News and Articles

New teamwork and security capabilities for Microsoft 365 Government

April 3rd, 2019
New teamwork and security capabilities for Microsoft 365 Government

This article was originally posted in the Microsoft 365 blog.

In February 2018, we launched Microsoft 365 Government to empower government agencies to collaborate and be productive while meeting their security and compliance requirements, including FedRamp, CJIS, IRS 1075, ITAR, DFAR, and NIST. As part of our continued investment to Microsoft 365 Government, today we’re pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Teams in all Microsoft 365 Government cloud environments.

Announcing the public preview of Windows Virtual Desktop

March 28th, 2019
Announcing the public preview of Windows Virtual Desktop

This article was originally posted in the Microsoft 365 blog.

Last September, we announced Windows Virtual Desktop and began a private preview. Since then, we’ve been hard at work developing the ability to scale and deliver a true multi-session Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus virtual desktop and app experience on any device.

Helping IT reduce costs, increase security, and boost employee productivity

March 26th, 2019
Helping IT reduce costs, increase security, and boost employee productivity

This article was originally posted to the Microsoft 365 Blog.

Today, we’re announcing several new Microsoft 365 enhancements to help IT reduce costs, increase security, and boost employee productivity.

Here’s a quick summary:

Windows Virtual Desktop is now in public preview, providing the best virtualized Microsoft 365 experience across devices.

March 2019 changes to Azure Monitor Availability Testing

March 26th, 2019
March 2019 changes to Azure Monitor Availability Testing

This article was originally posted to the Microsoft Azure blog.

Azure Monitor Availability Testing allows you to monitor the availability and responsiveness of any HTTP or HTTPS endpoint that is accessible from the public internet. You don't have to add anything to the web site you're testing.

Stay informed about service issues with Azure Service Health

March 20th, 2019
Stay informed about service issues with Azure Service Health

This aritcle was originally posted in the Microsoft Azure blog.

When your Azure resources go down, one of your first questions is probably, “Is it me or is it Azure?” Azure Service Health helps you stay informed and take action when Azure service issues like incidents and planned maintenance affect you by providing a personalized health dashboard, customizable alerts, and expert guidance.

Microsoft Azure portal March 2019 update

March 18th, 2019
Microsoft Azure portal March 2019 update

This article was originally posted in the Microsoft Azure blog.

This month’s updates include an improved “All services” view, Virtual Network Gateway overview updates, an improved DNS Zone and Load Balancer creation experience, Management Group integration into Activity Log, redesigned overview screens for certain services within Azure DB, an improved creation experience for Azure SQL Database, multiple changes to the Security Center, and more updates to Intune.