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Report: Microsoft Slashing Windows XP 'Custom Support' Costs

Microsoft has lowered the cost for its custom support services for Windows XP, according to a report from Computerworld.

GALLERY: Partners Unveil Fresh Crop of Lync Hardware

Enterprise interest in Lync is surging, and Microsoft's partners are taking advantage by freshening up their UC hardware offerings. Check out some of the highlights from this year's Lync Conference.

Microsoft Ramps Up Big Data Efforts with Two New Products

Microsoft on Tuesday announced two new data platform products: the Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service (ISS) and the Analytics Platform System (APS).

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.

Researchers Put Software-Defined Networking Growth into Context

Industry watchers are predicting that software-defined networking (SDN) will be one of the most disruptive new technologies for the next several years.

Microsoft Azure Automation Feature Launches as Preview

A new automation feature for managing Microsoft Azure workloads became available as a preview on Tuesday.

Microsoft Partners Get Open Licensing for Windows Intune

Microsoft solution providers will now be able to bill their customers directly for using Windows Intune.

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.

Windows 8.1 Update Released to Volume Licensing

Volume licensing customers can now access Microsoft's updates to Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry on the company's Volume License Service Center (VLSC).

Microsoft Releases Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview

The developer preview version of Windows Phone 8.1 was released to developers on Monday morning.

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.

Adaptiva Updates OneSite To Ease SCCM 2012 Migrations

Adaptiva, a Microsoft partner that gets enlisted to support large System Center deployments, has updated its flagship infrastructure product to facilitate Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 client migrations to SCCM 2012.

Windows XP Replacements Helped Slow PC Market Decline in Q1

Global PC shipments continued to slip in the first quarter of 2014, though the drop was not as steep as analysts had expected.

Verizon, BT To Offer 'Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute' in Summer

Verizon and BT will support the Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute service starting this summer, enabling customers of the two telecom service providers to use their specialized connection service offerings to access various Azure services without connecting to the public Internet.

April 8 Support Deadline Affected More than Windows XP

Windows XP may have taken the lion's share of the spotlight on April 8 when it hit its "extended support" deadline, but many other Microsoft software products also lost support on that date.

Microsoft-Nokia Deal Gets Approval from Chinese Regulators

Microsoft's $7 billion acquisition of Nokia's device business has cleared its last major regulatory hurdle.

Microsoft Begins Windows 8.1 Update Rollout

Windows 8.1 Update, which Microsoft showcased at last week's Build conference, begins rolling out to PCs and devices on Wednesday via the Windows Update service.

Microsoft Recalls SharePoint 2013 SP1

Microsoft on Thursday said it is blocking downloads of the recently released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for SharePoint Server 2013.

Microsoft Exec Details Window 8.1 Update's Enterprise Enhancements

Erwin Visser, general manager of Windows and Windows Phone Commercial Marketing, explained some of the nuances of this week's Build announcements in a phone interview on Wednesday.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Update Released to MSDN, TechNet

An update to Windows Server 2012 R2 became available on Wednesday for MSDN and TechNet subscribers.