsoft Acquires Container Startup Deis

Microsoft on Monday announced that it has acquired Deis, a startup that provides training and tools related to Kubernetes, the open source container orchestration system devised by Google.

Microsoft Adds Retention, Label and Restore Controls to Office 365 Groups

Microsoft last week added three new management tools to its Office 365 Groups service.

SharePoint Online, OneDrive Get Expanded Character Support

Microsoft's SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business applications will be able to support two additional characters in file and folder names this year, Microsoft said recently.

Microsoft Primes Orgs for Windows 10 Creators Update Release

In preparation for Tuesday's global rollout of the Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703), Microsoft has released a set of new or updated resources for IT pros.

Windows Server 2016 To Get Remote Management Update

Microsoft is readying some improvements to Windows Server 2016 related to remote management.

Microsoft Limits MPSA Terms to One Year

Starting this month, organizations can no longer get Microsoft Products and Services Agreements (MPSA) that last longer than one year.

Microsoft Revamps Privacy Approach in Windows 10 Creators Update

As part of its ongoing "privacy journey," Microsoft said this week that its upcoming Windows 10 "Creators Update" will be more transparent about the privacy options available to users.