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Microsoft Refreshes Windows 10 Preview with Buggy Build

A new preview build of Windows 10 is now available to Microsoft's "fast ring" Windows Insider testers, but users might find it a little problematic.

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.

Windows 10 Preview for Phones Gets Bug-Fix Update

Microsoft on Tuesday released a "minor update" to the latest public build of the Windows 10 technical preview for smartphones.

Microsoft Launches Azure Premium Storage, Other Improvements

Microsoft recently unveiled a number of improvements to its Azure cloud platform, including a premium storage service and a streaming analytics service.

Microsoft OEM Exec Says Windows 10 Will Launch in July

An AMD executive has narrowed down the timeframe for Windows 10's release to the "end of July."

Microsoft Charts Course Toward Containers, Cloud Computing's Next Frontier

Perhaps you've heard the buzz about containers and how they're poised to become the next big thing in cloud computing.

Microsoft Pushes Back SharePoint 2016 Release to Next Year

Microsoft's forthcoming SharePoint Server 2016 product will hit general availability in the second quarter of 2016 instead of in the second half of 2015, as Microsoft had previously projected.

Microsoft Sheds a Little Light on Exchange Server 2016

Microsoft on Wednesday disclosed a few details about its next-generation e-mail messaging server product, which it has kept largely under wraps.

Delivering Disaster Recovery as a Service: What Partners Should Consider

Many partners are looking to become DRaaS providers and there are many ways to provide disaster recovery services. Find the delivery approach that works for you.

Microsoft Cutting Off SQL Server 2005 Support Next Year

Microsoft warned on Monday that SQL Server 2005 will lose "extended support" on April 12, 2016, meaning Microsoft will no longer issue updates and security patches for the product after that date.

Microsoft Rolls Out Skype for Business to Office 2013

As it promised earlier this month, Microsoft on Tuesday released its new Skype for Business client to Office 2013 users as part of its April Patch Tuesday update.

A Brave New World of Partner Billing in the Cloud

There are now almost as many ways to bill for the cloud services that partners deliver to customers as there are cloud services.

Microsoft Warns of Windows Server AppFabric End-of-Life in 2016

Microsoft's Windows Server AppFabric 1.1 solution, typically used by organizations to scale operations for Web apps, will reach its support deadline next April, Microsoft said recently.

Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones Released with 'Spartan'

The second public build of the Windows 10 technical preview for smartphones was released on Friday, bringing much broader device support and marking the phone debut of Microsoft's new "Spartan" browser.

Microsoft Shares More Details About 'Nano Server' Product

Microsoft on Wednesday turned the spotlight on its new Nano Server product, code-named "Tuva," which will be a component of the next release of Windows Server.