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Announcing Microsoft Azure Government services in the Cloud Solution Provider program
6/21/2017 | Microsoft Azure Government | 27
We are excited to announce that Azure Government services are now available through the Cloud Solution Provider program (CSP). The CSP program enables partners to make Microsoft Cloud services part of their customer offerings, expanding U.S. government customer options in meeting their mission goals.


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Gartner names Microsoft Azure as a leader in the Cloud IaaS MQ
6/16/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 14
As customers bet more and more on Cloud to drive digital transformation within their organizations, we’re seeing tremendous usage of Azure. Recently, Forbes reported a study done by Cowen and Company…


Office 365 Update: Microsoft Forms Preview
6/16/2017 | Jasper Oosterveld | 13
Microsoft Forms is a simple and lightweight app for creating polls, surveys, and quizzes that lets your users easily gather customer feedback, measure satisfaction, learn what employees think, organize team events, and more. It works on any web browser, and includes features such as themes, logo and


Office 365 Update: SharePoint modern pages and news
6/16/2017 | Jasper Oosterveld | 11
We’re updating the “Send by email” experience for SharePoint modern pages and news. How does this affect me? We’re improving the experience that allows a user to send an email to recipients of choice with a better preview of the page/news post that includes a thumbnail, title, description, and an optional


Office 365 Update: Microsoft Planner mobile app
6/16/2017 | Jasper Oosterveld | 12
The Microsoft Planner mobile app for iOS and Android is a new Office 365 feature that is now available. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 14703. How does this affect me? You can now access and use Planner on iOS and Android devices. What do I need to do to prepare for this change?


Office 365 Update: Changes to admin controls for existing Yammer groups
6/16/2017 | Jasper Oosterveld | 13
Previously, we announced changes to Yammer group types which affected admin controls for new groups. Today, we are announcing that these admin control changes will now be applied to all existing groups. This change will be effective July 6, 2017. How does this affect me? The following areas will be affected


Azure DB for MySQL
6/16/2017 | Azure Fridays | 20
Jason Anderson joins Scott Hanselman to discuss the newest offering of the Azure Database family – Azure Database for MySQL. With built-in high availability, scalability, and flexible pricing options, there's no excuse to be running MySQL in a VM anymore.For more information, see:Azure Database for MySQLAzure


Can Darren Moffatt beat the clock?
6/15/2017 | Microsoft IT showcase | 19
We asked Darren Moffatt, a service engineer in Microsoft IT, to explain the difference between SharePoint and a typical file share in under 60 seconds. Will he beat the clock, or will he be forced to face the bowl of consequences? Interested in learning more about SharePoint? SharePoint on MSDN SharePoint


Paolo Pialorsi on the SharePoint Framework In His Own Words
6/15/2017 | Andrew Connell | 12
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Microsoft to deliver two Windows Server feature updates per year starting this Fall
6/15/2017 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 14
Microsoft is moving Windows Server to the same semi-annual feature-update schedule as Windows client and Office 365 ProPlus are now on. Here's how this will work.


Allergan embraces growth pharma model, accelerates business with the Microsoft Secure Productive Enterprise
6/15/2017 | Office Blogs - Office 365 Technology | 13
“That’s why we chose the Microsoft Secure Productive Enterprise, because it allows me to deliver a secure technology experience that drives creativity, collaboration and teamwork for the business.” —Read more on global "growth pharma" leader Allergan’s move to Office 365 and the Secure Productive Enterprise


Allergan embraces growth pharma model, accelerates business with the Microsoft Secure Productive Enterprise
6/15/2017 | Office Blogs - Office 365 | 14
“That’s why we chose the Microsoft Secure Productive Enterprise, because it allows me to deliver a secure technology experience that drives creativity, collaboration and teamwork for the business.” —Read more on global "growth pharma" leader Allergan’s move to Office 365 and the Secure Productive Enterprise


Delivering continuous innovation with Windows Server
6/15/2017 | Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog | 14
This blog post was authored by Erin Chapple, General Manager, Windows Server. Over the years, our conversations with customers about their application and datacenter needs have really evolved, but the one constant is the accelerating pace of change. Digital transformation is changing the way business


Frequent, continuous releases coming for System Center
6/15/2017 | Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog | 14
This blog post has been authored by Bala Rajagopolan, Principal Group Program Manager, System Center. In todays digital world, customers expect companies to interact with them through applications, and managing and monitoring these applications and the infrastructure they run on is crucial. While more


Evaluating Risk with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Risk Assessment Checklist
6/15/2017 | Microsoft Azure Government | 14
Microsoft is pleased to announce the availability of our Risk Assessment Checklist for the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) for Federal Agencies. The Checklist is available on the Service Trust Portal under “Compliance Guides”. Microsoft worked with our Azure Blueprint Partner, First Information Technology


Announcing public preview of Apache Kafka on HDInsight with Azure Managed disks
6/15/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 15
HDInsight set a firm goal of helping enterprises build secure, robust, scalable open source streaming pipelines on Azure. To meet this goal, a few months ago we announced a limited preview of Managed Kafka on Azure HDInsight.


Episode 183 - IoT, Stream Analytics and other Big Data Stuff
6/15/2017 | The Azure Podcast | 13
Evan, Russell and Sujit have a good discussion on all topics Data with CSAs Phil Murphy and Robin Lester from Microsoft UK. @CodeBeard https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/robinlester/ Media File: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode183.mp3   Other updates: Update: In-Memory OLTP in Azure


Announcing large disk sizes of up to 4 TB for Azure IaaS VMs
6/15/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 35
Azure increases the maximum size and performance of Azure Disks. We are excited to announce the maximum disk sizes for both Premium and Standard storage. This extends the maximum size of the disks per…


Solve Node.js issues faster with Application Insights for Node.js
6/15/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 8
Azure Application Insights is an application performance management (APM) platform which provides performance and diagnostic information about your running services and applications to help you…


Microsoft's 'Office in the Windows Store' release is coming June 15
6/15/2017 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 17
The full versions of Microsoft's Office apps, brought to the Windows 10 Store using the 'Project Centennial' bridge are set to go to preview, according to a new leak.


Virtual Machines:New Features
6/15/2017 | Azure Notes | 9
We are excited to announce an increase of maximum disk sizes for both Premium and Standard storage. This extends the maximum size of the disks from 1,024 GB to 4,095 GB and enables customers to add 4x more disk storage capacity per VM. Customers can now provision up to a total of 256 TB disks storage


Automation:Updated Features
6/15/2017 | Azure Notes | 6
Azure Automation currently uses the version of the modules in your automation for scheduled runbook jobs at the time the schedule was created. This behavior has caused confusion for customers because when they update their modules, they expect that all future scheduled jobs will use the latest version. To


Saving students with machine learning, data analytics, and some surprising insights
6/14/2017 | Microsoft IT showcase | 13
The sun rises in the east, flowers bloom in the spring, and teachers inspire kids to do great things. We know all this, right? Yes, but there is much more to it than that. Thanks to data analytics and machine learning, we are now discovering that the exact words teachers use to give students feedback... The


Cybercrime and freedom of speech – A counterproductive entanglement
6/14/2017 | Microsoft secure | 13
This post is authored by Gene Burrus, Assistant General Counsel. As cybercrime becomes ever more pervasive, the need for states to devote law enforcement resources to battling the problem is apparent. However, states should beware using cybercrime legislation and enforcement resources as a vehicle for


The rise of the IT leader
6/14/2017 | Office Blogs - Office 365 Technology | 12
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The rise of the IT leader
6/14/2017 | Office Blogs - Office 365 | 16
Gain insights to help you become an IT leader. The post The rise of the IT leader appeared first on Office Blogs.