Copilot in Microsoft 365 Getting Agents, Extensions and Team (Not Teams) Support

Microsoft is adding more functionality to its Copilot AI assistant aimed at improving business collaboration, processes and workflows for Microsoft 365 users.

Microsoft Giving Startups Templates To Build AI Apps

A new perk for businesses enrolled in the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub program aims to fast-track their ability to build AI-powered applications.

System Center 2025 Coming This Fall

The next version release of System Center, System Center 2025, will be released sometime this fall, Microsoft announced last week.

Microsoft's AI Datancenter Strategy Is Hurting Its Climate Goals

Microsoft's goal of becoming carbon-negative by 2030 has hit a roadblock: the AI gold rush.

Microsoft's Next Billion-Dollar AI and Cloud Investment Goes to France

Microsoft this week announced its "largest investment in France" in the form of a $4.3 billion (or 4 billion euro) AI and cloud infrastructure package.

IBM's Consulting Arm To Help Orgs Build Custom Microsoft Copilots

Big Blue has launched a new program that guides organizations through the steps of planning, designing, building and deploying custom AI assistants built on Microsoft's Copilot technology.

Microsoft Building Datacenter, Tech Hub in Wisconsin

Microsoft is investing $3.3 billion to build an AI and cloud datacenter in Wisconsin.

Microsoft Sets 2025 for Exchange Server Subscription Edition Release

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that Exchange Server Subscription Edition (SE) will be arriving in the second half of next year.

U.S. State Department Releases International Cybersecurity Framework

Looking to strengthen defenses and build international collaboration, the Biden administration released a new cybersecurity framework on Monday.

Microsoft Outlines New Commitment to Security

In the wake of criticism for its recent security record, Microsoft is outlining steps it is taking to improve, companywide.

For VMware Customers in Limbo, Microsoft Throws a Lifeline to Azure

Microsoft this week announced an Azure migration program aimed implicitly at VMware customers left scrambling by licensing changes implemented by its buyer, Broadcom.

Microsoft Finishes Planner in Teams Rollout, Releases Copilot Preview

Copilot in Planner for Teams is now available for some users in preview form.

Microsoft Making $1.5B Cloud and AI Investment in G42

Microsoft recently announced it is extending the reach of its cloud and AI technologies in the United Arab Emirates.

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IBM To Acquire Open Source Software Veteran HashiCorp

In a deal announced Wednesday, Big Blue said it plans to acquire HashiCorp for an estimated $6.4 billion, or $35 per share.

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Multinational Partner Cognizant Buys 25,000 Microsoft 365 Copilot Seats

IT services giant Cognizant, which already has a robust Microsoft cloud MSP business, is now also one of the biggest customers of Redmond's Copilot AI product.

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In Wake of VMware Changes, Broadcom Still Struggling To Win Critics Over

Broadcom CEO Hock Tan recently shared his company's motives for controversially changing VMware licensing policies, a move that had been met by widespread backlash.

Microsoft Makes AI Push in London and Japan with Strategic Investments

Looking to further the global reach of its aggressive AI push, Microsoft made a couple of announcements this week focused on overseas initiatives and investments.

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Top SMB Threats Include Ransomware and Windows Server 2012: Report

Managed services providers that support SMBs have their hands full this year: The constellation of threats targeting their customer base is more varied and harder to detect than ever.

Microsoft and OpenAI Continue Partnership with Supercomputer AI Datacenter

In a project estimated to cost more than $100 billion, Microsoft and ChatGPT creator OpenAI will build an AI-focused supercomputer datacenter.

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Amid Teams Antitrust Concerns, Microsoft Revamps Office 365 and Microsoft 365 SKUs

Effective April 1, Microsoft is stopping all sales of commercial Office 365 and Microsoft 365 subscriptions with Teams bundled in, extending a European-only licensing model to its business customers worldwide.