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Microsoft Releases Desktop Optimization Pack 2013 R2 with Windows 8.1 Support

The R2 version of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2013 got released this week.

PC and Tablet Markets Showing Declines in 2013

The PC and tablet markets are ending 2013 on down notes, according to IDC.

Analysis: Microsoft's New Licensing Still Vague, 'Next Gen' Licensing May Significantly Raise Costs

Microsoft may have some unpleasant surprises for organizations that license its software, starting next year.

UPDATED: DoJ, EU Approves Microsoft-Nokia Deal

Microsoft has received federal antitrust regulator approval for its proposed $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's handset business.

Microsoft 'Threshold' Product Wave Said To Arrive in 2015

An update to Windows 8.1 could arrive this spring, while a wave of new Microsoft product releases could be planned for the spring of 2015.

Window Azure Services Released, Including BizTalk and Traffic Manager

Microsoft ratcheted up its Windows Azure offerings this week, with some services reaching commercial-grade status, while others were released as "previews" for testing.

Exchange 2013 SP1 Will Run on Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft announced a few details this week about its coming Service Pack 1 for Exchange Server 2013.

UPDATE: Outages Reported for Windows Azure, Office 365 and Outlook.com

Windows Azure today apparently experienced a large outage.

Microsoft's Devices and Services Direction Outlined by Larson-Green

The new "One Microsoft" reorganization aims to bring devices and services together in a way that will connect people across their work and home lives.

Office 365 Status-Check Mobile App Released

Microsoft today announced the release of an app that would let Office 365 admins monitor service status from mobile devices.

Service Pack 1 for Office 2013 Products Arriving Early Next Year

Microsoft today indicated that it plans to deliver Service Pack 1 "early next year" for its Office 2013-branded products.

Free My Server 2012 R2 Apps for Remote Management Released

Microsoft released its free My Server 2012 R2 applications this month for Windows clients and Windows Phone devices.

UPDATE: SharePoint Online Getting Touch Improvements

Microsoft is improving the touch experience for SharePoint Online users.

Nokia Shareholders Approve Microsoft Buyout

Nokia announced on Tuesday that its shareholders overwhelmingly approved Microsoft's purchase of "substantially all" of its devices and services business.

Windows Phone 'Office Remote' App Now Available

Microsoft today released an app that would let Windows Phone 8 users remotely launch, control and interact with Office 2013 files in a presentation setting.

Microsoft Rights Management Service Now Available

Microsoft announced late last week that it is now offering its Rights Management Service commercially.

Microsoft Warns of Storage Spaces Flaw in Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft today warned of a problem with using the Storage Spaces feature of Windows Server 2012 R2 when used with Windows Azure.

Microsoft Unveils New 'Products and Services' Volume Licensing Option

Microsoft plans to roll out a new volume licensing offering next month.

Remote Desktop Protocol 8.1 for Windows 7 Available

Microsoft this week released a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 8.1 update for Windows 7 Service Pack 1.

SUSE Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Released

SUSE announced a solution this week that lets IT pros manage Linux servers from Microsoft's System Center management suite.

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