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Microsoft Releases Final SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack

Microsoft has rolled out another version of SQL Server 2008, dubbed Release 2 Service Pack 3.

Microsoft Cites New Patch Guidance for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft indicated this week that the patch cycle for Windows 8.x and Windows Server 2012 R.x systems follows a different approach than in the past.

Microsoft Revives Its WinHEC Hardware Dev Event

Microsoft is relaunching its WinHEC event for hardware developers.

Survey Finds IT Pros Underestimating Cloud-Based App Usage

How many cloud-based applications are running in your environment? Probably more than you think, if the results of a new survey of IT and security professionals released last week by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) are any indication.

Flawed Apple iOS 8 Upgrade Affects Microsoft Rights Management App

Microsoft is working on a fix for its Rights Management Service sharing app for Apple iOS devices.

Microsoft Cuts Prices on Some Azure Services

Microsoft announced price cuts to some of its Azure cloud services today.

Microsoft Rolling Out 'Groups' Office 365 Collaboration Feature

Microsoft indicated today that it is starting to roll out a new Groups collaboration feature to its Office 365 subscribers.

Google Chrome Support for Exchange Tripped Up by Standards Again

Microsoft recently noted a problem with its Outlook Web App and its Exchange Admin Center when used with the latest Google Chrome browser.

Microsoft Expands Virtual Machine Options for Azure

Microsoft announced a new virtual machine (VM) "D-Series" today that expands VM sizing options for organizations using Microsoft Azure cloud services.

Microsoft Ending Office on Demand Feature in Office 365 Subscriptions

Microsoft plans to eliminate its Office on Demand feature from Office 365 subscriptions, starting in November.

'Office Tech Preview' Screenshots Offer Few Details

Leaked screenshots of the next Office suite to come may not inspire midnight lineups of crowds outside retail stores anytime soon.

Ellison Gives Up Oracle CEO Role for CTO

Oracle Corp.'s iconic co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison announced Thursday that he is stepping aside from day-to-day management at Oracle to focus on technology and strategy.

Microsoft Said To Be Resuming Job Cuts on Sept. 18

Microsoft on Thursday is planning to execute the second phase of its biggest employee layoff in the company's history, according to a press report.

Microsoft Releases Azure Active Directory Sync Services Tool

Microsoft released its Azure Active Directory Sync Services tool on Monday, with little fanfare.

Azure Active Directory Basic Plan Now Available

Microsoft today began offering a new Azure Active Directory Basic licensing option.

Windows 8 Surpasses XP User Market Share

More than four months after Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP, Windows 8 has finally overtaken the unsupported OS, according to Web site analytics firm StatCounter.

Microsoft To Announce 'Windows 9' Tech Preview on Sept. 30

Microsoft will hold a press event on Sept. 30 to describe its next Windows release, code-named "Threshold."

Microsoft Azure Gets Alerts and Role-Based Controls

Microsoft announced a couple of Azure management improvements this week.

Microsoft Increases OneDrive File Uploads to 10GB

Microsoft announced a few OneDrive cloud-based storage service improvements today.

Office 365 Certificate Update Will Affect Some Exchange Deployments

Microsoft gave notice this week that it's planning to update its Office 365 certificates later this month, and the update could affect some hybrid Exchange deployments.

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