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Microsoft Planning to End Windows Server AppFabric Support Next Year

Microsoft gave notice this month that it plans to end product support for its Windows Server AppFabric 1.1 solution.

Microsoft Announces Exchange Online Advance Threat Protection for Office 365

Microsoft on Wednesday announced new security tools for Office 365 users that aim to harden e-mail from phishing and malware attacks.

Office Online Apps Now Integrated With Dropbox Storage Service

Microsoft's Office Online apps and Dropbox's storage service are now integrated.

Microsoft Offers NoSQL Service with Commercial Release of Azure DocumentDB

Microsoft announced the general availability this week of its Azure DocumentDB service.

Windows XP Usage Still Strong at 250 Million Users

Despite not being officially supported by Microsoft for the last year, 250 million users are still actively using Windows XP, according to market analysts.

Microsoft Unveils New 'Nano Server' in Its Next Windows Server Product

Microsoft today described more about a new Nano Server component that will be part of its next Windows Server release.

Microsoft Cloud Platform System To Get Quarterly Updates

Microsoft's enterprise and service provider customers running the Microsoft Cloud Platform System (CPS) can expect to get software updates automatically on a quarterly basis.

Microsoft Reportedly Planning Windows 10 'Redstone' Release in 2016

Microsoft is planning a second release of Windows 10 next year that reportedly goes by the code name of "Redstone."

Microsoft: Open Source Windows Is 'Definitely Possible'

Microsoft's Mark Russinovich commented that a future version of Windows could be open source.

Microsoft To Start Rolling Out Skype for Business on April 14

Skype for Business will start rolling out to qualified users with April's Patch Tuesday update on April 14, Microsoft announced.

Vulnerability Report Points To Biggest Windows Security Offenders

Vulnerability management vendor Secunia last week released its annual "Secunia Vulnerability Review," with findings pointing an overall rise to vulnerabilities in 2014 by 18 percent compared to 2013.

Microsoft Extends Some Mobile Device Management Capabilities to Commercial Office 365 Plans

Microsoft announced today that it is adding three mobile device management capabilities to certain Office 365 subscription plans at no extra cost.

Microsoft Planning to Unveil New SharePoint Server 2016 Update Process

Microsoft is building a new product update model into its forthcoming SharePoint Server 2016 product.

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 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 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 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.

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