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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.

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.

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.

Windows Management Framework 4.0 Preview Adds PowerShell 4 Features

Microsoft on Tuesday released a "preview" test version of Windows Management Framework (WMF) 4.0, which opens up new PowerShell 4 capabilities for older Windows systems.

Windows Embedded 8 Gets Volume Licensing Options

Microsoft added volume licensing and Software Assurance options to some of its Windows Embedded 8 products on Monday.

Microsoft Opens Third-Party Surface Tablet Distribution

Microsoft announced today that group of high-volume U.S. resellers are authorized to sell its Surface devices under a new program.

Microsoft To End TechNet Subscription Program

Microsoft plans to end its TechNet subscription program, with Aug. 1, 2013, being the last day for new subscriptions.

Build 2013: IE 11 Preview Goes Live

At its Build conference this week Microsoft launched a preview version of Internet Explorer 11, in conjunction with the release of the Windows 8.1 preview. Both are expected to be officially released later this year.

Windows 8.1 Preview Comes with Install Caveats

The Windows 8.1 Preview, released this week, is definitely test software only for the adventuresome.

Windows 8.1 Showcased in Day 3 TechEd Europe Talk

Windows 8.1 took center stage at TechEd Europe today.

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