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Microsoft Pushes Next Windows Server, System Center Releases to 2016

The next releases of Microsoft's Windows Server and System Center products will not appear until 2016, Microsoft said on Friday.

Microsoft Talks Up Windows 10 'as a Service'

Microsoft recently shared more information about Windows 10's enterprise capabilities, including a new "servicing branches" scheme and what it means to deliver the OS as "Windows as a service."

AWS Challenges Microsoft and Google with Enterprise E-Mail Service

Cloud giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Wednesday launched a new enterprise e-mail service called Amazon WorkMail, pitting it against cloud rivals Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

Microsoft Updates OneDrive for Apple Devices

Microsoft this week released an update to its OneDrive app for Apple iOS devices that allows the app to handle storage for both work files and consumer files.

Microsoft: Windows 10 User Experience Will Vary by Device Size

Microsoft this week gave a few hints about how device size will affect what Windows 10 features users will be able to experience.

Microsoft Refreshes Power BI, Offers Free Standalone Version

Microsoft this week said it is planning to offer a free, standalone version of its Power BI analytics service, in addition to a for-pay premium edition.

Microsoft Reports Positive Q2, Despite Windows OEM Sales Slump

Microsoft released its second-quarter earnings report for fiscal 2015 on Monday, and the results were mostly positive.

Microsoft Warns of Windows Server 2003 Security Support Deadline

Microsoft issued a reminder last week that it will stop sending security updates to System Center Endpoint Protection and Forefront Endpoint Protection for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015.

Windows 10 Preview Build with Cortana Released

Microsoft on Friday released the newest test release of the Windows 10 preview via its Windows Update service.

Office 2016 and Office for Windows 10 Arriving This Year

"Office 2016," the next version of Microsoft's flagship productivity suite, will arrive in the "second half" of this year, Microsoft announced on Thursday.

Microsoft Unveils HoloLens, Surface Hub for Windows 10

Besides making Windows 10 a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, Microsoft is also adding some compelling new features to sweeten the pot.

Windows 10 Will Be Free for Some Windows, Windows Phone Users

The Windows 10 operating system will be a free upgrade for users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

Analysis: What We Know About Windows 10 So Far

In advance of Wednesday's Microsoft press event to showcase Windows 10's consumer features, it's time to take stock of what we do know about the operating system so far.

Microsoft Acquires E-Discovery Firm Equivio

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it has acquired Israel-based Equivio, a provider of electronic document discovery software, for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft Azure Adoption Among Retailers Spotlighted at NRF

At this week's National Retail Federation (NRF) show in New York, Microsoft talked up the ways that major retailers are using its Azure cloud platform to improve in-store experiences.

With Windows 10, Microsoft Evolves Its Mobile Device Management Efforts

The Windows 10 operating system will bring key mobile device management (MDM) improvements to Microsoft's enterprise offerings, according to a top Microsoft executive.

Microsoft's OneDrive Plans Mean Feature Changes for Windows 10

Windows 10 users will lose the existing "placeholders" file storage feature once Microsoft goes through with its plans to unify the synchronization engine used with the OneDrive cloud storage service.

Microsoft Rolls Out Azure Datacenter Migration Tool

Version 1.0 of the Azure Data Center Migration Solution, developed by Microsoft and its developer partner Persistent Systems, is now available.

New Azure Improvements Include 'Key Vault' Service

Microsoft this week rolled out multiple improvements to its Azure cloud platform, including a preview of a new cloud-enabled security management service called "Azure Key Vault."

Cloud Now Makes Up a Third of All IT Infrastructure Spending

Cloud computing is becoming increasingly entrenched in datacenters, judging from recent figures from analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC).