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Azure Enhancements Outlined at the Microsoft Inspire Partner Event

Microsoft described a bunch of Azure enhancements at its Inspire event for partners.

Veeam Software and Rubrik Announce Integration with Microsoft 365 Backup

Microsoft partners Rubrik and Veeam Software announced during this week's Microsoft Inspire conference that their solutions now have integrations with Microsoft 365 Backup.

Microsoft and Activision Blizzard Extend Merger Close Deadline

The acquisition of video game maker Activision Blizzard by Microsoft has been given a new deadline to close of Oct. 18.

Microsoft Advances Copilot and AI Products at Inspire Event

Microsoft this week described the various artificial intelligence capabilities getting added to its product lines, mostly under the "Copilot" label, as part of its Inspire event for partners.

Windows 11 Version 23H2 Coming via 'Enablement Package' in Q4

Microsoft this week gave advance notice on coming Windows 10 and Windows 11 product releases.

Microsoft Clarifies Copilot Support Nuances for Microsoft 365 Users

Microsoft answered some questions about its emerging Microsoft 365 Copilot generative artificial intelligence product in a Thursday "Ask Microsoft Anything" (AMA) session.

Microsoft Adds Two New Entra Products, Renames Entra Azure Active Directory

Microsoft on Tuesday announced an expansion of its Microsoft Entra identity and access management product line, and also indicated that it is ending its Entra Azure Active Directory product name.

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Microsoft Scorches 132 Flaws in July's Security Patch

In a massive security update, Microsoft has released 130 new patches for July, targeting many critical vulnerabilities across its products and services, including Windows, Office, .NET, Visual Studio, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Dynamics, and more.

Microsoft Dev Box Commercially Released

Microsoft on Monday announced the commercial release ("general availability") of Microsoft Dev Box, which lets developers set up remotely accessible environments for their software projects.

Microsoft Outlines Azure OpenAI Large Language Model Servicing

Microsoft on Friday outlined how Azure OpenAI users can automatically keep up with the latest large language model updates, and also gave assurances about privacy issues.

Microsoft Begins Rolling Out Copilot for Windows 11 to Dev Channel Testers

Microsoft on Thursday announced that an "early look" preview of Windows Copilot for Windows 11 is starting to roll out to Windows Insider Program testers on the Dev Channel.

Microsoft Fixes Outlook and Teams Service Problems

Microsoft had service issues with Outlook on the Web on June 27, followed by Microsoft Teams issues on June 28.

Microsoft and Rubrik Partner for AI-Powered Enterprise Security Recovery

Security vendor Rubrik announced on Wednesday a team up with Microsoft to bring its Security Cloud to Microsoft Sentinel and Azure OpenAI Service.

Microsoft Intune Getting Driver and Mobile Controls for Windows Enterprise Devices

Microsoft Intune is getting driver management and mobile application management capabilities for Windows Enterprise edition devices, Microsoft announced this month.

Microsoft Floats Early Requirements for Using Microsoft 365 Copilot

Microsoft last week described coming Microsoft 365 Copilot software requirements, but stopped short on nuances and pricing details.

Microsoft Releases Private Preview of Azure Quantum Elements with Copilot AI Capabilities

Microsoft this week described some of its advances in quantum computing, along with new resources for accelerating scientific and industry research.

Microsoft Advises App Developers About 'nOAuth' Attack Route

Microsoft this week addressed findings by security researchers at Descope, who reported a "nOAuth" attack route that's present in some applications leveraging the Azure Active Directory service.

Microsoft's Early June Service Outages Due to DDoS Attacks

Microsoft ascribed its "early June 2023" service outages as being caused by distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks by a "Storm-1359" threat actor, per a Friday announcement.

Dynamics 365 ERP To Get Copilot AI Capabilities

Microsoft on Thursday announced the addition of new artificial intelligence "Copilot" capabilities in Microsoft 365 Dynamics enterprise resource management solutions.

Azure Firewall Gets Easier Product Upgrades and Structured Logs

Microsoft this week announced a couple of Azure Firewall improvements.

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