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Analysis: Who Speaks for the Channel Partner?

Impersonal vendor channels are drowning out partners who voice their concerns. Is the only solution to speak louder?

Consumer Windows 7 and Windows 8 Sales Ending This Week

Friday, Oct. 31, will mark the end of retail sales of consumer editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Microsoft Announces Azure Improvements at TechEd

Microsoft launched several new services during Tuesday's kickoff of the TechEd Europe conference that are aimed at simplifying the deployment, security and management of apps running in the Microsoft Azure cloud.

Office 365 Getting Mobile Device Management, Security Boosts

Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled several upcoming Office 365 improvements, including mobile device management (MDM) and data loss protection (DLP) controls.

Microsoft Gives Office 365 Users Unlimited OneDrive Storage

Starting as early as Monday, all subscribers of Microsoft's Office 365 service will receive "unlimited" OneDrive cloud-based storage.

Microsoft To Step Up Security Controls in Windows 10

Microsoft on Wednesday turned the spotlight on new Windows 10 features that are designed to protect against identity theft, inadvertent data disclosures and the installation of malware.

Microsoft Earnings Up in Q1 Despite Consumer Licensing Dip

Microsoft exceeded Wall Street estimates in its fiscal first quarter report on Thursday.

Microsoft, IBM Ink Cloud Compatibility Deal

Microsoft and IBM on Wednesday said they are partnering to ensure that some of their respective database and middleware offerings can run on both the IBM Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Talks Up Enterprise Mobility Suite Financing Program

Microsoft recently turned the spotlight on a new finance program that pays for Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) technical support costs.

Report: Microsoft Changing Nokia Lumia Brand to 'Microsoft Lumia'

Microsoft's mobile device business will officially be called "Microsoft Lumia," replacing the Windows Phone and Nokia Lumia brands, according to a media report on Monday.

Microsoft Updates Windows 10 Technical Preview

The first new public build of the Windows 10 technical preview is now available.

Microsoft Launching 'Cloud in a Box' Appliances with Dell

Microsoft is partnering with Dell on an offering that integrates hardware from the computer manufacturer with Microsoft's Azure, Windows Server and System Center products.

IBM Divests Semiconductor Business in $1.5 Billion Deal

IBM on Monday announced it will pay semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries $1.5 billion to take over IBM's struggling chip business.

Microsoft Discontinuing Several SharePoint Online Features

Microsoft has disclosed that it is axing a number of features from its SharePoint Online product, apparently as part of an effort to urge users toward Yammer.

Microsoft Launching 'Ignite' Tech Conference in 2015

Microsoft will fold several of its previously separate technology events into one conference in May 2015 called "Microsoft Ignite," the company announced on Thursday.

Microsoft Bringing Docker Containers to Windows Server

The next version of Microsoft's Windows Server product will support Docker containers, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft, Salesforce.com Integration Coming Next Year

Microsoft and Salesforce.com will launch a number of offerings integrating Office and Windows with Salesforce.com's CRM platform in 2015.

Microsoft To Update Windows 10 Technical Preview 'Soon'

Another build of the Windows 10 technical preview will be "coming soon," Microsoft said Monday, less than two weeks after releasing the first technical preview.

Microsoft Courting Business Users for Surface Pro 3

Microsoft on Thursday announced a new Surface Pro 3 promotion and support program for business users, even as media reports speculate whether the company would discontinue the product.

Microsoft Rolling Out Office 365 Collaboration Improvements

Microsoft on Wednesday announced it has begun to roll out new document collaboration capabilities to some Office 365 subscribers, with full availability expected by next month.