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Tips for Getting Windows Server 2012 R2 on the 'Cheap'

A report released last month by Directions on Microsoft offers a few suggestions on how to buy Microsoft's newest server.

Microsoft Touts IE 11's Speedier JPEG Processing

Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 displays JPEG graphics faster than previous IE browsers, Microsoft claims.

Report: Tablets Will Overtake PC Shipments in Q4

Tablet shipments will start to surpass PC shipments in the fourth quarter of this year, according to IDC.

Gartner Outlines How Organizations Can Plan for Windows 8.1

The research and consulting firm suggests three plans to deal with Windows 8.1.

Power-Saving Intel 'Bay Trail' Tablets Arriving in Q4

Intel described its code-named "Bay Trail" family of processors today as part of its Developer Forum event.

Microsoft Seeks To Disclose Number of Court Spy Requests

Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Yahoo on Monday all filed amended motions seeking broader disclosure of customer data access requests by the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Intel Unveils New Chips for Datacenter, PC and Smartphone

Intel laid out its vision, as well as some new product milestones, during a keynote speech on Tuesday.

UPDATE: Windows 8.1 RTM Available for MSDN and TechNet Subscribers

Microsoft today offered its MSDN and TechNet subscribers access to the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) ISO builds of its latest flagship operating systems.

Study: Most Orgs Not Using Mobile Device Management

Just 36 percent of IT organizations surveyed had fully deployed or are deploying mobile device management solutions, according to an industry study.

Microsoft Awarded $14.5 Million in Motorola Dispute

A jury this week awarded Microsoft almost $15 million in damages in a dispute with Motorola Mobility.

Microsoft Ups SharePoint Online File Limits

Microsoft today announced file-upload improvements to its SharePoint Online service.

Windows Azure Cache Service Preview Available

Microsoft on Tuesday announced some Windows Azure improvements, including a preview of a new distributed cache service for Azure-hosted applications.

IDC: Microsoft's Phone Market Share To Double by 2017

According to a report released this week by IDC, the gap between Microsoft's smartphone operating system and market leaders Google Android and Apple iOS will narrow slightly over the next four years.

Azure Rights Management Service Preview Available

Microsoft has released a preview of its Windows Azure Rights Management Service.

Microsoft Bumps Up SkyDrive Pro and Exchange Online Storage

Microsoft has increased the storage capacities for two of its cloud-based storage services.

Microsoft Abruptly Kills Its Master-Level Certificate Programs

Microsoft announced it will be ending exams for the Microsoft Certified Master (MCM), Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) certificates, effective Oct. 1.

UPDATE: Microsoft Extends TechNet Subscriptions for 90 Days

Microsoft sent a notice to its current TechNet subscribers today that promises to extend their TechNet membership benefits for 90 days.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hits RTM Status

Microsoft on Tuesday said Windows Server 2012 R2 has been released to manufacturers (RTM).

Windows 8.1 Reportedly Released to Manufacturers

According to insider sources, Microsoft's Windows 8 upgrade, scheduled for release on Oct. 17, has hit the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) milestone.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer To Retire

Microsoft's Steve Ballmer announced this morning that he will retire within the next 12 months.

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