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The 2014 Microsoft Product Roadmap

From Windows 8.1 receiving its first major update to the "Threshold" release wave beginning to take shape, 2014 promises to be an important year for Microsoft's vision of a more unified product ecosystem. Key releases for Office, Dynamics, Windows Phone and others are also in the offing over the next 12 months.

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 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.

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

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

Microsoft Adds App Sharing Feature to Office 365 ProPlus

Microsoft recently added a "shared computer activation" feature for Office 365 business subscribers, making it possible to share a computer or a virtual machine with Office 365 solutions among multiple users.

With New Cloud Competencies, Microsoft Gives and Takes Away

The addition, at last, of cloud competencies gives partners a clear place in the Microsoft Partner Network to establish expertise and build a practice. Yet, some other Microsoft moves regarding cloud are causing partners serious concern.

Microsoft Releases Office for iPad Update

Microsoft this week updated its Office for iPad suite, just four months after its initial release.

Microsoft Simplifies Office 365 Policies for Volume Licensing Users

Microsoft recently replaced its "Online Services Use Rights" document for volume licensing customers with the new "Online Services Terms" (OST) document.

Microsoft To Launch Three New Office 365 Plans

Microsoft plans to replace three current Office 365 plans -- Small Business, Small Business Premium and Midsize Business -- with new plans, effective Oct. 1.

Microsoft Gives Postmortem of Lync, Exchange Outages

Microsoft on Thursday issued an explanation for two separate Office 365 service outages that occurred this week.

Microsoft Evolves Azure and Office 365 for New Age of Security Threats

With cloud computing at the center of recent high-profile security breaches and the NSA spying revelations, providers like Microsoft have been feeling pressure from customers to lock down their data.

Microsoft Makes Office 365 for Business Plans More Public

Microsoft on Thursday announced its "Office 365 for Business public roadmap" in an effort to help organizations plan for future Office 365 software release changes.

Microsoft Scores Contract To Deploy Office 365 for L.A. County

The county of Los Angeles will begin moving 100,000 public sector employees, including 20,000 law enforcement personnel, to Microsoft's Office 365 suite starting in July.

Microsoft Axing Some SharePoint Online, Office Online Plans

Four SharePoint Online and Office Online plans are set to expire at the end of June, Microsoft announced on Monday.