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SQL Server 2014 Now Available

SQL Server 2014 and the SQL Server Backup to Microsoft Azure Tool both hit their "general availability" milestones today.

Longtime Office and Windows Exec Leblond Leaving Microsoft

Microsoft Executive Antoine Leblond, who held key roles in the Office and Windows product divisions, announced on Monday that he's leaving the company.

Splunk Releasing New App for Assessing Exchange Operations

Splunk plans to release its latest app next month for assessing Microsoft Exchange Server performance, operations and security issues.

Microsoft Adding Office 365 E-Mail Enhancements This Year

Microsoft plans to improve Outlook Web App e-mail experiences by adding two new features to its commercial Office 365 service offerings.

Microsoft Releases CU1 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Microsoft has released Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.

Microsoft Endpoint Protection To Get Faster Updates

Microsoft is accelerating the product update process for its Endpoint Protection security solutions.

Nadella Announces Office for iPad and Enterprise Mobility Suite Licensing

Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella talked company strategy today, along with announcing some new products, including Office for iPad and new licensing for organizations managing mobile devices.

Gartner Forecasts Tablet Shipments To Outpace PC Sales in 2015

Despite continual weak worldwide PC demand, total shipments of computing devices are on the rise this year due to the popularity of tablets.

Report: Organizations Finding Value in CRM, VDI and Unified Communications

Some IT technologies are gaining traction more than others in organizations, according to a Computer Economics study.

Microsoft and Dell Ink Licensing Deal on Android Use

Microsoft and Dell announced a patent licensing agreement on Wednesday.

Microsoft Turns on Windows Azure Service in China

Microsoft has launched its Windows Azure cloud computing service in China.

Asian Regulatory Issue Delays Microsoft-Nokia Deal

Instead of the projected closing window of late March, Microsoft's $7 billion acquisition of Nokia's device segment may not be finalized until sometime in April due to a regulatory holdup.

Microsoft Changing Name of Windows Azure to 'Microsoft Azure'

It's official. Microsoft is swapping out the Windows Azure name and plans to start calling it "Microsoft Azure" next month.

Microsoft Donates MS-DOS and Word for Windows as Open Code

Source code for Microsoft's MS-DOS and Word for Windows programs is now publicly available via the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.

Microsoft Offers Security Tips for Windows XP Holdouts

Microsoft offered some security tips today for individuals and organizations that plan to continue to use Windows XP after April 8.

SharePoint 2013 Getting SQL Server 2014 Support in April

Microsoft announced a few SharePoint details this week, with some good and some bad news.

NSA Contradicts Assertions by Microsoft and Other Service Providers

Service provider denials that they knew of broad access to customer data by the U.S. National Security Agency appear to have been contradicted by an attorney for that agency.

Mozilla Possibly Tripped Up by Windows 8 'Default Browser' Complexity

Mozilla's decision to halt its Firefox browser development for Windows 8.1 may be due, in part, to a confusing OS feature.

Microsoft Previews Virtual Desktop Starter Kit

Microsoft released a software tool today for testing virtual desktop infrastructure scenarios using its Remote Desktop Services protocol.

SQL Server 2014 Hits Metal, Release Set for April 1

SQL Server 2014 hit its "release-to-manufacturing" milestone today, with Microsoft projecting an April 1 commercial release.

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