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Survey Underscores Windows XP's Staying Power

Despite years of warnings from Microsoft concerning Windows XP's end-of-life, surprisingly many organizations remain stuck on the operating system.

Microsoft Study Touts Disaster Recovery in Public Cloud

A Microsoft-backed study is spotlighting the benefits to organizations of using public cloud services for backup and disaster recovery (DR) scenarios.

Wireless Industry Veteran Joins Microsoft's Board of Directors

Microsoft on Wednesday announced it has added one more seat to its board of directors, appointing longtime wireless industry executive John W. Stanton.

Microsoft Offices in China Subjected to Government Inspections

Chinese government investigators raided Microsoft offices throughout China this week in response to accusations of monopolistic practices and other, less-clear violations on Microsoft's part.

Expanded Cortana Support Coming in First Windows Phone 8.1 Update

The first update to Windows Phone 8.1 will expand Cortana's availability to more countries and introduce Start screen folders, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft Azure AD Sync Service Gets Second Preview

Microsoft this week launched a second preview of its Azure Active Directory (AD) Sync Services that incorporates several user-suggested improvements.

Microsoft, IBM Make Gains Against Amazon in IaaS

Though Amazon Web Services (AWS) still leads the cloud infrastructure services space, it faces increasing competition from Microsoft and IBM, according to research by Synergy Research Group and Gartner Inc.

Yammer Chief Announces Departure from Microsoft

David Sacks, co-founder and former CEO of Yammer, on Thursday announced that he is leaving Microsoft.

Microsoft Adds Azure ExpressRoute Cities, Partners

Microsoft's ExpressRoute service has expanded into seven cities and added two new partners, the company announced on Monday.

Microsoft Q4 Revenue Up Despite Earnings-Per-Share Miss

Microsoft reported earnings per share of $0.55 in its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings report on Tuesday, missing Wall Street's expectations by about $0.05.

Microsoft Lumps TechEd, Other Conferences into 'Unified' Event

Microsoft plans to replace TechEd and more specialized conferences that it has hosted for years with a new event in 2015, the company announced on Monday.

Second Windows 8.1 Update Reportedly Coming August

A new operating system update called "Windows 8.1 Update 2" may arrive on Aug. 12, according to media reports on Monday.

Intel Bullish on PC Market After Earnings Report

Intel's second quarter earnings report, released last week, showed a third consecutive quarter of growth in PC shipments after a protracted decline in the market.

Microsoft Licensing Program for Midsize Orgs Hits New Milestones

The Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) is expanding to more countries, Microsoft announced Wednesday at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC).

Microsoft Confirms It Will Lay Off 18,000 Employees

Confirming recent rumors, Microsoft on Thursday announced it will undergo the most extensive round of layoffs in its history, with the newly acquired Nokia unit taking the brunt of the cuts.

Microsoft Talks Up Recent Windows Updates, Stays Quiet on 'Threshold'

Microsoft spent much of Wednesday's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) keynote touting recent improvements to Windows and Windows Phone, but gave few details about its plan for the platforms going forward.

Elop on Layoffs: Microsoft's Focus Is on Windows Phone

Among the casualties of the massive layoffs Microsoft announced on Thursday will be Nokia's non-Windows Phone devices, including the Android-based Nokia X.

Microsoft, Cisco Enter Three-Year Cloud Partnership

Microsoft and Cisco on Tuesday announced a three-year agreement in which the two will invest in combined sales, marketing and engineering resources.

Microsoft Channel Chief Details Updates to Partner Resources

Microsoft's top channel executive outlined some of the company's plans to ramp up support for partners during Wednesday's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) keynote.

WPC 2014: Nadella Signals Cultural Shift Coming to Microsoft

Improvements are coming in the way Microsoft does business, according to CEO Satya Nadella.