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Microsoft – Work without limits – 2021 Announcements

Microsoft have recently announced an exciting series of new features we’ve come to know and love the global leading technologists for. As the updates become available, our goal is to make it easy for you to access key information and understanding of how the technology can work for your organisation.

Over the past year organisations have accelerated their digital transformation plans with migration to the cloud, modern workplaces and security enhancements. We have witnessed technology help and empower organisations, allowing them to embrace remote and home working. We want to help customers continue this journey by leveraging the powerful tools and solutions offered by Microsoft.

Keep up to date with Microsoft’s 2021 functionality roll out here. We will be frequently updating you with new and upcoming releases, so keep an eye out for our articles!

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook – Extra time – what everyone needs.

Microsoft Teams

What’s new in Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Industry Cloud

The Launch of Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services, Manufacturing and Non-profit organisations.


Coming up: The need to knows  

  • Azure Hybrid, Infrastructure, and Azure Migrate
  • Azure AI
  • Azure Data
  • Azure Datacenters
  • Azure Dev and Ecosystem
  • Security
  • Azure IoT
  • Windows Virtual Desktop

Get in touch, if you have any questions on the latest updates – Contact Us



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Next year, August 30, 2022, V1.0 of Azure AD Connect will retire. Certain components in V1.0 will also be deprecated, retired, or no longer supported by V2.0. This includes ADAL, SQL Server 2012, and servers such as Microsoft Server 2012, 2012 RS and 2016.


Shaping Cloud have been awarded the NHS Blood and Transplant Privileged Access Management Enhancement Partner Contract

11 August 2021

The NHS Blood and Transplant has already started building their cutting-edge digital services with ambitious plans to go further and to transform more of their services into end-to-end digital services, focussed on the needs of their donors and the hospitals NHSBT serves.


Shaping Cloud have been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service T3 Framework

24 June 2021

Shaping Cloud have been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service’s new Technology Service 3 (TS3) Framework Agreement in the ‘Technology Services lot.


New Chairman determined to assist Shaping Cloud in accelerating growth plans.

19 May 2021

Nigel Redwood has joined Shaping Cloud Limited as a non-executive chairman. Shaping Cloud are a forward-thinking technology scale-up and one of the UK’s leading Cloud experts. Championing the adoption of the best available technologies to drive value and empower organisations to deliver their vision.