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Veeam Data Platform available

Effective February 14, 2023, the new Veeam Data Platform is available. Veeam Data Platform delivers data security, data recovery and data freedom to backup and use data from anywhere without platform or cloud lock-in. There are three enterprise-grade editions: Foundation, Advanced and Premium. All editions contain Veeam Backup & Replication

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Microsoft Yammer is evolving to Microsoft Viva Engage

In 2023, Microsoft Yammer becomes Microsoft Viva Engage and the Yammer brand retires. Effective in March 2023, the first step is the updating of the Communities app for Outlook and the Yammer mobile apps for iOS and Android to the new Viva Engage app. There are no changes to pricing

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Adobe Acrobat Extension for Microsoft Edge

Effective March 2023, Adobe starts embedding Acrobat PDF technology in Microsoft Edge. Together, Adobe and Microsoft are updating the PDF experience in Microsoft Edge by powering the built-in PDF reader with the Adobe Acrobat PDF engine. This will give users a unique PDF experience that includes higher fidelity for more

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Citrix License Server update required

Effective March 31, 2023, Citrix changes its licensing policy and customers are required to update to the latest version of the Citrix License Server and continue regular updates of license server software within six months of new license server releases. Deploying the new license server is straightforward and designed to

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Red Hat Enterprise Linux available

Effective January 31, 2023, Oracle announced a multi-stage alliance to offer customers a greater choice of operating systems to run on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). The strategic collaboration starts with Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on OCI as a supported operating system, improving the experience for organizations that rely on

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Microsoft Power Automate hosted RPA scenarios available

Effective January 1, 2023, Microsoft Power Automate supports two hosted Robotic Process Automation (RPA) scenarios to enable organizations to set up and scale automation. Users can run RPA desktop flows either with human interaction (attended) or without (unattended). The new options offer individual hosted machines for attended or unattended RPA aimed

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Microsoft Power Platform Managed Environments available

Effective January 1, 2023, Managed Environments are available for Microsoft Power Platform. Managed Environments is a suite of capabilities that allows admins to manage Power Platform at scale with more control, less effort, and more insights. Admins can use Managed Environments with any type of environment except the developer environments.

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Microsoft Indirect Enterprise Agreement Cost Management available

Effective January 24, 2023, Microsoft Indirect Enterprise Agreement (EA) customers can manage their billing account directly in the Azure Management Portal, and effective February 20, 2023, comparable features are no longer available in the Azure Enterprise Portal. For the announcement article with links to useful documentation and how-to videos, please

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Microsoft 365 E3 Do More with Less promotion

Until June 30, 2023, the Microsoft 365 E3 Do More with Less promotion for Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) customers offers a 15% discount on Microsoft 365 E3. Promotion Overview Annual subscription on Microsoft 365 E3, promotional pricing will apply through the full subscription term Who is eligible for this promotion?

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