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Asian Regulatory Issue Delays Microsoft-Nokia Deal

Instead of the projected closing window of late March, Microsoft's $7 billion acquisition of Nokia's device segment may not be finalized until sometime in April due to a regulatory holdup.

Microsoft Changing Name of Windows Azure to 'Microsoft Azure'

It's official. Microsoft is swapping out the Windows Azure name and plans to start calling it "Microsoft Azure" next month.

Microsoft Donates MS-DOS and Word for Windows as Open Code

Source code for Microsoft's MS-DOS and Word for Windows programs is now publicly available via the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.

Microsoft Offers Security Tips for Windows XP Holdouts

Microsoft offered some security tips today for individuals and organizations that plan to continue to use Windows XP after April 8.

SharePoint 2013 Getting SQL Server 2014 Support in April

Microsoft announced a few SharePoint details this week, with some good and some bad news.

NSA Contradicts Assertions by Microsoft and Other Service Providers

Service provider denials that they knew of broad access to customer data by the U.S. National Security Agency appear to have been contradicted by an attorney for that agency.

Mozilla Possibly Tripped Up by Windows 8 'Default Browser' Complexity

Mozilla's decision to halt its Firefox browser development for Windows 8.1 may be due, in part, to a confusing OS feature.

Microsoft Previews Virtual Desktop Starter Kit

Microsoft released a software tool today for testing virtual desktop infrastructure scenarios using its Remote Desktop Services protocol.

SQL Server 2014 Hits Metal, Release Set for April 1

SQL Server 2014 hit its "release-to-manufacturing" milestone today, with Microsoft projecting an April 1 commercial release.

Surface 2 with LTE Support for Additional $130 Now Available

Microsoft today released a version of its Surface 2 tablet with mobile LTE support on AT&T's 4G network for $130 more than its Wi-Fi-only Surface 2 model.

Microsoft Releases OneNote for Mac, Free Windows Version Coming Soon

A Mac version of OneNote, Microsoft's note-taking software, was released today.

Mozilla Pulls Firefox for Windows 8 Citing Low Use Rates

Mozilla last week announced that it has stopped Firefox browser production for Windows 8.

U.S. Opens Internet Domain Name Management to Privatized Control

The U.S. government announced today that it will privatize Internet domain-name assignment and management operations that are currently handled by a contracted organization.

Microsoft Prepping New 'Consumer Reader' App

The tale of Microsoft's relationship with bookseller Barnes & Noble got a new twist this week, as details about a new reader app surface.

Office 365 To Get Personal Edition

Microsoft is planning to release an Office 365 Personal edition for consumers this spring.

Microsoft Releases Workplace Join for Windows 7 Test Software

Microsoft has released "workplace join" for Windows 7 at its Microsoft Connect portal.

Windows Phone OEM Fee Eliminated for Select Manufacturers

A recent report by The Times of India found that Microsoft has waived any OEM fees associated with Windows Phone 8 for two of its newest mobile partners.

Exchange 2013 Migrations Could Face Delays Due to Public Folder Limits

Microsoft has a restriction on the number of public folders supported by Exchange Server 2013 and Exchange Online.

Microsoft Fixes Windows Server 2003 and IE 8 SVCHOST Issue

IT pros may start to see lots of expired Internet Explorer updates showing up in their logs.

Microsoft Warns Exchange 2003 Losing Support Next Month

Microsoft outlined some options for organizations using Exchange Server 2003, which loses product support on April 8.

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