Microsoft Ignite 2020: All the news from this week's Redmond's IT Pro conference

From Project Cortex and Azure resiliency to Teams and Edge on Linux, here's everything you need to know about the news out of Microsoft's Ignite conference.

Microsoft Ignite 2020: Mary Jo Foley on Project Cortex, Azure resiliency, Teams, and Edge on Linux

Watch this: ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley and Larry Dignan discuss everything you need to know about the news out of Microsoft's Ignite conference. 

A closer look at Microsoft Azure Arc

The promise of Azure Arc is providing the simplicity of the cloud control plane inside the data center. A year after announcement with the core platform now going GA, we thought it would be a good time for a deeper dive to see how Azure Arc actually works.

Microsoft Stream video users: Get ready to migrate (again)

Microsoft is rebuilding its Microsoft Stream video service over the next several months and will be moving it to use SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business for storing and managing videos across Microsoft 365.

Microsoft shows off 'Project Nucleus' intelligent sync technology for web apps

Microsoft is working on a new sync technology codenamed 'Project Nucleus' that officials think could go beyond Progressive Web Apps for certain scenarios, including offline content sync.

Here's how smartphone camera tech helps create this new holographic storage

Project Holographic Storage Device works on new holographic storage device for 'warm' data in the cloud.

Microsoft to release new versions of its Office clients and on-premises servers in H2 2021

New perpetual Office clients for Windows and Mac, as well as on-premises versions of Exchange, SharePoint and Skype for Business are coming in the second half of next year.

Microsoft adds more devices and services to its Azure Stack hybrid line-up

Microsoft is adding three new edge-computing devices and moving ahead, with various Azure-branded services that are part of its hybrid-cloud family.

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Microsoft makes its video calling, chat, and SMS text messaging services available to others

Microsoft's Azure Communication Services (ACS) will give customers and partners access to the same voice, video, chat and texting services that Microsoft uses to power Teams.

Microsoft shifts gears with its 'Project Cortex' knowledge management service

Project Cortex is going to be delivered as a number of add-ons to existing Microsoft products, starting with SharePoint. The change in strategy is the result of 'user feedback,' Microsoft execs say.

Microsoft to start testing its new Edge browser on Linux in October

The wait is over: Microsoft's 'Chredge' browser will be available to Insider testers in preview starting in October.

Microsoft outlines more new Teams features coming to remote and on-site workers

Microsoft has plans to add new meeting, calling, search, insights and other new features to Teams over the next several months. Where's the Teams-fatigue-fighting feature?

Microsoft announces Power BI Teams integration, NLP and per-user Premium subscription

At its annual Ignite conference, Microsoft adds a huge slate of enhancements to its banner BI platform.

Microsoft: Here's how smartphone camera tech helps create this new holographic storage

Project Holographic Storage Device works on new holographic storage device for 'warm' data in the cloud.

Microsoft renames and unifies more products under Microsoft Defender brand

Microsoft Threat Protection, Defender ATP, Azure Security Center, and others brought under the Microsoft Defender umbrella brand.

Microsoft to make its Ignite IT pro show a two-part event

Microsoft has added a second Ignite IT pro event, slated for early 2021, to its conference calendar.