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Microsoft’s Expanded NEC Relationship Showcases Azure’s Global Appeal

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Microsoft and NEC have established a new multi-year strategic alliance, that synthesizes Azure, Microsoft 365, NEC’s IT and network portfolio resources, including 5G assets, and both companies AI and IoT capabilities to power customer digital transformation missions across the public and private realms. Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses why the expanded partnership enhances Microsoft Azure’s competitive prospects across the operator and enterprise realms, coming on the heels of winning AT&T’s 5G mobile business, and how both companies are better positioned to drive organization-wide digital transformation on a vertical-specific basis.

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Microsoft’s Rebranded Azure Virtual Desktop: The Future of Work is Hybrid

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Microsoft has announced the rebranding of its Windows Virtual Desktop to Azure Virtual Desktop. Futurum Research analyst Fred McClimans dives into the reason behind this rebranding and how it reflects the new post-pandemic hybrid physical/virtual work model while also offering a new SaaS-based revenue stream for third-party application developers.