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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.

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

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

Dabbling Done, Microsoft Is All In on Cloud with Latest Dynamics AX

A full-blown cloud edition of Microsoft's ERP suite, Dynamics AX, will hit the public preview stage next month and is expected to be generally available (GA) in the first quarter of 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.

Office 365 'Lockbox' Feature Coming Next Month

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

Microsoft Rolls Out SharePoint 2016 Beta 2

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

Microsoft Refines Mobile Strategy as Windows Phone Share Sinks

As its smartphone market share continues to tank, Microsoft is taking a more measured approach to where it focuses its mobile efforts.

Microsoft's Dynamics CRM Chief Goes to Salesforce.com

Bob Stutz, who has guided Microsoft's Dynamics CRM team for the last three years as corporate vice president, has left the company.

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 Launches 'Insider' Program for Office 2016

In a bid to mimic the success of the Windows Insider program for testing pre-release builds of Windows 10, Microsoft on Friday launched a similar program for Office 2016.

First Windows 10 Mobile Device To Hit Shelves Friday

Windows 10 Mobile has had a much longer incubation period than its desktop counterpart, Windows 10, which was released in late July. However, Microsoft's new mobile OS is expected to see daylight soon.

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.

Microsoft Buys Productivity App Maker Mobile Data Labs

Microsoft on Thursday announced its acquisition of Mobile Data Labs Inc., a provider of mobile mileage-tracking solutions based in San Francisco.