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Support for Windows Phone 8 and 7.8 Ending Summer 2014

According to a Microsoft document, mainstream support for Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8 will end July 8, 2014.

Windows 7 SP1 Getting Pushed to End Users This Month

Microsoft will start rolling out Windows 7 Service Pack 1 automatically via Windows Update to its customers, starting tomorrow.

BizTalk Server 2013 Expected in April with Per-Core Licensing

Microsoft may release BizTalk Server 2013 in April, with pricing based on a new per-core licensing model.

Gartner: Stick With Yammer over SharePoint for Social

Microsoft's opaque plans for Yammer shouldn't give pause to organizations deploying social networking solutions.

Microsoft Issues Hotfix Rollup for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft this week released a hotfix rollup that addresses 90 issues with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Google Announces Android Leadership Change

Google today announced an executive shuffle that affects its highly successful Android mobile operating system efforts.

IDC: Windows Tablets To Have Single-Digit Market Share in 2017

Tablets running Windows 8 and Windows RT will make some market gains over the next five years but will still badly trail Android- and iOS-based systems, according to research and consulting firm IDC.

9 IE Flaws Addressed in March Security Bulletin 

Microsoft's monthly security update arrived today with seven bulletins that address 20 flaws across a myriad of products.

New Lync 2013 App for Windows Phone 8 Released

Microsoft released its latest Lync 2013 client app for Windows Phone 8 today, and promised that iOS clients would arrive later this week.

Microsoft Starting New IE 10 Flash Policy This Month

Microsoft will enable the Adobe Flash Player "to run by default" in Internet Explorer 10.

Microsoft Cuts OEM Costs as Windows 8 Adoption Falls Below Vista

Microsoft is responding to a less than robust uptake of new Windows 8 devices by cutting the licensing costs for its original equipment manufacturing partners.

System Center Advisor Now Available as No-Cost Service

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that System Center Advisor is now a free service and that organizations don't have to have Software Assurance coverage on their servers to use it.

Office 2013 PC Transfer Rights Restored

Microsoft reversed course on a transfer restriction on Office 2013 retail perpetual licenses.

Microsoft Deployment Tool for Exchange 2013 Available

Microsoft released its Exchange Server 2013 Deployment Assistant tool on Monday.

Microsoft Fined $728 Million for Noncompliance on EU Browser Choice

Microsoft got hit today with a €561-million fine from the European Commission.

Microsoft Explains IE 10 and Adobe Flash Nuances

Microsoft this week explained a little more about how the Adobe Flash Player works with Internet Explorer 10 on the Windows 8 operating system.

PC Market Continues Market Share Slide for Second Year in a Row

According to market research firm IDC, global PC shipments will continue to drop in 2013 for the second straight year.

Cloud Automation Startup MetricsHub Acquired by Microsoft

Seattle-based cloud performance management company MetricsHub has been bought by Microsoft for an undisclosed amount, the two companies announced on Tuesday.

Despite Latest Threats, Microsoft's Cyber Czar Optimistic About IT Security

Despite the recent spate of headline-grabbing security breaches and accusations that foreign governments are sponsoring cyber-attacks, the head of Microsoft's Trusted Computing group, Scott Charney, remains optimistic about the future of IT security.

Microsoft Improves Active Directory Controls for Windows Azure

Microsoft is continuing its Windows Azure management improvements.

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