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Microsoft Endpoint Protection To Get Faster Updates

Microsoft is accelerating the product update process for its Endpoint Protection security solutions.

Nadella Announces Office for iPad and Enterprise Mobility Suite Licensing

Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella talked company strategy today, along with announcing some new products, including Office for iPad and new licensing for organizations managing mobile devices.

Gartner Forecasts Tablet Shipments To Outpace PC Sales in 2015

Despite continual weak worldwide PC demand, total shipments of computing devices are on the rise this year due to the popularity of tablets.

Report: Organizations Finding Value in CRM, VDI and Unified Communications

Some IT technologies are gaining traction more than others in organizations, according to a Computer Economics study.

Microsoft and Dell Ink Licensing Deal on Android Use

Microsoft and Dell announced a patent licensing agreement on Wednesday.

Microsoft Turns on Windows Azure Service in China

Microsoft has launched its Windows Azure cloud computing service in China.

Asian Regulatory Issue Delays Microsoft-Nokia Deal

Instead of the projected closing window of late March, Microsoft's $7 billion acquisition of Nokia's device segment may not be finalized until sometime in April due to a regulatory holdup.

Microsoft Changing Name of Windows Azure to 'Microsoft Azure'

It's official. Microsoft is swapping out the Windows Azure name and plans to start calling it "Microsoft Azure" next month.

Microsoft Donates MS-DOS and Word for Windows as Open Code

Source code for Microsoft's MS-DOS and Word for Windows programs is now publicly available via the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.

Microsoft Offers Security Tips for Windows XP Holdouts

Microsoft offered some security tips today for individuals and organizations that plan to continue to use Windows XP after April 8.

SharePoint 2013 Getting SQL Server 2014 Support in April

Microsoft announced a few SharePoint details this week, with some good and some bad news.

NSA Contradicts Assertions by Microsoft and Other Service Providers

Service provider denials that they knew of broad access to customer data by the U.S. National Security Agency appear to have been contradicted by an attorney for that agency.

Mozilla Possibly Tripped Up by Windows 8 'Default Browser' Complexity

Mozilla's decision to halt its Firefox browser development for Windows 8.1 may be due, in part, to a confusing OS feature.

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.

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