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Microsoft Buys LiveLoop To Boost Office Collaboration

Microsoft bought LiveLoop, a San Francisco-based maker of collaboration tools for Microsoft Office.

Microsoft Updates Its Azure Backup and Site Recovery Services

Microsoft announced some Azure improvements today that could be helpful for organizations that use its cloud-based storage services.

Microsoft Releases Azure Active Directory Connect Preview 2

Microsoft has issued a second preview of its solution for connecting on-premises Active Directory environments with the cloud-based Microsoft Azure Active Directory service.

Microsoft Uses System Center To Manage 300,000 PCs

Microsoft recently offered some perspective about its own use of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to deploy and test the software it produces.

Microsoft Now Signaling a Clean Break Between Spartan and IE Browsers in Windows 10

Microsoft announced a switch today from its previously outlined Windows 10 browser development strategy.

Microsoft IE Discovery Toolkit Now Works with Older Browsers

Microsoft extended an Internet Explorer discovery tool to support older browsers.

Adaptiva Improves SCCM Update Process with OneSite 4.5

Adaptiva released updated products today that enhance the functionality of Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager solution.

Next Windows 10 Preview Available for Fast-Ring Testers

Microsoft announced the release of a new Windows 10 preview build yesterday for its "fast-ring" testers.

Microsoft To Roll Out Skype for Business Products in April

Microsoft disclosed its Skype for Business roadmap plans today, with three new products expected to start arriving next month.

Microsoft Extending ExpressRoute Connections to Office 365 Services

Microsoft is expanding its ExpressRoute service as a connection option for Office 365 services.

Microsoft Planning Azure and Windows 10 'Internet of Things' Products

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella outlined the company's "Internet of things" vision at Convergence 2015 today, including Azure and Windows products to come.

New Office 365 Admin Apps for Smartphones Enable Changes to User Accounts

Microsoft released updated Office 365 Admin apps today for Windows Phone 8/8.1 and Android 4.0-plus smartphone devices.

Microsoft Azure Service Can Now Check for Active Directory Problems

Microsoft's Azure Operational Insights service can now assess an organization's Active Directory performance.

Sluggish Tablet Market Will See Some Windows 10 Gains This Year

The tablet market will grow a "modest" 2.1 percent this year, according to research results announced today by IDC.

Microsoft Adds Conditional Access to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager for Exchange Online

Microsoft has added its "conditional access" mobile device management capability to its System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager product for organizations using the Exchange Online e-mail service.

Cisco Expands Cloud Partner Network with Microsoft Azure Integration

Cisco and Microsoft announced a technology integration effort today that promises to expand the options of Cisco's cloud service provider partners, allowing them to more easily tap Microsoft Azure cloud computing resources.

Azure Active Directory Adds Conditional Access Support for Premises-Based Apps

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory "Conditional Access" scheme now works with some premises-based apps.

Office 2016 for Mac Preview Now Has Rights Management Option

Microsoft has enabled encryption and information rights management protections for its Office 2016 for Mac suite of applications as an extra service.

Microsoft Previews Dynamic Group Rules for Azure Active Directory

Microsoft announced a preview this week of a new Azure Active Directory feature that lets IT pros write simple and complex rules for the groups they manage.

Microsoft Considering Faster Releases of Windows 10 Previews

Microsoft may release its next build of the Windows 10 preview late this week, or it may not.

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