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Oracle's Quarterly Patch Targets 113 Vulnerabilities

Oracle released its quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU) on Tuesday with 113 security flaw fixes for multiple Oracle products, including 20 for Java Standard Edition (Java SE).

Microsoft May Be Prepping for Biggest Layoff Yet

Microsoft may be preparing to execute its biggest job cuts to date, according to press accounts.

Microsoft Admits Windows Use at 14 Percent

Microsoft's operating system market position has slipped to 14 percent worldwide, when mobile devices are included in the estimate.

Microsoft Launches Windows 8.1 Portal Customization Technology

Microsoft announced on Friday that it has "launched" a custom portal technology for organizations called "Windows Apportals."

Microsoft Fixing SQL Server 2012 SP2 Slipstream ISO Problem

Microsoft announced this week that it is having problems with ISO releases of SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2.

Nadella Outlines Microsoft Organizational Changes

Major engineering and organizational moves will be made by Microsoft over the next month, according to CEO Satya Nadella.

SharePoint Server Cumulative Updates Now Arriving Every Month

Microsoft now delivers its SharePoint Server cumulative update (CU) releases on a monthly basis.

Microsoft To Change Office 365 SMB Plans This Fall

Microsoft is planning changes to three of its Office 365 plans for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs), starting on Oct. 1.

Microsoft Enhancing Azure Management, Expanding U.S. Locations

Microsoft is adding improvements to its Azure Portal preview, which are expected to arrive next week.

Microsoft Kicks Off Simpler Online Services Terms for Organizations

Microsoft released a new "Online Services Terms" document this month that affects volume licensing customers using its hosted services.

Gartner Predicts Windows Phone To Hit 10 Percent Market Share by 2018

According to market researcher Gartner, Microsoft's Windows Phone platform is on course for a major growth spurt over the next four years.

Remote Desktop App 8.1.2 Preview for Windows Phone 8.1 Released

Microsoft released a new "preview" test version of its Remote Desktop App for Windows Phone 8.1 last week.

Microsoft Offers Explanations for Lync and Exchange Service Outages

Microsoft provided a somewhat more detailed public description of its Office 365 service outages that occurred earlier this week.

Microsoft Releases Windows RT Azure RemoteApp Client

Microsoft released its Azure RemoteApp client for Windows RT devices this week.

UPDATE: Microsoft Ending E-Mail Security Notifications on July 1

Microsoft issued a notice today that it plans to no longer deliver its security alerts via e-mail, starting on July 1.

Google Announces Google Drive for Work and Other Enterprise Cloud Improvements

Google announced enterprise-grade improvements to some of its cloud-based services at its Google I/O event this week.

Microsoft Issues an Update to Windows Update

Microsoft this week issued an update to its Windows Update/Microsoft Update client that aims to strengthen security for certain Windows users.

Microsoft Changes IE 11 Password Handling on Windows 8.1

Microsoft changed how Internet Explorer 11 handles password information on forms with the aim of giving users more control.

Microsoft Execs Define IT's Role in a Hybrid Cloud World

Microsoft on Monday held its second webcast on the benefits of using a hybrid cloud infrastructure.

Microsoft Restores Exchange Online Service after Tuesday Outage

Microsoft had an Exchange Online service outage in the North American region that lasted most of the day on Tuesday, June 24.

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