Microsoft’s Monthly Newsletter | August 2019

Here are your top 10 must-read Microsoft announcements from August 2019 curated by Softchoice:

News and Updates:

Skype for Business Online retires in 2021

It’s official: Skype for Business Online retires July 31, 2021. Find out how this affects current users and how Microsoft is supporting the switch to Teams. #SkypeForBusiness #Teams

Read the announcement

Desktop Analytics: 800 million devices can’t be wrong

Microsoft announces a preview of Desktop Analytics, the automation tool powering intelligent compatibility testing for Windows apps. #DesktopAnalytics #Windows10

Get the details on Desktop Analytics

Virtualized Office 365 experience gets even better 

New capabilities let you enjoy the same Office 365 experience in any environment. Don’t miss if virtualization is part of your collaboration strategy. #Office365 #Collaboration

Find out how to get the updates 


One step closer to the passwordless workplace

Introducing FIDO2 security keys in Azure Active Directory, enabling new passwordless sign-in for Windows 10 with the same world-class encryption standards. #AzureAD

Read more about FIDO2 security keys

New and improved: Office 365 licensing and activation

Good news for IT admins – this month, Microsoft is rolling out key changes to streamline activation management for subscription-based Office clients. #Office365

Find out how to simplify Office 365

Softchoice: Microsoft Azure Expert MSP

In July, Softchoice became one of the rare few managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide to earn the Microsoft Azure Expert MSP accreditation. #Azure #ExpertMSP

Read the announcement

Make the most of Microsoft licensing

Getting the best value from your Microsoft enterprise software investments takes deep understanding and rigorous management. Softchoice can help. #MicrosoftEA #Licensing

Maximize the impact of your Microsoft EA

Keeping cloud costs under control

You may be overspending by up to 40% in the cloud. On July 25, Softchoice Azure expert Skip Purdy delivered a workshop on getting your cloud costs under control. #Azure

Watch the session

Where no SAM has gone before…

In the era of the cloud, your software asset management (SAM) strategy faces a galaxy of new threats. Our Enterprise Lifecycle Management framework is here to help. #SAM

Start your SAM Trek with ELM


Azure BootCamps

Managing the transition to Azure often poses big challenges. Our Azure Boot Camp sessions will give you the building blocks to use Microsoft Azure to achieve your cloud goals.

Calgary, AB – September 24: Register here

Halifax, NS – September 25: Register here



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