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Rumor: Windows 8.1 'Update 1' Slated for March 11

Microsoft isn't talking publicly yet about its next update to Windows 8.1, but a report published today suggests "Update 1" to the operating system could arrive on March 11.

Microsoft Cutting Windows Azure Storage Prices

Microsoft will cut Windows Azure storage pricing to match that of Amazon.

Microsoft Reports Q2 Revenue Rise of 14%

Microsoft reported positive financial results for the second quarter of its fiscal-year 2014 period.

BlackBerry Not Out Yet as Nokia Disappoints

The mobile platform race showed a bit of traction for BlackBerry this week.

Microsoft Explains IT's Role in Managing Office 365 ProPlus Subscriptions

IT pros have been questioning their control over the update process with Microsoft's cloud-enabled Office products.

Microsoft Issues Fix for Surface Pro 2 Sleep Problem

Microsoft released a January update to its Surface 2 Pro machines late last week that purportedly remedies an update that the company pulled in December.

Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0 for Windows Released

Hortonworks today released its latest suite of Hadoop components for clusters of Windows machines.

Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager Service Now Available

Microsoft announced this week that its Windows Azure disaster recovery service is generally available.

Windows Azure Gets Improvements and PCI Certification

Microsoft rolled out improvements to its cloud-based Windows Azure services this week.

Microsoft Allegedly Paying OEMs To Make Windows Phones

Microsoft may be throwing big money toward its smartphone hardware partners.

36 Java Flaws Fixed in Oracle's Security Patch

Oracle's quarterly patch arrived on Tuesday with new security fixes for 144 vulnerabilities in their products, including 36 fixes for Java Standard Edition 7 (Java SE 7).

Microsoft Creates Open Technologies Facility in China

Microsoft Open Technologies Inc. has opened an office in Shanghai, China.

Microsoft Quietly Fixes Windows XP Resource Hog Problem

Microsoft has fixed a Windows XP resource-hog problem associated with SVCHOST.

Microsoft Extends Antimalware Support for Windows XP Systems

Microsoft announced today that it will continue to provide antimalware support for Windows XP even after that operating system hits its product lifecycle end on April 8, 2014.

Microsoft To Release Dynamics for Retail in April

Microsoft announced some forthcoming Dynamics for Retail features on Monday.

Windows 8.1 Preview Ends on January 15

Microsoft's Windows 8.1 "preview" test software will start to end after this Wednesday.

Rumor: Microsoft To Deliver Windows 9 in April 2015

Microsoft's next desktop operating system, purportedly called "Windows 9," will appear in April 2015, according to a press source.

GoDaddy Offering Office 365 Hosted E-Mail Service

Microsoft and hosting service provider GoDaddy today reaffirmed their partnership on providing hosted e-mail services to small businesses.

PC Market Showed 'Record Drop' in 2013

The year 2013 wasn't the best one for PC shipments, according to analyst firms.

Microsoft Offers Help on Windows XP to Windows 8.1 Migrations

Microsoft today offered a configuration "workaround" to its latest deployment toolkit that could help some organizations contemplating a jump from Windows XP to Windows 8.1.

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