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Conditional Access for Office 365 Apps Now Commercially Released

Azure Active Directory Conditional Access support for the Office 365 suite of applications is now at the "general availability" commercial-release stage, Microsoft announced on Thursday.

With Infrastructure Spin-Off, IBM Goes 'All In' on Hybrid and AI

Big Blue announced a major restructuring move on Thursday that would split its operations between its managed infrastructure business and its hybrid cloud and AI solutions.

Microsoft 365 Admin Center Getting Multitenant Management Capabilities

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that its new "All Tenants" feature in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center portal is starting to arrive for partners that work with cloud service providers and multiple customers.

Microsoft Turning on Azure Active Directory Publisher Verification Next Month

Microsoft plans to turn on a new Azure Active Directory "Publisher Verification" security feature that will block end user consent to unverified app publishers starting next month.

Microsoft Rang Up Over $370K in Azure Sphere Bug Bounties

Microsoft has shelled out $374,300 in security bounties as part of its Azure Sphere Security Research Challenge, the company said this week.

Veeam Buys Kasten To Add Native Kubernetes Backup Support

Cloud data management and backup solutions company Veeam has bought its partner Kasten, a provider of Kubernetes backup and disaster recovery solutions.

Microsoft Sums Up Azure Active Directory Progress in Talk

Microsoft highlighted a few Azure Active Directory improvements during last week's Ignite event.

Microsoft Shifting New Exchange, SharePoint, Skype and Project Server Products to Subscription Models in 2021

Microsoft announced last week in an Exchange Teams post and in at least one Ignite session that it will offer new application server products next year, but only via subscription-based licensing models.

Microsoft Ending Its Open License Program in 2022

Microsoft announced on Monday that it's planning to end its 20-year-old Open License program for small and midsize organizations, starting on Jan. 1, 2022.

Nintex Buys K2, Bolstering Process Automation Offerings

Nintex announced a "definitive agreement" on Thursday to acquire kindred process management and automation firm K2 Software Inc.

New Microsoft Security Report Highlights Phishing, Ransomware and Unpatched VPNs

Microsoft has announced the release of its "Digital Defense Report," which is described as "a reimagining" of Microsoft's "Security Intelligence Report" (SIR).

Microsoft Touts Azure as 'Carrier-Grade Platform' for Telcos Deploying 5G

Microsoft has affirmed its software-defined networking infrastructure support for telecom companies, especially as they move more toward rolling out 5G wireless services.

Ivanti Buys MobileIron and Pulse Secure

The acquisitions are expected to enhance Ivanti's mobile endpoint security offerings.

Microsoft Rebrands Enterprise Security Solutions as 'Microsoft Defender'

Microsoft took the occasion of its Ignite event last week to rebrand its enterprise security solutions for premises and cloud environments, mostly by putting "Microsoft Defender" on their names.

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SharePoint Syntex and 'Project Nucleus' Announced at Ignite

Microsoft described a couple of developments along SharePoint product lines during a Tuesday Ignite online keynote talk.

Microsoft Ignite: Azure Advances Across Five Frontiers

To kick off the Microsoft Ignite virtual conference, CEO Satya Nadella made a bold claim about the public cloud with the second-largest market share behind Amazon.

Microsoft Endpoint Manager Improvements Highlighted at Ignite

Improvements in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) management solution were part of Tuesday's Microsoft Ignite online event.

Microsoft Buying Games Maker ZeniMax Media for $7.5 Billion

Microsoft is buying ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda Softworks and other game-maker affiliates, for $7.5 billion in cash.

Microsoft Ignite Virtual Event To Include Keynotes, Sessions, On-Demand Content and Chat Sessions

Microsoft Ignite, starting Sept. 22, will be a mixture of keynote talks, technical sessions, Microsoft Teams-hosted chats and "breakout" videos that will be accessible via a so-called Virtual Hub portal.

Promising Findings from Microsoft's Underwater Datacenter Experiment

Back on dry land after spending two years submerged in the waters off the coast of Scotland, Project Natick, Microsoft's experimental underwater datacenter prototype, has been deemed a success.