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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.

Microsoft Releases Office 365 'Delve' Apps for iOS, Android

Microsoft on Tuesday made its "Delve" discovery and social networking solution for Office 365 available to iOS and Android mobile devices.

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.

Google Gets Hit with Antitrust Charges by EU

The European Union (EU) on Wednesday formally accused Google of violating antitrust laws by using its dominance in search to favor its own comparison-shopping service over those of competitors.

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.

Microsoft Aims To Bolster Power BI with Datazen Acquisition

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it has acquired Datazen Software, a Toronto-based startup that provides mobile business intelligence (BI) solutions.

Former Office Chief DelBene Rejoins Microsoft as Executive Vice President

Nearly two years after leaving Microsoft, former Office group president Kurt DelBene is rejoining the company as the executive vice president of Corporate Strategy and Planning.

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.

PC Market Outlook a Mixed Bag After Q1 Results

Despite the continuing decline in PC shipments, the latest data from IDC and Gartner suggest the PC market is not doing as badly as previously forecast.

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.

Microsoft Brings Dropbox Integration to Office Online Apps

As of Thursday, all users of Microsoft's Office Online Apps, including Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint and Word, can now access files stored on Dropbox servers.

Microsoft Brings Container Technology to Hyper-V

Microsoft on Wednesday launched Hyper-V Containers in a move aimed at letting developers build more scalable apps and advancing container technology to more deployment scenarios and workloads.

Reports: Windows 10 'Redstone' Update Coming in Second Half of 2016

Microsoft is planning an update to Windows 10, code-named "Redstone," to be released in two stages over the second half of 2016, according to media reports on Tuesday.

Microsoft Aims for Quarterly Updates to Its 'Cloud-in-a-Box'

Enterprise and service provider customers running Microsoft's Cloud Platform System (CPS) will receive software updates on a "predictable quarterly cadence," Microsoft said recently.

Next Windows Server 2016 Preview Coming in May

The second technical preview of Microsoft's next-generation Windows Server product, commonly referred to as Windows Server "2016," is slated to arrive sometime in May, according to Microsoft.

Microsoft Exec Teases Possibility of Open Source Windows

The future of Windows could be open source, according to a Microsoft executive this week.

Skype for Business Rollout Will Start on April 14

Microsoft's next-generation unified communications (UC) product will be rolled out to qualified users as part of this month's Patch Tuesday update.