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Microsoft Improves SkyDrive but Will Change the Name

Microsoft has improved its SkyDrive cloud-based storage and collaboration resource, but it also will be dropping the SkyDrive name following a legal dispute.

Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview Now Available

Microsoft today released Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview and described its features.

New Exchange 2013 CU2 Build Includes Public Folder Fix

Microsoft released a new build of Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 2 on Monday.

Report Sees Enterprise Role for Google Chromebooks

Organizations may want to consider using Chromebooks, according to a new study.

Petition To Keep Microsoft TechNet Program Gets 7,000-Plus Signers

A petition requesting that Microsoft restore its TechNet program for IT professionals has generated more than 7,000 responses in support.

Rumor: Dynamics CRM 2013 To Hit General Availability in October

A recent post on the Dynamics CRM blog may have narrowed the timeframe for the launch of Dynamics CRM 2013 down to a possible date in October.

Windows 8.1 Preview Getting Third Wave of Updates

Microsoft this week released three more nonsecurity updates to Windows 8.1 Preview.

FTC Clarifies Essential Patents Licensing in Google Dispute

The Federal Trade Commission this week issued a modified final order regarding Google's standard-essential patents licensing practices.

Microsoft Releases IE 11 for Windows 7 'Developer Preview'

Microsoft today released a "developer preview" of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7.

Microsoft Outlines Windows Server 2012 R2 Support for Linux

Microsoft on Wednesday reiterated its support for Linux server operating systems with its emerging R2 products.

Microsoft Releases Service Pack 2 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010

Microsoft today announced Service Pack 2 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010.

Microsoft Updates Windows Azure, Releases SQL Database Premium Preview

Microsoft rolled out an enhanced Windows Azure today, and separately offered a "preview" test release of its Windows Azure SQL Database Premium service offering.

Microsoft No. 3 in Top Tech Company Report

Microsoft slipped to third place in a study of the world's top technology companies.

Windows 8.1 Preview Delivering Faster OS Updates

Microsoft appears to be quietly carrying out a faster update process with its Windows 8.1 Preview and Windows RT 8.1 Preview operating systems.

Outlook Web Apps Released for iPhone and iPad

Microsoft this week released Outlook Web Apps for Apple mobile devices.

Microsoft's Q4 Earnings Disappoint

Microsoft missed market expectations in its fourth-quarter 2013 earnings report, despite rising revenues.

Microsoft Claims Exchange Doesn't Need Preauthentication Security

Microsoft on Wednesday suggested that newer versions of Exchange and Exchange Online are now so secure that it's less necessary to check for unauthorized users.

Microsoft Expands Remote Desktop Use Rights on Windows Azure

Microsoft is now allowing service providers to use Remote Desktop Services (RDS) on Windows Azure as part of their service offerings.

Microsoft Cuts Surface RT Prices by $150

Microsoft has dropped the price for all of its consumer-oriented productivity tablets running Windows RT by $150.

Public Folder Problem Found in Exchange 2013 CU2

Microsoft late last week warned about a problem with Cumulative Update 2 for Exchange Server 2013.

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