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'Remote Help' Among New Cloud Features Coming to Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Microsoft is readying a raft of "premium" add-on capabilities for its Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) product, which it is positioning as a "single, cloud powered solution" for organizations.

Automate Patching with New Windows Autopatch Service

Microsoft can now take over quality and security patching operations in organizations, including Windows operating system feature updates, plus driver updates, in a new feature announced Tuesday called Windows Autopatch.

Microsoft Updating Windows 365 for Hybrid and Remote Work Era

As part of its broader effort to support hybrid office scenarios, Microsoft is planning several Windows 365 enhancements aimed at people expecting to work remotely.

Microsoft Commercially Releases System Center 2022

The "general availability" commercial release of System Center 2022 is now available.

Microsoft Acquires Process Mining Solution Maker Minit

Microsoft is buying European firm Minit, maker of process mining software for enterprises, the company announced on Thursday.

App Scaling Service Azure Front Door Now Available

Microsoft's Azure Front Door, the company's latest content delivery network (CDN) service for securing and supporting high-availability Web content and "global" applications, is now commercially available.

Government-Aimed Office 365 Service Coming This Year

Microsoft's new software-as-a-service offering for U.S. federal agencies and their partners, Office 365 Government Secret, will arrive by mid-2022, the company announced on Monday.

U.S. and European Union Agree on a New Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework

The Biden White House and the European Commission have taken first steps in agreeing on a new "Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework".

White House: Harden Infrastructure Security Now

U.S. "critical infrastructure" operators should "harden their cyberdefenses immediately" against possible Russian attacks, per a warning by The Biden White House this week.

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Microsoft Teams Connect Shared Channels Preview Coming this Month

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that a preview of Teams Connect shared channels, which aims to ease collaborations with external parties, will be arriving this month.

Microsoft Launches Cloud-Based Data Platform for Health Care

As part of its broader Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare program, Microsoft this week announced the general availability of Azure Health Data Services, a platform for managing and analyzing various forms of patient data.

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Microsoft Centers Cloud in Major Partner Program Revamp

Microsoft is planning a major cloud-focused facelift for its partner program this fall that will significantly impact the more than 400,000 organizations in its ranks.

Microsoft Touts Benefits of Flexible Work Hour Trend

According to a recent Microsoft "Work Trend Index" report, the company says that the shift to a remote workforce over the last couple of years has yielded positive returns.

New Microsoft Teams Enhancements and New Partnerships for Healthcare Industry

Microsoft announced on Tuesday new features for its Teams platform aimed at how health care workers interact and communicate with patients.

Cloud Growth Not Dampening Hardware Spending

More and more workloads are headed to the cloud, but that hasn't slowed down spending on IT hardware, according to a new report by Spiceworks Ziff Davis.

Azure Stack Edge Pro 2 Commercially Released

The commercial release of Azure Stack Edge Pro 2 has hit "general availability" this week.

Google Buying Mandiant for $5.4 Billion in Cloud Security Coup

Google's cloud business is set to get a major cybersecurity asset with its planned acquisition of Mandiant for $5.4 billion.

Microsoft's Acquisition of Former Partner Nuance Finalizes

Microsoft's acquisition of Nuance Communications Inc. is now complete, the company announced on Friday.

Microsoft Pauses Hardware and Software Sales to Russia

Microsoft on Friday announced that it will be halting all new sales to Russia due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Microsoft Rolling Out New Defender for Business to Office 365 Subscribers

Microsoft Defender for Business, a new security solution for small-to-medium organizations, is now at the "general availability" commercial-release stage for Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscribers, per a Tuesday Microsoft announcement.