News and Articles

Now is the time to migrate all your apps, data, and infrastructure to Azure

October 4th, 2018
Now is the time to migrate all your apps, data, and infrastructure to Azure

This article was originally posted in the Microsoft Azure Blog.

This blog post was co-authored by Jeremy Winter, Partner Director of Program Management for Microsoft Azure and Tanuj Bansal, Senior Director Product Marketing for Microsoft Azure.

We’re seeing tons of customer interest in Azure migration following our July announcements, and have been building out the next level of customer success and product investments ever since.

Manage your company surveys with Polly for Microsoft Teams

October 3rd, 2018
Manage your company surveys with Polly for Microsoft Teams

Originally posted on Microsoft Teams Blog. 

The Polly App offers a native integration in Microsoft Teams to foster collaboration and productivity. By creating instant polls with live results, your team can easily participate while Polly makes it easy and fun for users to engage and increase participation.

Bringing AI to Excel—4 new features announced today at Ignite

September 26th, 2018
Bringing AI to Excel—4 new features announced today at Ignite

Originally posted on the Office 365 blog. 

Excel’s power comes from its simplicity. At its core, Excel is three things: cells of data laid out in rows and columns, a powerful calculation engine, and a set of tools for working with the data. The result is an incredibly flexible app that hundreds of millions of people use daily in a wide variety of jobs and industries around the world.

New! POPin Integration for Microsoft Teams

September 19th, 2018
New! POPin Integration for Microsoft Teams

Originally posted on the Microsoft Teams Blog. 

We are excited to announce a new POPin integration for Microsoft Teams! Now, you can connect with your team even easier by leveraging POPin’s full capabilities right inside Microsoft Teams. POPin replaces the traditional survey with an anonymous, single, focused “crowdsourced” question to get honest feedback and immediate, actionable results.

New! VSTS Dashboard integration in Microsoft Teams

September 19th, 2018
New! VSTS Dashboard integration in Microsoft Teams

Originally Posted on Microsoft Teams Blogs.

VSTS dashboards provides flexibility to configure charts and widgets to view status, monitor progress, share information and improve workflow processes. VSTS dashboards are now available to be configured in Microsoft Teams channels using the VSTS Extension.

Transparent data encryption or always encrypted?

September 18th, 2018
Transparent data encryption or always encrypted?

This article was first posted on the Microsoft Azure blog.

How to choose the right encryption technology for Azure SQL Database or SQL Server
Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) and Always Encrypted are two different encryption technologies offered by SQL Server and Azure SQL Database.

Meet Now with Microsoft Teams

September 12th, 2018
Meet Now with Microsoft Teams

Meet Now with Microsoft Teams

 
Today we are announcing completion of several key meetings capabilities first disclosed in our Skype for Business to Teams roadmap.  Work gets done when individuals connect, communicate and collaborate, and we believe these features (in addition to our February announcements) make Microsoft Teams ready for all types of meetings.