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Microsoft Updates Windows Server 2016, System Center 2016 Previews

Microsoft released the latest beta versions of both Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 on Wednesday.

Nadella Hails Office 365 as Key to Microsoft's Platform Growth

During Microsoft's third-quarter earnings call last week, CEO Satya Nadella touted Office 365 as a new cornerstone of Microsoft's embrace-and-extend philosophy that once made Windows the standard for business computing.

Microsoft's Q3 Earnings Miss Despite Surge in Cloud Business

Microsoft's transition to the cloud hit some speed bumps the third quarter of its fiscal 2016.

SQL Server 2016 Nears Completion with 'Final' Release Candidate

Microsoft recently issued the final release candidate (RC) of its upcoming SQL Server 2016 product.

Microsoft Goes Live with Azure Container Service

Microsoft's Azure Container Service became commercially available on Tuesday, alongside the launch of a new open source project from partner Mesosphere.

Microsoft Prepares Rollout of OneDrive for Business Improvements

Microsoft plans to roll out several enhancements to its OneDrive for Business product over the next couple of months.

Microsoft Sheds Light on Windows Hello Integration with Edge

The team behind Microsoft Edge recently explained how the browser works with Windows 10's "Windows Hello" feature to let users access Web sites without passwords.

Support Clock Winding Down on Exchange Server 2007

Exchange Server 2007 will pass its "extended support" period in less than a year, Microsoft warned this week.

Microsoft Posts Roadmap of Upcoming Windows 10 Features

A new Windows 10 resource page from Microsoft gives some insight on current capabilities of the operating system, as well as features currently in development.

Microsoft Pulls Plug on SQL Server 2005 Support

Tuesday marked the end of SQL Server 2005's "extended support" phase, meaning Microsoft's 10-year-old database server will no longer get patch support from the company.

5 Things the Cloud Changes for Microsoft Partners

You may have noticed Microsoft (and other cloud providers) usurping traditional partner services like migration. Get used to it.

Microsoft Readies New 'Business Ready' Version of Windows 10 for Orgs

Microsoft has upgraded build 1511 of Windows 10, which was originally issued to testers last November, from a "current branch" (CB) release to a "current branch for business" (CBB) release.

Microsoft Rolls Out Cloud App Security Service

Microsoft's Cloud App Security service became generally available on Wednesday, enabling customers to track the use of Software-as-as-Service (SaaS) applications within their organization.

Microsoft Releases Early Look at Windows 10 'Anniversary Update'

Microsoft on Wednesday released a new Windows 10 test build that includes previews of features coming in this summer's Windows 10 "Anniversary Update" (code-named "Redstone 1").

Does the Cloud Doom Microsoft MSPs?

The shift to cloud services presents huge challenges to managed services providers (MSPs). Industry experts say the successful MSP of the near future looks very different from the successful MSP of the recent past.