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Microsoft Ignite for IT Pros: All the Products that Reached General Availability
The Microsoft Ignite online event kicked off on Tuesday, and it brings a bunch of product updates for IT pros that are now reaching “general availability” (GA, or commercial release).

Introducing SQL Server 2022: Top 3 New Features Announced at Microsoft Ignite
The next major version of Microsoft’s flagship database engine is now in private preview. Here’s what you need to know about it.

What Microsoft Is Prioritizing with Azure Updates at Ignite: Multicloud, Security and Storage
Microsoft announced a range of new Azure features at this week’s virtual Ignite conference, with several services moving out of public preview and into general availability.

Microsoft Expands Development Options for Teams Meeting/Collaboration Software
Microsoft kicked off this week’s Ignite 2021 tech event by announcing a bevy of new development opportunities for Teams, its meeting/collaboration software.

Microsoft Creating Digital Worlds with Mesh for Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams is getting some major upgrades and new features, all announced on the opening day of Ignite 2021.

Viva at Ignite: Microsoft Makes Platform Available for Purchase, Touts Partner Apps
Microsoft announced several updates to its Viva “employee experience platform” during this week’s Ignite conference, including expanded support for partner applications.

Microsoft Updates Dynamics 365 for Customer, Employee and Supplier Experiences
Microsoft on Tuesday announced three new Dynamics 365 features, in varying degrees of availability, to improve businesses’ interactions with their customers, employees and suppliers.
Microsoft’s New Azure OpenAI Service Provides GPT-3 Access
Microsoft today unveiled a new service that provides access to OpenAI’s machine learning models through the Azure platform.
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Microsoft on Friday announced that it will end its Desktop Analytics solution, used to assess the compatibility of Windows endpoints, applications and drivers, on “November 30, 2022.”
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Microsoft on Tuesday announced that its SharePoint Server Subscription Edition product for deployment in customer-premises environments is now at the “general availability” commercial-release stage.
An Ignite keynote talk by Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO, focused on the shift to “hybrid” remote work, the use of artificial intelligence and an emerging “metaverse” of digital experiences.
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