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Microsoft Launches SharePoint Success Site Learning Tool

Microsoft announced a new SharePoint Success Site template for SharePoint Online intranet users on Tuesday, adding another tool to better steer site creators.

Microsoft Removes Potential Snooping Capability from Productivity Score

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it is removing the ability to show user names from its newly released Productivity Score product.

Microsoft 365 Users Getting My Feed and SharePoint Page Diagnostics

Microsoft on Monday announced new Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online improvements that are getting rolled out to subscribers.

Microsoft Flirts with Charging for API Software Connections

Microsoft may have started something new by attempting to charge its customers for software that uses its application programming interfaces (APIs).

Microsoft Previews Windows Autopilot for HoloLens 2

Microsoft on Friday announced a public preview of Windows Autopilot for HoloLens 2, its mixed-reality headset.

Microsoft Announces Azure Kubernetes Service Enhancements

Microsoft this week announced a few Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) product milestones as part of the KubeCon event.

Microsoft Promises Greater PC Security with Coming Pluton Processors

Microsoft has introduced Pluton, a security solution aiming to make the current root of trust between the central processing unit and the trusted platform module in devices more resistant to physical tampering.

Microsoft Goes Live with Azure Hybrid Benefit Program for Linux

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that its Azure Hybrid Benefit program for Linux, previously at preview, is now commercially available.

Microsoft Dataverse for Teams Now Commercially Released

The Microsoft Dataverse for Teams data platform for use with Power Platform tools has reached the "general availability" commercial-release stage, Microsoft announced on Monday.

PowerShell 7.1 Now Commercially Released

Microsoft this week announced the release of PowerShell 7.1, which was described as a "major update" to the scripting language.

Microsoft Extended Security Update Program Approaches Year 2

Microsoft this week announced that the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 Extended Security Update (ESU) program is approaching Year 2.

Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Protection Now Commercially Released

The Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention service, used to protect data accessed on devices, reached "general availability" commercial-release status, Microsoft announced this week.

Quest Software Buys Quadrotech To Boost Office 365 Migration Support

Quest Software announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Quadrotech, a partner company providing Office 365 migration and management solutions.

Microsoft's November Security Bundle Addresses 112 Vulnerabilities

Microsoft released its November bundle of security patches on Tuesday, addressing 112 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs).

Microsoft Launches Revamped Security Update Guide

Microsoft on Monday described the format of its newly improved "Security Update Guide," which is used to see monthly security patch details.

Microsoft Teams Users Getting Project for the Web Integration

Microsoft 365 subscribers are getting the ability to use Project for the Web and the Project Roadmap app within Microsoft Teams, according to a Microsoft announcement this week.

SharePoint Online Search Analytics Shifts to Microsoft 365 Admin Center Portal Next Month

A more unified Microsoft Search reporting capability for IT pros overseeing SharePoint Online sites will be arriving sometime next month, Microsoft announced this week.

Windows 10 Users Getting New Process for Finding Optional Driver Updates

Accessing Windows 10 drivers classified as "optional updates" will be more of a manual seek-and-install type of experience, starting on Nov. 5, 2020, Microsoft explained in a Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft Starting To Roll Out New Excel Connected Data Types

Microsoft on Thursday announced some Excel and Power BI enhancements that add "connected data types" on top of the standard strings and numbers options.

Microsoft Changes Privacy Platform Name to SmartNoise

Microsoft Research has changed the name of its "differential privacy" platform from "WhiteNoise" to "SmartNoise," according to a Wednesday announcement.