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Microsoft Releases Windows Server 2016 Essentials

Microsoft's Windows Server 2016 Essentials product is now generally available (GA), the company said Tuesday.

Microsoft Announces Windows 10 'Creators Update,' Demos New Hardware

The next major Windows 10 update, previously known by its codename "Redstone 2," will launch next spring as the "Windows 10 Creators Update."

Google Adds Windows Server 2016 to Its VM Lineup

Google has expanded its datacenter service offerings to include Windows Server 2016 instances, the search giant announced Monday.

Oracle Launches 'Bare Metal Cloud' in Major IaaS Play

Oracle has ushered in the next generation of its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) portfolio with the launch of its its new Bare Metal Cloud Services.

Microsoft Unveils Managed Solutions Gallery for SharePoint

Microsoft recently unveiled a new Managed Solutions Gallery for SharePoint Server that's designed to assure users that code for SharePoint applications is trusted.

Microsoft Describes Upcoming SharePoint Improvements

Mark Kashman, a senior product manager on Microsoft's SharePoint team, shared more details of Microsoft's plans for SharePoint and OneDrive for Business this week.

Microsoft, VMware Collaborate on VDI Support for Skype

VMware is enabling support for Microsoft's Skype for Business product in its Horizon 7 virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution, the company said this week.

Microsoft Beats Estimates on Q1 Earnings Per Share

Microsoft beat analyst estimates in its first quarter earnings report released Thursday, and saw its stock price surge in after-hours trading.

Microsoft's Scheduling Service Gets Facebook Support

Organizations can now link their Facebook pages to Microsoft's new scheduling service called Bookings.

Microsoft, SAP Extend Partnership to Azure-Based HR

Longtime collaborators Microsoft and SAP deepened their partnership this week with the news that SAP's cloud-based human resources software will run on the Azure public cloud.

Dell-EMC Union To Yield New Security Solutions

The first fruits of Dell's $67 billion acquisition of EMC will comprise a new platform that combines its existing endpoint security offerings with those from EMC and its RSA and VMware AirWatch businesses.

Lenovo Launches Cloud Version of Its Unified Workspace

More known for its PC, laptop and server products, Lenovo is making inroads in the digital workspace market dominated by Citrix and VMware.

Microsoft and AWS Expand Their Clouds, Scrap over Public Sector

Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS) this week took turns touting their respective clouds' footprints and public sector credentials, often at each other's expense.

AWS, VMware Partner on Hybrid Cloud Play

In an announcement that top company executives described as "industry-shaping," Amazon Web Services (AWS) and VMware on Thursday unveiled a joint hybrid cloud service dubbed "VMware Cloud on AWS."

Microsoft Readies New Yammer Features, Kills Standalone Version

Microsoft's Yammer enterprise social networking service will get reporting and auditing capabilities beginning in November.

Microsoft Releases Windows Server 2016, System Center 2016

Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 are now generally available (GA), Microsoft announced Wednesday.

Microsoft Readies Dynamics 365 for November Launch

Dynamics 365, a new cloud service from Microsoft that combines components of its CRM and ERP offerings, will become available on Nov. 1, the company announced Tuesday.

Microsoft, Google Poised for Cloud AI Showdown

The next battleground for the top cloud providers will be artificial intelligence (AI), if recent developments are anything to go by.

Microsoft Explains Windows Servicing Model Ahead of October Release

With a cumulative update scheduled to arrive for all supported Windows systems this week, Microsoft recently outlined a few more details about the new update structure.

Azure Information Protection and Azure AD Conditional Access Released

Two of Microsoft's Azure Active Directory products hit their "general availability" milestones this week.