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Microsoft Seeks To Disclose Number of Court Spy Requests

Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Yahoo on Monday all filed amended motions seeking broader disclosure of customer data access requests by the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Intel Unveils New Chips for Datacenter, PC and Smartphone

Intel laid out its vision, as well as some new product milestones, during a keynote speech on Tuesday.

UPDATE: Windows 8.1 RTM Available for MSDN and TechNet Subscribers

Microsoft today offered its MSDN and TechNet subscribers access to the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) ISO builds of its latest flagship operating systems.

Study: Most Orgs Not Using Mobile Device Management

Just 36 percent of IT organizations surveyed had fully deployed or are deploying mobile device management solutions, according to an industry study.

Microsoft Awarded $14.5 Million in Motorola Dispute

A jury this week awarded Microsoft almost $15 million in damages in a dispute with Motorola Mobility.

Microsoft Ups SharePoint Online File Limits

Microsoft today announced file-upload improvements to its SharePoint Online service.

Windows Azure Cache Service Preview Available

Microsoft on Tuesday announced some Windows Azure improvements, including a preview of a new distributed cache service for Azure-hosted applications.

IDC: Microsoft's Phone Market Share To Double by 2017

According to a report released this week by IDC, the gap between Microsoft's smartphone operating system and market leaders Google Android and Apple iOS will narrow slightly over the next four years.

Azure Rights Management Service Preview Available

Microsoft has released a preview of its Windows Azure Rights Management Service.

Microsoft Bumps Up SkyDrive Pro and Exchange Online Storage

Microsoft has increased the storage capacities for two of its cloud-based storage services.

Microsoft Abruptly Kills Its Master-Level Certificate Programs

Microsoft announced it will be ending exams for the Microsoft Certified Master (MCM), Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) certificates, effective Oct. 1.

UPDATE: Microsoft Extends TechNet Subscriptions for 90 Days

Microsoft sent a notice to its current TechNet subscribers today that promises to extend their TechNet membership benefits for 90 days.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hits RTM Status

Microsoft on Tuesday said Windows Server 2012 R2 has been released to manufacturers (RTM).

Windows 8.1 Reportedly Released to Manufacturers

According to insider sources, Microsoft's Windows 8 upgrade, scheduled for release on Oct. 17, has hit the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) milestone.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer To Retire

Microsoft's Steve Ballmer announced this morning that he will retire within the next 12 months.

German Agency Sees Security Issues with Windows 8 and TPM 2.0

A German government agency indicated yesterday that is it investigating issues associated with using Windows 8 and the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0.

Microsoft Bribery Investigation Expands to Russia, Pakistan

The U.S. government is actively investigating allegations that Microsoft business partners engaged in bribery to win contracts in several countries.

Windows Azure Passes Cloud Security Alliance-Recommended Audit

Microsoft became the first cloud service provider to clear a new security compliance audit.

Microsoft Announces Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Hitting OEMs in October

The first major update to Microsoft's embedded operating system for intelligent devices, Windows Embedded 8 Industry, will reach original equipment manufacturers on Oct. 18, Microsoft announced late last week.

Arkoon To Offer Windows XP Security Update Service

Arkoon Network Security is planning to roll out its ExtendedXP product this fall for those organizations that just can't get off Windows XP.

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