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Surface 3 Unveiled, Will Hit Retail Shelves in May

Microsoft on Tuesday took the wraps off the Surface 3, the thinnest and lightest version of its tablet.

Spartan Browser Makes Debut on Windows 10 Technical Preview

The newest Windows 10 technical preview build features the public debut of Project Spartan, Microsoft's next-generation browser, and its new EdgeHTML rendering engine.

Microsoft Adds MDM Features to Commercial Office 365

Users of certain Office 365 subscription plans will get expanded mobile device management (MDM) capabilities at no extra cost, Microsoft announced on Monday.

StorageCraft's Growth Plan: Think Globally, Act Locally

While sticking to its roots in fast, local backup and recovery, Utah-based StorageCraft is investing aggressively in heavy-duty cloud disaster protection solutions and expanding its global footprint.

Microsoft To Revamp Update Process for SharePoint 2016

The process of updating SharePoint Server will become less cumbersome in the next version of the product, according to a Microsoft executive.

One of Google's Top Partners Makes Play for Microsoft's Cloud

Atlanta, Ga.-based ISV BetterCloud is readying a version of its popular Google Apps management solution for Office 365.

Microsoft Acquires Vendor of Office Collaboration Tools

Microsoft has acquired San Francisco-based LiveLoop, a startup that makes collaboration tools aimed at Microsoft Office.

Microsoft Updates Azure, Unveils 'Availability on Demand' Service

Microsoft on Thursday announced improvements to Azure centering around backup and disaster recovery, as well as took the wraps off a new service called "Availability on Demand for Azure."

Microsoft Tweaks Its Browser Strategy for Windows 10

Microsoft this week explained the roles Internet Explorer and the new "Spartan" browser will have in Windows 10, including some changes from its previously outlined browser strategy.

Microsoft Inks Deals with Samsung, Dell To Bring Office Apps to Android

Microsoft on Monday announced agreements with 11 OEMs, including Dell and Samsung, in which key Office apps will be preinstalled in those vendors' Android devices.

Microsoft Bundles 3 Separate Azure Services into Single Suite

Microsoft on Tuesday announced it was packaging three of its Azure services -- Azure Websites, Mobile Services and BizTalk Services -- into a single offering aimed at business decision makers and developers.

How Microsoft Dogfoods System Center Configuration Manager

Microsoft uses System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to manage 300,000 PCs across its own facilities worldwide, a Microsoft executive revealed this month.

Next Windows 10 Preview Build Released; 'Spartan' Still a No-Show

Microsoft released a new Windows 10 preview build for its "fast-ring" testers on Wednesday, although it notably does not include the new Spartan browser.

Salesforce.com App for Microsoft Outlook Released to Beta

Microsoft and sometime partner Salesforce.com on Thursday unveiled a new cloud-based app that integrates Microsoft's Outlook product with Salesforce.com's CRM data.

Microsoft Details Skype for Business Products Coming in April

Microsoft on Wednesday shared more details about its plans for Skype for Business, which are expected to see daylight in April in some form.

Microsoft To Launch ExpressRoute for Office 365 in Q3

Microsoft on Tuesday said it is expanding its ExpressRoute service to enable secure connections to Office 365 services later this year.

Microsoft Says Windows 10 Will Arrive this Summer

Microsoft's next desktop operating system will be available this summer, the company announced on Tuesday, a surprising change from the fall timeline forecasted by Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner back in December.

Microsoft To Optimize Windows 10 and Azure for 'Internet of Things'

Microsoft on Monday talked up its "Internet of Things" (IoT) vision, and the roles that its Azure and Windows products will play in it.

Windows 10 To Support Biometric Security with 'Windows Hello'

Passwords need no longer be the last line of defense against unauthorized device access.

Microsoft Expands Power BI Preview to More Markets, Data Sources

Microsoft on Monday announced the global availability of the Power BI preview, which was previously available only to U.S. businesses.