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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.

Second Windows 8.1 Update Reportedly Coming August

A new operating system update called "Windows 8.1 Update 2" may arrive on Aug. 12, according to media reports on Monday.

Microsoft Talks Up Recent Windows Updates, Stays Quiet on 'Threshold'

Microsoft spent much of Wednesday's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) keynote touting recent improvements to Windows and Windows Phone, but gave few details about its plan for the platforms going forward.

Microsoft Debuts 'Azure Certified' Program for Partner Apps

Microsoft unveiled an opportunity for its partners to leverage the Azure cloud platform to sell their services at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) on Monday.

WPC 2014: Microsoft Plans Cloud-Focused MPN Changes, Announces Dynamics CRM on Open

Microsoft unveiled a number of changes intended to drive partner investment in its cloud services during Monday's opening keynote of the Worldwide Partner Conference, taking place this week in Washington, D.C.

Microsoft COO Makes Makes Data Protection Pledge at WPC

Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner on Monday emphasized Microsoft's commitment to the protection of customer data against government spying requests.

Microsoft Releases 'Apportals' for Windows 8

Microsoft on Friday launched "Windows Apportals," a custom portal technology for organizations using Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.

Microsoft Acquires Data Protection Firm InMage

Microsoft has acquired San Jose, Calif.-based InMage for an undisclosed amount, it announced Friday.

Microsoft Announces Azure Improvements Ahead of WPC

Microsoft on Wednesday sketched out some plans for its Azure cloud platform that it will likely spotlight at its Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) next week in Washington, D.C.

SharePoint CU Release Schedule Accelerated to Monthly

Microsoft has ramped up its release schedule for SharePoint Server cumulative updates (CUs) to every month, the company said this week.

Microsoft Readies Dynamics CRM and Azure for Government Users

Microsoft is beefing up its public sector cloud services, announcing a new Dynamics CRM Online offering for government users and expanding access to its Azure government cloud preview.

Microsoft StorSimple Azure Storage To Launch Next Month

Microsoft is aiming to offer an alternative to traditional enterprise storage with a hybrid solution that consists of a new implementation of its StorSimple appliances.

CA Sells Off Arcserve Unit to Private Equity Firm

CA Technologies on Monday announced it is divesting its Arcserve backup and recovery software business to Marlin Equity Partners.

Study: Macs Gaining Ground Against Windows PCs in Enterprise

Enterprise users "overwhelmingly" prefer Macs over Windows PCs, according to a study commissioned by VMware and conducted by Dimensional Research.

Report: Windows 9 Will Have Desktop-Focused Improvements

Windows 9, code-named "Threshold," will include improvements for those who primarily use the traditional desktop environment for Win32-based applications, according to longtime Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley.