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Microsoft Joins Other Tech Firms in Public Snooping Denouncement

While the message sent by a coalition of online companies outlines changes needed to be made by the government, does it go far enough to address the issue?

Microsoft Will Finish 2013 with 5 'Critical' Fixes

Microsoft's December patch will also arrive with 6 "important" bulletin items.

Microsoft To Add Data Encryption in Response to Gov. Snooping

It will also make code more transparent in hopes to ease customers of fears of hidden backdoors.

China to Microsoft: Continue XP Support or See a Rise in Pirated Windows 8

Plus: Microsoft takes steps to stop government censorship of Skype calls in China.

Microsoft Meant Business With Azure in 2013

Nearly four years after launching Windows Azure, Microsoft's cloud service remains stuck in the shadows of Amazon Web Services.

Dealing with Negative Session ID Denials in SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server MVP Denny Cherry breaks down multiple ways on how to troubleshoot a type -2 blocking session ID error.

Windows 8.1 Users: Beware of SkyDrive's Auto Sync

Microsoft's decision to have SkyDrive's auto sync functions enabled as default and the lack of sync customization could lead to major headaches for IT.

Don't Buy Your Software, Rent It!

Not knowing how many licenses for a particular product you would need in the future is just one of the many reasons why you should go the lease route.

Office 365 Getting Encrypted Messaging in 2014

Microsoft on Thursday announced that Office 365 Message Encryption -- a service that will encrypt e-mails being sent to an outside source -- will go live early next year.

The Disappearing Windows Server GUI, Revisited

Brien retreads the idea of System Center taking over the role of Windows Server's GUI and explains how it can be used as the single window to a cluster of VMs.

Yahoo Announces Plans To Encrypt All User Data

Yahoo said that all data traveling through its datacenters will be encrypted by the end of the first quarter of 2014.

What To Do When Windows Identifies Disks Incorrectly

Brien walks you through how to get Windows to correctly distinguish between a hard drive and a solid-state drive.

Are the Days of the Microsoft IT Pro Numbered?

Mary Jo Foley discusses how recent Microsoft executive and service pricing changes may not be sitting well with many on-premises experts.

IE Fixes Are Top Priority for November's Patch Tuesday

Microsoft's monthly Security Update arrived today with three "critical" bulletin items and five "important" fixes -- all addressing 19 flaws in a number of Microsoft products and services.

What's New in Group Policy Settings

With October's massive Microsoft product releases comes new and modified configuration options.

No Zero-Day Graphics Flaw Fix in Microsoft's November Patch

Microsoft sent word today that its monthly patch for November will contain three bulletin items rated "critical" and five "important" items.

Microsoft Warns of Zero-Day Graphics Flaw

According to Microsoft, attacks against victims in the Middle East and Asia are exploiting a zero-day flaw found in the Microsoft Graphics Component.

What Enterprises Need To Know About Windows Azure

From its scaling capabilities to its close integration with PowerShell, here are a few things to consider before making the move to Microsoft's cloud.

SharePoint's Uncertain Enterprise Future

Are overly complex implementation requirements and a move to an app-store model killing the appeal of SharePoint 2013 in the enterprise?

NSA Allegedly Infiltrated Overseas Google and Yahoo Datacenters

According to documents that were released on Wednesday, both the National Security Agency (NSA) and the British Government Communications Headquarters tapped overseas datacenters used by both Yahoo and Google.

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