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Under Nadella, Microsoft Sheds Its Predictability

From its uncharacteristic embrace of third-party platforms to its rapid delivery of new cloud services, Microsoft has been steadily shedding its reputation as a slow-moving behemoth.

Microsoft Reportedly Acquiring Cloud Security Firm for $320M

Microsoft is reportedly in talks to acquire Tel Aviv-based Adallom, a provider of cloud security solutions, for $320 million.

Microsoft's Revamped Power BI Hits General Availability

A revamped version of Power BI, Microsoft's cloud-based analytics and data visualization tool, became generally available on Friday, replacing the old "Power BI for Office 365" version.

Microsoft Adds Some Azure RMS Capabilities to Office for iOS

Microsoft recently updated its iOS-based Office apps to enable users to view protected files on their iPhone and iPad devices.

Microsoft Releases Public Preview of Exchange Server 2016

The first public preview of Microsoft's next-generation e-mail server became available on Wednesday.

Windows 10 Will Get Microsoft Support for the Usual 10 Years

Windows 10 will lose mainstream support on on Oct. 13, 2020, and extended support five years later on Oct. 14, 2025.

Microsoft Posts Loss in Q4 After Nokia Write-Down

Microsoft on Tuesday reported a loss for its fiscal fourth quarter that was largely due to the huge write-down the company took on the value of its Nokia acquisition, although declining Windows revenues also played a part.

Gartner: Microsoft Closing Gap with VMware in Virtualization

VMware and Microsoft are the two undisputed leaders in x86 server virtualization infrastructure, according to Gartner's 2015 "Magic Quadrant" report.

Microsoft Brings Cortana to Android, Expands Language Support

Cortana, Microsoft's natural-language digital assistant technology, will soon have an expanded user base that covers more countries and platforms.

Microsoft Fuses OneNote for iPhone and iPad

Microsoft this week announced a number of updates to its OneNote app for Android and iOS, including the introduction of a "universal" app for Apple devices.

Rackspace Partners with Microsoft To Support Azure

Rackspace this week announced that it will begin offering managed support services for Microsoft's Azure cloud platform.

Microsoft Plans SharePoint 2016 Preview Release for August

The first preview release of SharePoint Server 2016 will arrive in August, Microsoft reportedly said on Thursday at its Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC).

Microsoft Bolsters Dynamics CRM with FieldOne Acquisition

Microsoft on Thursday announced it has acquired FieldOne Systems, a Microsoft Strategic Global ISV partner based in New Jersey, for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft Announces EMS Competency, Other MPN Changes

Microsoft's laser-focus on cloud is apparent in many of the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) tweaks planned for FY '16.

Microsoft Unveils Dynamics NAV 2016, Readies Dynamics AX 7

The next version of Microsoft's enterprise resource planning (ERP) financial solution aimed at SMBs will be called Dynamics NAV 2016, Microsoft announced this week at its 2015 Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC).

Microsoft to Partners: 'Win Every Single Deal' Against Cloud Rivals

Microsoft on Wednesday urged its partners to take aim at its top cloud competitors.

Microsoft Officially Kills Windows Server 2003 Support

Tuesday marked the end of "extended support" for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2.

Azure Site Recovery, Other Azure Tools Hit General Availability

A number of Microsoft's Azure services reached the general availability (GA) stage this month, meaning they are now considered commercially viable and backed by service level agreements.

Microsoft Readies Marketing Blitz for Windows 10 Launch

Microsoft is investing significant marketing resources on Windows 10's July 29 launch.

Microsoft Debuts 'Project GigJam' at WPC 2015

Microsoft unveiled a new productivity solution called "Project GigJam" during Monday's opening keynote at the 2015 Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), taking place this week in Orlando, Fla.