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Windows Server 2012 Users Should Not Uninstall .NET Framework

Microsoft this week warned Windows Server 2012 users against uninstalling older .NET Framework versions.

Microsoft Officially Completes Nokia Phone Business Acquisition

The purchase of Nokia's devices and services business by Microsoft for $7.2 billion became official on Friday.

Microsoft Announces New Service Tiers for Azure SQL Database

Microsoft on Thursday announced it will be bringing new preview service tiers to Microsoft Azure SQL Database.

Microsoft Meets Expectations with Q3 2014 Earnings

Microsoft met financial analyst expectations today with the release of its third-quarter fiscal-year 2014 earnings report.

Windows Roadmap: Faster Releases Challenging Traditional IT Controls

Microsoft's faster Windows client release cycles may be putting the squeeze on organizations, which also have to keep pace with Windows Server, Visual Studio and tool updates.

New Microsoft Identity Manager Product Arriving in 2015

The product replaces Forefront Identity Manager and is expected to be available in the first half of next year.

Equinix Rolling Out Microsoft Azure Express Route Preview

Equinix Inc. is rolling out connections to Microsoft's public cloud by adding Microsoft's Azure ExpressRoute technology to its datacenters worldwide.

Microsoft Fixes, Rereleases SP1 for SharePoint 2013

Microsoft has quietly rereleased Service Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2013.

Windows 8.1 'Update 2' Rumored Arriving Later This Year

Microsoft is rumored to be planning the release of a second update to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 for some time later this year.

Security Report: Web App and POS Attacks Dominated 2013

The annual Verizon security report found that hackers are becoming both more efficient and quicker in their attacks.

Synchronization Previews Now Available for Microsoft Azure Active Directory

Microsoft has released "previews" this week of two Microsoft Azure Active Directory synchronization features.

Microsoft Releases PowerShell Script Browser 1.0

Microsoft has released Script Browser 1.0, an add-in search tool that works with PowerShell's integrated scripting environment.

Microsoft Inks Deal with Motorola Solutions on Android Use

Microsoft announced an Android intellectual property licensing deal today with Motorola Solutions Inc.

Microsoft Execs Offer the Case for Hybrid Cloud

Microsoft executives Brad Anderson and Mark Russinovich talked up the case for Microsoft Azure and the hybrid cloud this week.

Microsoft Said To Lower 'Custom Support' Costs for Windows XP

Microsoft reportedly has lowered the ceiling price for its Windows XP "custom support."

Windows 8.1 Update on WSUS Resumed; Install Deadline Now Aug. 12 for Orgs

Microsoft today announced that it has resumed distributing its Windows 8.1 Update through Windows Server Update Services, and it relaxed a 60-day deadline for organizations to install it.

Office 365 'Personal' Subscriptions Go Live

Microsoft released on Tuesday the new "Personal" edition of Office 365.

Microsoft Azure Getting Automation and Custom Portal Features

Microsoft today released a "preview" of a new Automation feature for managing Microsoft Azure workloads.

Microsoft Unveils 2 New Data Platform Products

In addition to the recently released SQL Server 2014, Microsoft announced two new data platform products at an event in San Francisco today, the Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service and the Analytics Platform System.

Office Online Getting Updates and Google Store Distribution

Microsoft has updated its free Office Online suite of Web applications.

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