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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 Launches Office 365 Personal Subscriptions

The new "Personal" edition of Office 365, which Microsoft first announced in March, became available for purchase on Tuesday.

Microsoft Azure, Office 365 Get EU Privacy Approval

Some of Microsoft's cloud-based services have been endorsed by the European Union's Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) as meeting EU privacy law standards.

Microsoft Offering Office Online via Google Store

Users can now download Microsoft's free Office Online suite of Web applications from Google's Chrome Web Store, the company said on Monday.

Office 365 To Get E-Mail Improvements this Year

Microsoft is planning to add two new features to Office 365 "later this year" that are aimed at improving Outlook Web App e-mail experiences, the company said Monday.

Microsoft Unveils Office for iPad, Enterprise Mobility Suite

Fifty-two days after taking the role of CEO at Microsoft, Satya Nadella detailed his "mobile first, cloud first" vision, as well as announced some new products, including Office for iPad and new licensing for organizations managing mobile devices.

Microsoft To Release Office 365 'Personal' Edition in Spring

A so-called "Personal" edition of Office 365 is set to roll out this spring, Microsoft announced on Thursday.

Microsoft Paves Way for Identity Federation Alternatives in Office Apps

Microsoft recently described how it's enabling different approaches to identity federation with Microsoft Office apps and Office 365 apps via Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0.

Microsoft To Offer OneDrive for Business as Standalone Service

Microsoft will release its OneDrive for Business product, formerly named SkyDrive Pro, as a standalone service in April.

Microsoft Talks Up Office 365 Collaboration Tools, Demos 'Oslo'

Microsoft is using this week's SharePoint Conference to make some broader announcements, including two new social networking technologies for Office 365 and SharePoint Online that are planned for release sometime this year.

SP1 for Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Exchange 2013 Released

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that Service Pack 1 for Office Office 2013, Exchange 2013 and SharePoint 2013 is now available.

Microsoft Replaces Office Web Apps with 'Office Online'

Microsoft's Office Web Apps product is now named "Office Online" and can now be accessed easily from the front page of Office.com, the company announced this week.

Office 365's E-Mail Encryption Service Hits General Availability

Microsoft's Office 365 Message Encryption service, unveiled in November, is now commercially available, the company announced this week.

Microsoft Simplifies Yammer Access for Office 365 Users

Thanks to "user mapping" technology, Office 365 users no longer have to sign in to Yammer to access the enterprise social networking product, Microsoft said on Tuesday.

Office 365 Gets Multifactor Authentication at No Cost

Microsoft this week added free multifactor authentication support to its standalone Office 365 plans, as well as to the Midsize Business, Enterprise, Academic and Nonprofit Office 365 plans.