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Next Windows Server Rumored To Include 'Nano Server'

Microsoft's next Windows Server may include a new "Nano Server" element, according to reports.

Google Unveils Android for Work Mobile Device Management Program

Google this week unveiled its Android for Work effort, which gives organizations some mobile device management options.

Microsoft Blinks on Using Open Source Engine for Spartan Browser

Microsoft's Internet Explorer team explained today why they didn't use an open source rendering engine with Spartan.

Gartner Analyst Profiles Office 365 Products and Mobility Support

Gartner on Wednesday offered a snapshot of the Office 365 services and Office apps that Microsoft currently offers, especially with regard to mobile support.

Windows Phone Falls Further Behind in Smartphone Market

Google's Android platform finished 2014 by increasing its already dominant position in the smartphone market, while struggling Windows Phone failed to gain ground.

Microsoft Exec Talks Up System Center Configuration Manager

IT pros wondering about the fate of System Center Configuration Manager got some reassuring words this month from a Microsoft executive.

Microsoft Previews Azure Active Directory Password Rollover Feature for Social Media Accounts

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory team released a "preview" this week of an automatic password rollover feature for organizations that use shared social media accounts.

Microsoft Changing Its Retention Policy for Deleted Office 365 E-Mails

Microsoft gave notice today that it plans to change how long deleted e-mails get retained for organizations using Office 365 services.

Microsoft To Recognize Open Source Partner Contributions to Azure

Microsoft will look to honor those partners who have contributed to the company's open source initiative for the first time at this year's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC).

Microsoft To Show 'Early Version' of SharePoint Server 2016 at Ignite Event

Microsoft likely won't have a SharePoint Server 2016 public preview available before its Ignite event coming up in May.

Microsoft Adds Management Capabilities to Outlook Apps for Android and iOS Devices

Microsoft this week announced some new IT controls for its Outlook apps running on Android and iOS devices.

Microsoft Extends Cloud Storage Options Within Office Apps to Partners

Microsoft has expanded cloud-based storage options for its Office apps and it also added a partner program to improve the Office Online experience when using those storage services.

Analysts Outline Microsoft's 2015 Product Roadmap

The Directions on Microsoft analyst team recently provided a glimpse of where Microsoft may be heading this year, with a focus on future enterprise product releases.

Upcoming Perks of Azure Active Directory Connect Tool

Microsoft recently published more information about its Azure Active Directory Connect tool, which will replace its DirSync and Azure Active Directory Sync tools.

Microsoft Now Pushing SharePoint Server Updates via the Windows Update Service

Microsoft this week released cumulative updates (CUs) for both SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Server 2013, and it announced a policy change.

Microsoft Releases Phone-based Windows 10 Technical Preview

Microsoft today released a limited Windows 10 technical preview for smartphones, only available on six select Lumia devices.

Microsoft Improves File Capabilities in Office Online Apps

Microsoft announced improvements today to its Office Online apps that run in Web browsers.

Microsoft Buys Calendar App Maker Sunrise Atelier

Microsoft has acquired Sunrise Atelier, a New York City-based startup company that makes calendar software for Android, iOS and Mac devices.

Microsoft and Samsung Settle Android Contract Dispute

Microsoft and Samsung announced this week that a lawsuit concerning Android intellectual property payments has been settled.

Microsoft Shelves Next-Gen Forms for SharePoint 2016

Microsoft's next-generation forms technologies for SharePoint Server 2016 and SharePoint Online seem to have hit a stall, if not a dead end.

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