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Windows Phone 8.1 Update Coming Soon

Microsoft announced yesterday that an upcoming update to Windows Phone 8.1 will be aimed at expanding Cortana's availability to more countries and introduce Start screen folders.

Survey Suggests IT Pros Slow To React on Windows XP Migrations

IT pros may have been caught flat footed when it came to migrating client machines off Windows XP, according to an industry survey.

Microsoft Releases Second Preview of Azure AD Sync Services

Microsoft announced a second preview release of its Azure Active Directory (AD) Sync Services solution this week.

Analyst: Cloud Backup Services Should Be a Consideration

Organizations should strategically consider using public cloud services for backup and disaster recovery scenarios, according to research and consulting firm Forrester.

Microsoft and IBM Gain Ground in Cloud Infrastructure Market

Microsoft and IBM are showing growth in the cloud infrastructure services market relative to market leader Amazon Web Services, according to analyst reports.

Microsoft Endorses SysAdmin Day

Company praises IT pros, while shifting their roles with Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Working on Hotfix for Windows Server 2003 Migration Problem

Microsoft is working on a hotfix for a client log-in problem that can occur in the process of migrating from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2.

Former Yammer CEO Leaving Microsoft

Cofounder and former CEO of Yammer David Sacks announced yesterday that he's leaving Microsoft.

U.K. Government Adopts ODF, but Not Microsoft's OOXML

Great Britain's government this week adopted HTML, PDF and ODF for documents, but not Microsoft's OOXML.

Microsoft Expands Azure ExpressRoute Partnerships

Microsoft expanded its high-bandwidth ExpressRoute service into seven cities.

Microsoft Reports Positive Q4 Earnings

Microsoft reported its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings today, missing earnings per share expectations by about $0.05 but beating overall revenue expectations.

Microsoft Planning 'Unified' IT Pro Event Next Year

Microsoft announced today that it plans to roll out a new event next year for IT pros that appears to replace TechEd and more specialized conferences that the company has hosted for years.

Microsoft Fixes Flawed ISOs of SQL Server 2012 SP2

Microsoft indicated late last week that it has fixed a problem with SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 that may have affected some of its TechNet or MSDN subscribers.

Windows 8.1 Update 2 Rumored To Appear on August 12

Media reports on Monday pointed to a possible confirmation of a rumored Windows 8.1 Update 2 release, coming next month.

Microsoft Enables Custom Apps on Azure RemoteApp Service

Microsoft added some basic functionality to its new Azure RemoteApp service this week.

Microsoft Expands Availability of Products and Services Licensing Agreement

Microsoft announced some new "milestones" this week regarding its emerging licensing program for midsize organizations.

Microsoft Kills Nokia Android Smartphone Production

Stephen Elop provided his take on the recently announced 18,000 planned cuts to Microsoft's workforce, saying the cuts are a move to realign Nokia's goals to focus on Windows Phone.

Microsoft Touts Windows and Windows Phone at WPC Event

Microsoft's Day 3 keynote talk at its Worldwide Partner Conference offered a recap on where Microsoft is taking its Windows and Windows Phone operating system platforms.

Microsoft Beefs Up Public Folder Hierarchy Limits in Exchange

Microsoft has increased the public folder hierarchy limits of its Exchange Online service for Office 365 customers.

Cisco Announces Joint Cloud Initiative with Microsoft

Cisco and Microsoft announced yesterday of a new cloud partnership in a document titled "Cisco Doubles Down on Data Center with Microsoft."

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