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Microsoft Sheds More Light on Upcoming Office 365 Features

Major new feature additions are in the pipeline for Office 365, some of which were demonstrated at last week's Live! 360/SharePoint Live! conference in Orlando, Fla.

Windows 10 Bringing Changes to Windows Store App Management

Windows Store management capabilities will arrive "in the coming months" for organizations using Windows 10 apps, Microsoft said Thursday.

AWS Partner Program Makes Room for MSPs, SaaS Providers

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Inc. recently announced several enhancements to its partner network, including an expansion of partner resources and the addition of programs aimed at managed services providers and SaaS-focused partners.

Microsoft: Unknown Flaw Caused Hours-Long Azure Outage

Microsoft on Thursday issued a preliminary explanation for the widespread outages that hit its Azure cloud service on Tuesday evening.

Microsoft Identity Management Service Hits Preview

Microsoft's new identity and access management product, Microsoft Identity Manager, became available as a preview on Tuesday.

Microsoft Azure Recovering from Widespread Outages

Widespread "partial disruptions" affecting Microsoft's' Azure cloud computing services Tuesday night are now "mitigated," according to Microsoft.

Microsoft Rolling Out Intune Updates, Including Name Change

Microsoft is currently rolling out the latest updates to its Intune device management service, a three-day process that began on Monday.

Microsoft Takes Wraps Off Office 365 Video Service

Select subscribers of Office 365 are now able to test drive Microsoft's new Office 365 video service, Microsoft announced Tuesday.

OneDrive Coming to Office 365 ProPlus in January

The rollout of Microsoft's OneDrive for Business service Office 365 ProPlus users will be completed "before the end of January 2015," Microsoft announced on Monday.

What To Expect with Microsoft's New Per-User Windows Licensing

Microsoft is rolling out its new per-user Windows licensing option next month, introducing a number of changes that organizations with volume licensing will have to learn.

Microsoft Gives Azure AD Security Boost with Aorato Buy

Microsoft on Thursday acquired Israel-based identity and access management firm Aorato Ltd. for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft Begins Rolling Out 'Clutter' Feature to Office 365 Users

The "Clutter" e-mail prioritization feature that Microsoft debuted in March is now starting to be rolled out to Office 365 business users.

Microsoft Rebranding Lync to 'Skype for Business' in 2015

The next version of Lync, Microsoft's unified communications platform for enterprises, will be renamed "Skype for Business" sometime in the first half of 2015, Microsoft said on Tuesday.

Rackspace Joins Microsoft Cloud OS Partner Network

Rackspace announced during its third quarter earnings report on Monday that it is joining Microsoft's Cloud OS Network, an elite hosting program that aims to provide Microsoft Azure-compatible third-party cloud services.

Study: Despite Rising Adoption, Cloud Still Poses Obstacles

Over 90 percent of businesses have, at some level, adopted cloud computing practices, according to a recent study by CompTIA Inc.

Microsoft Expands Office for iPad and iPhone Capabilities for Free

Users of Office apps on iPads or iPhones can now create and edit documents at no cost, Microsoft said on Thursday.

Microsoft Offering Refunds for Some iPad Office 365 Users

On the heels of its announcement that it is expanding the capabilities of Office for iPad and iPhone at no cost, Microsoft has launched a refund program for qualifying iPad Office 365 users.

Office Apps for Android Tablets Released to Preview

Touch-based Microsoft Office apps, already available for the Apple iOS platform, are now also enabled for all Google Android-based devices.

Samsung: Nokia Buy Voided Its Android IP Deal with Microsoft

Samsung has returned fire at Microsoft's breach-of-contract claims that are part of a legal battle between the two companies over an Android intellectual property deal.

SAP Hires Former Microsoft VP To Be Its New CTO

Quentin Clark, a former corporate vice president at Microsoft, has been named the new chief technology officer of German software company SAP.