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Microsoft Profiles New Teams Devices and Calling Features

Microsoft recently provided an update on new and coming devices for making Microsoft Teams conference calls, and also described some coming Teams Calling features.

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Microsoft Previews New Azure Purview Data Governance Service, Goes Live with Azure Synapse Analytics

Microsoft announced the preview release of Azure Purview, a new data governance solution, as well as the "general availability" commercial release of Azure Synapse Analytics and Azure Synapse Studio.

Salesforce Buying Slack for $27 Billion To Bolster CRM Solution

Salesforce on Tuesday announced the purchase of collaboration software-maker Slack for an estimated $27.7 billion.

Microsoft Adding Simpler Microsoft 365 Admin Center Option for Small Businesses

The Microsoft 365 Admin Center, used for setting up and managing various Microsoft services, is getting a more lightweight interface designed for "very small businesses," according to a Tuesday Microsoft announcement.

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.