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Mesh for Microsoft Teams Aims To Enhance Virtual Meeting Spaces

Microsoft announced a bevy of updates and new features to its business communication platform at this year's Ignite conference.

Microsoft Updates Dynamics 365 for Customer, Employee and Supplier Experiences

Microsoft announced three new Dynamics 365 features at Ignite to improve businesses' interactions with their customers, employees and suppliers.

Viva at Ignite: Microsoft Makes Platform Available for Purchase, Touts Partner Apps

Microsoft announced several updates to its Viva "employee experience platform" during this week's Ignite conference, including expanded support for partner applications.

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Microsoft Expands Its Windows 11 Push to More Devices

Microsoft this week said it has "increased" the pace of making Windows 11 available to eligible devices.

Microsoft Calls SCCM a 'Legacy' Product, Raising Questions About Its Future

A Microsoft article, now taken offline, has left the impression that System Center Configuration Manager may be a dying product, at least within the company itself.

Microsoft Cloud Carbon Monitoring Tools Hit Preview Milestone

Microsoft on Wednesday announced its latest suite, Cloud for Sustainability, is available for preview for enterprises wanting a window into their carbon footprint.

Nobelium Security Attacks: Microsoft Points Finger at Service Provider Partners

The "Nobelium" group, responsible for high-profile security attacks on SolarWinds earlier this year, was enabled by service providers with weak security, Microsoft said.

Microsoft 365 Compliance Tooling Gets 'Adaptive Policy Scopes'

Organizations using Microsoft Information Compliance solutions with Microsoft 365 applications can now access a new "adaptive policy scopes" capability.

Microsoft Power Platform Gets a Boost with Clear Software Acquisition

Microsoft has acquired Zionsville, Ind.-based Clear Software, planning to incorporate its low-code technology into the Microsoft Power Platform.

What's Keeping MSPs Up at Night: Competition, Tough Clients and Vendor Costs

Pandemic-driven business conditions have been a boon for MSPs, but all that growth comes with significant hurdles.

Microsoft Security Program for Nonprofits Now Available

Nonprofits now have access to a new program that provides a suite of real-time monitoring and protection tools from Microsoft and its partners.

Windows 10 Version 21H2 Nears Final Release

The next major feature update to Windows 10 is almost ready for prime time, Microsoft announced this week.

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Sikich Acquires Gold Microsoft Dynamics Partner PA Group USA

There's some consolidation happening in the Microsoft Dynamics space this week, with Sikich LLP announcing its plan to acquire Dynamics specialist PA Group USA.

Privacy Management for Microsoft 365 Hits 'General Availability'

Microsoft's Privacy Management for Microsoft 365 hit the "general availability" milestone on Tuesday, according to the company.

Microsoft's Margin Sharing Scheme for CSPs and ISVs Hits Public Preview

A new capability called "CSP margin sharing" in Microsoft's partner solutions marketplace is now available for all ISVs to test drive.

Army Delays HoloLens Deal with Microsoft to 'Later' in 2022

Microsoft's proposed deal with the U.S. Army to provide it with headsets based on the HoloLens mixed-reality product has hit a delay.

Nintex Sells Majority Stake to TPG, Revamps Cloud Automation Software

Workflow automation expert Nintex recently announced some product updates on the heels of a major organizational one.

Report: Microsoft's Broad Ecosystem Makes It 'The Leading Cloud Player'

Microsoft's broader portfolio of cloud offerings have made it "the leading cloud player, based on revenues from the whole ecosystem," according to new data from Synergy Research.

Microsoft Cutting Off System Center 2012 Support Next Year

Microsoft announced this week that it plans to end support for System Center 2012 and System Center 2012 R2 on July 12, 2022.

Microsoft Buys Startup Ally.io To Enhance Viva Platform

Microsoft is adding objectives-based metrics to its Microsoft Viva platform via its acquisition of Ally.io, a startup in the growing OKR market.