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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.

Windows Update Will Disable 'Broken' RC4 Encryption

Microsoft on Tuesday released an update that will disable the compromised RC4 stream cipher on Windows systems.

MAP Toolkit 9.0 Beta Assesses New Server and Cloud Enrollment Licensing Scenarios

A beta test version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 9.0 was released this week.

Microsoft's Huge Q3 Windows Phone Market Gain

According to figures released today by research firm IDC, worldwide shipments of Windows Phone devices increased 156 percent year-over-year for the third quarter.

IE 11 Includes Default Encryption Protection

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11 browser supports the latest Transport Layer Security standard by default.

IE 11 for Windows 7 Now Available

Microsoft released Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 systems today.

Microsoft Adds Coauthoring to Office Web Apps

Microsoft is delivering most of the improvements to its Office Web Apps that it promised back in June.

Cisco's App Centric Approach Draws Microsoft, Other Partners

Cisco today kicked off its "applications centric infrastructure" alternative to software-defined networking.

Google Apps Stops Support for IE 9

Google announced on Tuesday that it has ended integration work with Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 browser.

Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Slated for 2014

According to Microsoft, Dynamics AX 2012 R3, its upcoming enterprise resource planning (ERP) product update, is scheduled to arrive in April 2014.

Gartner Offers Tips on Office 365 Negotiations

One way to negotiate Microsoft Office 365 contracts is to evaluate competitive offerings, according to Gartner Inc.

Windows Azure Import/Export Preview Released

Microsoft today rolled out a preview of an import/export service for Windows Azure.

Google Sued by Holding Company Backed by Microsoft and Apple

Google is getting sued by the consortium of companies that bought Nortel's intellectual property two years ago.

Windows XP Decline Stalls in October

The declining global market share of Windows XP seems to have stabilized in October.

Microsoft Releases Dynamics CRM 2013

Dynamics CRM 2013, the latest release of Microsoft's on-premises customer relationship management (CRM) product, reached general availability today.

Microsoft Dominates Software Market in 2013 Report

Microsoft had more than twice the revenue of other software vendors in the first half of this year, according to analysis by IDC.

Windows Azure HDInsight Now Available

Microsoft on Monday announced the "general availability" of Windows Azure HDInsight, the company's cloud-based distribution of Hadoop.

Lync 2013 Now Supported on Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft indicated this month that Lync Server 2013 is now supported on Windows Server 2012 R2.

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