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Ampre Altra ARM Processors Come to Azure

High performance ARM processors are now in Azure with the Amprere Altra processors. The new Azure Virtual Machines will offer up to 64 virtual processors and up to 208 GiBs of memory, allowing the machines to handle many different types of workloads. Currently CentOS, Ubuntu, and Windows 11 Professional are supported for an operating system. …

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Azure Managed Grafana Now in Preview

The Grafana visualization platform and tool is now available in preview as a managed service in Azure. Microsoft announced a partnership with Grafana Labs to bring a managed version into Azure allowing organizations to provision Grafana in minutes while offering deeper integration into Azure native services like Azure Monitor and Azure Data Explorer. In addition, …

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Azure Purview Rebranding to Microsoft Purview and Expanding

Microsoft’s data governance solutions are expanding to be more comprehensive and, as a result, getting a new name. Previously called Azure Purview, the new solution will instead be called Microsoft Purview. Previously Azure Purview focused its data governance and controls mainly on standard databases and cloud data sources. With the new Microsoft Purview platform, Purview …

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Windows 11 and Future of Work Updates

Windows 11 and Windows 365 are coming closer together with new features coming soon. During a Future of Work update event, Microsoft announced several changes to Windows 11, Windows 365, and the management tools supporting these platforms. Some of the key announcements included a Boot to Windows 365 option, Windows 365 integration into Windows 11 …

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Microsoft Acquires Minit

Microsoft has announced the acquisition of Minit, a private company focused on process mining. The Minit tools are designed to monitor and analyze business processes, identify operational challenges, and help organizations improve these processes. The Minit capabilities and team will become part of the Power Automate service from the Power Platform. Details on these announcements …

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More Teams Updates Announced

Microsoft Teams continues to gain many new features and capabilities each month. Teams is being positioned as the center of the employee “digital fabric” and the latest updates continue to enhance these capabilities. The March updates include the integration of Microsoft Search into Teams, support for Customer Lockbox to control company data during support efforts …

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Microsoft Expands Accessibility Commitment

Bonus Announcement in What’s New From Microsoft in April 2021 Every month Microsoft announces hundreds of new features, capabilities, and services across the Microsoft cloud platforms – Azure, Dynamics 365, and Microsoft 365. We boil it down to what is most important and share them via our monthly newsletter.  Here is our bonus announcement (#6) …

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Microsoft Expands Azure Orbital Capabilities

Announcement #1 in What’s New From Microsoft in April 2021 Every month Microsoft announces hundreds of new features, capabilities, and services across the Microsoft cloud platforms – Azure, Dynamics 365, and Microsoft 365. We boil it down to what is most important and share them via our monthly newsletter.  Here is #1 for April of …

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