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New Education Apps Coming to Microsoft Teams

April 16th, 2018
New Education Apps Coming to Microsoft Teams

This post was originally published on the Microsoft Teams blog by Yousaf Sajid:

As we kick off the Bett UK education conference, we are excited to build off of recent product announcements and are pleased to announce new education partner apps to Microsoft Teams.

ITSM Connector for Azure is now generally available

February 16th, 2018
ITSM Connector for Azure is now generally available

This article was originally published on the Microsoft Azure Blog by Kiran Madnani, Principal PM Manager, Azure Infrastructure Management and Snehith Muvva, Program Manager II, Azure Infrastructure Management:

We are happy to announce that the IT Service Management Connector (ITSMC) for Azure is now generally available.

New ways to use apps and get more done in Microsoft Teams

February 1st, 2018
New ways to use apps and get more done in Microsoft Teams

The following blog post was written by the Office 365 team on the Office 365 blog:

New features in Microsoft Teams make it an even more powerful hub for teamwork by enabling you to use apps in new ways—including the ability to command apps and take quick actions from the command box, as well as include content from an app in a conversation.

Azure Search enterprise security: Data encryption and user-identity access control

February 1st, 2018
Azure Search enterprise security: Data encryption and user-identity access control

This announcement was originally posted on the Microsoft Azure Blog by Liam Cavanagh Principal Program Manager, Azure Search:

Enterprise security requires a comprehensive approach for defense in depth. Effective immediately, Azure Search now supports encryption at rest for all incoming data indexed on or after January 24, 2018, in all regions and SKUs including shared (free) services.

Maximize your VM’s Performance with Accelerated Networking – now generally available for both Windows and Linux

January 30th, 2018
Maximize your VM’s Performance with Accelerated Networking – now generally available for both Windows and Linux

This article was originally posted by Gabriel Silva on Microsoft's Azure Blog:

We are happy to announce that Accelerated Networking (AN) is generally available (GA) and widely available for Windows and the latest distributions of Linux providing up to 30Gbps in networking throughput, free of charge!

AN provides consistent ultra-low network latency via Azure's in-house programmable hardware and technologies such as SR-IOV. By moving much of Azure's software-defined networking stack off the CPUs and into FPGA-based SmartNICs, compute cycles are reclaimed by end user applications, putting less load on the VM, decreasing jitter and inconsistency in latency.

Visio Online and Visio’s new cloud innovations help you unlock creativity

December 11th, 2017
Visio Online and Visio’s new cloud innovations help you unlock creativity

This year at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando, Microsoft presented several new product capabilities that extend the Microsoft 365 solution set—including a greater emphasis on cloud-first technologies. Visio Online is one of Microsoft’s newest solutions that further unlocks employee creativity in the modern workplace.