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Microsoft Updates Windows Azure, Releases SQL Database Premium Preview

Microsoft rolled out an enhanced Windows Azure today, and separately offered a "preview" test release of its Windows Azure SQL Database Premium service offering.

Microsoft No. 3 in Top Tech Company Report

Microsoft slipped to third place in a study of the world's top technology companies.

Windows 8.1 Preview Delivering Faster OS Updates

Microsoft appears to be quietly carrying out a faster update process with its Windows 8.1 Preview and Windows RT 8.1 Preview operating systems.

Outlook Web Apps Released for iPhone and iPad

Microsoft this week released Outlook Web Apps for Apple mobile devices.

Microsoft's Q4 Earnings Disappoint

Microsoft missed market expectations in its fourth-quarter 2013 earnings report, despite rising revenues.

Microsoft Claims Exchange Doesn't Need Preauthentication Security

Microsoft on Wednesday suggested that newer versions of Exchange and Exchange Online are now so secure that it's less necessary to check for unauthorized users.

Microsoft Expands Remote Desktop Use Rights on Windows Azure

Microsoft is now allowing service providers to use Remote Desktop Services (RDS) on Windows Azure as part of their service offerings.

Microsoft Cuts Surface RT Prices by $150

Microsoft has dropped the price for all of its consumer-oriented productivity tablets running Windows RT by $150.

Public Folder Problem Found in Exchange 2013 CU2

Microsoft late last week warned about a problem with Cumulative Update 2 for Exchange Server 2013.

Microsoft Complains U.S. Not Banning Motorola Devices

Microsoft filed a legal complaint on Friday against the U.S. government for not enforcing a ban on the import of some Motorola Mobility smartphone devices.

Exchange Online Protection Service Changeover Beginning This Summer

Microsoft soon will begin moving customers off an older Exchange security service.

It's Official: Ballmer Reveals Reorg Centered Around 'One Microsoft'

The shuffle breaks down the walls of separation between business units.

PC Market Continues Downward Trend in Q2

The worldwide PC market declined by about 11 percent, year over year.

Windows Phone 8 Lifecycle Support Extended to 2016

The Windows Phone 8 product product lifecycle will get extended by another 18 months, Microsoft indicated today.

Window Azure Active Directory Gets 'Preintegrated' Single Sign-On Support

Microsoft announced this week that it has improved Windows Azure Active Directory to better support single sign-on (SSO) capabilities for Web-based applications.

Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 2 Released

Microsoft today released Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) for Exchange Server 2013.

Dynamics CRM 2013 Coming This Fall, Along With New Online Offerings

Microsoft's newest customer relationship management (CRM) product, Dynamics CRM 2013, is scheduled for release this fall.

Microsoft Rolls Out Power BI for Office 365 and Cloud Incentives

Microsoft offered some technology previews at its Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston today.

Microsoft Announces Windows 8.1 OEM Release in Late August

PC makers will get access to the final Windows 8.1 code in late August.

MAP Toolkit 8.5 Assesses Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Readiness

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.5 was released late last week.

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