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Report: Second Windows 8.1 Update Coming This Fall

A second update to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 is reportedly in the pipeline this year.

Microsoft Reissues SharePoint 2013 SP1

Microsoft has re-released Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013, after deactivating the download link earlier this month.

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 Azure ExpressRoute Launches as Preview via Equinix

Redwood City, Calif.-based Equinix Inc., a provider of space, power and interconnection products and services for companies, is adding Microsoft's Azure ExpressRoute technology to its datacenters worldwide.

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 Azure Automation Feature Launches as Preview

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

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).

Lync Finds Its Groove in 'Universal Communications' Era

Partners are seeing a massive upswing in business for the Microsoft software-based unified communications platform. Will upcoming enhancements keep the party going?

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 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.