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Build collaborative apps with Microsoft Teams

This year at Microsoft Build 2022, we are sharing several enhancements and new capabilities for developers building collaborative apps for Teams and Microsoft 365. Read on to get a full recap of our Build announcements.

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• 2 min read

Introducing Microsoft Defender: A new Microsoft 365 online security app for you and your family

We are excited to announce the general availability of Microsoft Defender for individuals—a new security app designed to keep individuals and families safer online. Available for Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscribers starting today, Microsoft Defender helps simplify your online security through one, unified view into your family’s protections, across your personal phones and computers.

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• 3 min read

How Microsoft Teams uses AI and machine learning to improve calls and meetings

Disruptive echo effects, poor room acoustics, and choppy videos are some common issues that can detract from the effectiveness of online calls and meetings. Through AI and machine learning, which have become fundamental to our strategy for continual improvement, we’ve delivered innovative enhancements in Microsoft Teams to address audio and video challenges in ways that are both user-friendly and scalable across environments. Today, we’re excited to cover some common meeting scenarios and the AI and machine learning audio and video improvements enabled in Teams.

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• 7 min read

How Microsoft is equipping manufacturing workers with the tools of the future  

Across the manufacturing industry, pressure continues to rise as organizations and their workforces balance unpredictable supply chains, complex regulatory and compliance requirements, advanced security threats, and heightened competition. At Microsoft, we are working to empower all manufacturing workers, from the factory floor to the customer’s door, with the solutions they need for sustainable growth and increased productivity.

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• 4 min read

From Viva Goals to Defender for small businesses—here’s what’s new in Microsoft 365

One of the challenges of hybrid work is enabling teams to remain connected, engaged, and in sync. Ensuring everyone is on the same page may have felt easier when we were all in the office together, but we’re continuing to deliver updates to Microsoft 365 that bridge the digital and physical divide to bring employees closer to each other and to their organization’s mission and goals.

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• 11 min read

Build collaborative apps with Microsoft Teams

This year at Microsoft Build 2022, we are sharing several enhancements and new capabilities for developers building collaborative apps for Teams and Microsoft 365. Read on to get a full recap of our Build announcements.

Image for: Two woman and three men (one in a wheelchair) are hosting a coordinated meeting in a large conference room and are joined by several virtual attendees on a projection screen in Front of Room view. The in-person team is interacting with remote attendees through chat and live reactions while following the man at the Surface Hub. One woman is on an iPad logged into the Teams meeting, one man joining the meeting from a Surface Laptop.
• 8 min read

Microsoft: A Leader in hybrid work solutions across 23 analyst reports

The last two years have proven that every organization needs a digital fabric that connects the entire organization—from the boardroom to the frontline, and from internal teams to customers and partners. No company is better positioned to help organizations meet the demands of hybrid work than Microsoft. As the future of work unfolds, industry analysts…

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• 4 min read

Microsoft Viva Goals brings purpose and alignment to the employee experience

Today, we are excited to announce Microsoft Viva Goals, a new module for business goal setting and management, is now available in private preview. Viva Goals brings purpose and alignment to Viva customers—alongside culture and communications, wellbeing and engagement, growth and development, as well as knowledge and expertise.

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• 1 min read

Using research to unlock the potential of hybrid work

Just last month, we released our 2022 Annual Work Trend Index to better understand how work has changed over the past two years. The biggest takeaway is clear: we’re not the same people that went home to work in early 2020.

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• 5 min read

From intelligent tools built on inclusivity to the latest in Windows—here’s what’s new in Microsoft 365

This month, we’re adding new capabilities to make everyone more comfortable in meetings, feel empowered in the diverse hybrid workplace, and be able to switch devices more easily.

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• 6 min read

The business case for endpoint management modernization according to Microsoft

With rising staff shortages and increasing costs from security breaches, it is time to review the business case for modernizing your endpoint management.

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• 13 min read

New experiences in Windows 11 and Windows 365 empower new ways of working

Today, we are sharing details with our customers about the future of Windows and how we are developing new experiences to enhance the way we work today, and in the future.

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• 9 min read

Ease the burden of managing and protecting endpoints with Microsoft advanced solutions

The changes from the past two years in working patterns and, consequently, enterprise IT architecture have created new customer needs, as well as more third-party solutions, for all “purse and purposes.” Today, we are announcing our plans to deliver new management functionality in Microsoft Endpoint Manager that will further simplify how organizations manage and protect their user computing landscape.