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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.

Consumer Windows 7 and Windows 8 Sales Ending This Week

Friday, Oct. 31, will mark the end of retail sales of consumer editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Microsoft Announces Azure Improvements at TechEd

Microsoft launched several new services during Tuesday's kickoff of the TechEd Europe conference that are aimed at simplifying the deployment, security and management of apps running in the Microsoft Azure cloud.

Office 365 Getting Mobile Device Management, Security Boosts

Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled several upcoming Office 365 improvements, including mobile device management (MDM) and data loss protection (DLP) controls.

Microsoft Gives Office 365 Users Unlimited OneDrive Storage

Starting as early as Monday, all subscribers of Microsoft's Office 365 service will receive "unlimited" OneDrive cloud-based storage.

Microsoft To Step Up Security Controls in Windows 10

Microsoft on Wednesday turned the spotlight on new Windows 10 features that are designed to protect against identity theft, inadvertent data disclosures and the installation of malware.

AVG Lays Out Roadmap for MSP Products, Intros IDaaS Offering

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Plans emerge during the security software firm's first partner event since acquiring RMM leader Level Platforms.

Microsoft, IBM Ink Cloud Compatibility Deal

Microsoft and IBM on Wednesday said they are partnering to ensure that some of their respective database and middleware offerings can run on both the IBM Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Updates Windows 10 Technical Preview

The first new public build of the Windows 10 technical preview is now available.

Microsoft Launching 'Cloud in a Box' Appliances with Dell

Microsoft is partnering with Dell on an offering that integrates hardware from the computer manufacturer with Microsoft's Azure, Windows Server and System Center products.

Microsoft Discontinuing Several SharePoint Online Features

Microsoft has disclosed that it is axing a number of features from its SharePoint Online product, apparently as part of an effort to urge users toward Yammer.

Microsoft Tries Harder with Amazon-to-Azure Migrations

With the debut of Azure Migration Accelerator, Microsoft has fired another volley against cloud leader Amazon Web Services.

Microsoft Bringing Docker Containers to Windows Server

The next version of Microsoft's Windows Server product will support Docker containers, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft To Update Windows 10 Technical Preview 'Soon'

Another build of the Windows 10 technical preview will be "coming soon," Microsoft said Monday, less than two weeks after releasing the first technical preview.

Microsoft Launches Disaster Recovery and Cache Support for Azure

Two Microsoft cloud-based solutions became generally available recently: Disaster Recovery to Azure and Redis Cache services.