Microsoft made several announcements concerning the Azure cloud platform during today's keynote at the company's annual Build developer conference.
- By John K. Waters
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.
- By Michael Desmond
Microsoft today released public previews of Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2014.
Microsoft on Tuesday described progress and future plans for its Yammer social networking application, which has reached a one-year milestone.
Longtime rivals Microsoft and Oracle today outlined a potentially far-reaching partnership to support all of Oracle's key software offerings.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Microsoft provided details this month about its Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials product to come.
CEO Steve Ballmer may be working on an executive restructuring that might have some of the division heads in Microsoft changing job titles.
- By Scott Bekker
Microsoft recently described a number of improvements to expect with its R2 version of Windows Server 2012, which may arrive as a public preview release next week.
Microsoft recently showed a preview of future Office Web Apps improvements for browsers running on Android, iOS and Windows tablets.
A new report provides considerations for moving to Microsoft's newest desktop operating system.
A deal that could have resulted in Microsoft buying Nokia to acquire the mobile phone manufacturer's device-manufacturing business is no more reported The Wall Street Journal today.
Microsoft announced that Dynamics GP 2013 and Dynamics NAV 2013 can now be purchased as Windows Azure-hosted services through partners.
Microsoft last week released an update to System Center 2012 Service Pack 1, adding support for the management of Linux and Unix operating systems, along with Mac.
Microsoft this month talked about how its latest Hyper-V and System Center 2012 R2 improvements can help with the management of Linux and Unix servers.
Microsoft on Wednesday rolled out a preview of its cloud-based multifactor authentication service that it had showcased at TechEd.
Microsoft announced a plan to open "Windows Stores" inside Best Buy locations across North America.
According to Websense, a San Diego-based information security solutions provider, most browser Java installations continue to be unpatched or outdated, leaving the majority of users vulnerable to exploit code already in use in the wild.
- By John K. Waters
Microsoft recently showed off some of the improvements to Task Manager in Windows 8, which notably adds a color-coded "heat map."
Microsoft's BizTalk middleware solution got rolled out as a cloud-enabled service "preview" this month.
Microsoft explained how its next wave of products will address "consumerization of IT" issues in talks given last week.