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Cisco's App Centric Approach Draws Microsoft, Other Partners

Cisco today kicked off its "applications centric infrastructure" alternative to software-defined networking.

Google Apps Stops Support for IE 9

Google announced on Tuesday that it has ended integration work with Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 browser.

Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Slated for 2014

According to Microsoft, Dynamics AX 2012 R3, its upcoming enterprise resource planning (ERP) product update, is scheduled to arrive in April 2014.

Gartner Offers Tips on Office 365 Negotiations

One way to negotiate Microsoft Office 365 contracts is to evaluate competitive offerings, according to Gartner Inc.

Windows Azure Import/Export Preview Released

Microsoft today rolled out a preview of an import/export service for Windows Azure.

Google Sued by Holding Company Backed by Microsoft and Apple

Google is getting sued by the consortium of companies that bought Nortel's intellectual property two years ago.

Windows XP Decline Stalls in October

The declining global market share of Windows XP seems to have stabilized in October.

Microsoft Releases Dynamics CRM 2013

Dynamics CRM 2013, the latest release of Microsoft's on-premises customer relationship management (CRM) product, reached general availability today.

Microsoft Dominates Software Market in 2013 Report

Microsoft had more than twice the revenue of other software vendors in the first half of this year, according to analysis by IDC.

Windows Azure HDInsight Now Available

Microsoft on Monday announced the "general availability" of Windows Azure HDInsight, the company's cloud-based distribution of Hadoop.

Lync 2013 Now Supported on Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft indicated this month that Lync Server 2013 is now supported on Windows Server 2012 R2.

PC Market Projected To Continue Downward Sales Trend

According to a Gartner analysis report released this week, total PC shipments worldwide are expected to decline by over 8 percent in 2013, compared to last year.

Enterprises Slow To Move to SharePoint Online

Enterprises mostly are using SharePoint Server 2010 and have been slow to move to Microsoft's cloud-based SharePoint Online service, according to recent Forrester Research survey results.

Microsoft Posts Positive Q1 2014 Earnings

Microsoft's earnings for its first quarter of fiscal-year 2014 were mostly up compared with last year, as reported by the company today.

Microsoft Updates Windows Azure, Rolls Out Backup Service

Microsoft updated Windows Azure this month to integrate with its latest flagship software offerings, rolling out some new services as well.

Dynamics CRM 2013 Set for Release Next Week

Microsoft announced yesterday that its premises-based version of its customer relationship management (CRM) offering, Dynamics CRM 2013, will become generally available for purchase on Oct. 31.

Microsoft Restores Windows RT 8.1 Update

Microsoft today restored its Windows RT 8.1 update for download from the Windows Store.

Microsoft's Engineering Team Talks Windows 8.1

Engineers that worked on Windows 8.1 carved out some time late last week to answer questions about Windows 8.1.

UPDATE: Microsoft Issues Recovery Software for 'Bricked' Surface RT 8.1 Machines

Microsoft published recovery media software today for Windows RT users whose devices got "bricked" by a recently released Windows RT 8.1 upgrade.

Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2

Microsoft achieved its "general availability" release milestone today for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2.

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