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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 announced

On May 10, 2022, Red Hat announced Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9 which will become available in the upcoming weeks via the Red Hat Customer Portal and major cloud provider marketplaces. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 is also accessible via no-cost Red Hat Developer programs that provide developers with

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VMware becomes part of Broadcom

Effective May 26, 2022, Broadcom acquires cloud computing company VMware in a $61 billion cash-and stock deal, the chipmaker’s biggest and boldest bid to diversify its business into enterprise software. VMware, which was owned by Dell until it was spun off last year, focuses on cloud computing and virtualization technology.

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Microsoft Power Pages preview available

Effective May 24, 2022, Microsoft Power Pages, the fifth product in the Power Platform family, is available in preview. In common with the other members of the Power Platform family it’s a low-code solution, and enables any user to create a secure website, but with advanced capabilities for customization by

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Microsoft SQL Server 2022 preview available

Effective May 24, 2022, Microsoft SQL Server 2022 is available in public preview and is the most Azure-enabled release of SQL Server yet, with continued innovation in security, availability, and performance. SQL Server 2022 Preview integrates with Azure Synapse Link and Azure Purview to enable customers to drive deeper insights,

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USU License Management 10 available

Effective May 25, 2022, USU License Management 10, a new version of USU Software Asset Management (SAM), is available and is used in our Managed SAM Services. This release delivers faster, deeper management across the broader IT Asset Management (ITAM) view of data assets such as hardware and hybrid. With

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Microsoft 365 Compliance and Azure Purview renamed to Microsoft Purview

Effective April 19, 2022, Microsoft Purview replaces product names of formerly Microsoft 365 Compliance and Azure Purview. Microsoft Purview brings together data governance from Microsoft Data and AI, along with compliance and risk management from Microsoft Security. Microsoft Purview is also complemented by identity and access management, threat protection, cloud

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Nuance now part of Microsoft

On March 4, 2022, Microsoft completed its acquisition of Nuance Communications. Nuance develops speech recognition solutions across all industries. This acquisition brings together Nuance’s conversational AI and ambient intelligence with Microsoft’s industry cloud offerings. They were formerly known as ScanSoft, Inc. and changed their name to Nuance Communications, Inc. in

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Microsoft Windows 11 Get Genuine Windows Agreement available in CSP

Effective May 1, 2022, Microsoft Get Genuine Windows Agreement offers are available in the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program for Windows 11. Get Genuine Windows (also known as “GGWA”) legalization solutions assist customers to convert non genuine Windows operating systems to genuine. GGWA licenses enable customers without genuine copies of

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Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 End of Life

Effective June 15, 2022, the Internet Explorer (IE) 11 desktop application retires on the following platforms: Internet Explorer 11 desktop application delivered via the Semi-Annual Channel (SAC): Windows 10 (version 20H2 and later) Windows 10 IoT (version 20H2 and later) Unaffected of the retirement are: Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft

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