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Microsoft Altering Windows Support Policies Based on New Hardware

Microsoft's product lifecycle support policies for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 could vary somewhat, based on a machine's underlying hardware and chip technologies.

January Security Patch Can Break SharePoint 2013

A January security update from Microsoft apparently is adversely affecting some SharePoint Server 2013 deployments.

Microsoft To Push Windows 10 to Some Domain Joined PCs This Month

Microsoft plans to expand its Windows 10 upgrade push "later this month" in the U.S. market, with other markets to follow.

PC Market Limps Across 2015 Finish Line

Last year saw the PC market continue its downward trend as it finished 2015 with the biggest decline in hardware shipment since 2008.

Microsoft To Improve Skype for Business with Event Zero's Reporting Technology

Microsoft's Skype for Business Online service will be getting future reporting and analytics improvements with the purchase of software made by Event Zero.

Windows 8 No Longer Supported and Potentially Insecure

Windows 8 passed Microsoft's "extended support" milestone yesterday, which marks its continued use as a potential security hazard.

Microsoft Recommends IE 11 Upgrades To Meet Its Browser End of Life Deadline

Microsoft is recommending that its older Internet Explorer browsers be upgraded to IE 11 first before "uninstalling" them to meet the Jan. 12 end-of-support deadline.

Some IE Users Getting Browser End of Life Warnings Next Week

Microsoft plans to issue warnings to those Internet Explorer users who continue to run versions of the browser that have fallen out of support after a Jan. 12 deadline.

Microsoft Showcases Windows 10 Management in System Center Configuration Manager

Microsoft this week provided a glimpse of how System Center Configuration Manager will show Windows 10 servicing details.

Microsoft Seeing Gains for Azure Active Directory Connect Solution

Microsoft indicated this week that it is seeing good adoption of its newly released Active Directory synchronization tool known as "Azure AD Connect."

Microsoft Support Ending in 2016 for IE, .NET Framework and SQL Server Versions

The year 2016 will see the end of "extended support" for some Microsoft products.

Microsoft Discloses BizTalk Server 2016 Roadmap and Azure Integration Plans

Microsoft recently laid out its integration solutions vision, including milestones for its next BizTalk Server product and Azure plans.

Microsoft Buys Big Data Analytics Startup Metanautix

Microsoft announced the acquisition of Metanautix today, a three-year-old startup company that makes a Big Data analytics solution.

Microsoft Previews New System Center Configuration Manager Features

Microsoft today issued preview of new features for System Center Configuration Manager via a new update release.

Windows 10 Mobile Delayed Until Next Year

Missing its previous December release window, Microsoft said that Windows 10 Mobile will start rolling out to Windows Phone users sometime next year.

Microsoft Adds App Delegation Capability to Azure Active Directory

Microsoft has updated Azure Active Directory Premium, adding a new capability to delegate application access rights.

Microsoft Unveils Revised OneDrive for Business Storage Policy

Microsoft expects to come through with its promise of "unlimited storage" for some OneDrive for Business customers, but under certain conditions that weren't previously explained.

Microsoft Updates StorSimple and Previews New 'Virtual Array' Storage Solution

Microsoft issued an update today for its StorSimple 8000 Series products and also rolled out preview of a new local virtual machine storage solution.

Office 365 Planner Now Available as Preview Release

Microsoft is starting to release its Office 365 Planner solution to "first release" beta testers, the company announced on Monday.

Microsoft Offers Concessions on OneDrive Storage Cutbacks

Microsoft is attempting to appease some users of its OneDrive storage services after getting negative reactions to planned changes for next year.

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