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Microsoft To Issue 'Minor' Updates to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 on August 12

Microsoft announced today that it will start to deliver new updates to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 on Aug. 12.

Windows 9 Rumored as Free Upgrade

Microsoft could be planning to entice users of older Windows editions by offering free upgrades to "Windows 9" next year.

Microsoft Warns of Hybrid Exchange 2013 Glitch

Microsoft issued a warning to IT organizations running so-called "hybrid" messaging environments that combine Exchange Server 2013 and Exchange Online.

Microsoft Fudging Standards in IE 11 To Avoid 'Degraded' Mobile Experience

Microsoft plans to release an updated Internet Explorer 11 mobile browser with the next release of Windows Phone 8.1 that will address some Web site compatibility issues.

Microsoft Sues Samsung Over Android Agreement

Microsoft alleges that Korean device maker Samsung has backed away from an earlier Android agreement.

Microsoft Releases Update Rollups for System Center 2012

Microsoft released Update Rollup 3 (UR3) for System Center 2012 R2 this week, as well as Update Rollup 7 (UR7) for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1.

Windows Phone 8.1 Update Coming Soon

Microsoft announced yesterday that an upcoming update to Windows Phone 8.1 will be aimed at expanding Cortana's availability to more countries and introduce Start screen folders.

Survey Suggests IT Pros Slow To React on Windows XP Migrations

IT pros may have been caught flat footed when it came to migrating client machines off Windows XP, according to an industry survey.

Microsoft Releases Second Preview of Azure AD Sync Services

Microsoft announced a second preview release of its Azure Active Directory (AD) Sync Services solution this week.

Analyst: Cloud Backup Services Should Be a Consideration

Organizations should strategically consider using public cloud services for backup and disaster recovery scenarios, according to research and consulting firm Forrester.

Microsoft and IBM Gain Ground in Cloud Infrastructure Market

Microsoft and IBM are showing growth in the cloud infrastructure services market relative to market leader Amazon Web Services, according to analyst reports.

Microsoft Endorses SysAdmin Day

Company praises IT pros, while shifting their roles with Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Working on Hotfix for Windows Server 2003 Migration Problem

Microsoft is working on a hotfix for a client log-in problem that can occur in the process of migrating from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2.

Former Yammer CEO Leaving Microsoft

Cofounder and former CEO of Yammer David Sacks announced yesterday that he's leaving Microsoft.

U.K. Government Adopts ODF, but Not Microsoft's OOXML

Great Britain's government this week adopted HTML, PDF and ODF for documents, but not Microsoft's OOXML.

Microsoft Expands Azure ExpressRoute Partnerships

Microsoft expanded its high-bandwidth ExpressRoute service into seven cities.

Microsoft Reports Positive Q4 Earnings

Microsoft reported its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings today, missing earnings per share expectations by about $0.05 but beating overall revenue expectations.

Microsoft Planning 'Unified' IT Pro Event Next Year

Microsoft announced today that it plans to roll out a new event next year for IT pros that appears to replace TechEd and more specialized conferences that the company has hosted for years.

Microsoft Fixes Flawed ISOs of SQL Server 2012 SP2

Microsoft indicated late last week that it has fixed a problem with SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 that may have affected some of its TechNet or MSDN subscribers.

Windows 8.1 Update 2 Rumored To Appear on August 12

Media reports on Monday pointed to a possible confirmation of a rumored Windows 8.1 Update 2 release, coming next month.

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