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Microsoft Releases Azure Active Directory Sync Services Tool

Microsoft released its Azure Active Directory Sync Services tool on Monday, with little fanfare.

Azure Active Directory Basic Plan Now Available

Microsoft today began offering a new Azure Active Directory Basic licensing option.

Yahoo Threatened with Daily Fines after Challenging Surveillance Requests

The tech company said it was fined $250,000 per day for not handing over requested user data.

Microsoft Azure Gets Alerts and Role-Based Controls

Microsoft announced a couple of Azure management improvements this week.

Microsoft Increases OneDrive File Uploads to 10GB

Microsoft announced a few OneDrive cloud-based storage service improvements today.

Delve Office 365 Social Networking App Now Available

Microsoft today began rolling out its new Delve social networking search-and-discovery app to certain Office 365 subscribers.

Microsoft Promo Provides Support for Office 365 Migrations

Microsoft has kicked off a limited-time Office 356 promotional offer this month, but it's just for new customers.

My Wish List for the Next Version of Hyper-V

Native third-party support tops the list.

Microsoft Releases Flawed Cumulative Update 6 for Exchange 2013

Microsoft released Cumulative Update 6 for Exchange Server 2013 late last month, but it isn't problem free.

How To Sync Azure Active Directory with SaaS

The new Microsoft Azure Active Directory puts more on-premises features into the cloud version and links to more than 1,200 Software as a Service (SaaS) apps.

Microsoft Azure Gets Database and Search Services Additions

Microsoft announced a few Azure improvements today that may be of interest for data analysts or developers needing to connect applications to databases or search services.

PowerShell Seen as Key to Azure Automation

Microsoft is on its way toward enabling full automation of Azure tasks via PowerShell workflow scripts.

Microsoft Previews Tool for Streamlining Azure AD Connections

Microsoft announced a beta this week of a new setup tool for IT pros called "Azure Active Directory Connect."

How To Get Started with Microsoft's Azure Files Preview

The feature, part of Microsoft's Azure cloud service, makes it easy to create file shares in the public cloud.

Storage Disruptors: How Flash Drives and Cloud-Based Services Are Transforming IT Storage Plans

Microsoft is among a number of new providers upsetting the status quo by offering software defined storage, cloud-based data protection, flash-based arrays and converged Web scale infrastructure.

Nadella's Microsoft: Productivity and Platforms

Nearly six months after taking over as the third CEO in Microsoft history, Satya Nadella has started putting his own stamp on the company.

What's Next for Microsoft Office?

Following with the rest of the company's new mission statement, the Office team has been focused on mobile, cloud and non-Windows platforms.

Microsoft Releases Second Preview of Azure AD Sync Services

Microsoft announced a second preview release of its Azure Active Directory (AD) Sync Services solution this week.

One Year Post-Snowden: Shattered Trust Is Hard To Repair

Since Edward Snowden first revealed major cloud companies' cooperation with the NSA's covert surveillance, Microsoft and other vendors have been fighting hard to restore their image through public measures to protect users' privacy. While Redmond readers respect the effort to varying degrees, they're taking their own countermeasures.

Analyst: Cloud Backup Services Should Be a Consideration

Organizations should strategically consider using public cloud services for backup and disaster recovery scenarios, according to research and consulting firm Forrester.

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