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Short-term future of on-premises Microsoft SharePoint remains solid

The on-premises version of SharePoint has been around since the early days of the internet. With many early internet technologies now obsolete, concerns have from time to time been expressed that SharePoint, like many of its contemporary technologies, will fade.


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Apple launches new Mac mini, but is it suitable for business?

The new Mac mini, launched recently by Apple, is much more powerful than its predecessor and could find a use in business as a workstation.


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Microsoft to raise Office 2019 prices in push for Office 365 subscriptions

The price of Office 2019 licences is increasing by around 10% compared to Office 2016 licences, which will be the first increase since Office 2010 launched.


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Several SharePoint updates inbound for Q4 2018

During its Ignite event at the beginning of October, Microsoft made several announcements regarding new features SharePoint and OneDrive users could expect over the next few months. A few of these additions have already begun to appear and more should be on the way by the end of 2018.


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Microsoft Azure turns 10

At the Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles in 2008, Microsoft announced the official launch of its cloud-based operating system, which until then had been shrouded in secrecy. Originally code named Red Dog after a well-known Silicon Valley dive, Azure has gone on to become an integral part of vast number of applications developed by the company for both internal and external partners.


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Fintech plans outlined by Microsoft

Microsoft has used two financial services industry gatherings taking place in October to outline its ventures into the world of financial technology.


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Microsoft rolls out new expense tracker and photos apps

Microsoft is increasing its reputation for creating useful and occasionally whimsical smartphone apps with the release of two new ones for managing expenses and syncing photos and other data with Android devices.


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Microsoft announces new genomics partners

Microsoft is furthering its healthcare initiatives by partnering with two pioneering firms working in the fields of precision medicine and immune disorder research.


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Ignite announcement indicates further SharePoint improvements

At Microsoft’s recent Ignite event in Orlando, Florida, the company provided details on several new updates coming to SharePoint, also outlining its overall goals for the enterprise social network collaboration platform going forward.


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Microsoft expands Surface product line up

At an intimate event in New York City in early October, Microsoft unveiled a number of new and upgraded devices in its Surface line up.


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Microsoft brings LinkedIn collaboration and more AI enhancements to Office 365

At the September Ignite event in Orlando, Florida, Microsoft made several announcements regarding what it soon intends to bring to its industry standard Office 365 productivity suite.


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Surface Hub 2 on the way from Microsoft

Microsoft is preparing its vision for the future of workplace computer technology with the unveiling of the Surface Hub 2.


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Multi-user virtualisation service coming to Office 365 and Windows

Microsoft has announced a new virtual machine service for users of Windows 10, Windows 7 and Office 365 ProPlus.


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AI and HoloLens enhancements coming to Microsoft Dynamics

At a recent event in San Francisco, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Business Applications and Industry, Alysa Taylor, announced two key additions coming to the company’s Dynamics 365 enterprise management platform. The popular enterprise platform is to receive enhancements through implementations of Microsoft’s leading research into artificial intelligence (AI) and mixed reality.


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Insight provided into Microsoft’s Garage development studios

Microsoft has given a special insight to The Boston Globe into the goings on at one of its special freeform workspaces. The centres, which Microsoft calls ‘The Garage’, offer a place for employees and others to test ideas and learn new techniques with the aid of technology.


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Localised Microsoft app rolls out to help visually impaired Australians

Microsoft has partnered with an Australian organisation to customise and deploy a localised version of a sophisticated smartphone app which aims to help visually impaired people more easily navigate their environment.


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Microsoft lifts Office 365 device installation limit, updates Mac compatibility

Office 365 users with multiple devices can now get more out of their subscription with the announcement that the install and login limit is to be lifted. Mac requirements for coming editions of the productivity suite have also been increased.


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Teams touted as total online communication tool

Microsoft has announced its Teams software now works as a complete, one-stop workplace communications tool that can be used to replace Skype for Business Online. The proclamation comes almost a year after the company put forward its wide-ranging vision for the Office 365 integrated platform.


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Microsoft readies SharePoint hub sites updates

Microsoft has announced it is preparing a number of updates to streamline and improve the quality of hub sites created in its SharePoint workplace productivity software. The changes are mostly aimed at automating common tasks, but a few cosmetic and new user interface (UI) features should find their way into the release as well.


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Microsoft CTO expands on cloud-based vision

Microsoft chief technology officer Kevin Scott has written about what the firm hopes to accomplish through extensive research and development into what it calls the ‘intelligent cloud’ and the ‘intelligent edge’.


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Thats a Wrap! Fall In Love With Modern Workplace

Last week, the latest event in our “Fall in love with…” series took place at Microsoft’s towering Paddington offices. At this month’s Modern Workplace event we focussed on the evolution of our working environment and approaches, encompassing topics including intranet best practice, with a particular focus on teamwork using Teams and the Power Platform