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With Azure Orbital, Microsoft Expands Role of Partners in Space Efforts

A new Microsoft groundstation-as-a-service offering that lets users communicate with satellites using Microsoft's cloud resources is now in public preview.

Certified Secured-Core Server Products Now Available for Azure Stack HCI and Windows Server 2022

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that certified Secured-core server hardware products are now available for running Azure Stack HCI and Windows Server 2022 software implementations.

Microsoft's New Commerce Experience Model Aims To Shift Cloud Services Customers to Annual Subscription Models

Microsoft is planning to implement its New Commerce Experience subscription model with its CSP partners, which will hike prices 20 percent for monthly subscriptions.

Microsoft Outlines Teams SLA Plans and General Enhancements

Microsoft has upped its service-level agreement (SLA) assurances for Teams phones to 99.99 percent (up from 99.9 percent) for three services, namely Microsoft Teams Calling Plans, Phone System and PSTN Audio Conferencing, per a Dec. 2 announcement.

State of the Channel Report: We're in the Midst of a Big-Three Channel Pivot

Three industry trends are "redefining the current state of the channel," say researchers at Ingram Micro Cloud.

Microsoft Releases Teams Essentials for Small Businesses Collaboration

Microsoft's Teams Essentials, a new collaboration product for small businesses, is now available, according to the company.

Microsoft Touts $39.8B in Returns During Annual Shareholders Meeting

Microsoft has released the results of its Annual Shareholder Meeting, bringing in a new board member, financial stats and vision, plus down votes on most social proposals.

Cloud Honeypots Planted by Researchers Compromised in Minutes

Palo Alto Networks researchers who deployed hundreds of honeypots packed with cloud service apps were shocked at how quickly they were compromised.

Microsoft Teams Users Receiving Loop Components

Microsoft Loop components are starting to become available to Microsoft 365 "commercial customers" using Microsoft Teams, the company announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Outlines upcoming 'Teams Phone with Calling Plan'

Organizations wanting to use Microsoft Teams for phone calls will have some new option, starting in January.

Microsoft Test Drives Azure Edge Zones with AT&T Support

Microsoft is collaborating with AT&T to improve application performance for enterprises by extending Azure capabilities "to the operator's 5G network edge."

Microsoft Commercially Releases Defender for Endpoint Plan 1

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Plan 1 (P1) reached the "general availability" commercial-release stage, the company announced on Monday.

Windows 10's 'November 2021 Update' Released

Windows 10 version 21H2 is now generally available, marking the start of a new update release cadence for the Windows 10 OS.

IBM Spinoff Kyndryl and Microsoft Partner in the Cloud

Microsoft and Kyndryl are teaming up to foster global cloud adoption, the two companies announced on Friday.

Microsoft Releases Mobile App for Viva Connections

Microsoft has announced the general availability of the Viva Connections mobile app for Microsoft Teams.

Windows 11 SE for Education Revealed

Microsoft's latest Windows 11 version was designed to improve learning in K-8 classrooms, the company announced on Tuesday.

Private Investors Acquire McAfee for $14 Billion

McAfee announced that it is being acquired by a group led by equity firm Advent International and will go private.

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Microsoft Desktop Analytics Has One Year Left

Microsoft will phase out its Desktop Analytics solution on Nov. 30, 2022, when it will incorporate the product's capabilities into the Microsoft Endpoint Manager Admin Center portal.

Microsoft Releases SharePoint Server Subscription Edition

The new subscription model for on-premises SharePoint Server is here.

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Metaverse at Ignite: Microsoft's Vision for a 'Hyperconnected' World

During his keynote at Microsoft Ignite, CEO Satya Nadella described an emerging "metaverse" of digital experiences that will sustain businesses in the world of hybrid work.