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UPDATE: Microsoft Extends TechNet Subscriptions for 90 Days

Microsoft sent a notice to its current TechNet subscribers today that promises to extend their TechNet membership benefits for 90 days.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hits RTM Status

Microsoft on Tuesday said Windows Server 2012 R2 has been released to manufacturers (RTM).

Windows 8.1 Reportedly Released to Manufacturers

According to insider sources, Microsoft's Windows 8 upgrade, scheduled for release on Oct. 17, has hit the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) milestone.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer To Retire

Microsoft's Steve Ballmer announced this morning that he will retire within the next 12 months.

German Agency Sees Security Issues with Windows 8 and TPM 2.0

A German government agency indicated yesterday that is it investigating issues associated with using Windows 8 and the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0.

Microsoft Bribery Investigation Expands to Russia, Pakistan

The U.S. government is actively investigating allegations that Microsoft business partners engaged in bribery to win contracts in several countries.

Windows Azure Passes Cloud Security Alliance-Recommended Audit

Microsoft became the first cloud service provider to clear a new security compliance audit.

Microsoft Announces Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Hitting OEMs in October

The first major update to Microsoft's embedded operating system for intelligent devices, Windows Embedded 8 Industry, will reach original equipment manufacturers on Oct. 18, Microsoft announced late last week.

Arkoon To Offer Windows XP Security Update Service

Arkoon Network Security is planning to roll out its ExtendedXP product this fall for those organizations that just can't get off Windows XP.

Microsoft Enables PowerShell for Lync Online

Microsoft this week released a module that enables Lync Online management via PowerShell.

Newest Windows Phone 8 Update Packed With Fixes

Microsoft announced today that its latest update to Windows Phone 8 has been released and contains a number of fixes.

Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager Preview Available

Microsoft has rolled out a limited public preview of a Windows Azure-based disaster recovery solution for private clouds.

Windows XP Users To Face Perpetual 'Zero Day'

Microsoft this week cautioned organizations about continuing to use Windows XP after its "extended support" phase ends.

Google Again Blocks Windows Phone YouTube App

Google has blocked Microsoft's YouTube app for Windows Phone for the second time.

Microsoft Adding 'Restricted Admin Mode' for Windows Remote Desktop

Microsoft is developing a new "restricted administration mode" security measure for use with its Remote Desktop Protocol.

Exchange Update Releases Include Exchange 2013 Problem

Microsoft on Tuesday released multiple update rollups for its various Exchange Server products, but part of the release got pulled.

Windows Azure Gets SQL Server AlwaysOn Support

Microsoft announced five Windows Azure improvements yesterday, including SQL Server AlwaysOn support.

Microsoft Sued over Surface RT Sales Reports

Microsoft faces a class-action lawsuit over its Surface RT sales disclosures.

Microsoft To Roll Out New Server and Cloud Enrollment Licensing

Microsoft is planning to implement a new Enterprise Agreement license option for organizations heavily focused on its cloud, server and management technologies.

UPDATE: Windows Server 2012 R2 Costs Going Up 28 Percent

Windows Server 2012 R2 will arrive with price hikes on some licensing, according to newly published Microsoft documentation.

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