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Google Kicks Off E-Mail Encryption Security Efforts

Google this week outlined a few efforts that may help to ensure greater e-mail security via its Gmail service.

Office 365 Getting 'Document Conversations' Capability This Summer

Microsoft is adding the ability to collaborate using its Yammer social networking solution from within Office 365 document files.

Amazon Now Offering Virtual Instances of Windows Server 2012 R2

Amazon is now offering access to Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machines as part of its EC2 service.

Windows Rumored To Get New Start Menu in 2015

Microsoft won't bring back the Start Menu to its flagship Windows operating system until next year, according to a report.

Microsoft and Salesforce Strike Partnership To Bring CRM to Windows

Yesterday Microsoft and Salesforce.com announced that they will be working together to integrate their core products with one another.

Microsoft Reveals What's Next for Internet Explorer

Microsoft officially launched this week status.modern.ie, a Web site aimed at keeping the public informed on what new features and tweaks will be making their way into future updates and versions of IE.

Windows Phone Market Share Expected To Rise Through 2018

Although not projected to overtake Android or Apple in the mobile market, Microsoft's smartphone devices will continue to see steady growth.

Microsoft Acquires Mobile Firm Capptain

Microsoft today announced it's acquiring Capptain -- a Paris-based cloud startup -- for an undisclosed amount

Agency Says IPv4 Addresses 'Nearing Total Exhaustion'

The end is nearer for IPv4, according to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Windows 8.1 with Bing Coming to Lower Cost Devices This Fall

Microsoft is promising lower cost devices to come using a new "Windows 8.1 with Bing" product edition.

CA Offers Free Windows XP Migration Tool for Organizations

CA Technologies today released a free tool for organizations wanting to migrate from Windows XP to another operating system.

Microsoft Touts Resistance to an FBI Snooping Request

Microsoft disclosed on Thursday that it fought off an FBI National Security Letter request.

Microsoft's Business Strategy Depends on Hooking Consumers to the Cloud

Microsoft's current marketing strategy is to drive its enterprise businesses by creating cloud-based solutions that will stick with consumers.

Microsoft Previews PowerShell Desired State Configuration for Linux

Microsoft has released an early test version of PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) for Linux.

Gartner Lays Out Evaluation Criteria for Office 365 Moves

Organizations looking at Office 365 moves have a lot to consider, according to Gartner Inc.

Microsoft and SAP Partner in Cloud-Enabled Business Intelligence Solution

Microsoft and SAP are ramping up their partnership, with plans to certify some SAP business solutions on the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform.

WinSxS Cleanup Tool Available for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Microsoft released an optional update last week that adds a Disk Cleanup Wizard to Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.

Microsoft Previews 'Just Enough Administration' PowerShell Security Controls

Microsoft introduced a new PowerShell-based server protection scheme for IT pros at TechEd this week called "Just Enough Administration" (JEA).

Future Dynamics CRM Releases Losing Windows Server 2008 Support

Microsoft announced that the next Dynamics CRM version (and versions after that) will no longer support Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft Releases Lync App for Android Tablets

Microsoft released a Lync app that supports Android tablets this week.

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