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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 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 Expands Availability of Products and Services Licensing Agreement

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

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."

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.

SharePoint Server Cumulative Updates Now Arriving Every Month

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

Nadella Outlines Microsoft Organizational Changes

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

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