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Standalone SkyDrive Pro Client Released

Microsoft on Monday released a standalone SkyDrive Pro sync client.

Hortonworks Releases Hadoop Platform for Windows Server

Hortonworks Data Platform for Windows was commercially released today.

Forrester: Windows 8 Won't Be Commercial Standard for Enterprises

Global research firm Forrester released a report citing that due to high levels of enterprises just now making the move to Windows 7 from Windows XP, Microsoft's latest OS will continue to go largely ignored.

Microsoft and Google Battle over Mobile YouTube App

Google this week sent a cease-and-desist letter to Microsoft this week that demanded the removal of the YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 over violations of Google's Terms of Service.

New Windows Phone Launches in Weak Market

According to the latest figures from research firm Gartner, Microsoft's share of the smartphone market has not improved from last quarter.

Free-to-Upgrade Windows 'Blue' Officially Named Windows 8.1

Microsoft's Tami Reller confirmed that the upcoming Windows 8 update, code-named Windows "Blue" will be called Windows 8.1.

Microsoft Explains Its Monthly Windows Update Rollups

Microsoft this week explained a bit more about "update rollups" for Windows Server and Windows 8.

Microsoft Releases 2 'Critical' IE Fixes for May Patch

Microsoft's May Security Update arrived today with 10 bulletins, two of which related "critical," that are aimed at fixing 33 flaws in various Microsoft software products.

Report: IT Job Market Continues To Slow

U.S. IT job growth has been in a downward slump so far this year.

Google Apps Replaces Microsoft Exchange in Boston

The city of Boston is moving its 75,000 employees and education users from Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps.

Microsoft Kills 'Hybrid Voice' Feature in Lync Online

Microsoft announced on Monday that it has eliminated its "hybrid voice" feature from its Lync Online service.

Microsoft's EMET 4.0 Security Tool Set for May 28 Release

After rolling out the fourth version of the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) in beta form last month, Microsoft will be releasing the final product on May 28.

Microsoft Prepping Yammer for Office 365 Rollout This Summer

Microsoft this week talked up Yammer prospects.

Microsoft Considering Nook Buy

Microsoft may be considering buying Nook Media LLC for $1 billion, according to a Wednesday press report.

Microsoft Names New Corporate CFO

Microsoft's new corporate chief financial officer is Amy Hood, effective immediately.

Microsoft Outlines Shades of 'Windows Blue' Coming This Year

Microsoft plans to release "Windows Blue" before the holiday season this year, according to a press account.

Microsoft To Expand Office Web Apps Capabilities, Add Android Support

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a future effort to improve its Office Web Apps, including adding Google Chrome browser support for mobile Android devices and improved collaboration capabilities.

SharePoint Online Updates Arriving Soon

Microsoft "soon" will be delivering its updated SharePoint Online service.

Microsoft's Rumored 'Mohoro' DaaS Project: It's Not So Far Fetched

Microsoft may be readying a future Windows desktop-as-a-service project, rumored to go by the code name "Mohoro."

IT Pros Surveyed on Windows XP Migration Problems

A survey commissioned by VMware found that the move from Windows XP to Windows 7 has entailed weekend work for IT pros and downtime for end users.

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