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Microsoft Lists Apps Coming Soon to Microsoft 365 Subscribers

Microsoft announced last week that its Lists applications are starting to arrive as early as this month for "Microsoft 365 business customers worldwide."

Microsoft Teams Rooms Devices Get New Subscription and Management Options

Microsoft last week described the addition of two monthly subscription-based options for organizations using Microsoft Teams Rooms videoconferencing devices, and it described a few management portal updates.

Microsoft Teams Getting Integrated Power Platform Capabilities

Microsoft this week had lots to say about Microsoft Teams, which is getting "native" integration with Microsoft Power Platform tools, starting in preview form as early as next month, according to a July 21 announcement.

Microsoft Previews Double Key Encryption for Protecting Microsoft 365 Data

Microsoft this week announced a preview of Double Key Encryption for data created with Microsoft 365 applications.

Microsoft Rolling Out Policy Previews for Insider Risk Management Service

Microsoft this week announced some policy enhancements to the Insider Risk Management service for Microsoft 365 that soon will be arriving at the preview level.

Microsoft Previews Endpoint Data Loss Prevention Service

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that a preview of its new Endpoint Data Loss Prevention (DLP) service is getting distributed to Microsoft 365 E5/A5 subscribers.

Microsoft Unveils Azure Stack HCI Preview Version 20H2

Microsoft announced a preview this week of a revamped Azure Stack HCI product that runs its own operating system, known as "version 20H2."

Microsoft Begins Preview Launch of Universal Print for Microsoft 365 Subscribers

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a public preview of Universal Print for Microsoft 365 subscribers.

Microsoft Reportedly Has an Emerging 'Cloud PC' Virtual Desktop Service

Microsoft has a "Cloud PC" effort under works that apparently will be somewhat different from existing Microsoft services, such as the Windows Virtual Desktop virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) service.

New Yammer Conversations for SharePoint Online Now Available

Microsoft announced on Monday that the "new" Yammer Conversations Web Part for companywide chats is now available to SharePoint Online tenancies at the "general availability" commercial-release stage.

IT Pros React to SharePoint 2010 Online Workflows End of Support

Microsoft's plans to put an early end to workflows for SharePoint 2010 Online, announced earlier this month, have elicited multiple complaints from IT pros, a petition to postpone the deprecation and a little bit of help.

CISA Issues Emergency Directive on Windows Server DNS Vulnerability

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Thursday announced the release of an emergency directive on patching a Windows Server Domain Name System (DNS) vulnerability (CVE-2020-1350).

Microsoft and Citrix Partnership Shifts to Citrix Workspace and Microsoft Azure

Microsoft and Citrix this week outlined the current direction of their longtime collaborative partnership efforts.

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Microsoft July Security Updates Address 18 Critical Vulnerabilities, Including One That's 'Wormable'

Microsoft on Tuesday released July security patches, addressing a total of 123 common vulnerabilities and exposures.

Microsoft Repeats Warnings on Microsoft 365 Apps Name Changes and Use of the Insecure SHA-1 Protocol

Microsoft this week repeated some patch warnings to IT pros, with a couple of milestones coming up soon.

Microsoft Secure Score Commercially Released Worldwide

The Microsoft Secure Score service has reached "general availability" commercial-release status worldwide, Microsoft announced on Monday.

Microsoft Highlights Security and Compliance Milestones for OneDrive and SharePoint

Microsoft outlined some recent security and compliance enhancements that are either already available or will be coming to Microsoft 365 tenancies using OneDrive and SharePoint by year's end.

Coming Microsoft Teams Features Aim To Make Remote Meetings More Natural

Microsoft recently described new Teams features to come, with many of them aiming to make the remote videoconferencing experience feel more like an actual physical meeting.

Microsoft Buys Orions Systems To Enhance Vision AI Capabilities in Dynamics 365

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Orions Systems with the aim of enhancing Dynamics 365 capabilities, as well as the Microsoft Power Platform.

Microsoft Hires Movial To Build Android OS for Microsoft Devices

Microsoft has hired the Romanian operations of software engineering and design services company Movial to develop an Android-based operating system solution for the Microsoft Devices business segment.