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Ellison Resigns, 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.

Microsoft Dropping 'Nokia' and 'Windows Phone' Branding from Mobile Devices

A media report released today alleges that Microsoft plans to drop the names "Windows Phone" and "Nokia" on its mobile devices by the end of the year.

Microsoft Outlines ConfigMan Kludge for Managing Office 365 Updates

Microsoft offered some helpful hints this month for IT pros who still want to test Office 365 updates before rolling them out to end users.

Delve Office 365 Social Networking App Now Available

Microsoft today began rolling out its new Delve social networking search-and-discovery app to certain Office 365 subscribers.

Microsoft Enables Office 365 ProPlus App Sharing on Computers

Microsoft this month enabled a "shared computer activation" feature for business subscribers to its Office 365 productivity suite solutions.

Microsoft Promo Provides Support for Office 365 Migrations

Microsoft has kicked off a limited-time Office 356 promotional offer this month, but it's just for new customers.

Microsoft Adds Software Assurance to Products and Services Agreement

Microsoft on Tuesday added the Software Assurance licensing option to its new Product and Services Agreement for midsize customers.

Microsoft Releases Flawed Cumulative Update 6 for Exchange 2013

Microsoft released Cumulative Update 6 for Exchange Server 2013 late last month, but it isn't problem free.

Microsoft Issues Hotfix for Windows Server 2003 Migration Problem

Microsoft issued a hotfix late last month for a log-in problem that has affected some organizations moving from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2.

'Windows 9' Might Come with a New Software Update Policy

Microsoft's rumored "Windows 9" next-generation operating system might kick off a more regular update release cycle from Microsoft.

Microsoft's Support Policies Have Changed with Faster Windows Releases

Microsoft's new faster software release cycles have affected its product lifecycle support polices as well, in unusual ways.

Microsoft Promises Limited IE Compatibility Support with Enterprise Mode

Microsoft has an evolving plan to help organizations address their legacy Internet Explorer support problems, but it only goes so far.

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