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Microsoft Talks Up Windows Server 2016 Performance Gains

Microsoft is stumping for Windows Server 2016 ahead of its debut next month at the Ignite conference. This week, the company touted the new server's technical performance specs compared to the current crop of Windows Server offerings.

Microsoft Courts VMware Users with Hyper-V Switch Offer

Microsoft is readying a new offer aimed at swaying organizations running VMware to switch to Hyper-V.

Microsoft-Citrix Pact To Focus on Office 365, Mobile and Cloud

Microsoft and Citrix this week laid out the terms of their partnership, including their plan to combine Microsoft's Azure datacenter solutions with Citrix's virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) offerings.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Restores Deleted Apps

Windows 10 users moving from version 1511 to version 1607, dubbed the "anniversary update," may find applications installed on their systems that they'd previously removed.

Leaked NSA Tools Incriminated in Cisco Firewall Attacks

Some of Cisco's firewall appliance products have been targeted by purportedly leaked U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) hacking tools, the networking giant said last week.

Watchdog Group Knocks Microsoft over Windows 10 Privacy

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has taken Microsoft to task over potential privacy issues in Windows 10, saying that the company "blatantly disregards user choice and privacy."

Microsoft's SharePoint Framework Released to Preview

The new SharePoint Framework, which Microsoft unveiled in May with the general availability release of SharePoint Server 2016, is now available to test as a "developer preview."

Microsoft Clarifies Windows 10 'Delivery Optimization'

Microsoft this week shared more details about its new Delivery Optimization update service for Windows 10 clients.

Windows 7 and 8.1 To Follow Windows 10's Model of Monthly Updates

Starting this fall, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs will switch to a monthly update model that's similar to what Microsoft has implemented with Windows 10.

Microsoft Explains Why It Changed Course with Azure Stack

Microsoft recently took some pains to explain its decision last month to change the delivery model for its upcoming Azure Stack product.

Microsoft Restores Original Support Policies for Windows 7/8.1 PCs

Microsoft this week said that it is reinstating its original support policies for Intel "Skylake"-based Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 systems, adding several years to their respective support lifecycles.

Microsoft Replacing Azure RemoteApp with New Citrix XenApp 'Express'

Microsoft is in the process of replacing its 2-year-old Azure RemoteApp service for a new solution that it is currently developing with strategic partner Citrix called XenApp "express."

Microsoft's 'Secure Multiparty Computation' Targets Cloud Privacy

Microsoft has detailed a new development in its efforts to protect data privacy in the cloud, one focused on the exchange of encrypted data between users.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Bringing 'Delivery Optimization'

Microsoft is changing its client update scheme with the release of the Windows 10 "anniversary update," also known as version 1607.

On Citrix Going 'All In' with Microsoft in Cloud

Given Citrix's history with Microsoft and its decision to tap a former Microsoft president as its new CEO, it should come as little surprise the company is borrowing from Microsoft's script.