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Partner Beware: 6 Pieces of Bad Cloud Advice

The transition to cloud is tough for the Microsoft channel. Some cloud 1.0 pioneers who survived to be cloud 2.0 veterans share their tales from the trenches about strategies that sounded smart at the time, but could have cost them their businesses if they hadn't been nimble.

Yammer Chief Announces Departure from Microsoft

David Sacks, co-founder and former CEO of Yammer, on Thursday announced that he is leaving Microsoft.

Microsoft Adds Azure ExpressRoute Cities, Partners

Microsoft's ExpressRoute service has expanded into seven cities and added two new partners, the company announced on Monday.

Microsoft Q4 Revenue Up Despite Earnings-Per-Share Miss

Microsoft reported earnings per share of $0.55 in its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings report on Tuesday, missing Wall Street's expectations by about $0.05.

Microsoft Lumps TechEd, Other Conferences into 'Unified' Event

Microsoft plans to replace TechEd and more specialized conferences that it has hosted for years with a new event in 2015, the company announced on Monday.

Second Windows 8.1 Update Reportedly Coming August

A new operating system update called "Windows 8.1 Update 2" may arrive on Aug. 12, according to media reports on Monday.

Intel Bullish on PC Market After Earnings Report

Intel's second quarter earnings report, released last week, showed a third consecutive quarter of growth in PC shipments after a protracted decline in the market.

Microsoft Licensing Program for Midsize Orgs Hits New Milestones

The Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) is expanding to more countries, Microsoft announced Wednesday at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC).

Microsoft Confirms It Will Lay Off 18,000 Employees

Confirming recent rumors, Microsoft on Thursday announced it will undergo the most extensive round of layoffs in its history, with the newly acquired Nokia unit taking the brunt of the cuts.

Microsoft Talks Up Recent Windows Updates, Stays Quiet on 'Threshold'

Microsoft spent much of Wednesday's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) keynote touting recent improvements to Windows and Windows Phone, but gave few details about its plan for the platforms going forward.

Elop on Layoffs: Microsoft's Focus Is on Windows Phone

Among the casualties of the massive layoffs Microsoft announced on Thursday will be Nokia's non-Windows Phone devices, including the Android-based Nokia X.

Microsoft, Cisco Enter Three-Year Cloud Partnership

Microsoft and Cisco on Tuesday announced a three-year agreement in which the two will invest in combined sales, marketing and engineering resources.

Microsoft Channel Chief Details Updates to Partner Resources

Microsoft's top channel executive outlined some of the company's plans to ramp up support for partners during Wednesday's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) keynote.

WPC 2014: Nadella Signals Cultural Shift Coming to Microsoft

Improvements are coming in the way Microsoft does business, according to CEO Satya Nadella.

Microsoft Reportedly Bracing for Largest Job Cuts to Date

Massive layoffs -- perhaps the most extensive in the company's history -- could be coming to Microsoft sometime this month, according to press reports.

Apple, IBM Ink 'Landmark' Enterprise Mobility Pact

In what the two companies are calling a "landmark partnership," Apple and IBM have announced a deal aimed at outfitting iPads and iPhones with enterprise-grade apps and solutions.

Windows Phone 8.1 Rollout Starts for Lumia Devices

Nokia Lumia users running Windows Phone 8 will soon begin receiving the Windows Phone 8.1 and "Cyan" updates, Microsoft announced Tuesday.

Microsoft Cops to Windows Having Just 14 Percent Share

Microsoft on Monday conceded that its operating system market position has slipped dramatically if mobile devices are taken into consideration.

Microsoft Debuts 'Azure Certified' Program for Partner Apps

Microsoft unveiled an opportunity for its partners to leverage the Azure cloud platform to sell their services at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) on Monday.

Microsoft COO Makes Makes Data Protection Pledge at WPC

Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner on Monday emphasized Microsoft's commitment to the protection of customer data against government spying requests.