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Windows Virtual Desktop is now generally available worldwide

Today, we’re excited to announce that Windows Virtual Desktop is now generally available worldwide. Windows Virtual Desktop is the only service that delivers simplified management, a multi-session Windows 10 experience, optimizations for Office 365 ProPlus, and support for Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and apps. With Windows Virtual Desktop, you can deploy and…

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New to Microsoft 365 in July—updates to Azure AD, Microsoft Teams, Outlook, and more

This month, we’re announcing updates to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to help improve your security posture, updates to Microsoft Teams and Outlook on the web to help you be more productive, and updates to Desktop Analytics and Office 365 ProPlus to streamline IT management and improve efficiency.…

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Discover how Microsoft 365 can help health providers adapt in an era of patient data protection and sharing

For years, patient data management meant one thing—secure the data. Now, healthcare leaders must protect and openly share the data with patients and with other healthcare organizations to support quality of care, patient safety, and cost reduction. As data flows more freely, following the patient, there’s less risk of redundant testing that increases cost and…

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Microsoft Office 365 now available from new South Africa cloud datacenters

As Microsoft strives to support the digital transformation of organizations and enterprises around the world, we continue to drive innovation and expand into new geographies to empower more customers with Office 365, the world’s leading cloud-based productivity solution, with more than 180 million commercial monthly active users. Today, we’re taking another step in our ongoing…

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New to Microsoft 365 in June—updates to Microsoft Cloud App Security, PowerPoint, Outlook, and more

This month, we’re announcing updates to Microsoft Cloud App Security and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Conditional Access policies that help you improve your organization’s security posture, updates to Microsoft Teams and Yammer that help you meet compliance obligations, updates to PowerPoint Designer that help you build visually impactful presentations, and updates to Outlook that…

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New to Microsoft 365 in April—new tools to streamline compliance and make collaboration inclusive and engaging

This month, we released new features and services in Microsoft 365 to help you meet your compliance requirements, manage security policies, and reach more audiences with your content. Here’s a look at what’s new in April. Assess and reduce risk and protect sensitive data We’re releasing new solutions designed to help you assess your compliance…

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Introducing Security Policy Advisor—a new service to manage your Office 365 security policies

Securing your users has never been more important, or more difficult. For many, it’s become a scramble to simply stay ahead of the latest threats. And all too often the complexity and variety of the security solutions themselves only adds to your burden. What most people really need is someone to help shoulder the load.…

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New to Microsoft 365 in March—tools to enable teamwork and enhance security in the workplace

This month, we released new features in Microsoft 365 to help you boost teamwork, save time, and streamline your IT management. Here’s a look at what’s new in March. Collaborate more easily New features and services give you more ways to collaborate with colleagues and LinkedIn connections across platforms. Boost meeting productivity and meet compliance…

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Announcing the public preview of Windows Virtual Desktop

Last September, we announced Windows Virtual Desktop and began a private preview. Since then, we’ve been hard at work developing the ability to scale and deliver a true multi-session Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus virtual desktop and app experience on any device. Today, we move to the next phase and announce the public preview…

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Microsoft named a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Access Management

Howdy folks, Every day, everyone in the Microsoft Identity Division comes to work focused on helping you, our customers, make your employees, partners, and customers more productive and to make it easier for you to securely manage access to your enterprise resources. So, I was pretty excited to learn that Microsoft was recently recognized as…

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Why and how you simplify IT with Microsoft 365

During this past week at Microsoft Ignite, it was an honor to spend time sitting with customers, listening to them explain what’s working and what’s not, and learning more about where they need our help. In my session on Monday, I showed 75 minutes worth of examples of how we’ve applied a new philosophy to…

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Start using Microsoft 365 to accelerate modern compliance

Today’s post was written by Rudra Mitra, Partner Director of Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance. With more than 200 updates from 750 regulatory bodies a day, keeping up to date with all the changes is a tremendous challenge. As privacy regulations, like the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), continue to evolve, compliance requirements can seem…