Apple is no longer the most valuable company in the world after its shares fell to $172.2. Microsoft, on the other hand, which has been following its enterprise dream for several years already, is now number one with a value of $753 billion.
Microsoft continues to rake in huge money from its enterprise-focused “intelligent cloud” offering, of which Azure is a major factor. Indeed, server products and cloud services led to a 24 percent increase in Microsoft’s intelligent cloud segment; total revenues for intelligent cloud were $8.6 billion. Azure revenue in particular increased 76 percent.
Office 365 encourages collaboration through Groups in Outlook, distribution lists (also called distribution groups), shared mailboxes, and public folders. Each of these options has a different purpose, user experience, and feature set. What to use depends on what the user needs to do and which tools your organization provides.
Customers are wrestling with the idea of providing a productive environment using the latest technology, while at the same time figuring out how to maintain this new technology and keep their data secure. The result is a patchwork of different solutions, complex integration, lost productivity, and systems with security flaws due to not having the most up to date software patches and releases. This is where Microsoft 365 Business comes into play. By providing productivity tools, built-in security and simplified management in one package, Microsoft 365 Business addresses the business challenges customers face in the modern workplace.
Users expect to instantly log into apps and navigate between domains without having to retype credentials but implementing SSO from scratch is not unlike reinventing the wheel. We must think about security, performance, managing user sessions, and a host of other things.
“We had an incredible year, surpassing $100 billion in revenue as a result of our teams’ relentless focus on customer success and the trust customers are placing in Microsoft,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft. “Our early investments in the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge are paying off, and we will continue to expand our reach in large and growing markets with differentiated innovation.”
Recently, Avanan (cloud security provider) have been seeing a number of phishing attacks using a simple strategy to get their blatant email spoofs past Microsoft’s phishing scans. The tactic, which they are calling ZeroFont, involves inserting hidden words with a font size of zero that are invisible to the recipient.
PowerPoint Designer, a feature that lives in the current version of the software. Each time you create a new slide, Designer is invisibly scanning your content, trying to figure out better ways to make that content shine based on millions of other PowerPoint presentations.
Microsoft are pleased to announce new brilliant way to productive collaboration. A new culture of work is emerging. One where unlocking the power of the team has never been more important. I see it with our team daily. People coming together, creating together. Making products stronger through collaboration, whether they’re in the same room or separated by thousands of miles.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sits down with TheVerge’s reporter to discuss the future of Windows and what’s next for his company. Just because Microsoft isn’t making a phone doesn’t mean it’s not relevant, but it does mean that the company is focusing on new things like AI, cloud computing, and the enterprise.
latest major release – the Windows 10 April 2018 Update – Microsoft wants to give you back some of your greatest currency, your time. Their hope is that you’ll have more time to do what matters most to you – create, play, work or simply do what you love.