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).

Survey Finds Organizations Routinely Using Multiple Cloud Services

Organizations are tapping multiple cloud services for the most part, according to a recent industry study involving 750 enterprise and small-to-medium business (SMB) participants.

Microsoft Explains Windows Machine Password Resets for Remote Workers

Microsoft this week explained how the machine password mechanism for Windows systems works, and the effects when people have shifted to working remotely.

Report Bullish on U.S. Tech Jobs Growth

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) released its "Cyberstates 2020 Report" this month, painting an overall positive picture for U.S. technology jobs growth.

Microsoft Teams and Exchange Online Getting ID Protections via Continuous Access Evaluation

Microsoft on Tuesday explained that it is implementing its own version of Continuous Access Evaluation (CAE) identity and access protections for certain Office 365 and Azure Active Directory users.

Microsoft Adding SharePoint Migration and Site Collection Perks in April

SharePoint Online tenancies are getting a few new features that are "rolling out" this month, according to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap.

New Communities Yammer App Now Available in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft has brought its "new" Yammer App into Microsoft Teams and is calling it "Communities," according to a Monday announcement.

Windows 10 May 2020 Feature Update Nearing Completion

The coming Windows 10 "May 2020 Update" is possibly at its final build (19041.207), and is currently available for Windows Insider Program testers using the "Release Preview ring."