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It's been a very busy week in the Microsoft world, primarily due to the Ignite conference this week. Join us as we unpack that, Windows update woes, and more in our Microsoft Weekly digest.
Along with its mixed-reality announcements, Microsoft has labeled a 15% discount on its HoloLens 2 headsets for a limited time only. It has also revealed new features for Azure VMs and networking.
Microsoft has released a preview for SQL Server 2022, calling it its "most cloud-connected" release yet. Improvements on Azure include the introduction of Chaos Studio and OpenAI Service.
Microsoft has announced a series of updates to make it easier for organizations to transition to Windows 11 either locally or on the cloud via Windows 365. Improvements for Viva are in tow too.
Microsoft has formally announced its Loop workspace app. It offers portable components that are in sync with other Microsoft 365 apps. The Office.com and Office app on Windows are being updated too.
At its Ignite 2021 conference, Microsoft has announced better compliance policies for Teams including harassment detection in more languages and tighter integration with Communication Compliance.
In a leaked video from WalkingCat, Microsoft showed off its upcoming show dates, including for Build 2021 and even for its fall Ignite event, teasing a likelihood of digital events for all of 2021.
Beyond the security and compliance announcements at Ignite, Microsoft was also keen to highlight the enhancements made to Azure AD and identity verification either in preview or generally available.
Beyond the security and identity announcements from Ignite 2021, Microsoft also highlighted some compliance capability enhancements and brand-new certifications that have been made available.
Microsoft has taken the wraps off a number of announcements at its Ignite event, including Azure, Microsoft 365, and Windows Server 2022 announcements centered on security and protection.
At Ignite 2021, Microsoft has announced a host of capabilities for mission-critical workloads on Azure include optimizations to compute, storage, backup, management, development, and networking.
New capabilities are available for developers building solutions across Azure IoT and mixed reality devices such as HoloLens 2. Azure Monitor for Windows Virtual Desktop is coming soon too.
Microsoft has announced that Visual Studio 2019 version 16.9 is now generally available. The company is also making it easier to deploy Java Enterprise Edition solutions on Azure via new scripts.
Microsoft has announced a bunch of new features for Azure Machine Learning and Cognitive Search including support for RBAC for the former and invoice and pre-built IDs extraction for the latter.
Microsoft has posted the session catalog for its next Ignite conference online, so you can start planning your event. It includes all of the topics you'd expect, from Windows to Azure.
Microsoft broke up its Ignite conference into two events this year, and as of today, you can now register for the second part of the event. It's going to take place from March 2 until March 4.
Microsoft is wrapping up its Ignite 2020 digital event, and now it's time for the second part of the event. The next Ignite virtual conference will be held in March, with dates to be announced.
Microsoft has published the session catalog for its upcoming Ignite 2020 conference, which is just a couple of weeks away now. At this time, there are 676 sessions listed on the schedule.
The in-person version of Microsoft's Ignite conference might not be happening, but the virtual event is still happening this month, and as of today, you can register to attend the event.
Microsoft today announced that it is splitting its Ignite conference into two 48-hour virtual events. The first will be held from September 22-24 and the second is scheduled for early 2021.
During its Ignite 2019 conference today, Microsoft announced a handful of new capabilities coming to Azure Stack Hub. Among them, the availability of Event Hubs and Data Services in preview, and more.
In one of the closing sessions for its Ignite conference, Microsoft gave us an hour-long, in-depth look at the development of the Surface line of products and the engineering behind them.
Microsoft has launched Windows Server version 1709 at its Ignite conference, as previously promised. This also happens to be the first release of the software to ship in the Semi-Annual Channel.
Microsoft has announced that it is replacing Skype for Business with Teams - which has been generally available for just a little over six months - as the core communication client in Office 365.
You can now register for Microsoft's Ignite 2016 conference in Atlanta, which - unlike its Build developer event - is intended for IT pros in business environments, and decision makers in enterprise.
Microsoft has announced that the successor to last year's newly formed conference, Ignite, will be moving to later in the year alongside a change in locale. Pre-registration for access is now live.
After two successful events within a month's time, Microsoft's stock rating has been upgraded by the Deutsche Bank from "hold" to "buy" with a price target of $55 up from the current $44.
From Windows news and Android 5.0, to a bunch of Apple devices, Surface, Xbox and PS4 updates, stuff on fire, and Bono, we take a look back at highlights from the week's top tech coverage on Neowin.