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Microsoft has posted $52.7 billion in revenue for the previous quarter. While there is decent growth in the cloud, it is mostly offset by declines in the consumer market such as Xbox and Windows.
Microsoft has announced that it will begin a phased rollout of the EU Data Boundary initiative to its customers in the EU that will allow them to process and store parts of their data within the EU.
A new certification, Teams integration, and Sales Enterprise updates headline the changes to Dynamics 365, while Microsoft Clouds for Sustainability and Healthcare get enhanced as well.
Microsoft has published a strong quarter for its latest quarter (FY22 Q4) yet again. However, it has blamed global and macroeconomic factors for certain unfavorable financial results.
Microsoft added a whole lot of features to Teams in June, and there's likely a lot of stuff that flew under everyone's radar. If you use Teams actively, check out this recap for June 2022!
Do you know that Microsoft Start has 500 million monthly active users or that Power BI has over 200,000 customers? If not, check out our list of some interesting usage stats about Microsoft products.
Microsoft has reported an exceptionally strong quarter with a revenue of $49.4 billion and a net income of $16.7 billion. This was due to growth across practically all of its business segments.
Microsoft and Mastercard have announced enhancements to the latter's Digital Transactions Insights solution, which now has "next-gen" identity verification and real-time decision-making capabilities.
The Business Applications Launch will be showcasing a look at new features in store for the Power Platform and Dynamics 365 release wave 1. Registration for the virtual event is now open.
Supply Chain Management is getting new capabilities, while Connected Spaces and Supply Chain Insights are entering preview. Aside from this, Customer Service voice channel has reached GA.
The new platform serves as a marketing solution to put organizations in control of customer data, while collaborative apps aim to join the worlds of Dynamics 365, Power Platform, Office, and Teams.
The Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services is slated to hit general availability on November 1. The company's latest cloud vertical enables the financial sector to innovate using Microsoft tooling.
Microsoft is making Trusted Documents more secure by making sure they block Active Content like macros, ActiveX, and DDE after the IT admin's choice to block it, instead of the end-users' choice.
Intelligent Order Management offers a configurable solution that has already been adopted by several Microsoft partners. The Dynamics 365 service has now reached general availability.
Microsoft has acquired Suplari, a company with expertise in using AI to optimize financial expenditure by providing actionable insights. This is Microsoft's third acquisition this month.
Teams customers can now view and edit data in Dynamics 365 without any additional cost being incurred. On the topic of Business Applications, the ISV Connect program has received enhancements as well.
The Spanish football association will not only be working with Microsoft to make the digital sports experience better, but also to develop tech solutions for the media and entertainment industry.
Microsoft's recently launched service for Dynamics 365 has now been released in preview, offering customers a way to scale their order management processes using AI-powered software.
Microsoft has announced the EU Data Boundary for the Microsoft Cloud, which means that all data of EU customers utilizing Microsoft services may be stored in the EU region only by the end of 2022.
With previous phases having completed, general availability for the release wave 1 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform is now underway, and is set to continue for the next six months.
Not only is a new Dynamics 365 application coming in preview, but Microsoft's customer relationship management platform is receiving new integrations with Teams as well, alongside other new features.
The first major release wave for this year focuses on features and capabilities that are set to be released from April through September, with early access poised to begin next month.
The public preview of the Dynamics 365 B2B e-commerce functionality has now been released, alongside the launch of Cloud for Retail. Firms that utilize Dynamics 365 have also been highlighted.
The latest version of the Nonprofit Accelerator contains improvements to help navigate COVID-19's impacts. Associated newly published models and guidance have been made available on GitHub.
Microsoft has formed strategic partnerships with various organizations such as EY, Accenture, Avanade, and Mazik Global to ensure safe and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the globe.
Microsoft has announced the general availability of its Dynamics 365 Project Operations solution across India. The tool is aimed at helping service-based organizations reimagine project management.
C3 AI CRM is the first enterprise-class software integrated with Dynamics 365, Adobe Experience Cloud, and C3.ai's industry-specific AI models, to build a comprehensive CRM solution for firms.
The manufacturing multinational will be bringing domain-specific applications built on Microsoft's cloud platform to market. More ways to innovate the industrial workplace will also be explored.
Microsoft and GameStop have struck a deal that will enable GameStop to run its business operations using Dynamics 365. GameStop store associates will also use Teams and Surface devices.
The Dynamics 365 round-up for this year's Ignite conference offers a look at the new Project Operations Service, a fresh first-party voice channel for Customer Service, and more updates.
With regards to its Dynamics 365 platform, Microsoft has released Connected Store in preview. Fraud Protection is available with two new capabilities, while Customer Voice has been unveiled as well.
With the first anniversary of its ISV Connect program having been reached, Microsoft has commented on how the initiative has grown over the past year, and has also hinted toward upcoming improvements.
With focus lying on the digital transformation of supply chains, the partnership between Microsoft and C.H. Robinson will look toward leveraging Azure, Azure IoT, and the Navisphere platform.
With this move, Microsoft is going expand the capabilities offered through Dynamics 365, with focus on allowing retailers to build and train their own AI models through the available solutions.
Updates as part of the 2020 release wave 2 for Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform are going to be made generally available starting October. Other key dates have also been announced.
Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare combines features from Microsoft 365, Dynamics, the Power Platform, and Azure. The solution is available in preview starting today, with GA slated for later this year.
Microsoft and FedEx are partnering up to reinvent the end-to-end commerce experience globally. FedEx will be working with Microsoft to introduce new offerings based on Azure and Dynamics 365.
The Coca-Cola Company and Microsoft have announced a partnership that will see the beverage company leverage Microsoft's AI and cloud-based services, including Dynamics 365 and Microsoft 365.
Microsoft today announced a number of changes to end of support and servicing dates. Most notable is Windows 10 version 1809, which is extended by six months for all users, including Home and Pro.