Microsoft Newsletter

System Center 2022 Now Available

System Center 2022, Microsoft’s data center management suite, is now generally available. The 2022 release contains updated versions of System Center tools like Operations Manager (SCOM), Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), Orchestrator (SCORCH), Service Manager (SCSM) and Data Protection Manager (DPM). The latest update includes optimizations for Azure Stack HCI, the latest versions of VMware, new …

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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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Dynamic Lineage Extraction from Azure SQL Database Now in Purview

Microsoft’s Azure Purview service can now perform dynamic lineage extraction from Azure SQL Databases. Lineage data is critical for identifying root cause analysis, data quality training, impact analysis, and protecting and managing data. Dynamic analysis captures runtime metadata, processes, individuals, and apps accessing data, and where access happened. This dynamic lineage capability is now in …

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New Azure Front Door Service

Microsoft’s completely revamped Azure Front Door service has been released. Microsoft has brought many changes into the Azure Front Door service while also merging the Content Delivery Network (CDN) and Azure Web Application Firewall (WAF) services into Front Door. The new architecture allows legacy to cloud native apps to provide a cloud-first architecture. The updated …

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Azure Health Data Services Announced

Microsoft has added a new health service to Azure to support protected health information and new data models. The Azure Health Data Service is a Platform-as-a-Service capability that helps bring together all the health information, health data stores, and unstructured health data into a unified data store. The service adheres to the Fast Healthcare Interoperability …

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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 Announces Two New Azure Regions

Microsoft is expanding its global presence with two new Azure regions being announced. First, Microsoft announced the fourth region in India which will be in the Hyderabad area. This new region will provide Azure, Microsoft 365, and Dynamics 365 services with availability zones. Second, Microsoft announced the fifth region in China which will be in …

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Microsoft Security Solutions Cover More Clouds

Microsoft is now the only major cloud provider to offer security solutions that span the top three major cloud providers in the world – Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The Microsoft Defender for Cloud solution previously supported Azure and AWS. The solution now offers GCP support. Defender for Cloud checks for weak and …

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