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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.

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, 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.

Microsoft Recalls SharePoint 2013 SP1

Microsoft on Thursday said it is blocking downloads of the recently released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for SharePoint Server 2013.

Microsoft Exec Details Window 8.1 Update's Enterprise Enhancements

Erwin Visser, general manager of Windows and Windows Phone Commercial Marketing, explained some of the nuances of this week's Build announcements in a phone interview on Wednesday.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Update Released to MSDN, TechNet

An update to Windows Server 2012 R2 became available on Wednesday for MSDN and TechNet subscribers.

Google Unveils Software-Defined Networking Technology

Google this week unveiled "Andromeda," the code name for its new software-defined networking (SDN) technology that is powering its internal services.