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It's Official: Ballmer Reveals Reorg Centered Around 'One Microsoft'

The shuffle breaks down the walls of separation between business units.

PC Market Continues Downward Trend in Q2

The worldwide PC market declined by about 11 percent, year over year.

Windows Phone 8 Lifecycle Support Extended to 2016

The Windows Phone 8 product product lifecycle will get extended by another 18 months, Microsoft indicated today.

Window Azure Active Directory Gets 'Preintegrated' Single Sign-On Support

Microsoft announced this week that it has improved Windows Azure Active Directory to better support single sign-on (SSO) capabilities for Web-based applications.

Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 2 Released

Microsoft today released Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) for Exchange Server 2013.

Dynamics CRM 2013 Coming This Fall, Along With New Online Offerings

Microsoft's newest customer relationship management (CRM) product, Dynamics CRM 2013, is scheduled for release this fall.

Microsoft Rolls Out Power BI for Office 365 and Cloud Incentives

Microsoft offered some technology previews at its Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston today.

MAP Toolkit 8.5 Assesses Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Readiness

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.5 was released late last week.

Microsoft Announces Windows 8.1 OEM Release in Late August

PC makers will get access to the final Windows 8.1 code in late August.

Windows Management Framework 4.0 Preview Adds PowerShell 4 Features

Microsoft on Tuesday released a "preview" test version of Windows Management Framework (WMF) 4.0, which opens up new PowerShell 4 capabilities for older Windows systems.

Windows Embedded 8 Gets Volume Licensing Options

Microsoft added volume licensing and Software Assurance options to some of its Windows Embedded 8 products on Monday.

Microsoft Opens Third-Party Surface Tablet Distribution

Microsoft announced today that group of high-volume U.S. resellers are authorized to sell its Surface devices under a new program.

Microsoft To End TechNet Subscription Program

Microsoft plans to end its TechNet subscription program, with Aug. 1, 2013, being the last day for new subscriptions.

Build 2013: IE 11 Preview Goes Live

At its Build conference this week Microsoft launched a preview version of Internet Explorer 11, in conjunction with the release of the Windows 8.1 preview. Both are expected to be officially released later this year.

Windows 8.1 Preview Comes with Install Caveats

The Windows 8.1 Preview, released this week, is definitely test software only for the adventuresome.

Windows 8.1 Showcased in Day 3 TechEd Europe Talk

Windows 8.1 took center stage at TechEd Europe today.

Build, Day 2: Microsoft Focuses on Developers

Today's lengthy day-two Build 2013 Conference keynote in San Francisco focused broadly on Windows Azure and was aimed right at developers.

Build 2013: Microsoft Launches Azure Mobile Services

Microsoft made several announcements concerning the Azure cloud platform during today's keynote at the company's annual Build developer conference.

Build, Day 1: 800 Updates Coming to Windows 8.1

Ballmer, kicked off the Build Conference in San Francisco this morning, setting the stage for a first look at Windows 8.1, Visual Studio 2013 and the new Bring development API.

R2 Previews of Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 and SQL Server 2014 Released

Microsoft today released public previews of Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2014.

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