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Microsoft Expands Availability of Products and Services Licensing Agreement

Microsoft announced some new "milestones" this week regarding its emerging licensing program for midsize organizations.

Microsoft Kills Nokia Android Smartphone Production

Stephen Elop provided his take on the recently announced 18,000 planned cuts to Microsoft's workforce, saying the cuts are a move to realign Nokia's goals to focus on Windows Phone.

Microsoft Touts Windows and Windows Phone at WPC Event

Microsoft's Day 3 keynote talk at its Worldwide Partner Conference offered a recap on where Microsoft is taking its Windows and Windows Phone operating system platforms.

Microsoft Beefs Up Public Folder Hierarchy Limits in Exchange

Microsoft has increased the public folder hierarchy limits of its Exchange Online service for Office 365 customers.

Cisco Announces Joint Cloud Initiative with Microsoft

Cisco and Microsoft announced yesterday of a new cloud partnership in a document titled "Cisco Doubles Down on Data Center with Microsoft."

Oracle's Quarterly Patch Targets 113 Vulnerabilities

Oracle released its quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU) on Tuesday with 113 security flaw fixes for multiple Oracle products, including 20 for Java Standard Edition (Java SE).

Microsoft May Be Prepping for Biggest Layoff Yet

Microsoft may be preparing to execute its biggest job cuts to date, according to press accounts.

Microsoft Admits Windows Use at 14 Percent

Microsoft's operating system market position has slipped to 14 percent worldwide, when mobile devices are included in the estimate.

Microsoft Launches Windows 8.1 Portal Customization Technology

Microsoft announced on Friday that it has "launched" a custom portal technology for organizations called "Windows Apportals."

Microsoft Fixing SQL Server 2012 SP2 Slipstream ISO Problem

Microsoft announced this week that it is having problems with ISO releases of SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2.

Nadella Outlines Microsoft Organizational Changes

Major engineering and organizational moves will be made by Microsoft over the next month, according to CEO Satya Nadella.

SharePoint Server Cumulative Updates Now Arriving Every Month

Microsoft now delivers its SharePoint Server cumulative update (CU) releases on a monthly basis.

Microsoft To Change Office 365 SMB Plans This Fall

Microsoft is planning changes to three of its Office 365 plans for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs), starting on Oct. 1.

Microsoft Enhancing Azure Management, Expanding U.S. Locations

Microsoft is adding improvements to its Azure Portal preview, which are expected to arrive next week.

Microsoft Kicks Off Simpler Online Services Terms for Organizations

Microsoft released a new "Online Services Terms" document this month that affects volume licensing customers using its hosted services.

Gartner Predicts Windows Phone To Hit 10 Percent Market Share by 2018

According to market researcher Gartner, Microsoft's Windows Phone platform is on course for a major growth spurt over the next four years.

Remote Desktop App 8.1.2 Preview for Windows Phone 8.1 Released

Microsoft released a new "preview" test version of its Remote Desktop App for Windows Phone 8.1 last week.

Microsoft Offers Explanations for Lync and Exchange Service Outages

Microsoft provided a somewhat more detailed public description of its Office 365 service outages that occurred earlier this week.

Microsoft Releases Windows RT Azure RemoteApp Client

Microsoft released its Azure RemoteApp client for Windows RT devices this week.

UPDATE: Microsoft Ending E-Mail Security Notifications on July 1

Microsoft issued a notice today that it plans to no longer deliver its security alerts via e-mail, starting on July 1.

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