Microsoft Promises SOC Relief with Coming Security Copilot AI

The coming Security Copilot artificial intelligence implementation in Microsoft 365 Defender will ease routine tasks for Security Operations Center personnel, Microsoft suggested, in a Thursday announcement.

Copilot in Power Apps Commercially Released

Microsoft announced this week that Copilot in Power Apps reached the "general availability" commercial-release stage.

Microsoft Offers New Tool for Cleaning Up Azure IT Role Permissions

Microsoft this week announced a new query tool for IT departments to clean up their Azure role-based access control permissions.

Amazon Signs Up To Be a Billion-Dollar Microsoft 365 Customer: Report

In an unlikely pairing, Amazon has allegedly inked an agreement with Microsoft to buy over 1 million seats of the cloud-based productivity suite.

Intune Endpoint Privilege Management Now Available for Windows 365

Organizations using Microsoft Intune with its Endpoint Privilege Management capability now can have better control over Windows 365 user privileges, per a Monday Microsoft announcement.

LinkedIn Cutting 668 Jobs Despite Positive Q4 Earnings

The LinkedIn careers site, owned by Microsoft, announced personnel cuts of "approximately 668 roles" on Monday.

Microsoft Viva Suite Adding Amplify and Skills Apps

Microsoft this week announced Viva product enhancements, including the general availability of Viva Amplify, the debut of a new Skills product, plus Copilot artificial intelligence perks.

Microsoft Finalizes $69 Billion Acquisition of Activision Blizzard

The deal was able to be closed after concerns by U.K. regulators were addressed.

AI Displacing Entry-Level IT Jobs, per Report

IT consulting firm Janco Associates suggested that the 2023 IT jobs market remains rocky.

Microsoft Declares Death to NTLM with Coming Windows 11 Features

Microsoft this week indicated that it plans to eliminate the need to use the New Technology LAN Manager protocol in Windows 11, with Kerberos taking its place.

Microsoft October 2023 Patch Incudes Fix for Widespread DDoS Flaw

This month's security update addresses the widespread HTTP/2 issue and two other zero-day vulnerabilities.

Windows Server 2012 Loses Patch Support, but Orgs Could Pay for ESUs

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 are no longer supported products as of Oct. 10, 2023, meaning no more patches will be arriving.

AvePoint's New Opus Product Bringing Automation and AI to Data Governance

AvePoint on Tuesday announced Opus, its new artificial intelligence (Al)-based "information lifecycle management" solution, which works with Microsoft Office 365 and other services.

Winners of the Redmond 'Product of the Year' Awards Announced

The winners span 10 critical categories, from Microsoft Teams optimization, to Windows Server monitoring, to Active Directory data protection and more.

Azure Arc-Enabled System Center Virtual Machine Manager Adds Management Perks

Microsoft has added Azure management capabilities to Azure Arc-enabled System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), per a Friday announcement.

Microsoft Outlines Intune Mobile Application Management for Windows 11

Microsoft explained a little more this week about mobile application management for Windows 11 devices using Microsoft Intune in a Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft Begins Rollout of New Teams App

Desktop users should see an increase in performance with the updated app.

Microsoft's Partners Now Selling ESUs for SQL Server 2014

Microsoft's partners are now selling Extended Security Updates for SQL Server 2014 as of this month, per this announcement.

Microsoft Entra Privileged Identity Management Gets Two New Features

Microsoft announced this week that it has added two new capabilities to Microsoft Entra Privileged Identity Management at the "general availability" release stage.

Microsoft Unveils New OneDrive with Coming Copilot AI

Microsoft described "the third generation of OneDrive" on Tuesday in an online presentation featuring Jeff Teper, president of collaboration apps and platform, plus other Microsoft luminaries.

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