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Digital Transformation / DX
Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard in landmark deal
The merger is set to create further opportunities for Microsoft’s gaming business across mobile, PC, console and cloud while also providing a solid foundation for entry into the metaverse.
Palo Alto Networks joins Microsoft 365 Networking Partner Program
The move will allow the company to provide direct and efficient connectivity for Microsoft 365 users through the Prisma Access service.
New malware campaign exploits Microsoft's digital signature verification
Named Zloader, the new malware is designed to steal cookies, passwords and any sensitive information.
SOLD: Microsoft acquires Xandr from AT&T in a billion dollar deal
"As the digital landscape evolves in a post-cookie world, Microsoft and Xandr together will help shape the digital ad marketplace of the future."
Data-Driven obtains Advanced Specialisation in Analytics on Microsoft Azure
"The Microsoft Advanced Specialisation validates Data-Driven's capability to deliver end-to-end specialised data and analytics services."
Critical Microsoft Office patch exploited by new malware
Sophos has released details of a novel exploit that bypasses a patch for a critical vulnerability affecting the Microsoft Office file format.
Beyond Identity joins Microsoft Intelligent Security Association
To be considered for MISA, organisations must be nominated by Microsoft and demonstrate integrations that support the goal of improving enterprise security.
Apptio collaborates with Microsoft to deploy financial decisioning platform
Apptio has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to deploy its financial decisioning platform.
Cloudflare, Microsoft partnership deepens relationship in Zero Trust market
Cloudflare has announced it has joined the Microsoft 365 Networking Partner Program.
Soul Machines and Microsoft partner to enhance AI solutions
AI humanisation company Soul Machines has signed a five-year agreement with Microsoft, utilising Azure technology and further creating growth opportunities in the service AI field.
Datto announces new cloud solution for Microsoft Azure
Datto has announced the availability of Datto Continuity for Microsoft Azure.
Cybersecurity 2022: Mobile malware, passwordless authentication fails, and hackers in space
"Though we commend Microsoft for making this bold move, we believe all single-factor authentication mechanisms are the wrong choice and repeat password mistakes of old."
Adobe, Microsoft reinvent future of work with expansion of strategic partnership
"As we enter a new chapter, it is critical to give employees modern tools to collaborate seamlessly, no matter where the team is or what device they are using."
Microsoft and Objective help government agencies balance collaboration with information governance
Microsoft and Objective work together to ensure that information shared in hybrid digital environments is subject to the same rigorous control as it would be a in a physical office.
Red Hat and Microsoft collaborate with an automation solution
Red Hat has announced that the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is now on Microsoft Azure.
Supply chain attacks, ransomware leads to loss of trust in IT vendors
"The evolving remote workplace is surely accentuating challenges for businesses as legacy software like Microsoft struggles to keep up in today’s accelerated digital world."
How a major NZ seafood company modernised operations across land, ocean, and the cloud
Sealord is a global enterprise that distributes its products around the world and has a strong presence in our local seafood industry, but it wasn’t so long ago that Sealord wasn’t really sailing as ‘one crew’
Rubrik delivers new data security and ransomware recovery solutions built on Microsoft Azure
The new SaaS offering, built-on Microsoft Azure, reduces the risk that data is modified, deleted, or encrypted.
The full list of 2021 Microsoft NZ Partner Awards winners
Microsoft’s New Zealand Partner Awards have recognised the ‘extraordinary depth of creativity and capability’ in the company’s partner network this year.
Empired launches new app to reduce human error and improve security
The Empired User Secure Score works alongside Microsoft Teams, to give organisations a bird’s eye view of the level of security compliance from their team.
Accenture and Microsoft Asia support 33 businesses in APAC with Project Amplify
The investment focuses specifically on social impact and sustainability, by helping APAC businesses scale emerging solutions and business models.
Bayer and Microsoft partner to build new cloud-based digital tools
Bayer has partnered with Microsoft to build new cloud-based digital tools and data science solutions for agriculture and adjacent industries.
Microsoft Singapore unveils enhancement strategy within the financial sector
Microsoft Singapore has unveiled its plans to enhance its position in the financial services industry, releasing its takeaways from Fintech festival 2021 and announcing a raft of partnerships and strategies.
Barhead and Microsoft partner for graduate program to meet growing demand
Specialist consulting firm Barhead has teamed up with Microsoft to meet the growing demand for consultants versed in Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform