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Microsoft Ignite is coming back this fall. Nov. 2-4, virtual event. More info: myignite.microsoft.com
New #MJFChat all about deploying voice services in Teams with special guest @StaleHansen is now available. Get your podcast and transcript right here: petri.com/mjfchat-how-to…
@getwired @sbisson @maryjofoley @jimgaynor Thanks to @jwckauman and @hoyty I found out that M365 admin center has a new Volume Licensing downloads section with Windows Server 2022 images & product keys. Happy End
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Microsoft's Windows Server 2022 is rolling out to mainstream users: zdnet.com/article/micros…
Here's a fantastic XP retrospective by the project director for Windows XP, Iain McDonald: linkedin.com/pulse/20-years…
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Microsoft has released a new Windows 11 test build (22000.160) alongside its first official Windows 11 ISOs. It also has released a first test build of the updated Windows 11 clock app with "Focus Sessions" support: zdnet.com/article/micros…
Interesting detail under the fold: Audio Conferencing in Teams (dial-in attendees) will become part of all enterprise, business, frontline, and government suites. twitter.com/ZDNet/status/1…
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Microsoft to increase Microsoft 365, Office 365 commercial prices in March 2022. Here's what the new price list looks like: zdnet.com/article/micros…
New Windows Weekly is out. We talk about Win 11's refreshed inbox apps and Teams Chat feature. We revisit how to change the default apps and browser in Windows 11. We dissect Microsoft's latest move to try to build its consumer business and lots more: twit.tv/shows/windows-…
New Windows 10 Version 21H2 Features Head to (Some) Insiders - thurrott.com/windows/window…
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An update on the tests Microsoft is running on the International Space Station with HPE Spaceborne Computer-2 and Azure: azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/gen… The original Feb. announcement, details: zdnet.com/article/micros…
Microsoft hires former Uber exec in effort to grow its Teams consumer business: zdnet.com/article/micros…
Our next #MJFChat is all about the calling/voice capabilities in Microsoft's Teams and how to implement them successfully. Got questions on this topic for my special guest @StaleHansen? Put them right here on Twitter with hashtag #MJFChat and I'll add them to my list.
Microsoft's Azure Government Top Secret service is now generally available: zdnet.com/article/micros… (by ZDNet's @StephCondonPDX)
New #MJFChat podcast (and transcript) are now available. I talk with special guest, Microsoft's @SethPat, about how Microsoft is building Viva to help mitigate employee attrition: petri.com/mjfchat-how-mi…
MJFChat: How Microsoft Viva Can Improve the Employee Experience dlvr.it/S5cCVg
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And ICYMI, the print spooler nightmare still is NOT over: zdnet.com/article/window… (by ZDNet's @LiamT)
Heads up for those who've asked for an updated ETA on the rollout of the 'free' lightweight Visio app Microsoft disclosed in June. It's now going to be rolling out this month (August), rather than July as originally planned, MS says. More info the app: zdnet.com/article/micros…
Microsoft starts rolling out test builds of the new Snipping Tool, Calculator and Mail/Calendar app, alongside its latest Windows 11 test build, 22000.132. And Win 11 Dev and Beta testers are getting more Teams Chat features to test, too: zdnet.com/article/micros…
.@thurrott was right. Here come the Windows 11 apps, including consolidating several OneNote apps. @maryjofoley makes sense of it all.  Plus, a Super-Duper Secure Mode for the Edge browser. Subscribe to Windows Weekly with @leolaporte. twit.tv/shows/windows-…
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It's Paaaatch Tuesday. Again.... Microsoft's August 2021 Patch Tuesday: 44 flaws fixed, seven critical including Print Spooler vulnerability: zdnet.com/article/micros… (by ZDNet's @jgreigj)
Visual Studio 2022 Preview 3 is now available: devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/v…
September 16: Windows Server Summit. Virtual "first in-depth look" at Windows Server 2022. Registration and more info: info.microsoft.com/ww-landing-win…
Microsoft is adding support for more Windows versions for the combined latest cumulative update (LCU) fixes plus the latest servicing stack update (SSU). This single LCU/SSU package now available for Windows 10 1809, Win 10 1909 and Windows Server 2019: techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-it-…
Microsoft acquires Peer5 to supplement Teams' live video streaming: zdnet.com/article/micros…
Microsoft's Immersive Reader tool now available in Outlook Desktop, Teams mobile, OneDrive and SharePoint: techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/education-b…
Got questions about Microsoft's Viva employee-experience platform? Put them here on Twitter for my next Petri.com MJFChat special guest, Microsoft's @SethPat, and I'll add them to my list. Just use hashtag #MJFChat and ask away....
New Windows 11 test build is out for Dev and Beta channels. It's build 22000.120 and has a BOATLOAD (official term) of fixes and updates plus a new "Family" widget. The new Store app also gets some updates but no Android app support still. More info: blogs.windows.com/windows-inside…
Windows 10: Now you can selectively block USB devices from connecting to your PCs with new layered Group Policy feature: zdnet.com/article/window… (by ZDNet's @LiamT)
Microsoft to consolidate multiple OneNote for Windows apps into a single new version: zdnet.com/article/micros…
Microsoft is testing a 'Super Duper Secure Mode' for its Edge browser: zdnet.com/article/micros…
New Windows Weekly is out. We talk about the latest with Win 11 (including its backplates and pills); check in on Windows 365 pricing and performance; mull back-to-work strategies; revisit browser options; and end with blood orange and a dash of mint: twit.tv/shows/windows-…
Next #MJFChat will focus on how Microsoft's Viva employee-experience product. can help with turnover and attrition in this 'Great Resignation' cycle. My guest @SethPat is ready for questions. Just put them here on Twitter using hashtag #MJFChat and I'll add them to my list
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Microsoft to require COVID-19 vaccination proof for U.S. employees, vendors as of September: zdnet.com/article/micros…
Next #MJFChat will focus on how Microsoft's Viva employee-experience product. can help with turnover and attrition in this 'Great Resignation' cycle. My guest @SethPat is ready for questions. Just put them here on Twitter using hashtag #MJFChat and I'll add them to my list
Microsoft makes available previews of features coming to Dynamics 365, Power Platform starting in October: zdnet.com/article/micros…
Microsoft's Windows 365 Cloud PC service will range from $20 to $162 per user per month: zdnet.com/article/micros…
Microsoft to allow LinkedIn employees to work fully remotely, in a U-turn on a previous announcement that required staff to be at least partly office-based: zdnet.com/article/linked… (by ZDNet's @daphneleprince)
New #MJFChat with special guest @bdam555 is now available . We talk about how IT pros should be thinking about managing the new Windows 365/Cloud PC service. Bryan answers some listener questions, too. Podcast and transcript here: petri.com/mjfchat-how-to…
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Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel can now start testing Windows 11 test builds (starting with 22000.100) on hardware that meets Microsoft's requirements: xda-developers.com/windows-11-pre… (thanks @TheRichWoods)
New Windows Weekly is out. We talk Microsoft Q4 earnings; Windows 11's latest update; Windows Server servicing sanity; Microsoft's rumored fall hardware launch; Flight Simulator; Apple, Mangoes, Marshmallows and lots more:twit.tv/shows/windows-…
Microsoft is acquiring Seattle-based 'spend-intelligence' vendor Suplari and plans to use its tech to bolster Dynamics 365: zdnet.com/article/micros…
New #MJFChat with special guest @bdam555 is now available . We talk about how IT pros should be thinking about managing the new Windows 365/Cloud PC service. Bryan answers some listener questions, too. Podcast and transcript here: petri.com/mjfchat-how-to…
Microsoft officials are warning ongoing component shortages have affected and will continue to impact its Windows, Surface and Xbox console businesses: zdnet.com/article/micros…
Microsoft CFO Amy Hood on earnings call: E5 now 8% of Office 365 commercial installed base.
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