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Microsoft’s Monthly Newsletter | December 2019

Microsoft | Posted on December 17, 2019 by Susana Byun

Here are your top 11 must-read announcements from Microsoft this December.

News and Updates: 

SQL Server adds high availability, disaster recovery 

Microsoft has announced new enhancements to existing Software Assurance benefits for SQL Server, including failover servers for high availability and disaster recovery.

Get the details

Introducing Microsoft Endpoint Manager 

Brad Anderson, Corporate VP for Microsoft 365, introduces Microsoft Endpoint Manager, combining System Center ConfigMgr and Intune functionality with cloud intelligence.

Read Brad’s article

SQL Server 2019 reaches general availability

By customer demand, the latest version of SQL Server offers the real-time application and query performance to power data-driven businesses – now available worldwide.

Find out what it can do 

Project Cortex brings AI to the Microsoft 365 suite

The first new Microsoft 365 service since Teams uses AI to create a knowledge network that automates organization of your data and content into shared topics.

Read the announcement 

IT admins gain control over self-serve purchasing

Starting January 14, 2020 Microsoft will allow IT admins to turn off self-service purchasing for Power BI, Power Apps and Power Automate on a per product basis.

Read the FAQ  

Arc extends Azure services to any infrastructure

Microsoft introduces Azure Arc to simplify complex and distributed on-prem, edge and multicloud environments and extend Azure management to any infrastructure.

Get the full product tour 

Start getting more from your Microsoft licenses

Getting the best value from every licensing dollar invested takes serious effort. Our Enterprise Lifecycle Management framework provides expert support across your assets.

Watch the video 

Protect the apps and data your business depends on

Ensuring your data is secure and available has never been more essential – or difficult. That’s why we launched a fully managed, cloud connected backup and recovery solution.

Learn more about Backup as a Service 

Is your risk mitigation strategy resilient enough? 

An effective IT resilience strategy makes the difference between data leak and disaster. We examine the main reasons 4 out of 5 organizations have an availability gap.

Read the article 

Is backup and recovery impeding digital innovation?

Digital experiences offer organizations a huge opportunity to drive value. But striking the balance between digital transformation and IT resilience is a serious challenge.

Download the guide

Turn your leftover budget into a Sonos speaker! 

It happens: Projects get paused, deadlines get pushed and competing priorities leave you with excess budget going into the holidays. Let us help and get a Sonos speaker!

Take advantage of this offer 


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