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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.

An Interview with Microsoft's New Dynamics Channel Chief

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Former longtime IBM executive Victor Morales made his public debut at Microsoft Convergence after three months on the job.

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 Inks Deals with Samsung, Dell To Bring Office Apps to Android

Microsoft on Monday announced agreements with 11 OEMs, including Dell and Samsung, in which key Office apps will be preinstalled in those vendors' Android devices.

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 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.

Salesforce.com App for Microsoft Outlook Released to Beta

Microsoft and sometime partner Salesforce.com on Thursday unveiled a new cloud-based app that integrates Microsoft's Outlook product with Salesforce.com's CRM data.

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.

Microsoft Expands Power BI Preview to More Markets, Data Sources

Microsoft on Monday announced the global availability of the Power BI preview, which was previously available only to U.S. businesses.

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).

Next Dynamics CRM Update To Get Integration with Power BI, Office 365

Microsoft on Monday described the next major update to its Dynamics CRM product, which is expected to become generally available sometime in the second quarter.

Intel Tempers Revenue Forecast over Poor PC Outlook

Chipmaker Intel on Thursday warned investors that its first-quarter revenues could be off by about $1 billion due to lower-than-anticipated demand for business desktop PCs.

IDC: Tablet Sales To Recover Slightly on Back of Windows 10

Research and consulting firm IDC delivered mixed news for the tablet market on Thursday, scaling back its growth estimates but still forecasting a "modest" increase in shipments.

Microsoft Adds MDM Feature to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

It's now possible to use System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager to enforce conditional access policies for mobile devices accessing Exchange Online, Microsoft announced on Thursday.

Cisco Taps Microsoft Azure for Its Cloud Partner Program

Microsoft and Cisco on Wednesday announced a joint effort aimed at letting Cisco's cloud service provider partners easily access Microsoft Azure cloud computing resources.