New to Microsoft 365 in April - new tools to streamline compliance and make collaboration inclusive and engaging
Leipzig, 05/07/2019 –Microsoft 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.
Microsoft Forms Pro public preview is now available
Leipzig, 05/02/2019 – Microsoft launched the public preview of Microsoft Forms Pro, Microsoft Forms, a simple, lightweight tool to create surveys, quizzes, and polls, is used by millions of education, commercial, and consumer customers.
New capabilities for the Microsoft Azure Security Center
Leipzig, 04/25/2019 – Microsoft Azure Security Center – the central hub for monitoring and protecting against related incidents within Azure – has released new capabilities. The following features – announced at Hannover Messe 2019 – are now generally available for the Azure Security Center.
Enterprise-scale Backup for SQL Server Databases
Leipzig, 04/24/2019 – Enterprise Agreement customers will be able to benefit from a new bundle that Microsoft will start to offer in May 2019. While the standard Visual Studio products will remain available, new bundle SKUs will be added: Visual Studio Professional Subscription with GitHub Enterprise and Visual Studio Enterprise subscription with GitHub Enterprise.
Visual Studio and GitHub Enterprise are available as a discounted bundle for Enterprise Agreement
Leipzig, 04/23/2019 – More and more organizations are moving to the cloud to leverage the key benefits of agility and reduced overall cost. It’s likely that at some point in time, your SQL Server will manifest as either of the three implementations in Azure: SQL Azure Database, SQL Managed Instance or SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machine (VM).
New updates to Azure AI expand AI capabilities for developers
Leipzig, 04/23/2019 – As companies increasingly look to transform their businesses with AI, Microsoft continues to add improvements to Azure AI to make it easy for developers and data scientists to deploy, manage, and secure AI functions directly into their applications with a focus on the following solution areas.
New to Microsoft 365 in March - tools to enable teamwork and enhance security in the workplace
Leipzig, 04/23/2019 – This month, Microsoft released new features in Microsoft 365 to help you boost teamwork, save time, and streamline the IT management. Here’s a look at what’s new in March.
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection is now Microsoft Defender ATP
Leipzig, 04/16/2019 – With the release of the limited preview of their Windows Defender ATP solution for Mac users, Microsoft announced they are updating the name to reflect the breadth of this expanded coverage. Microsoft Defender ATP will run on macOS Mojave, macOS High Sierra, or macOS Sierra.
Windows Virtual Desktop Public Preview Now Available
Leipzig, 04/16/2019 – Microsoft recently announced, that the Windows Virtual Desktop is now available in public preview. Windows Virtual Desktop is comprised of the Windows desktops and apps you’re delivering to users and the management solution hosted as a service on Azure by Microsoft.
Skype for Business Online Plan 2 standalone no longer available for purchase after July 1, 2019
Leipzig, 04/11/2019 – Microsoft recently announced that they will stop selling Skype for Business Online Plan 2 standalone offers as they support customers to transition to Microsoft Teams. In August 2018, the publisher had already retired Skype for Business 1 standalone offers.
Discontinuation of Dynamics Social Engagement
Leipzig, 02/10/2019 – As of 16 January 2019, Social Engagement is no longer a part of the new Dynamics 365 package. Existing customers can continue to use this service until 16 January 2020 or switch to Dynamics 365 Market Insights.
Intelligent Edge support grows – Azure IoT Edge now available on virtual machines
Leipzig, 02/05/2019 – Earlier this year, Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure IoT Edge which enables customers to bring cloud intelligence to the edge and act immediately on real-time data, whether it be a drone recognizing a crack in a gas pipe or predicting equipment failure before it happens. Azure IoT Edge is built to be secure, portable, and open.
End of Support for Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008/2008 R2
Leipzig, 02/01/2019 – Extended support for Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 is ending on 14 January 2020. However, in just six months – on 9 July 2019 – extended support ends for Windows Server 2008/2008 R2. Microsoft will no longer offer regular feature and security updates for these versions. What do you need to do?
New Offers for Advanced Security and Compliance
Leipzig, 02/01/2019 – According to Microsoft, there were two objectives for the initial introduction of Microsoft 365 with Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS). The first was to provide an excellent interface that customers can use to promote creativity and teamwork among their employees, and the second was to create a highly secure platform that is also easy to manage in a modern workplace.
New to Microsoft 365 in January - compliance, productivity, and Microsoft Teams updates
Leipzig, 01/29/2019 – More organizations are embracing a modern workplace, and new features for Microsoft 365 help you meet compliance obligations, empower Firstline Workers, and enrich your Office app experience.
Three new ways Microsoft Teams empowers Firstline Workers to achieve more
Leipzig, 01/09/2019 – Microsoft is expanding Teams with new capabilities to digitally empower the Firstline Workforce. Today’s news includes: a customizable mobile experience with mobile-only features such as location sharing, a Graph API for the Shifts scheduling tool, which provides integration between Teams and workforce management systems, and the new Praise feature that makes it easy for managers and employees to recognize their coworkers right within Teams.
Announcement of Windows Virtual Desktop
Leipzig, 01/01/2019 – Microsoft presented the Windows Virtual Desktop at its Ignite Conference 2018. This product is a virtual desktop environment for Windows and Office offered as a managed service in Azure. Since this is just a preliminary announcement and the preview has not yet been released, all information is contingent and subject to change.
How to run Office 365 ProPlus on Windows Server 2019
Leipzig, 01/01/2019 – What now? It’s an obvious question when we read the decision by Microsoft: Office 365 ProPlus will no longer be supported on the new Windows Server 2019. But what are our options if we still want to use the latest technology? Sabrina Rohenroth, Team Manager Specialised Sales Microsoft at COMPAREX Germany, investigated the issue and came to the fortunate conclusion: It works after all!