New data centre
Fort Meade MD.
It's made available through deduping, as that is where the data will end up anyway.
Microsoft's Exchange Online service now comes with bigger mailboxes. Redmond has let it be known that henceforth Exchange Online mailboxes will offer 50 gigabytes of capacity, up from 25. Kiosk mailboxes go from one to two gigabytes. Shared mailboxes and those for Resources now have 10GB to play with, more than twice their …
I been a mail admins for over 13 years, and you know what I have found over that time? Give a user a bigger mailbox and they just store tons of crap, never delete, never manage there mailboxes.
and the best part they go on holiday, come back and moan that they are missing emails between such and such a date because there mailbox was full.
more space just means they never manage the mailbox at all.
No they havn't - Microsoft's cloud storage is a distributed filesystem built across all of it's datacentres (and it's key components use SSDs which is partly why it is faster than rivals like Amazon). See http://sigops.org/sosp/sosp11/current/2011-Cascais/11-calder-online.pdf
Windows Server now supports thin provisioning and data deduplication natively which if leveraged in the cloud filesystem, likely significantly lowers the cost of such a solution....
Microsoft Outlook, Office 365, and Teams are set to automatically load data in Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics CRMs using a product launched by the Redmond-based software and cloud giant today.
Dubbed Viva Sales, the product is built on the employee experience platform Microsoft Viva — launched last year — and is designed to let sales teams tag customers in Outlook, Teams or Office applications to allow data to be captured as a customer record in the CRM system.
Currently available on preview, the product syncs with Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamic CRM out of the box, but customers of Oracle and SAP CRM product will have to wait for sufficient customer demand before Microsoft integrates the system with their sales software, Emily He, Microsoft corporate VP for business applications marketing, told The Register.
Updated Two security vendors – Orca Security and Tenable – have accused Microsoft of unnecessarily putting customers' data and cloud environments at risk by taking far too long to fix critical vulnerabilities in Azure.
In a blog published today, Orca Security researcher Tzah Pahima claimed it took Microsoft several months to fully resolve a security flaw in Azure's Synapse Analytics that he discovered in January.
And in a separate blog published on Monday, Tenable CEO Amit Yoran called out Redmond for its lack of response to – and transparency around – two other vulnerabilities that could be exploited by anyone using Azure Synapse.
Microsoft has hit the brakes on hiring in some key product areas as the company prepares for the next fiscal year and all that might bring.
According to reports in the Bloomberg, the unit that develops Windows, Office, and Teams is affected and while headcount remains expected to grow, new hires in that division must first be approved by bosses.
During a talk this week at JP Morgan's Technology, Media and Communications Conference, Rajesh Jha, executive VP for the Office Product Group, noted that within three years he expected approximately two-thirds of CIOs to standardize on Microsoft Teams. 1.4 billion PCs were running Windows. He also remarked: "We have lots of room here to grow the seats with Office 365."
Microsoft isn't wasting time trying to put Activision Blizzard's problems in the rearview mirror, announcing a labor neutrality agreement with the game maker's recently-formed union.
Microsoft will be grappling with plenty of issues at Activision, including unfair labor lawsuits, sexual harassment allegations and toxic workplace claims. Activision subsidiary Raven Software, developers on the popular Call of Duty game series, recently voted to organize a union, which Activision entered into negotiations with only a few days ago.
Microsoft and the Communication Workers of America (CWA), which represents Raven Software employees, issued a joint statement saying that the agreement is a ground-breaking one that "will benefit Microsoft and its employees, and create opportunities for innovation in the gaming sector."
Microsoft has obtained a court order to seize 41 domains used by what the Windows giant said was an Iranian cybercrime group that ran a spear-phishing operation targeting organizations in the US, Middle East, and India.
The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit said the gang, dubbed Bohrium, took a particular interest in those working in technology, transportation, government, and education sectors: its members would pretend to be job recruiters to lure marks into running malware on their PCs.
"Bohrium actors create fake social media profiles, often posing as recruiters," said Amy Hogan-Burney, GM of Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit. "Once personal information was obtained from the victims, Bohrium sent malicious emails with links that ultimately infected their target's computers with malware."
Microsoft is extending the Defender brand with a version aimed at families and individuals.
"Defender" has been the company's name of choice for its anti-malware platform for years. Microsoft Defender for individuals, available for Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscribers, is a cross-platform application, encompassing macOS, iOS, and Android devices and extending "the protection already built into Windows Security beyond your PC."
The system comprises a dashboard showing the status of linked devices as well as alerts and suggestions.
Microsoft has announced changes to labour relations policy for its US workforce that touch on noncompete clauses, confidentiality agreements and pay transparency.
“Microsoft is announcing new changes and investments aimed at further deepening our employee relationships and enhancing our workplace culture,” wrote HR execs Amy Pannoni and Amy Coleman on the company blog.
The pair wrote that the changes reflect employee fedback.
Microsoft has sought to clarify the reasoning behind the imminent departure of HoloLens boss Alex Kipman.
Kipman was very much the face of Microsoft's mixed reality play over the years. He also had a hand in the company's Xbox add-on, the Kinect.
A cloud has hovered over the HoloLens division for some time, as reports of issues within the team circulated and a hoped-for follow-up to the increasingly long-in-the-tooth HoloLens 2 conspicuously failed to make an appearance during Microsoft's Build event in May.
Microsoft has added tabbed File Explorer functionality to the Window Insider beta channel, opening up the possibility of it making an appearance in the next major Windows Update.
File Explorer Tabs turned up in the bleeding edge Windows Insider Dev Channel last week, although – as is so frustratingly often the case – Microsoft opted for a staggered rollout. (It's not as if you joined the Insider channel for the latest and greatest to actually get your hands on the latest and greatest, right?)
Since then, things went well enough for Microsoft to roll out the tabs in build 22621.160 for the Beta Channel. Build 22621 is currently in the Release Preview Channel and is expected to be the basis for Windows 11 22H2, due at some point in the coming months.
Microsoft has treated some of the courageous Dev Channel crew of Windows Insiders to the long-awaited tabbed File Explorer.
"We are beginning to roll this feature out, so it isn't available to all Insiders in the Dev Channel just yet," the software giant said.
The Register was one of the lucky ones and we have to commend Microsoft on the implementation (overdue as it is). The purpose of the functionality is to allow users to work on more than one location at a time in File Explorer via tabs in the title bar.
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