The big news in the world of Microsoft came from conferences again this week. It used its Ignite event to unveil the public beta of Office 2016, while cosying up to NetSuite at the latter's SuiteWorld event to announce its ERP software running on the Azure platform.
This week also saw the Surface 3 tablet go on sale in the UK, while Microsoft disclosed changes coming to the way it will deliver updates and patches for the Windows 10 operating system.
Microsoft delivers Office 2016 public beta ahead of autumn release
Microsoft has opened the preview of its Office 2016 application suite to a broader audience, enabling anyone to test the new capabilities coming later this year, such as live co-authoring of documents and data loss protection.
Microsoft and NetSuite team up on cloud, AWS ditched
Microsoft and NetSuite have teamed up to offer closer integration between Microsoft's Azure cloud platform and productivity suite, and NetSuite's ERP online software.
Microsoft pushes hybrid cloud proposition with on-premise Azure Stack
Microsoft is looking to help customers implement a hybrid cloud strategy with several upcoming technologies, including an Azure Stack that can be deployed inside their own data centre, new capabilities in Windows Server, and a new tool for managing hybrid cloud deployments.
Microsoft Surface 3 tablet on sale in UK from £419
Microsoft's Atom-based Surface 3 tablet device is now on sale in the UK with prices starting from £419.
Microsoft Windows 10 daily updates will see off Patch Tuesday
Microsoft is making changes to the way it delivers updates, including doing away with Patch Tuesday and introducing an ongoing update system that works in the background on Windows 10 devices.
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