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Zero-touch provisioning eliminates manual device prep in remote working age
Businesses can ship devices direct to employees, without manual IT provisioning.
Microsoft partners with Brisbane startup GO1 for Teams integration
"In these times where remote learning has become a necessity for many, we are looking forward to helping organisations to improve ease of access and engagement for learning content."
Microsoft reveals new trends in remote working
The Work Trend Index report documents the great shift into working and learning behaviour as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak through analysis of interactions with Microsoft’s remote productivity tools.
Google leads donations as tech sector pledges US$1.4 billion to COVID-19 crisis
Google is leading the way in donations, with around $800 million donated to date.
Google Cloud launches COVID-19 rapid response programme
The Rapid Response Virtual Agent tool streamlines customer interaction with its Contact Center AI, which provides a ‘first line of response’ through conversational self-service support via chat or over the phone.
Microsoft Teams announces commitment to privacy in wake of Zoom woes
Microsoft 365 corporate vice president Jared Spataro says the Teams platform already has strong security and privacy policies in place, and committed to upholding them throughout this era of uncertainty.
Attivo Networks bolsters Google Cloud’s Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory
“By detecting unsanctioned access to AD, security teams receive alerts early in the attack lifecycle, and the attacker is less likely to get the critical AD information they were seeking."
Microsoft overhauls Office 365, rebrands it 'Microsoft 365'
The 'refresh' of Office 365 will feature new artificial intelligence (AI), rich content and templates, and cloud-powered experiences, says Microsoft.
Mentorship key to bringing women into cybersecurity - Microsoft
“Diverse teams make better and faster decisions 87% of the time compared with all male teams, yet the actual number of women in our field fluctuates between 10 and 20%. What ideas have we missed by not including more women?”
AIIA launches website hub for remote working support
The Australian Information Industry Association’s new site, Australian Business Continuity, provides support from the AIIA and its partners.
All the winners from Microsoft's 20/20 security awards
Security partners across 16 categories were recognised at the inaugural 20/20 partner awards.
OnePlace Solutions offers free Microsoft 365 add-on to support remote workers during COVID-19
The offer comes after Microsoft announced that subscribers to Microsoft Office 365 will be able to access a free trial of the Microsoft Teams software.
Arkadin relaunches as NTT’s cloud communications division
The division will continue to work with organisations to provide collaboration solutions, which in the recent climate is more important than ever.
Wipro invests in Microsoft partnership with dedicated business unit
Wipro has launched a Microsoft Business Unit designed to aid development of solutions for digital transformation. The unit will leverage Microsoft’s enterprise cloud services and will consist of a team of trained and certified Azure consultants and specialists.
Microsoft announces all-new features for Teams as virus keeps workers home
The new capabilities for Teams announced today focus primarily on online remote meetings as well as new technological solutions for ‘traditionally underserved professionals’, including firstline and healthcare workers.
Microsoft confirms Windows 10 has hit one billion users
With the announcement of the milestone, Microsoft has also committed to delivering multiple newer versions of Windows 10 every year, as well as faster and more frequent feature and security updates.
Four IoT giants team up for security solution
Thales, Telstra, Microsoft and Arduino partner to deliver cellular network-based scalable trust for easy-to-deploy IoT applications.
Microsoft takes down malicious botnet after years of tracking
The botnet, called Necurs, gained control of the computers using malware and used them to commit crimes remotely.
CommsChoice expands routing capability to support UC future
The company focused on expanding its Session Border Controller (SBC) network in several locations: Sydney, Singapore, London, Frankfurt, San Jose and Virginia.
Microsoft & Mogul launch Age of Empires II Asia Cup
The AOE II Asia Cup will run in four seasons. The top four teams from each season will land a place in the AOE Asia Cup Major.
CCL announces partnership with Microsoft to meet Azure demand
The move is designed to drive New Zealand business and public sector migration to Microsoft Azure cloud technologies.
Ingram Micro offers free migration to the cloud
"At Ingram Micro Cloud, we view cloud not just as a single technology, but as a foundational platform to run and drive a whole new way of doing business."
Valocity signs onto Microsoft co-sell partnership for greater global success
In a bid to bring the company’s solutions to more people, Valocity has joined a Microsoft co-sell partnership option which will see Microsoft’s global sales force selling Valocity’s Property Valuation Platform.
Microsoft bolsters threat prevention capabilities for enterprises
These capabilities centre around Microsoft Threat Protection, Azure Sentinel, and Insider Risk Management.