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Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2

Microsoft achieved its "general availability" release milestone today for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2.

Windows 8.1 Update Version Released Today

Microsoft has released its Windows 8.1 update today, which is a free download for Windows 8 users.

Google Extending Chrome Support for Windows XP

Google plans to extend security and patch support for its Chrome browser running on Microsoft's Windows XP until April 2015.

SQL Server 2014 CTP2 Now Available

Microsoft today announced the availability of SQL Server 2014 Community Technology Preview 2.

IE 11 Blocker for Windows 7 Now Available

A tool that blocks Internet Explorer 11 installations on Windows 7 machines is now available.

Microsoft Prepping Windows Phone 8 'GDR3' Update

Windows Phone 8 Update 3 is on its way toward release.

Microsoft Restores Windows 8 Update Controls

Microsoft has restored some update controls for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

PC Slump Continuing in Q3

The PC market is continuing its decline in the third quarter, according to preliminary results from two analyst firms.

Microsoft and VMware Interop Bridged with Veeam Management Pack

Veeam's latest update to its Management Pack connect the interoperational gap between Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager and VMware.

Rumored Windows Phone 8.1 Details Surface

While Microsoft is prepping for the release of Windows 8.1 next week for Windows 8 and Windows RT, details on whether or not the company's smartphone OS will also be receiving a refresh on the same scale has been scarce until this week.

Gartner: Prepare Now for a Post-SharePoint World

SharePoint is just good enough and few love using it, but it's widely deployed and changing due to Microsoft's product development efforts on the cloud side.

Dynamics CRM Online 2013, CRM Tablet App Released

Microsoft announced this week that Dynamics CRM Online is now generally available.

Ballmer Promises Office App for iPad Is Coming

According to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, a touch-optimized Microsoft Office app for Apple's iPad is less a matter of "if" and more a matter of "when."

Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Chief: Only We Can Tie Everything Together

Microsoft's top enterprise executive on Monday made a rare public appearance to outline the company's next enterprise software and cloud deliverables.

Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 Released

Microsoft's Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 enterprise resource planning (ERP) product was released this weekend.

Enterprises Expected To Move Toward Hybrid Clouds

IT departments are facing a hybrid cloud future, according to Gartner Inc.

Windows Azure Active Directory Getting No-Cost Enhancements

Microsoft this week announced that it will release some of its Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD) enhancements before year's end at no extra cost.

Windows 8.1 Preorders Begin

Microsoft made Windows 8.1 available for preorders on Wednesday via the Microsoft Store.

Gartner Outlines 10 IT Trends To Watch

Gartner Inc. offered a glimpse of 10 trends for IT professionals to pay attention to over the next five years.

SUSE Cloud 2.0 Includes Hyper-V Support

Linux-based SUSE Cloud 2.0, which was released last week, now includes "full support" for Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor.

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