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Microsoft Previews Virtual Desktop Starter Kit

Microsoft released a software tool today for testing virtual desktop infrastructure scenarios using its Remote Desktop Services protocol.

SQL Server 2014 Hits Metal, Release Set for April 1

SQL Server 2014 hit its "release-to-manufacturing" milestone today, with Microsoft projecting an April 1 commercial release.

Surface 2 with LTE Support for Additional $130 Now Available

Microsoft today released a version of its Surface 2 tablet with mobile LTE support on AT&T's 4G network for $130 more than its Wi-Fi-only Surface 2 model.

Microsoft Releases OneNote for Mac, Free Windows Version Coming Soon

A Mac version of OneNote, Microsoft's note-taking software, was released today.

Mozilla Pulls Firefox for Windows 8 Citing Low Use Rates

Mozilla last week announced that it has stopped Firefox browser production for Windows 8.

U.S. Opens Internet Domain Name Management to Privatized Control

The U.S. government announced today that it will privatize Internet domain-name assignment and management operations that are currently handled by a contracted organization.

Microsoft Prepping New 'Consumer Reader' App

The tale of Microsoft's relationship with bookseller Barnes & Noble got a new twist this week, as details about a new reader app surface.

Office 365 To Get Personal Edition

Microsoft is planning to release an Office 365 Personal edition for consumers this spring.

Microsoft Releases Workplace Join for Windows 7 Test Software

Microsoft has released "workplace join" for Windows 7 at its Microsoft Connect portal.

Windows Phone OEM Fee Eliminated for Select Manufacturers

A recent report by The Times of India found that Microsoft has waived any OEM fees associated with Windows Phone 8 for two of its newest mobile partners.

Exchange 2013 Migrations Could Face Delays Due to Public Folder Limits

Microsoft has a restriction on the number of public folders supported by Exchange Server 2013 and Exchange Online.

Microsoft Fixes Windows Server 2003 and IE 8 SVCHOST Issue

IT pros may start to see lots of expired Internet Explorer updates showing up in their logs.

Microsoft Warns Exchange 2003 Losing Support Next Month

Microsoft outlined some options for organizations using Exchange Server 2003, which loses product support on April 8.

Google Paying for Business Apps Referrals

Google has started has a referral program to gain Google Apps for Business subscribers.

Microsoft: Office 2013 Conflicts with Some VPNs

Microsoft this week noted a potential limitation that may affect some organizations' ability to use the Office 2013 client to retrieve documents housed on SharePoint Server.

Microsoft Reportedly Lowering Windows 8.1 Costs to OEMs

Microsoft appears to be making moves to combat its slipping operating system market share.

Microsoft Planning To Automate WinSxS Cleanup in Windows 8.1

Microsoft is planning to improve its Component Store Cleanup utility in Windows 8.1.

Windows XP Use at Standstill or Dropping

Windows XP's April 8 end-of-support deadline is drawing near, but users may not be reacting as expected.

Microsoft Broadening Office App Authentication Options via SAML 2.0

Microsoft is paving the way for the use of alternative identity federation approaches.

Microsoft Previews Active Directory Schema Extension for Windows Azure

Microsoft has rolled out a new custom schema extension capability for the Windows Azure Active Directory identity management service.

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