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Microsoft Releases Preview of Office 2016 for Mac

Microsoft on Thursday released a preview version of its Office 2016 productivity suite for Macs.

Microsoft To Give Office 365 an MDM Boost with Intune

Microsoft this week talked up its layered security approach to enterprise mobility, which will eventually include embedding Intune's mobile device management (MDM) capabilities into its Office 365 products.

Microsoft Adds OneNote Integration to 'Sway' Office App

Microsoft this week updated its Office "Sway" app to include more privacy options and integration with the Microsoft OneNote note-taking tool.

Getting To Know Microsoft Cortana

What Microsoft's voice-activated technology currently lacks in polish, it definitely makes up for in personality.

Microsoft Does a Reversal on SharePoint Server Update Policy

Microsoft appears to have rescinded its policy, established in February, of delivering SharePoint Server updates through the Windows Update service.

Report: Windows Server vNext Will Include 'Nano Server'

The next version of Windows Server, code-named "vNext," will include a new "Nano Server" component, according to posts by prolific Internet leaker "Wzor."

Microsoft Promises Windows 10 Flagship Phones in Late 2015

There was little in the way of new announcements at Microsoft's Mobile World Congress (MWC) event on Monday, but the company did unveil some new hardware and gave one of the earliest public demos of the Project Spartan browser for phones.

Google Launches Mobile Device Management Platform 'Android for Work'

Google threw its hat into the mobile device management (MDM) ring last week with the launch of its new Android for Work program.

Analyst: Mobile Support in Office and Office 365 Is a Mixed Bag

Some of Microsoft's productivity services are better at supporting mobile device users than others, according to analyst and consulting firm Gartner this week.

Windows Phone Remained a Distant Third in 2014

The worldwide smartphone market continued to be dominated by Google Android in 2014, leaving other platforms -- including Microsoft's Windows Phone -- to fight for scraps.

Microsoft Describes Its Device Management Plans with SCCM and Intune

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) will be Microsoft's primary solution for on-premises PC management for the "foreseeable future," according to a keynote talk this month by Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of program management for Microsoft's Windows Server and System Center Group.

SharePoint 2016 To Get First Showing in May at Microsoft Ignite

An "early version" of Microsoft's SharePoint Server 2016 product will be unveiled at the company's Ignite conference in May, according to Bill Baer, senior product manager for SharePoint at Microsoft.

Microsoft Loosens Reins on Deleted Office 365 E-Mails

In a policy change announced Friday, Microsoft is doing away with the 30-day e-mail retention limit within Office 365 and instead allowing organizations to retain deleted e-mails indefinitely.

Outlook Apps for Android and iOS Get Management Boost

Just weeks after their release, Microsoft's Outlook apps for Android and iOS devices are getting new management capabilities.

Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Hits General Availability

Microsoft's browser-based predictive analytics service, Azure Machine Learning (ML), is now generally available, the company announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft Adds Storage Options to Office Apps, Launches Cloud Storage Partner Program

Microsoft this week added more cloud-based storage options to its mobile Office apps, as well as kicked off a new partner program that's aimed at improving the Office Online experience.

Analysis: Microsoft's 2015 Roadmap Through an Enterprise Lens

Rob Helm, an analyst with independent consultancy Directions on Microsoft, recently led an hour-long presentation focused on upcoming enterprise product releases from Microsoft.

Microsoft Switches Gears on SharePoint Server Update Delivery

Future updates to SharePoint Server, including non-security updates, will be delivered to organizations automatically through the Windows Update service, Microsoft said this week.

Microsoft Bolsters Office Online Apps with More Features

Microsoft rolled out a raft of new features for its Web-based Office Online apps this week.

Windows 10 for Phones Now Available as Technical Preview

Microsoft released the first public technical preview of Windows 10 for smartphones on Thursday, but it is limited to only six lower-end Lumia devices.