Ignite 2018 took place this week, which translated into quite a few announcements on Microsoft's part. Of course, some gaming and update news is in there too. Be sure to catch up below.
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Avocor is the first to market with one of Microsoft's new Windows Collaboration Displays. We got to go hands-on with the first one at Microsoft's Ignite 2018 conference, and it's pretty cool.
During a session at its Ignite 2018 conference, Microsoft outlined MSIX, its new app packaging solution that's coming in the next Windows 10 update, including Windows 7 and 8.1 support.
Microsoft showed off a major redesign and new features that will make it to the Outlook mobile app on iOS sometime later this year, at a session during its ongoing Ignite 2018 conference today.
During a session at its Ignite 2018 conference in Orlando on Wednesday, Microsoft announced the new features that are coming to its Office Mobile suite of applications on iOS and Android.
At a session involving the company's Office apps at Ignite 2018, Microsoft confirmed that its Office mobile app efforts are focused on iOS and Android, and the Windows 10 apps don't get new features.
Microsoft this week announced a number of new features that are coming to OneDrive across the board, including new collaboration features, camera upload features, video transcription, and more.
At its Ignite 2018 conference, Microsoft announced a number of new features that are coming to OneDrive. The macOS sync client is getting a dark theme, but unfortunately Windows users are out of luck.
This week, Microsoft announced OneDrive Files On-Demand for Mac and users can try it out right now. At Microsoft's Ignite 2018 conference, we went hands on with the feature on Apple's platform.
At its Ignite conference in Orlando, Microsoft invited media and analysts for a private first look at its next collaboration PC, the Surface Hub 2. We got to go hands on. Well, sort of.
As part of its many Ignite announcements, Microsoft is introducing new business-oriented features for the Outlook apps on mobile devices, such as sensitivity labels, new deployment options, and more.
During a session at its Ignite 2018 conference, Microsoft today said that Windows 10 is running on over 700 million devices, a number that the company has been denying for almost six months now.
At the Ignite conference this week, Microsoft announced the general availability of .NET Core 2.1 and showed off some of the upcoming improvements to the platform with versions 2.2 and 3.0.
Today, Microsoft announced that its Whiteboard collaboration app is now available for iOS devices, with Android on the way. The firm also announced that the web app is available in preview.
At one of its Ignite sessions today, Microsoft shared details of the upcoming October 2018 update to Dynamics 365, which introduces more than 400 new capabilities across of all of its components.
Microsoft today announced Cortana Skills Kit for Enterprise, a way for developers to create, test and deploy company-specific Cortana skills to enhance productivity, powered by the Azure Bot Service.
The three companies have formed a new partnership meant to eliminate data silos and help enterprises move data easily between various platforms. The Open Data Initiative was announced at Ignite 2018.
At its Ignite 2018 conference, Microsoft unveiled a series of public and private previews for services including Azure Sphere, VM Image Builder, and more. Most of them are available to try now.
Microsoft has announced several new storage services, many of which are backed by solid state disks, while the first of two new Azure VM offerings with GPU optimization has entered public preview.
During its Ignite 2018 kickoff, Microsoft has released a number of new Azure Data Box products into preview for online and offline data transfers and signaling increased Azure Stack node limits.
Microsoft has formally released Azure IoT Central, enabling IoT solutions to be spun up "in less than a minute" while its "Digital Twins" preview will facilitate predictive forecasting and automation.
At Ignite 2018 today, Microsoft announced the Windows Virtual Desktop, a feature that will allow businesses to run a full, multi-user desktop experience from its Azure cloud service.
Microsoft announced a number of new features that are coming to its Microsoft 365 suite of apps and services, including Office 365 and Teams, such as new data types and image recognition in Excel.
Microsoft today announced Microsoft Search, a new organizational search engine, that searches within and outside of Microsoft 365, and it's coming in Windows 10 19H1, Office, and more.
The popular OneDrive Files On-Demand feature that Microsoft introduced for PCs last year is finally coming to the Mac, allowing users to access all of their files without taking up storage.
Today at its Ignite 2018 conference, Microsoft announced that Windows Server 2019 and its semi-annual counterpart, Windows Server, version 1809, will be generally available in October.
At the day one keynote of Microsoft's Ignite 2018 conference today, the company announced SQL Server 2019, which is available in public preview right now and will be out next year.
At its Ignite 2018 conference today, Microsoft expanded on its plans for the Surface Hub 2, announcing two variants, the Surface Hub 2S and the Surface Hub 2X, coming in 2019 and 2020.
At its Ignite 2018 conference keynote today, Microsoft announced a number of new security features, such as improvements for Microsoft Secure Score, and new features for Authenticator.
Today, Avocor announced the availability of its upcoming Windows collaboration display, which will be offered this December for $6,995, including a 65-inch 4K display with 20-point multitouch.
Rather than releasing separate apps every year for Build, Ignite, and so on, Microsoft will now be consolidating them into a single MSFT Events app, which is available for iOS and Android.