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Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Updates Coming This Spring

Microsoft plans to release updates to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 sometime this spring.

Microsoft Triples the Number of Windows Phone OEMs

Microsoft announced that a number of new partners, including Foxconn, are joining the Windows Phone hardware scene.

Microsoft Adds Windows Azure Management Improvements

Microsoft announced a bunch of Windows Azure management improvements on Thursday.

Microsoft's Office Web Apps Now Called 'Office Online'

Microsoft has changed the name of its Office Web Apps.

Microsoft Goes Live with Office 365 Message Encryption

An Office 365 service that lets IT pros set the conditions for message encryption is now commercially available.

Microsoft Not Killing Off System Center Service Manager

Microsoft gave assurances this week that it isn't abandoning Service Manager as part of its System Center management suite.

Windows XP Embedded Supported for Two or More Years

Not all Windows XP operating systems will become security risks after April 8.

Microsoft Speeds Yammer Access on Office 365

Microsoft has simplified the Yammer log-in process for users of its Office 365 solutions.

Microsoft Shows Off Power BI for Office 365 in Live Demo

Microsoft marked the release of its Power BI for Office 365 last week with a live demo at the annual Strata Conference in San Jose, Calif.

Lync Conference: Microsoft Announces Age of 'Universal Communications'

Microsoft declared the start of a new era of communications during today's keynote at the second annual Microsoft Lync Conference.

Azure-Hosted Dynamics CRM Service To Arrive in Q2

Windows Azure-hosted Dynamics CRM services and a new release of Dynamics CRM Online is scheduled to be launched by Microsoft this year.

Microsoft Planning To Release SP2 for SQL Server 2012

Microsoft let it be known this week that Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2012 will be coming "later this year."

Microsoft Beefs Up Exchange Online Protection

Microsoft announced improvements to its Exchange Online Protection service this week.

CDW To Sell Google Apps in Addition to Office 365

Reseller denies its decision was based on Microsoft's payout reductions.

VMware and Google Deal Will Enable Windows on Chromebooks

Partnership could make Chromebooks an upgrade consideration for organizations.

Microsoft Adds Free Multifactor Authentication to Office 365

Microsoft added multifactor authentication support to its Office 365 solutions this week.

Nokia To Launch Android Phone Ahead of Microsoft Acquisition

As Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia continues to move forward, the smartphone maker is reportedly planning to release an Android-based smartphone later this month.

Dell Supports Storage Spaces on Windows Server 2012 R2

Dell today announced hardware product support for Microsoft's "storage spaces" feature of Windows Server 2012 R2.

HP Changing Policy on Free ProLiant Server Firmware Updates

HP plans to do away with providing some free firmware updates and service packs to its ProLiant Server customers, starting on Feb. 19.

Gartner: Plan Now To Address Microsoft's Faster Windows Releases

IT pros can't rely on past upgrade strategies when considering Windows 8.1, according to Gartner Inc.

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