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Microsoft Updates Azure, Unveils 'Availability on Demand' Service

Microsoft on Thursday announced improvements to Azure centering around backup and disaster recovery, as well as took the wraps off a new service called "Availability on Demand for Azure."

Microsoft Tweaks Its Browser Strategy for Windows 10

Microsoft this week explained the roles Internet Explorer and the new "Spartan" browser will have in Windows 10, including some changes from its previously outlined browser strategy.

The 2015 Microsoft Product Roadmap

Windows 10 is the obvious headliner of this year's roadmap, but Microsoft has many other key releases coming down the pipeline, including touch-enabled Office, on-premises SharePoint and Exchange, and test versions of the next iteration of Windows Server. Here's a look at what's to come, and when.

Secunia Report Highlights Critical Importance of Non-Microsoft Patches

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The count of overall vulnerabilities went up by 18 percent from 2013 to 2014, led by a surge in browser vulnerabilities. The Windows OSes saw a drop in new vulnerabilities.

Microsoft Bundles 3 Separate Azure Services into Single Suite

Microsoft on Tuesday announced it was packaging three of its Azure services -- Azure Websites, Mobile Services and BizTalk Services -- into a single offering aimed at business decision makers and developers.

How Good Can a $60 Windows 8.1 Tablet Be?

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The answer is pretty good, judging by the performance and features of the WinBook 7-inch TW700 Tablet -- a whole lot of Windows 8.1 computer for a very small price tag.

How Microsoft Dogfoods System Center Configuration Manager

Microsoft uses System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to manage 300,000 PCs across its own facilities worldwide, a Microsoft executive revealed this month.

Next Windows 10 Preview Build Released; 'Spartan' Still a No-Show

Microsoft released a new Windows 10 preview build for its "fast-ring" testers on Wednesday, although it notably does not include the new Spartan browser.

Microsoft Details Skype for Business Products Coming in April

Microsoft on Wednesday shared more details about its plans for Skype for Business, which are expected to see daylight in April in some form.

Microsoft To Launch ExpressRoute for Office 365 in Q3

Microsoft on Tuesday said it is expanding its ExpressRoute service to enable secure connections to Office 365 services later this year.

Microsoft Says Windows 10 Will Arrive this Summer

Microsoft's next desktop operating system will be available this summer, the company announced on Tuesday, a surprising change from the fall timeline forecasted by Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner back in December.

Microsoft To Optimize Windows 10 and Azure for 'Internet of Things'

Microsoft on Monday talked up its "Internet of Things" (IoT) vision, and the roles that its Azure and Windows products will play in it.

Windows 10 To Support Biometric Security with 'Windows Hello'

Passwords need no longer be the last line of defense against unauthorized device access.

In the Cloud and IP Era, Partners Rethink the Role of Salespeople

As the channel shifts further and further away from selling products, customers tell us more and more how they don't want to talk with salespeople anymore.

Microsoft Launches Previews of Office 2016, Skype for Business

Microsoft on Monday released the preview of Office 2016 for IT Pros and Developers, as well as the technical preview of the new Skype for Business (previously named Lync Server).