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Microsoft, Citrix Take Partnership to Next Level with Azure Pact

Longtime technology partners Microsoft and Citrix this week unveiled their most extensive collaboration in 25 years.

Microsoft Improving SharePoint, OneDrive in Office 365 Update

New Office 365 updates arriving this month will include enhancements to SharePoint, OneDrive and Office Online, Microsoft's browser-based versions of Excel, Word, PowerPoint and OneNote applications.

IAMCP Bets Big on New Free Membership Level

The mother of Microsoft partner communities is shaking things up by adding a no-cost tier, shifting its focus to online meetings and setting lofty diversity goals.

Microsoft Consultancy Valorem Buys UX Developer IdentityMine

Kansas City-based Valorem Consulting this week announced its acquisition of Microsoft technology partner IdentityMine.

Microsoft Announces Major Writedown, Layoffs in Phone Restructuring

Microsoft's plans to downsize its mobile business will result in significant job cuts and a near $1 billion writedown, the company announced Wednesday.

Microsoft's Mobile Market Share Falls Below 1 Percent

Microsoft's beleaguered smartphone platform continues to lose ground in global market share standings.

Microsoft Releases Spring 2016 Update for Dynamics CRM

The latest update to Dynamics CRM, dubbed the "Spring 2016 wave," is now generally available, Microsoft announced on Monday.

Windows Server 2016 Still Lacks Exchange 2016 Support

Microsoft recently warned organizations that Exchange Server 2016, which was commercially released in October, isn't yet supported on Windows Server 2016.

Microsoft's New Windows 10 Upgrade Tactic Irks Users

Microsoft's new method for upgrading users to Windows 10 has been met with largely negative reviews.

Microsoft Updates System Center Configuration Manager Preview

Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) product, currently in technical preview, received its latest update this week.

Microsoft, SAP Ink Cloud Integration Deal

In one of their most extensive collaboration efforts, Microsoft and SAP this week announced a broad partnership to integrate Azure and Office 365 with the SAP HANA data platform.

Microsoft Updates Windows 7 with 'Convenience Rollup'

The first of Microsoft's new "convenience rollup" method for delivering OS updates rolled out on Tuesday for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

Microsoft Offers Guidance to Orgs Switching Azure Portals

Organizations moving from the "classic" Azure management portal to the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) portal can now take advantage of newly released resource materials from Microsoft.

Microsoft Broadens Preview of Windows 10 Security Service

Windows 10's new Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service, which Microsoft unveiled in March, is now available to a larger audience to try out.

Office 365 Monitoring Comes to Microsoft's Operations Management Suite

Organizations using Microsoft's Operations Management Suite (OMS) can now preview a new capability enabling them to monitor Office 365 accounts.

Microsoft Talks Up Windows Server 'Shielded VMs'

Microsoft recently put the spotlight on Shielded Virtual Machines (VMs), its datacenter security technology aimed at protecting workloads in public and private datacenters from "malicious administrators."

Microsoft Expands Preview of GigJam Productivity Tool

A new collaboration tool for Office 365 that Microsoft first unveiled at the 2015 Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) is getting a wider audience.

Windows Update Joins Microsoft Server Management Tools

Microsoft's emerging Server Management Tools offering, currently available at the preview stage, now includes Windows Update.

Windows Server 2016's Nano Server Doesn't Support Group Policy

Microsoft this week announced that its upcoming Nano Server deployment option can't be managed using Group Policy controls.

Microsoft Killing Sunrise App, Adding Office 365 Improvements

Microsoft plans to take down the Sunrise calendar applications for Android and iOS devices on Aug. 31.