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'Threshold' Is Officially Windows 10, Will Run on PCs and Smartphones

Bucking expectations, the next version of the Windows operating system will be called "Windows 10," not "Windows 9," Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Announces Another Round of Azure Price Cuts

Microsoft reduced the prices of about 61 Azure cloud services on Thursday.

Microsoft Resurrecting WinHEC Conference for 2015

Microsoft's WinHEC event for hardware developers will return next year after a seven-year hiatus, Microsoft announced on Friday.

Microsoft Adds 'Groups' Collaboration Feature to Office 365

Microsoft is beginning to roll out a new social networking feature called "Groups" to Office 365 subscribers, the company said on Thursday.

'Office 16' Screenshots Reveal Few Major Changes

The next version of the Microsoft Office suite is not likely to break any new ground, judging by recently leaked screenshots.

Microsoft Launches 'D-Series' Virtual Machines for Azure

Microsoft on Monday launched new virtual machine (VM) sizing options for its Microsoft Azure cloud services.

Dynamics NAV 2015 Release Set for Oct. 1

The next version of Dynamics NAV, Microsoft's enterprise resource planning (ERP) product for small and midsize businesses, will be rolled out in early October.

Trustworthy Computing Group Gets Axe in Microsoft Layoffs

Microsoft has effectively shut down its Trustworthy Computing (TwC) Group as part of a massive round of job cuts.

Microsoft Dumping 'Office on Demand' for Office 365

Effective November, Microsoft will no longer offer its Office on Demand feature to business users of Office 365 services or to those who use the Office ProPlus productivity suite.

Ellison Steps Down as Oracle CEO, Takes Chairman and CTO Roles

Larry Ellison, the co-founder and longtime CEO of Oracle Corp. and one of the most colorful and opinionated figures in tech, is stepping aside from day-to-day management at Oracle to focus on technology and strategy.

Report: Microsoft Layoffs To Enter Second Phase This Week

The second round of Microsoft's planned 18,000 job cuts -- the largest layoffs in the company's history -- will reportedly take place on Thursday, Sept. 18.

Lync Security Patch the Latest To Be Pulled by Microsoft

Microsoft on Tuesday quietly pulled a Lync security update that was released just last week as part of its September "Patch Tuesday" rollout.

Microsoft To Unveil Windows 9 'Technical Preview' This Month

Microsoft will give an early look at its next Windows desktop operating system in an event on Sept. 30, according to invitations sent by the company to members of the press on Monday.

Dynamics CRM 2015 Coming in Fourth Quarter

Microsoft will release the next major update to Dynamics CRM, previously code-named "Vega," sometime in the fourth quarter of 2014, the company announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Rolls Out Azure Management Improvements

Microsoft announced a number of improvements for Azure last week, including alerts and role-based controls.

Microsoft Azure AD Sync Tool Hits General Availability

Microsoft on Monday launched its Azure Active Directory Sync Services tool, nearly two months after releasing it as a second preview.

Microsoft Boosts OneDrive with 10GB File Uploads, Folder Link Sharing

Microsoft on Thursday announced a number of improvements to its OneDrive cloud storage service, including a higher file upload limit, an easier way to share links to OneDrive folders and support for folder drag-and-drop operations using the Google Chrome browser.

Report: Microsoft Dumping 'Windows Phone' and 'Nokia' Branding

Microsoft plans to discontinue the use of "Windows Phone" and "Nokia" branding on its mobile devices by the end of this year, according to a media report on Wednesday.

New Microsoft Azure SQL Database Tiers Hit General Availability

After nearly four months in preview, the new service tiers for Microsoft's relational Database as a Service offering became live on Wednesday.

Microsoft Rolls Out 'Delve' for Office 365 in Limited Release

Delve, formerly code-named "Oslo," became available to select Office 365 subscribers on Monday.