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Microsoft Refreshes Windows 10 Preview with Buggy Build

A new preview build of Windows 10 is now available to Microsoft's "fast ring" Windows Insider testers, but users might find it a little problematic.

Microsoft Launches Native Outlook App for Android

Microsoft announced Wednesday that Outlook for Android was "out of preview," avoiding its usual "general availability" terminology that signals it's a finished product ready for production environments.

Microsoft Beats Analyst Expectations in Q3 Despite Sliding PC Market

Microsoft on Thursday reported its financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015.

Microsoft Identity Manager Preview Gets an Update

Microsoft on Tuesday released an update to the public preview of the forthcoming Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM), the next iteration of its Forefront Identity Manager product.

Windows 10 Preview for Phones Gets Bug-Fix Update

Microsoft on Tuesday released a "minor update" to the latest public build of the Windows 10 technical preview for smartphones.

Microsoft Launches Azure Premium Storage, Other Improvements

Microsoft recently unveiled a number of improvements to its Azure cloud platform, including a premium storage service and a streaming analytics service.

Microsoft OEM Exec Says Windows 10 Will Launch in July

An AMD executive has narrowed down the timeframe for Windows 10's release to the "end of July."

Microsoft's Open Source Subsidiary Ends Its 3-Year Run

Microsoft on Friday announced that it was effectively shuttering Microsoft Open Technologies Inc. three years after its formation.

Microsoft Pushes Back SharePoint 2016 Release to Next Year

Microsoft's forthcoming SharePoint Server 2016 product will hit general availability in the second quarter of 2016 instead of in the second half of 2015, as Microsoft had previously projected.

Microsoft Sheds a Little Light on Exchange Server 2016

Microsoft on Wednesday disclosed a few details about its next-generation e-mail messaging server product, which it has kept largely under wraps.

Microsoft Releases Office 365 'Delve' Apps for iOS, Android

Microsoft on Tuesday made its "Delve" discovery and social networking solution for Office 365 available to iOS and Android mobile devices.

Google Gets Hit with Antitrust Charges by EU

The European Union (EU) on Wednesday formally accused Google of violating antitrust laws by using its dominance in search to favor its own comparison-shopping service over those of competitors.

Microsoft Cutting Off SQL Server 2005 Support Next Year

Microsoft warned on Monday that SQL Server 2005 will lose "extended support" on April 12, 2016, meaning Microsoft will no longer issue updates and security patches for the product after that date.

Microsoft Rolls Out Skype for Business to Office 2013

As it promised earlier this month, Microsoft on Tuesday released its new Skype for Business client to Office 2013 users as part of its April Patch Tuesday update.

Microsoft Aims To Bolster Power BI with Datazen Acquisition

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it has acquired Datazen Software, a Toronto-based startup that provides mobile business intelligence (BI) solutions.

Former Office Chief DelBene Rejoins Microsoft as Executive Vice President

Nearly two years after leaving Microsoft, former Office group president Kurt DelBene is rejoining the company as the executive vice president of Corporate Strategy and Planning.

Microsoft Warns of Windows Server AppFabric End-of-Life in 2016

Microsoft's Windows Server AppFabric 1.1 solution, typically used by organizations to scale operations for Web apps, will reach its support deadline next April, Microsoft said recently.

PC Market Outlook a Mixed Bag After Q1 Results

Despite the continuing decline in PC shipments, the latest data from IDC and Gartner suggest the PC market is not doing as badly as previously forecast.

Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones Released with 'Spartan'

The second public build of the Windows 10 technical preview for smartphones was released on Friday, bringing much broader device support and marking the phone debut of Microsoft's new "Spartan" browser.

Microsoft Shares More Details About 'Nano Server' Product

Microsoft on Wednesday turned the spotlight on its new Nano Server product, code-named "Tuva," which will be a component of the next release of Windows Server.