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Feds Reject Spying Disclosure Request by Microsoft

The Department of Justice on Monday rejected motions by Microsoft and other service providers on disclosing national security requests.

Microsoft Bringing IIS 8.5 Improvements in Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft's Internet Information Services 8.5 Web server will be arriving soon and bringing a few new improvements.

Oracle VM Previews Now Available on Windows Azure

Microsoft and Oracle have released previews of virtual machine images that enable Oracle workloads to run on Windows Azure.

Microsoft To Fold Its Management Summit into TechEd 2014

Microsoft announced today that it plans to merge its Microsoft Management Summit event into its TechEd event next year.

Microsoft Reports First 6 Months of Law Enforcement Requests

Microsoft released its first 2013 report that tallies global law enforcement requests for information on online services use by customers.

Microsoft Monitoring Agent Available for Dev-Ops

Microsoft has released a new app and system monitoring tool that can be used by developers and IT pros alike.

Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Now Available

Microsoft's Windows Azure-based multifactor authentication service launched as a product today.

Outlook Has E-Mail Junk Problem on Exchange 2013

Microsoft's Outlook e-mail program has been sending regular messages into the junk bin, Microsoft noted this week.

Microsoft Updates Preview of Power BI for Office 365

Microsoft announced some updates today to its preview version of Power BI for Office 365.

Big Data Generating Interest but Few Deployments

A survey conducted this summer by Gartner Inc. found high interest in big data among organizations.

Microsoft Makes Keynote Debut at Oracle OpenWorld

A Microsoft executive delivered a keynote presentation for the first time to an Oracle OpenWorld audience Tuesday, unveiling the fruits of a partnership between the two software giants announced last summer.

Novell Loses Appeal in WordPerfect Dispute with Microsoft

Novell had another setback in its legal dispute with Microsoft over WordPerfect and Windows 95.

Exchange Not Yet Supported on Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft indicated last week that Windows Server 2012 R2 can't properly run any versions of Exchange yet.

Microsoft Announces Surface Pro 2 and Next-Gen Surface RT Tablets

Microsoft held a launch event today to announce the newest line of its hybrid PC Surface tablets.

Study: Windows XP Still in Use by 28 Percent

Less than a third of organizations still need to move off Windows XP, according to an industry study.

BlackBerry Agrees To Be Acquired for $4.7 Billion, Plans To Go Private

Smartphone and tablet maker BlackBerry Limited announced today that it has reached a preliminary agreement to be acquired for $4.7 billion.

Microsoft Clarifies Its Restructuring at Financial Analyst Meeting

Microsoft explained nuances regarding its restructuring efforts at its annual Financial Analyst Meeting on Thursday.

Windows Azure Now Supports Juju for Ubuntu Server Workloads

Canonical and Microsoft announced this week that the open source Ubuntu Juju tool used for services orchestration now works with Windows Azure.

IE 11 'Release Preview' for Windows 7 Now Available

Microsoft today rolled out a "release preview" test version of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7.

Microsoft Issues New Security Advisory on IE Flaw

Microsoft issued a security advisory today for all supported versions of Internet Explorer.

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