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Microsoft Expands Office 365 Message Size Limit to 150MB

Microsoft has increased the maximum size of an e-mail message that can be sent by an organization using its cloud-based Office 365 services to 150MB.

Yahoo and Microsoft Agree to Search Deal Modification

Yahoo and Microsoft on Thursday announced a change to its search partnership deal that was originally struck in 2009.

Microsoft Pulls SQL Server 2014 SP1 Due to Install Problems

Microsoft released SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 this week, but later pulled it after install errors surfaced.

Next SharePoint Server Product Now Expected in Q2 2016

Microsoft announced today that it will slip the general availability date for its forthcoming SharePoint Server 2016 product to next year.

Windows Patch Tuesday Hole Being Used in Zero-Day Attacks

Just one day after Microsoft released its monthly security patch, attackers had already reverse-engineered one of the bulletins and have been using it in active attacks.

Microsoft To Unveil Exchange Server 2016 Next Month

Microsoft is promising a "first look at Exchange Server 2016" at its Ignite conference coming up in May.

Microsoft Acquires BI Provider Datazen

Microsoft announced the acquisition of Toronto-based Datazen Software, a mobile business intelligence (BI) solutions startup.

Microsoft Delve Mobile Apps Now Available for Android and iOS Devices

Microsoft released mobile apps this week for its Office 365 Delve social networking solution.

SQL Server 2005 Losing Microsoft Product Support Next Year

Organizations running SQL Server 2005 have less than a year before the product's lifecycle support will come to an end.

Researchers Discover SMB Security Flaw in All Windows Versions

Security firm Cylance has reportedly uncovered a Windows security issue that could lead to attackers stealing user credentials.

Microsoft Planning to End Windows Server AppFabric Support Next Year

Microsoft gave notice this month that it plans to end product support for its Windows Server AppFabric 1.1 solution.

Microsoft Announces Exchange Online Advance Threat Protection for Office 365

Microsoft on Wednesday announced new security tools for Office 365 users that aim to harden e-mail from phishing and malware attacks.

Office Online Apps Now Integrated With Dropbox Storage Service

Microsoft's Office Online apps and Dropbox's storage service are now integrated.

Microsoft Offers NoSQL Service with Commercial Release of Azure DocumentDB

Microsoft announced the general availability this week of its Azure DocumentDB service.

Windows XP Usage Still Strong at 250 Million Users

Despite not being officially supported by Microsoft for the last year, 250 million users are still actively using Windows XP, according to market analysts.

Microsoft Unveils New 'Nano Server' in Its Next Windows Server Product

Microsoft today described more about a new Nano Server component that will be part of its next Windows Server release.

Microsoft Cloud Platform System To Get Quarterly Updates

Microsoft's enterprise and service provider customers running the Microsoft Cloud Platform System (CPS) can expect to get software updates automatically on a quarterly basis.

Microsoft Reportedly Planning Windows 10 'Redstone' Release in 2016

Microsoft is planning a second release of Windows 10 next year that reportedly goes by the code name of "Redstone."

Microsoft: Open Source Windows Is 'Definitely Possible'

Microsoft's Mark Russinovich commented that a future version of Windows could be open source.

Microsoft To Start Rolling Out Skype for Business on April 14

Skype for Business will start rolling out to qualified users with April's Patch Tuesday update on April 14, Microsoft announced.

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