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Ericsson To Buy Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV

Communications services provider Ericsson plans to acquire Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV platform.

Windows Azure Active Directory Service Now Available

Microsoft announced today that its Windows Azure Active Directory service is ready for business.

Windows Azure Backup Service Available as 'Paid Preview'

Microsoft indicated today that it has released a "public paid preview" of its Windows Azure Backup service.

SQL Server 2000 Losing Security Support on April 9

SQL Server 2000 is at the end of its product lifecycle and will lose its "extended support" from Microsoft on Tuesday, April 9.

Report: OS Market Shifting With PC Decline

Traditional PC shipments will continue to decline over the next four years, even as global shipments increase for mobile phones, tablets and "ultramobile" devices, according to new first-quarter data announced today by Gartner Inc.

Office for Mac 2008 To Lose Security Support on April 9

Microsoft's so-called "extended support" phase for Office for Mac 2008 is set to end on Tuesday, April 9.

Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 1 Now Available

Microsoft today released Cumulative Update 1 for Exchange 2013, enabling coexistence with older servers.

Windows Embedded 8 Industry Now Available

Microsoft released two editions of its Windows Embedded 8 Industry product today.

Few IT Orgs Have Virtual Desktop Plans

Forrester Research is seeing a flagging interest in virtual desktop infrastructure deployments by IT organizations.

Google Rolls Out ID System for Free and Open Source Software

Google on Thursday declared an "open patent non-assertion pledge."

Spanish Linux Group Takes Windows 8 Secure Boot to the EC

A Linux developer group in Spain has kicked the "secure boot" controversy upward to the European Commission.

Microsoft's GSM Web Site Monitoring Service Now Available

Microsoft has started selling the use of its Global Service Monitor service for tracking Web site performance.

Survey: IT Pros Are Stressed Out

Most IT administrators consider their jobs to be stressful, according to an industry survey.

Microsoft Goes 'Transparent' on Patent Holdings with New Tracking Tool

Microsoft today released patent information in a searchable form as part of a transparency pledge.

Sync Squabble Between Microsoft and Google Confusing Users

Some users updating their Mail, Calendar and People apps on Windows 8 and Windows RT systems seem to be having synchronization problems with various Google Apps.

Office 365 Adopted by Sacramento State and Other Universities

Three universities have started using Office 365, Microsoft's bundle of cloud-supported services.

Exchange 2013 CU1 Expected to Arrive on April 2

A cumulative update designed to enable Exchange 2013 coexistence with Exchange 2010 is set for April 2 delivery.

Microsoft Confirms 'Blue' Project

Microsoft confirmed today that it has an internal plan, code-named "Blue," that will set the pace for the company's products in the near future.

Microsoft Kicks Off New Security Update Process for Its Windows Store Apps

A Mail security update for Windows 8 and Windows RT systems was released today.

Build 2013 Dev Conference Dates Announced

Microsoft's Build conference for developers will be returning this summer.

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