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Samsung Case Shows Microsoft Reaping Billions from Android Use

Microsoft had been collecting more than $1 billion a year from Samsung via an Android cross-licensing contract, a court record disclosed on Friday.

Windows 10 Said To Simplify App Deployments via Improved Store

A recent Microsoft blog post offered some interesting details about Windows 10 before it got pulled.

SQL Server 2008 SP4 Released

After releasing SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 earlier in the week, Microsoft followed up with the release of the final service pack for the first revision of SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft's New Office 365 Plans for SMBs Now Available

Microsoft's Office 365 subscription plan reorganization for small-to-medium businesses took effect today.

Microsoft Unveils New Sway Office App

Microsoft today unveiled a preview of a new Office app for putting together content called "Sway."

Microsoft Promises Enterprise Perks With Windows 10

Microsoft pitched the business side of Windows 10 today after announcing the upcoming operating system at a San Francisco press event.

Windows 10 Will Be Microsoft's Next Operating System

Microsoft's next major Windows release will be called "Windows 10."

Microsoft Releases Final SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack

Microsoft has rolled out another version of SQL Server 2008, dubbed Release 2 Service Pack 3.

Microsoft Cites New Patch Guidance for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft indicated this week that the patch cycle for Windows 8.x and Windows Server 2012 R.x systems follows a different approach than in the past.

Microsoft Revives Its WinHEC Hardware Dev Event

Microsoft is relaunching its WinHEC event for hardware developers.

Survey Finds IT Pros Underestimating Cloud-Based App Usage

How many cloud-based applications are running in your environment? Probably more than you think, if the results of a new survey of IT and security professionals released last week by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) are any indication.

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.

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