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Microsoft Promising Web Transport Improvements with Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 'Redstone' Releases

Microsoft's coming Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 upgrades will add some Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) improvements, company announced this week.

Microsoft Bookings Service Unveiled for Office 365 Business Subscribers

Microsoft is previewing a new "Bookings" Office 365 service that helps organizations schedule appointments with customers.

Microsoft Previews Azure Active Directory Certificate Support for Android and iOS Office 365 Apps

Microsoft announced two new Azure Active Directory previews this week.

Azure Active Directory Certificate Rollover Occurring August 15

Microsoft has scheduled its next Azure Active Directory certificate rollover to take place on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016.

Microsoft Shares Up on Q4 Earnings Beat

Microsoft shares were up more than 3% in after-hours trading Tuesday on a fourth quarter earnings report that beat analyst estimates on earnings per share and revenues.

Microsoft Releases Preview of Stream Video Sharing Service for Orgs

The future of business communications could be a lot of things, but for Microsoft, it's about video sharing.

Microsoft Previews Office 365 Network Community Portal

A new Office 365 Network community was unveiled late last week in preview form.

Microsoft Launches 'Professional Degree' Pilot Program

Microsoft has entered the testing stage of its new Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) cert and training programs.

Microsoft Unveils Windows Surface Subscription Options

Microsoft on Tuesday at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto announced Windows 10 Enterprise E3 in CSP [Cloud Service Provider] and Surface as a Service programs.

Microsoft Releases Skype for Linux Alpha Client

Microsoft today announced an "alpha" test release of a new Skype for Linux client for consumer users of its Skype voice-over-IP, instant messaging and videoconferencing service.

Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 Arriving This Fall

Microsoft today announced plans to launch Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 products at its Ignite conference this fall.

Azure SQL Data Warehouse Hits General Availability

Microsoft today announced that its elastic cloud computing platform Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available.

Windows Server 2003 Still Used by 18 Percent of Orgs

Windows Server 2003 is still being used, even though it lost Microsoft's product update support one year ago, a recent study has found.

Microsoft Explains Azure Stack Delay

Microsoft said that despite initially being penned for release later this year, the company's Azure Stack won't arrive until sometime in 2017.

Microsoft Backs Emerging European Privacy Shield Agreement

A Microsoft executive expressed optimism today for a new European Union-United States Privacy Shield agreement.

Microsoft Offers Free Skype Meetings and Releases New Mac Client Preview

Microsoft this week made a couple of Skype announcements, including improvements to a Skype for Business Mac client that's at the private preview stage, as well as a new free Skype Meetings offering.

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner Announces Departure

Microsoft's COO Kevin Turner announced that he will be leaving the company at the end of July to helm Citadel Securities as CEO and will be vice chairman of Citadel LLC.

Microsoft Changing Virtualization Tools Support Policy for Windows 10 Pro Users

Microsoft this week announced a coming change to its support for two virtualization tools, but it just applies to Windows 10 Pro edition users.

Microsoft To Offer Secure Productive Enterprise Licensing Later This Year

Microsoft today unveiled a new upper-tier software licensing offering for organizations that will be arriving this year, approximately in Q4.

Microsoft Offers More Advice on Group Policy Patch Problems

Microsoft this week offered yet another explanation about how its June security patch can break Group Policy Object (GPO) settings for organizations and how to address the changes.

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