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Azure-Hosted Dynamics CRM Service To Arrive in Q2

Windows Azure-hosted Dynamics CRM services and a new release of Dynamics CRM Online is scheduled to be launched by Microsoft this year.

Microsoft Planning To Release SP2 for SQL Server 2012

Microsoft let it be known this week that Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2012 will be coming "later this year."

Microsoft Beefs Up Exchange Online Protection

Microsoft announced improvements to its Exchange Online Protection service this week.

CDW To Sell Google Apps in Addition to Office 365

Reseller denies its decision was based on Microsoft's payout reductions.

VMware and Google Deal Will Enable Windows on Chromebooks

Partnership could make Chromebooks an upgrade consideration for organizations.

Microsoft Adds Free Multifactor Authentication to Office 365

Microsoft added multifactor authentication support to its Office 365 solutions this week.

Nokia To Launch Android Phone Ahead of Microsoft Acquisition

As Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia continues to move forward, the smartphone maker is reportedly planning to release an Android-based smartphone later this month.

Dell Supports Storage Spaces on Windows Server 2012 R2

Dell today announced hardware product support for Microsoft's "storage spaces" feature of Windows Server 2012 R2.

HP Changing Policy on Free ProLiant Server Firmware Updates

HP plans to do away with providing some free firmware updates and service packs to its ProLiant Server customers, starting on Feb. 19.

Gartner: Plan Now To Address Microsoft's Faster Windows Releases

IT pros can't rely on past upgrade strategies when considering Windows 8.1, according to Gartner Inc.

Power BI for Office 365 Goes Live

Microsoft released Power BI for Office 365 today, indicating it's ready for production environments.

Microsoft's Server and Cloud Enrollment Upping License Costs

Costs appear to be going up for organizations with the launch of Microsoft's new Server and Cloud Enrollment agreements.

Sony Departs PC Sales Market

Sony announced today that the Japan-based consumer electronic corporation is exiting the PC market with plans to sell its line of VAIO PCs.

First Open Source Software-Defined Networks Tool Released

The first open source tool for software-defined networks (SDNs) was released this week. The project was underwritten by the Linux Foundation.

Guthrie To Replace Nadella as Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group Head

Microsoft has tapped Corporate Vice President Scott Guthrie to replace Satya Nadella as the head of Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise group.

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Arrival Now Expected April 8

Microsoft's next update to Windows 8.1 may arrive in April instead of next month, according to a published account.

Microsoft Broadens Windows Device Discounts to U.S. Schools

Microsoft announced an expansion of its U.S. school device discount program today.

Windows XP's Popularity Holds in January

The decline of Windows XP hit a snag last month, according to Web stats.

Access Apps for Office 365 Ready for Production Use

Access apps have reached Microsoft's "general availability" milestone.

Nadella: Microsoft's Focus Will Be Mobile and Cloud First

Newly named Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella laid out the company's vision today in a speech before customers, partners and Microsoft employees.

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