AI Safety Initiative Formed by the Cloud Security Alliance

The AI Safety Initiative was announced on Tuesday by the Cloud Security Alliance, with Amazon, Anthropic, Google, Microsoft and OpenAI joining as partners.

Microsoft and Labor Unions Strike AI Pact

On Monday, Microsoft and the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) announced a partnership to shape the future of AI in the workforce.

Microsoft Kicks Off Surface Hub 3 Sales

Microsoft announced this week that its Surface Hub 3 videoconferencing device is now shipping.

New Microsoft Teams App for VDI Commercially Released

The new Microsoft Teams app for virtual desktop infrastructure reached "general availability" commercial-release status for business customers, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

New Capabilities Coming Soon to Microsoft Copilot

Microsoft Copilot will be getting new capabilities soon, Microsoft noted in a Tuesday announcement.

Microsoft Announces Paid Extended Security Support for Windows 10

Microsoft this week announced a lifeline for those who will not be ready to transition from Windows 10 to Windows 11 by the OS's end of support on Oct. 14, 2025.

IBM, Meta and Others Launch AI Safety Alliance

On Tuesday, IBM and Meta announced a new alliance of over 50 members from the worlds of industry, government and education to focus on promoting and developing alternatives to closed AI systems.

Microsoft Copilot Commercially Released

Microsoft Copilot is now offered at the "general availability" commercial-release stage, per a Friday Microsoft announcement.

Windows Server vNext To Bring Hotpatching for All and Other Perks

Microsoft will be bringing a bunch of improvements to Windows Server in its "vNext" release, per a November Microsoft Ignite presentation.

Microsoft Aims To Deliver 'Confidential AI' in Partnership with Nvidia

Microsoft extolled ongoing efforts to deliver "confidential AI" to Azure customers in a Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft Previews Free Azure Expert Assessment for Cloud Migrations

Microsoft this week announced a free new Azure Expert Assessment option, currently at preview, to help organizations shift their workloads to Microsoft services.

Microsoft Previews SharePoint Embedded for App Developers

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a public preview of SharePoint Embedded, a resource for application developers using Microsoft 365 apps and services.

Exchange Server 2019 To Get Final Updates in 2024

Organizations running Exchange Server 2019 won't be getting an H2 cumulative update (CU) this year, a Microsoft announcement this month explained.

AI 'Secure by Default' Agreement Signed by 18 Countries

Government bodies from 18 countries, including the U.S., have agreed to AI security guidelines developed by the U.K.

OpenAI Hires Altman Back from Microsoft

OpenAI, whose ChatGPT technology has become the linchpin of Microsoft's current AI efforts, has reinstalled Sam Altman as CEO just days after firing him.

Broadcom Acquisition of VMware to Close Wednesday

Broadcom's $69 billion acquisition of VMware is set to close on Wednesday, Nov. 22, the two companies announced.

UPDATED: Amid Executive Turmoil at OpenAI, Microsoft Poaches Altman for 'AI Research Team'

It was a chaotic weekend of executive musical chairs at OpenAI, the company that's arguably at the lead of today's enterprise AI tech boom.

Microsoft Introduces SharePoint Premium, its Syntex Successor

Microsoft this week described SharePoint Premium as part of its Microsoft Ignite event announcements.

Windows 365 and AVD Get Windows App and More

Microsoft this week announced various Windows management and service improvements.

Microsoft Consolidating Windows Client Patching with Windows Autopatch

Microsoft announced a bunch of Windows management perks during Ignite week.

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