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.
Microsoft has announced that it has started rolling out the LinkedIn app for Windows 10 PCs to the Windows Store. The app provides an integrated experience accessible from the Start menu and taskbar as well as using the Action Centre and Live Tile to provide real-time notifications.
Microsoft has unveiled the new Surface Pro, which features improved performance and battery life, reduced weight and thickness, an updated hinge with 165-degree motion range, on-screen Surface Dial support and a revised Surface pen and keyboard.
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.
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.
Microsoft has announced that it has started the Windows 10 Creators Update rollout as a free update for Windows 10 users. The update includes 3D in Windows 10, built-in game broadcasting, Microsoft Edge improvements and enhanced security features.
Microsoft has announced that Microsoft Teams, a chat-based workspace in Office 365, is generally available in 181 markets and in 19 languages. Microsoft Teams provides a conversations experience, with threaded, persistent chat. Communication features include audio calling from mobile devices and video on Android.
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
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.