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Flawed Apple iOS 8 Upgrade Affects Microsoft Rights Management App

Microsoft is working on a fix for its Rights Management Service sharing app for Apple iOS devices.

Microsoft Cuts Prices on Some Azure Services

Microsoft announced price cuts to some of its Azure cloud services today.

Microsoft Rolling Out 'Groups' Office 365 Collaboration Feature

Microsoft indicated today that it is starting to roll out a new Groups collaboration feature to its Office 365 subscribers.

Google Chrome Support for Exchange Tripped Up by Standards Again

Microsoft recently noted a problem with its Outlook Web App and its Exchange Admin Center when used with the latest Google Chrome browser.

Microsoft Expands Virtual Machine Options for Azure

Microsoft announced a new virtual machine (VM) "D-Series" today that expands VM sizing options for organizations using Microsoft Azure cloud services.

Microsoft Ending Office on Demand Feature in Office 365 Subscriptions

Microsoft plans to eliminate its Office on Demand feature from Office 365 subscriptions, starting in November.

'Office Tech Preview' Screenshots Offer Few Details

Leaked screenshots of the next Office suite to come may not inspire midnight lineups of crowds outside retail stores anytime soon.

Ellison Gives Up Oracle CEO Role for CTO

Oracle Corp.'s iconic co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison announced Thursday that he is stepping aside from day-to-day management at Oracle to focus on technology and strategy.

Microsoft Said To Be Resuming Job Cuts on Sept. 18

Microsoft on Thursday is planning to execute the second phase of its biggest employee layoff in the company's history, according to a press report.

Microsoft Releases Azure Active Directory Sync Services Tool

Microsoft released its Azure Active Directory Sync Services tool on Monday, with little fanfare.

Azure Active Directory Basic Plan Now Available

Microsoft today began offering a new Azure Active Directory Basic licensing option.

Windows 8 Surpasses XP User Market Share

More than four months after Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP, Windows 8 has finally overtaken the unsupported OS, according to Web site analytics firm StatCounter.

Microsoft To Announce 'Windows 9' Tech Preview on Sept. 30

Microsoft will hold a press event on Sept. 30 to describe its next Windows release, code-named "Threshold."

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.

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