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Google Taps Former VMware Chief To Head Cloud Unit

Diane Greene, co-founder of VMware and its former president and CEO, has just accepted a new post at Google.

The 2015 Microsoft Product Roadmap

Windows 10 is the obvious headliner of this year's roadmap, but Microsoft has many other key releases coming down the pipeline, including touch-enabled Office, on-premises SharePoint and Exchange, and test versions of the next iteration of Windows Server. Here's a look at what's to come, and when.

Microsoft Brings Hyper-V Containers to New Windows Server 2016 Preview

Microsoft on Thursday released technical preview 4 (TP4) of Windows Server 2016.

Citrix Lays Off 1,000, Divests 'GoTo' Product Line

As part of a companywide restructuring plan, Citrix Systems Inc. this week announced that it is spinning off its "GoTo" product line and laying off about 1,000 employees.

Microsoft Rolls Out SharePoint 2016 Beta 2

As expected, Microsoft on Wednesday released the second beta of its upcoming SharePoint Server 2016 product.

Office 365 'Lockbox' Feature Coming Next Month

Microsoft is readying a new solution aimed at increasing Office 365's compliance and security capabilities.

Nadella Unveils Microsoft's New $1 Billion Security Vision

In a talk that might one day go down as the start of Microsoft's "Trustworthy Computing 2.0" era, CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday described his company's plans to elevate security beyond the code level.

Microsoft Hits Pause on Android Bridge for Windows 10

Microsoft has placed a moratorium on its Windows app bridge for Android, code-named "Project Astoria," which aimed to help developers port their Android apps to Windows 10 Mobile.

Windows 10 Gets Enterprise-Ready with 'Threshold 2' Release

Windows 10's first major update, code-named "Threshold 2," began rolling out on Thursday.

Microsoft Signals Expansion of Cloud Footprint in Europe

Microsoft indicated this week that it plans to expand its datacenter capacity for delivering services in both the United Kingdom and Germany.

Microsoft Readies Second SharePoint 2016 Beta

Microsoft will release the second beta of its upcoming SharePoint Server 2016 product by the end of November.

Microsoft's Plans for 'Windows Store for Business' Take Shape

Lately, Microsoft has been sharing more about its plans for the upcoming Windows Store for Business, a Windows 10 app distribution system that will let organizations distribute apps -- including so-called "line-of-business" or custom-made apps -- to end users.

Microsoft Gives 'Lync Room Systems' the Skype Treatment

Starting Tuesday, Microsoft's Lync Room Systems products will become Skype Room Systems.

Microsoft Acquires Another Cloud Security Company

Microsoft is acquiring Secure Islands Technology Ltd., an Israel-based provider of solutions to protect enterprise cloud data.

Microsoft OEMs Face Deadline To Sell Windows 7 Pro Devices

The clock is ticking for sales of new PCs running the Windows 7 Professional edition.