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Windows 10 Dinged over Privacy Concerns in France

Windows 10 has come under fire in France over concerns that the operating system doesn't comply with the country's data privacy laws.

Microsoft Will Put Spotlight on SharePoint at Ignite

Besides unveiling the final release versions of Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016, Microsoft says it plans to use its upcoming Ignite conference to showcase the new SharePoint Framework that shipped in May with the general availability of SharePoint 2016.

Microsoft Launches Azure Security Center

Microsoft's Azure Security Center, designed to protect virtual machines and other elements that a tenant may use when tapping Azure datacenter infrastructure, reached general availability on Thursday.

Microsoft Previews Office 365 Scheduling Service

Microsoft has launched a preview release of its new "Bookings" service for Office 365 aimed at small businesses.

'Microsoft Stream' Video Service Launches in Preview

Microsoft on Monday launched a new video sharing portal called "Microsoft Stream" aimed at organizations.

Microsoft Finishes Q4 Strong, Beats Analyst Estimates

Boosts in cloud revenue helped Microsoft beat analyst estimates on earnings per share and revenues for its fourth quarter earnings reported Tuesday, leading to a share-price increase of more than 3% in after-hours trading.

Microsoft Unveils Publicly Accessible Office 365 Network

Microsoft recently launched a preview of its new Office 365 Network, an online community portal for exchanges between "IT pros, technical experts, product enthusiasts and Office 365 customers."

Microsoft Walks Back '1 Billion' Device Goal for Windows 10

Microsoft isn't likely to hit its stated goal of putting Windows 10 on 1 billion devices by its fiscal 2018, company executives admitted recently.

Study: Nearly 20 Percent of Orgs Still Using Windows Server 2003

Even though it lost Microsoft's product update support one year ago, Windows Server 2003 is still in use by nearly one-fifth of organizations, according to a recent Spiceworks report.

Microsoft Wins Appeal over Foreign Data Search Warrants

A ruling issued against Microsoft two years ago ordering the company to turn over the contents of e-mails stored in an offshore datacenter has been overturned by a federal appeals court.

Microsoft Issues Early Version of Skype for Linux Client

Microsoft unveiled an "alpha" version of a new Skype for Linux client for consumer users on Wednesday.

Microsoft Bringing Subscription Options to Windows, Surface

The pay-as-you-go revolution is coming to Microsoft's crown jewels -- the Windows client operating system and its golden child, the Surface device line.

'Microsoft Professional Degree' Pilot Program Launches

Microsoft is testing out a new training and certification program aimed at professionals who want to deepen their knowledge of emerging technologies like Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT).

5 Big Cloud Reveals from ISVs at WPC 2016

BitTitan, Dropbox, StorageCraft, Independence IT, Infinite Ops and SkyKick are among third-party vendors updating their cloud-related tools in Toronto.

Azure SQL Data Warehouse Hits General Availability

Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Microsoft's elastic cloud computing platform, became generally available on Tuesday.

Windows Server 2016, System Center 2016 Getting Ignite Release

The next-gen versions of Microsoft's Windows Server and System Center products will reach general availability at the Ignite conference this September, the company said Tuesday.

Microsoft Azure Information Protection Hits Public Preview

The new Azure Information Protection solution, which extends the security capabilities of Microsoft's Azure Rights Management Service (RMS), is now available as a public preview release.

Microsoft Delays Azure Stack as It Changes Its Delivery Model

Initially expected to be released by the end of this year, Azure Stack will instead become generally available in mid-2017, Microsoft said on Tuesday.

Microsoft Exec Backs EU-U.S. 'Privacy Shield' for Data Transfers

A new European Union-United States Privacy Shield agreement, announced by the European Commission on July 12, has the support of Microsoft's top government executive in the EU.

With GE Deal, Microsoft Becomes the Latest Predix Partner

Microsoft and General Electric (GE) on Monday unveiled a strategic partnership that will drive connections between GE's year-old Predix cloud platform for collecting and analyzing industrial data and Microsoft's various enterprise cloud applications.