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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.

IBM Divests Semiconductor Business in $1.5 Billion Deal

IBM on Monday announced it will pay semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries $1.5 billion to take over IBM's struggling chip business.

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 Launching 'Ignite' Tech Conference in 2015

Microsoft will fold several of its previously separate technology events into one conference in May 2015 called "Microsoft Ignite," the company announced on Thursday.

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, Salesforce.com Integration Coming Next Year

Microsoft and Salesforce.com will launch a number of offerings integrating Office and Windows with Salesforce.com's CRM platform in 2015.

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 Courting Business Users for Surface Pro 3

Microsoft on Thursday announced a new Surface Pro 3 promotion and support program for business users, even as media reports speculate whether the company would discontinue the product.

Microsoft Rolling Out Office 365 Collaboration Improvements

Microsoft on Wednesday announced it has begun to roll out new document collaboration capabilities to some Office 365 subscribers, with full availability expected by next month.

OEMs Hamstrung by Low-Cost Devices as PC Market Slips in Q3

Data released on Wednesday by both IDC and Gartner Inc. show slight declines in worldwide PC shipments during the third quarter.

Windows Intune Being Renamed 'Microsoft Intune'

Windows Intune will become "Microsoft Intune" after its next major update, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

With Dynamics CRM-Office 365 Bundle, Microsoft Takes Aim at Salesforce.com

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a new cloud-based solution for sales departments that bundles Dynamics CRM Online, Office 365 and Power BI.

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.

Microsoft Releases Dynamics SL 2015, Dynamics NAV 2015

The next version of Dynamics SL, one of four Microsoft enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, is now generally available.

Samsung Paid Microsoft $1 Billion Annually in Android IP Deal

An Android cross-licensing contract with Samsung had been yielding Microsoft $1 billion each year in payments from the South Korea-based manufacturer.

Microsoft May Revamp Windows App Store with Windows 10

The next version of Windows will bring a host of improvements, including key changes to Microsoft's existing app store model, according to a recent Microsoft blog post.

Microsoft Makes New SMB-Focused Office 365 Plans Available

Microsoft on Thursday launched three new new Office 365 subscription plans aimed at small-to-medium businesses (SMBs).

Microsoft Launches Preview of 'Sway' App for Office

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the preview version of "Sway," a new content aggregation app for Office.

Microsoft Puts Spotlight on Windows 10's Enterprise Features

Microsoft on Tuesday underscored the business capabilities of its next Windows operating system, which it unveiled at a press event in San Francisco.

Microsoft Rolling Out Android, Chromebook Challengers This Fall

Hardware partners at last month's 2014 IFA conference shined the spotlight on a raft of lower-cost Windows PCs.