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New Microsoft 'Teams Phone with Calling Plan' Product Coming in January

Microsoft on Friday outlined changes for organizations using Microsoft Teams for phone calls.

Microsoft Authenticator Gets Number Matching and GPS Location Capabilities

Microsoft this week announced four new security features for the Microsoft Authenticator app that can be used for confirming mobile device user identities.

Microsoft and AT&T Team on 5G Edge Zones Service

Microsoft announced Azure Edge Zones with AT&T support, a service that's at the private preview stage.

Microsoft Fixes Azure Active Directory Issue Exposing Private Key Data

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it fixed an Azure Active Directory private key data storage gaffe that affects Azure application subscribers, but affected organizations nonetheless should carry out specific assessment and remediation tasks.

Microsoft Previews New Media Player for Windows 11

Participants in the Windows Insider Program on the Dev Channel can start testing Microsoft's new Media Player application for Windows 11, according to a Tuesday announcement.

Microsoft Azure-Based Machine Ranked No. 10 in Supercomputing List

Microsoft this week credited the use of Nvidia A100 Tensor Core 80-GB graphics processing units (GPUs) in Azure virtual machines for getting four of its machines placed in the TOP500 supercomputing list.

Windows 10 Version 21H2 General Availability OS Released

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of the Windows 10 version 21H2 operating system, a feature update that's also known as the "November 2021 Update."

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Plan 1 Commercially Released

Microsoft announced on Monday that its new Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Plan 1 (P1) reached the "general availability" commercial-release stage.

Critics Say Browser Choice Made More Difficult in Windows 11

Microsoft has taken steps to favor the use of the Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 11, according to recent critical comments.

Microsoft and Kyndryl Announce Global Cloud Partnership

Kyndryl is partnering with Microsoft in a cloud deal, according to an announcement on Friday.

Microsoft Commercially Releases PowerShell 7.2

Microsoft this week announced the "general availability" commercial release of PowerShell 7.2.

Report: Cybersecurity Analysts Claim Biggest Annual Salary Growth

According to a newly released salary report by employment firm Dice, cybersecurity analysts saw an average growth in salary of 16.3 percent (for an average annual salary of $103,106) between 2019 and 2020.

Microsoft November Security Patches Address 55 Vulnerabilities

Microsoft has released its November security patch bundle, addressing 55 common vulnerabilities and disclosures (CVEs).

Microsoft Announces Windows 11 SE for Schools

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a new version of its Windows 11 operating system designed for K-8 classrooms.

McAfee Goes Private in $14 Billion Acquisition

The security software firm McAfee announced on Monday that it is going private once an acquisition deal with a group led by equity firm Advent International is finalized.

Microsoft To End Desktop Analytics Late Next Year

Microsoft on Friday announced that it will end its Desktop Analytics solution, used to assess the compatibility of Windows endpoints, applications and drivers, on "November 30, 2022."

SharePoint Server Subscription Edition Commercially Released

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that its SharePoint Server Subscription Edition product for deployment in customer-premises environments is now at the "general availability" commercial-release stage.

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Nadella Embraces the Metaverse and Support for Remote Work in Ignite Talk

An Ignite keynote talk by Satya Nadella, Microsoft's CEO, focused on the shift to "hybrid" remote work, the use of artificial intelligence and an emerging "metaverse" of digital experiences.

Microsoft Defender for Business Announced, Plus Security Product Renames

It's been a year since the last Microsoft Defender product name changes, so brace yourself for more.

Microsoft Creating Digital Worlds with Mesh for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is getting some major upgrades and new features, all announced on the opening day of Ignite 2021.