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Citrix HDX Option Coming to Windows 365 Subscribers

Citrix's "high-definition user experience" (HDX) technologies will be available as an option for Windows 365 desktop-as-a-service users, according to a joint announcement by Microsoft and Citrix.

Ransomware Report: Don't Pay the Attackers

According to a recent report, paying the ransom for an organization's hijacked data doesn't ensure return of the stolen data.

Veeam Adding Intelligence to Microsoft 365 Backup Solution

Backup and recovery giant and major Microsoft partner Veeam unveiled a raft of new features to its solution portfolio at its VeeamON conference this week.

Microsoft Searches for a New Channel Chief as Rodney Clark Exits

Longtime Microsoft executive and worldwide Microsoft channel chief Rodney Clark is leaving the company, Microsoft announced Monday.

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Microsoft Releases 'Private Preview' of Viva Goals

A "private preview" of Microsoft Viva Goals, an objectives and key results (OKR) solution, is now available, according to a company announcement on Monday.

Microsoft Adds Custom Security Services for Enterprises

Microsoft on Monday announced an expansion of its security services for organizations. Microsoft is expanding its customized security service offerings for organizations, the company announced on Monday.

Microsoft Bolsters New Passwordless Options for Windows Users

Microsoft on Thursday celebrated World Password Day with a list of new capabilities aimed to ditch passwords completely.

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Commercial Release of Microsoft Defender for Business Now Available

Microsoft's "standalone" edition of its Defender for Business, a security solution for small-to-medium organizations, has hit "general availability."

Microsoft Cloud Powers Strong Q3 Revenue

Thanks to strong growth in its Office and Microsoft Cloud divisions, Microsoft saw a quarterly increase of 18% to cap off Q3 with $49.4 billion in revenue.

Microsoft Completes Massive Employee Windows 11 Device Migration

Microsoft last week said it has finalized upgrading thousands of its employee devices to the latest Windows OS.

Red Button Security Experts To Validate Azure DDos Protection

Microsoft last week announced that Azure DDoS Protection users can launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) test attacks on their use of Azure services via Red Button's services.

Study: Enterprise Cloud Move Met with IT Unease

A study published this week by Next Pathway found that large organizations' IT leaders are hesitant to move into the cloud without tools and automation support for the initial migration.

Phishing's Biggest Brand Target: LinkedIn

A new report finds there's a new favorite brand to imitate in phishing attempts and it's Microsoft's LinkedIn professional social network.

Microsoft's Sales Support Now Offers Online Sales Consultations for Small Businesses

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that the sales support of Microsoft Stores, which launched in 2020, is now being presented as a new and free consultation service for small businesses.

Microsoft Rebrands Azure Purview Data Governance Service

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that "Microsoft Purview" is the new product branding bringing together Azure Purview data governance service with various Microsoft 365 compliance solutions.

Report: Most Orgs Experience Ransomware Attacks

A recently published study by the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) found that most organizations have been victims to ransomware attacks, and that their security countermeasures are not adequate.

Former Microsoft Channel Chief Schuster Joins Nerdio's Board

Microsoft ISV Nerdio announced this week that it was adding former Microsoft channel chief Gavriella Schuster to its board of directors.

SQL Server 2022 Public Preview Coming This Year

Microsoft said that SQL Server 2022 is nearing a public preview release, and is set for sometime later this year.

Security Firms CrowdStrike and Mandiant Strike Strategic Partnership

Security firm CrowdStrike announced on Thursday that it has formed a security product strategic partnership with fellow security firm Mandiant.

Microsoft Details Windows 11 Upgrades for a Hybrid Workforce

Microsoft on Tuesday outlined a few new upgrades and features to Windows 11, including a redesigned File Explorer.