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Survey Underscores Windows XP's Staying Power

Despite years of warnings from Microsoft concerning Windows XP's end-of-life, surprisingly many organizations remain stuck on the operating system.

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 Study Touts Disaster Recovery in Public Cloud

A Microsoft-backed study is spotlighting the benefits to organizations of using public cloud services for backup and disaster recovery (DR) scenarios.

Microsoft Azure AD Sync Service Gets Second Preview

Microsoft this week launched a second preview of its Azure Active Directory (AD) Sync Services that incorporates several user-suggested improvements.

Microsoft, IBM Make Gains Against Amazon in IaaS

Though Amazon Web Services (AWS) still leads the cloud infrastructure services space, it faces increasing competition from Microsoft and IBM, according to research by Synergy Research Group and Gartner Inc.

Partner Beware: 6 Pieces of Bad Cloud Advice

The transition to cloud is tough for the Microsoft channel. Some cloud 1.0 pioneers who survived to be cloud 2.0 veterans share their tales from the trenches about strategies that sounded smart at the time, but could have cost them their businesses if they hadn't been nimble.

Microsoft Adds Azure ExpressRoute Cities, Partners

Microsoft's ExpressRoute service has expanded into seven cities and added two new partners, the company announced on Monday.

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.

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 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.

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.