VMware Lays Off 900, Reduces vCloud Air Team

In wake of the acquisition of VMware parent company EMC by Dell, reports are coming in that the company has started mass layoffs.

Microsoft To Deliver Azure Stack Preview this Week

Microsoft announced today that it plans to release the first technical preview of its Azure Stack solutions on Friday.

Microsoft Unveils Group Policy Analysis Tool

Microsoft has published a light software tool for IT pros that lets them compare Group Policy Objects.

Microsoft Publishes List of Intel Skylake PCs with Truncated Windows Support

Microsoft today published a list of Intel Skylake-based PCs that can run Windows 7/8.1 operating systems but will have truncated Windows product lifecycle support.

Microsoft Releases SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate

Microsoft today released SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate (RC), along with an RC of Project Server 2016.

Citrix Names Former Microsoft Dynamics Chief Tatarinov as New CEO

Citrix Systems Inc., in the midst of a company restructuring effort, announced that former Microsoft chief Kirill Tatarinov is the new CEO.

Windows 10 and System Center Upgrades Pressuring IT Pros

Most organizations that have started Windows 10 migrations are planning to complete them by year-end 2016, according to a small, industry-sponsored survey.

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.

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