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Rumored Reorg of Microsoft In the Works

CEO Steve Ballmer may be working on an executive restructuring that might have some of the division heads in Microsoft changing job titles.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Adding Storage, Virtualization and Networking Improvements

Microsoft recently described a number of improvements to expect with its R2 version of Windows Server 2012, which may arrive as a public preview release next week.

Office Web Apps Improvements Coming to Android, iOS and Windows Tablets

Microsoft recently showed a preview of future Office Web Apps improvements for browsers running on Android, iOS and Windows tablets.

Gartner Report Offers Early Advice on Windows 8.1 Deployments

A new report provides considerations for moving to Microsoft's newest desktop operating system.

Potential Microsoft Acquisition of Nokia Falls Through

A deal that could have resulted in Microsoft buying Nokia to acquire the mobile phone manufacturer's device-manufacturing business is no more reported The Wall Street Journal today.

Microsoft's Dynamics ERP Now Available as Azure Service

Microsoft announced that Dynamics GP 2013 and Dynamics NAV 2013 can now be purchased as Windows Azure-hosted services through partners.

System Center 2012 SP1 Updated for Linux, Unix and Mac Management

Microsoft last week released an update to System Center 2012 Service Pack 1, adding support for the management of Linux and Unix operating systems, along with Mac.

Microsoft Building Up Hyper-V Management Support for Linux and Unix Servers

Microsoft this month talked about how its latest Hyper-V and System Center 2012 R2 improvements can help with the management of Linux and Unix servers.

Best Buy Locations To Include 'Windows Stores'

Microsoft announced a plan to open "Windows Stores" inside Best Buy locations across North America.

Windows Azure Active Authentication Preview Released

Microsoft on Wednesday rolled out a preview of its cloud-based multifactor authentication service that it had showcased at TechEd.

Study: 93% of Java Users Not Running Latest Version

According to Websense, a San Diego-based information security solutions provider, most browser Java installations continue to be unpatched or outdated, leaving the majority of users vulnerable to exploit code already in use in the wild.

Microsoft Highlights Windows 8 Task Manager

Microsoft recently showed off some of the improvements to Task Manager in Windows 8, which notably adds a color-coded "heat map."

Windows Azure BizTalk Services Preview Now Available

Microsoft's BizTalk middleware solution got rolled out as a cloud-enabled service "preview" this month.

Microsoft Expanding Mobile Device Management Capabilities in R2 Products

Microsoft explained how its next wave of products will address "consumerization of IT" issues in talks given last week.

Microsoft Profiles Hyper-V Improvements in Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft recently showed off new Hyper-V improvements to come with Windows Server 2012 R2.

No-Cost Outlook App Arriving This Year with Windows RT 8.1 Update

The Microsoft Outlook e-mail program will be part of a free Windows RT 8.1 upgrade coming this year, Microsoft announced yesterday.

Microsoft Highlights New Windows 8 Tablets and Devices at Computex

Microsoft executives talked up Windows 8.1 and its mobile operating systems at the Computex keynote address on Wednesday.

Windows 8.1 To Have New Networking Features

Microsoft talked a bit more about Windows 8.1 at its TechEd event on Monday.

Exchange 2013 CU2 Coming Summer with Restored 100-Database Support

Microsoft announced today that it will release Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) for Exchange Server 2013 sometime this summer.

Microsoft's 2014 Roadmap: 'Plug-and-Play' Clouds, R2 Servers and Faster Product Delivery

Microsoft's TechEd kicks off today, but some of its themes were presented earlier at the "Microsoft Cloud OS Workshop."

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