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Project Reunion Promises Relief for Windows Developers

Project Reunion was unveiled during the Microsoft Build developer virtual event, promising to address a major block for Windows developers.

Azure Kubernetes Service Now Has Optional Service-Level Agreements

Microsoft this week announced optional service-level agreements for the Azure Kubernetes Service.

Microsoft Buying Metaswitch Networks to Bolster 5G Wireless Operations

Microsoft on Thursday announced an agreement to buy Metaswitch Networks for an undisclosed price.

Encrypted DNS Can Now Be Tested in Windows 10 Preview

Microsoft is now enabling people to test Domain Name System (DNS) over HTTPS encryption, known as "DoH," via a recently released preview version of Windows 10.

Microsoft 365 Apps Get New Monthly Update Channel plus Channel Name Changes

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the establishment of a new monthly update channel plus plans to rename existing update channels for organizations using the Microsoft 365 Apps service, formerly known as "Office 365 ProPlus."

Microsoft May Security Patch Bundle Addresses 111 Vulnerabilities

Microsoft released its May security patch bundle on Tuesday, addressing about 111 common vulnerabilities and exposures.

New Yammer Preview Released

A "new" Yammer collaboration service application has been released at the public preview stage, Microsoft announced on Monday.

IDC Predicts 5.1% Decrease in IT Spending in 2020

IDC recently published its April IT-spending forecast data and estimated there will be an average 5.1 percent decrease in such spending to $2.25 trillion in 2020.

Microsoft Adds Help for Azure Active Directory Conditional Access Settings

Microsoft this week announced three new features for assessing Azure AD Conditional Access policy settings, which have all reached "general availability" (GA).

Microsoft Threat Protection Getting Turned on Next Month for Microsoft 365 Security Center Users

Microsoft on May 1 gave advance notice that it's planning to turn on certain Microsoft Threat Protection capabilities next month for eligible customers that "visit" or use the Microsoft 365 Security Center portal.

Sensitivity Labels Go Live for SharePoint and OneDrive Users

Microsoft announced on Monday that the ability to apply "sensitivity labels" to Office documents using the Microsoft Information Protection service is now at the "general availability" stage when labeling files stored in SharePoint and OneDrive.

Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3 PCs Available This Month

Microsoft has announced that some of its new Surface PCs, docking stations and accessories will be available as early as this month.

Azure VMware Solution Gets a Refresh

A preview of an updated Azure VMware Solution was announced this week, marking another step in Microsoft and VMware's joint effort to run VMware virtualization technology on the Azure cloud.

Microsoft Offers More Details on Bing Switch Option for Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise Users

Microsoft on Tuesday described a few more details about its coming Microsoft Search in Bing switching capability for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise subscribers.

Microsoft 365 Records Management Compliance Service Now Available

Microsoft last week announced the "general availability" commercial release of the Microsoft 365 Records Management service.

Microsoft Defers Windows 10X Dual-Screen Device Production Plans

Microsoft announced on Monday that coming Windows 10X-based devices will initially launch as single-screen devices.

Microsoft Adds Single Sign-On Access for All Azure Active Directory Users

Microsoft offered an overview of its recent Azure Active Directory release milestones, including free single sign-on access (SSO) for all of its online services subscribers, per a Thursday announcement.

Microsoft Previews Windows Virtual Desktop Integrated with Azure Resource Manager

Microsoft on Thursday announced that its Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) service has been revamped as an Azure service with a so-called "spring update" release, which is now available at the preview stage within the Azure Portal.

Microsoft and Red Hat Enhance Azure Arc and OpenShift Support

Microsoft and Red Hat this week announced an expansion of their integration work as part of this week's Red Hat Summit 2020 event, which went virtual.

Azure Kubernetes Service Support for Windows Server Containers Now Commercially Available

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the "general availability" (GA) commercial release of Windows Server containers for use with the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).