Sep 08

Adobe and Microsoft expand strategic partnership

Adobe and Microsoft have expanded their strategic alliance. Adobe Sign, the e-signature service in Adobe Document Cloud, becomes Microsoft’s preferred e-signature solution across the company’s portfolio. Teams, the chat-based workspace in Office 365, will be the preferred collaboration service for Adobe Creative Cloud, Document Cloud and Experience Cloud. In addition to product integrations, Adobe will make Azure its preferred cloud platform for Adobe Sign.

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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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Dec 15

Microsoft releases Azure Active Directory certificate-based authentication

Microsoft has announced the General Availability of Azure Active Directory certificate-based authentication, which enables these scenarios…

Federated Azure AD customers can sign in using certificate-based authentication (performed against the federation server) with Office applications on iOS and Android.

Azure AD customers can sign in using certificate-based authentication with Exchange ActiveSync mobile apps in iOS and Android when signing in to Exchange Online.

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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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Nov 01

Microsoft releases PowerApps and Flow

Microsoft has announced the general availability of PowerApps and Flow. PowerApps supports building web and mobile business applications without coding, while Microsoft Flow helps automate business processes through simple configuration. Both offerings are included in Office 365 (Enterprise, Business Premium and Essentials) and Dynamics 365.

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Oct 28

Microsoft releases BizTalk Server 2016

Microsoft has announced the release of BizTalk Server 2016. The release features Hybrid connectivity that supports connecting to cloud native applications, web and mobile back end systems as well as custom applications through the Azure Logic Apps adapter. It also provides integration with the latest Microsoft products such as Windows Server 2016, Visual Studio 2015, SQL Server 2016 and Office 2016.

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Sep 08

Microsoft Azure and Office 365 available from United Kingdom datacentres

Microsoft has announced that Azure and Office 365 are available from new datacentre regions in the United Kingdom (London and Cardiff). These new regions are intended to help businesses in industries such as banking, government, public sector and healthcare meet regulatory requirements and the need for local data residency and replication for business continuity.

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Aug 23

Microsoft to acquire Genee

Microsoft has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Genee, an artificial-intelligence-powered scheduling service. Genee uses natural language processing and decision-making algorithms to make interacting with a virtual assistant the same as with a human one. Microsoft plans to incorporate these capabilities into Office 365.

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