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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.

Microsoft Adds Option To Buy Windows Enterprise Edition Without Software Assurance

Microsoft changed this month how it offers its Windows Enterprise edition licensing.

IDC Projects Stagnant PC Market Through 2018

The worldwide PC market is expected to remain mostly flat over the next four years after suffering a large decrease in 2013.

Microsoft Offers Free Tool for Consumers Stuck on Windows XP

Consumer users still using Windows XP will have access to a free data migration tool coming later this week.

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Reportedly at RTM Status

Microsoft's first update to Windows 8.1 has already hit "release-to-manufacturing" status, according to reports.

Microsoft Convergence Talk Outlines Dynamics Products Coming This Year

Microsoft described Dynamics product releases expected this year during the keynote talk at Convergence today.

Next Exchange and SharePoint Server Products Arriving in 2015

Microsoft won't ship new releases of Exchange Server or SharePoint Server until sometime next year, the company indicated today.

Microsoft Rolling Out a 'Standalone' OneDrive for Business Plan

Microsoft announced today that OneDrive for Business will be available next month as a "standalone" service offering.

Microsoft Demos New Office 365 and SharePoint Online Collaboration Technologies

Microsoft outlined some themes to expect at its SharePoint Conference, which is kicking off this week.

Microsoft Exec: Windows Intune Is ConfigMgr from the Cloud

Microsoft currently has more than 10,000 Windows Intune customers, according to VP Brad Anderson.

Microsoft Enhancing OneDrive for Business, Starting with iOS Platform

Microsoft provided a few technical details today about its upcoming OneDrive for Business releases.

Microsoft Supporting S/MIME Security for Exchange Server, Outlook and Office 365

Microsoft has implemented the S/MIME e-mail security standard across its hosted and server-based Exchange products, the company announced this month.

Dell Drills Down on Microsoft Lync Costs

Organizations mostly expect to save on travel, teleconferencing and meeting expenses by adopting Microsoft's Lync unified communications solution, according to a recent survey conducted on behalf of Dell.

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