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's New Azure OpenAI Service Provides GPT-3 Access

Microsoft unveiled a new service that provides access to OpenAI's machine learning models through the Azure platform.

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.

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.

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Microsoft Ignite for IT Pros: All the Products that Reached General Availability

The Microsoft Ignite online event kicked off on Tuesday, and it brings a bunch of product updates for IT pros that are now reaching "general availability" (GA, or commercial release).

Microsoft Increases the Pace of Windows 11 Upgrade Offers

Microsoft has accelerated offering Windows 11 to eligible devices, according to an Oct. 27 note in a Microsoft document.

Surface Management Portal Now Available in Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Microsoft added a new Surface Management Portal within the Microsoft Endpoint Manager product, according to a Thursday announcement.

Microsoft Aims To Address Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage Crisis

Microsoft on Thursday announced a new campaign with community colleges to help prepare tomorrow's cybersecurity workforce.

System Center Configuration Manager Hits 'Legacy' Status for Microsoft's Own Operations

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) may be dead, but that's apparently just true for Microsoft when it comes to its own internal operations.

Windows 11 Preview Adds Microsoft Account and DoH Discoverability Features

Microsoft's latest Windows 11 release to Windows Insider program testers in the Dev Channel includes a Microsoft account settings overview screen, plus an enhancement to the Domain Name System (DNS) over HTTPS feature.

Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability Released to Public Preview

Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability, a suite of tools to help enterprises measure their environmental impact, was released on Wednesday in public preview.

Microsoft Authenticator App Gets Autofill for Address and Payment Info

The Microsoft Authenticator app for consumers can now automatically fill out address and payment information in Web site forms when using Android mobile devices, on top of filling out password fields.

Microsoft Touts Multifactor Authentication To Block Password Spray Attacks

Tips to protect against "password spray attacks" were expounded by Microsoft's Detection and Response Team (DART) in a Tuesday announcement.

Microsoft Previews End-to-End Encryption for Teams Calls

Microsoft recently announced that a public preview of end-to-end encryption is available for Microsoft Teams calls in person-to-person scenarios.

Microsoft Points to Inadequate Service Provider Protections Against Nobelium Attacks

Microsoft on Monday highlighted delegated administrative privileges with service providers as being a major organizational security hole that's being targeted by the "Nobelium" advanced persistent threat (ATP) group.

Microsoft Information Compliance Adds Adaptive Policy Scopes Feature

Microsoft recently announced an "adaptive policy scopes" capability for organizations using Microsoft Information Compliance solutions with Microsoft 365 applications.

Microsoft Buys Clear Software To Enhance Its Power Platform Solutions

Microsoft announced on Friday that it has acquired Clear Software, with the intention of integrating its business process technologies into Microsoft Power Platform solutions.

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