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Microsoft Azure Gets Alerts and Role-Based Controls

Microsoft announced a couple of Azure management improvements this week.

Microsoft Increases OneDrive File Uploads to 10GB

Microsoft announced a few OneDrive cloud-based storage service improvements today.

Office 365 Certificate Update Will Affect Some Exchange Deployments

Microsoft gave notice this week that it's planning to update its Office 365 certificates later this month, and the update could affect some hybrid Exchange deployments.

Microsoft Dropping 'Nokia' and 'Windows Phone' Branding from Mobile Devices

A media report released today alleges that Microsoft plans to drop the names "Windows Phone" and "Nokia" on its mobile devices by the end of the year.

Microsoft Outlines ConfigMan Kludge for Managing Office 365 Updates

Microsoft offered some helpful hints this month for IT pros who still want to test Office 365 updates before rolling them out to end users.

Delve Office 365 Social Networking App Now Available

Microsoft today began rolling out its new Delve social networking search-and-discovery app to certain Office 365 subscribers.

Microsoft Enables Office 365 ProPlus App Sharing on Computers

Microsoft this month enabled a "shared computer activation" feature for business subscribers to its Office 365 productivity suite solutions.

Microsoft Promo Provides Support for Office 365 Migrations

Microsoft has kicked off a limited-time Office 356 promotional offer this month, but it's just for new customers.

Microsoft Adds Software Assurance to Products and Services Agreement

Microsoft on Tuesday added the Software Assurance licensing option to its new Product and Services Agreement for midsize customers.

Microsoft Releases Flawed Cumulative Update 6 for Exchange 2013

Microsoft released Cumulative Update 6 for Exchange Server 2013 late last month, but it isn't problem free.

Microsoft Issues Hotfix for Windows Server 2003 Migration Problem

Microsoft issued a hotfix late last month for a log-in problem that has affected some organizations moving from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2.

'Windows 9' Might Come with a New Software Update Policy

Microsoft's rumored "Windows 9" next-generation operating system might kick off a more regular update release cycle from Microsoft.

Microsoft's Support Policies Have Changed with Faster Windows Releases

Microsoft's new faster software release cycles have affected its product lifecycle support polices as well, in unusual ways.

Microsoft Promises Limited IE Compatibility Support with Enterprise Mode

Microsoft has an evolving plan to help organizations address their legacy Internet Explorer support problems, but it only goes so far.

Microsoft Azure Gets Database and Search Services Additions

Microsoft announced a few Azure improvements today that may be of interest for data analysts or developers needing to connect applications to databases or search services.

PowerShell Seen as Key to Azure Automation

Microsoft is on its way toward enabling full automation of Azure tasks via PowerShell workflow scripts.

Microsoft Clarifies SharePoint 2013 Patch Process and New 'Uber Packages'

Microsoft offered clarification about its patch process for SharePoint Server 2013 this week.

Ballmer Resigns from Microsoft Board of Directors

Microsoft's former CEO Steve Ballmer will no longer be a part of the company's board of directors.

Microsoft Might Release 'Windows 9' Preview This Fall

Microsoft might be planning to release a "technology preview" test version of its next OS under development, possibly sometime this fall.

Old IPv4 Router Settings May Be Causing Internet Slowdowns This Week

Internet performance degradations may occur this week and the next due to settings on some IPv4 routers that are used across the Internet.

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