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Study Forecasts Business Cloud Adoption in 2 Years

A study sponsored by Microsoft suggests that most businesses will be looking to the cloud in the next two years.

Microsoft Now Enabling Lync-to-Skype Connections

Microsoft has completed part of its Lync-to-Skype connectivity integration work.

IDC: PC Market Losing Out to Tablets by 2015

IDC updated its five-year forecasts for the PC and tablet markets today.

Microsoft Faults IT Security Practices in 'Cloud Computing' Report

Microsoft this week published an assessment of organizational IT security, based on its own survey tool.

Motorola Mobility Loses ITC Patent Infringement Case Against Microsoft's Xbox

Motorola Mobility has lost a patent infringement claim against Microsoft before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Windows Azure Expanding to China, Japan and Australia

Microsoft is expanding its Windows Azure service coverage in the Asia-Pacific region.

Standalone SkyDrive Pro Client Released

Microsoft on Monday released a standalone SkyDrive Pro sync client.

Hortonworks Releases Hadoop Platform for Windows Server

Hortonworks Data Platform for Windows was commercially released today.

Forrester: Windows 8 Won't Be Commercial Standard for Enterprises

Global research firm Forrester released a report citing that due to high levels of enterprises just now making the move to Windows 7 from Windows XP, Microsoft's latest OS will continue to go largely ignored.

Microsoft and Google Battle over Mobile YouTube App

Google this week sent a cease-and-desist letter to Microsoft this week that demanded the removal of the YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 over violations of Google's Terms of Service.

New Windows Phone Launches in Weak Market

According to the latest figures from research firm Gartner, Microsoft's share of the smartphone market has not improved from last quarter.

Free-to-Upgrade Windows 'Blue' Officially Named Windows 8.1

Microsoft's Tami Reller confirmed that the upcoming Windows 8 update, code-named Windows "Blue" will be called Windows 8.1.

Microsoft Explains Its Monthly Windows Update Rollups

Microsoft this week explained a bit more about "update rollups" for Windows Server and Windows 8.

Microsoft Releases 2 'Critical' IE Fixes for May Patch

Microsoft's May Security Update arrived today with 10 bulletins, two of which related "critical," that are aimed at fixing 33 flaws in various Microsoft software products.

Report: IT Job Market Continues To Slow

U.S. IT job growth has been in a downward slump so far this year.

Google Apps Replaces Microsoft Exchange in Boston

The city of Boston is moving its 75,000 employees and education users from Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps.

Microsoft Kills 'Hybrid Voice' Feature in Lync Online

Microsoft announced on Monday that it has eliminated its "hybrid voice" feature from its Lync Online service.

Microsoft's EMET 4.0 Security Tool Set for May 28 Release

After rolling out the fourth version of the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) in beta form last month, Microsoft will be releasing the final product on May 28.

Microsoft Prepping Yammer for Office 365 Rollout This Summer

Microsoft this week talked up Yammer prospects.

Microsoft Considering Nook Buy

Microsoft may be considering buying Nook Media LLC for $1 billion, according to a Wednesday press report.

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