Jul 24

Microsoft releases File Recovery from Azure VM backups

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Instant recovery of files and folders from Azure VM backups by Azure Backup. This file recovery feature enables the recovery of files from cloud backups of Azure VMs without any additional infrastructure as well as opening application files without having to restore the entire VM.

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May 03

Microsoft announces Surface Laptop

Microsoft has announced that its Surface Laptop will be available for purchase in June 2017. The laptop runs on Windows 10 S, a new edition of the operating system that only runs Microsoft Store applications and is designed to reduce management overheads.

The laptop weights 2.76lbs, is 14.47mm at its thickest point, uses a 13.5” PixelSense LCD touch screen display and comes with a 7th Generation Intel Core processor. Microsoft claims a battery life of 14.5 hours.

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Apr 13

Microsoft releases Azure AD business-to-business collaboration

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Azure AD business-to-business (B2B) collaboration. Organisations using Azure AD can provide their B2B partners access to documents, resources and applications while maintaining control over corporate data. Developers can use the Azure AD B2B APIs to write applications that bring two organisations together securely.

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Mar 08

Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2017

Microsoft has announced the General Availability of Visual Studio 2017. Key features include streamlined cloud development, built-in tools providing integration with .NET Core, Azure applications, microservices and Docker containers. The inclusion of Xamarin facilitates the creation of mobile apps for Android, iOS and Windows using improved debugging and profiling tools

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Mar 02

Microsoft releases Visio Online

Microsoft has announced the availability of Visio Online, which enables users to share and view Visio diagrams in high fidelity using a browser on almost any device. In general, Visio Online viewing is available to all Office 365 commercial subscription plans that include Office Online. Microsoft has also released Visio JavaScript APIs that extend the capabilities of Visio Online for developers.

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Nov 09

Microsoft releases SharePoint Server 2016 Feature Pack 1

Microsoft has announced the availability of Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2016. The Pack includes logging of administrative actions performed in Central Administration and with Windows PowerShell; MinRole enhancements to support small and medium-sized farms; a new OneDrive for Business user experience; custom tiles in the SharePoint app launcher; unified auditing across site collections on-premises and in Office 365; unified taxonomy across on-premises and Office 365; as well as OneDrive API 2.0.

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