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Windows 10 Bringing Changes to Windows Store App Management

Windows Store management capabilities will arrive "in the coming months" for organizations using Windows 10 apps, Microsoft said Thursday.

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.

AWS Partner Program Makes Room for MSPs, SaaS Providers

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Inc. recently announced several enhancements to its partner network, including an expansion of partner resources and the addition of programs aimed at managed services providers and SaaS-focused partners.

Microsoft: Unknown Flaw Caused Hours-Long Azure Outage

Microsoft on Thursday issued a preliminary explanation for the widespread outages that hit its Azure cloud service on Tuesday evening.

Microsoft Identity Management Service Hits Preview

Microsoft's new identity and access management product, Microsoft Identity Manager, became available as a preview on Tuesday.

Microsoft Azure Recovering from Widespread Outages

Widespread "partial disruptions" affecting Microsoft's' Azure cloud computing services Tuesday night are now "mitigated," according to Microsoft.

OneDrive Coming to Office 365 ProPlus in January

The rollout of Microsoft's OneDrive for Business service Office 365 ProPlus users will be completed "before the end of January 2015," Microsoft announced on Monday.

Microsoft Gives Azure AD Security Boost with Aorato Buy

Microsoft on Thursday acquired Israel-based identity and access management firm Aorato Ltd. for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft Rebranding Lync to 'Skype for Business' in 2015

The next version of Lync, Microsoft's unified communications platform for enterprises, will be renamed "Skype for Business" sometime in the first half of 2015, Microsoft said on Tuesday.

Rackspace Joins Microsoft Cloud OS Partner Network

Rackspace announced during its third quarter earnings report on Monday that it is joining Microsoft's Cloud OS Network, an elite hosting program that aims to provide Microsoft Azure-compatible third-party cloud services.

Study: Despite Rising Adoption, Cloud Still Poses Obstacles

Over 90 percent of businesses have, at some level, adopted cloud computing practices, according to a recent study by CompTIA Inc.

Microsoft Partners with Dropbox on Office Integration

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a strategic partnership with Dropbox that will bring better integration between its Office product and the Dropbox cloud storage service.

Microsoft Releases Azure Security Solution with VM Scanning

Microsoft recently announced the general availability of a new single-agent, anti-malware solution for various Azure services, including Virtual Machines.

Consumer Windows 7 and Windows 8 Sales Ending This Week

Friday, Oct. 31, will mark the end of retail sales of consumer editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Microsoft Announces Azure Improvements at TechEd

Microsoft launched several new services during Tuesday's kickoff of the TechEd Europe conference that are aimed at simplifying the deployment, security and management of apps running in the Microsoft Azure cloud.