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Orgs Must Adjust to Continuous Updates with Windows 10

Businesses should start setting up test groups now that Microsoft's new operating system has been released, according to a recent presentation by Stephen Kleynhans, vice president for the Mobile and Client Computing Group at Gartner Inc.

Analysts Parse Windows 10's 'Service Branch' Model

Organizations making the move to Windows 10 will have more to assess than a simple client interface revamp.

Windows 10: What's Available Now and What Features Are Still Missing

Microsoft released Windows 10 on Wednesday, but organizations thinking about deploying the new OS will have to wade through some fine print to understand just what is available and what business features are still lagging.

Microsoft: Windows 10 Is Being Rolled Out 'In Phases'

Microsoft is urging patience for users who are trying -- and failing -- to download the free upgrade to Windows 10 on Wednesday.

Microsoft Launches 'New Era' with Broad Availability of Windows 10

The Microsoft client operating system enters a "new era" Wednesday with broad availability of Windows 10.

At Microsoft's Stores, a Lukewarm Welcome for Windows 10

Microsoft held its biggest launch event for an operating system two decades ago. Computer and electronics stores all over the world opened at midnight to mark the release of Windows 95, the desktop OS that ushered in the mainstream PC era.

Templeton To Step Down as Citrix President and CEO

On Tuesday, Citrix announced that Mark Templeton, Citrix's president since 1998 and CEO since 2001, will retire after a successor has been chosen.

Microsoft Reportedly Acquiring Cloud Security Firm for $320M

Microsoft is reportedly in talks to acquire Tel Aviv-based Adallom, a provider of cloud security solutions, for $320 million.

Microsoft's Revamped Power BI Hits General Availability

A revamped version of Power BI, Microsoft's cloud-based analytics and data visualization tool, became generally available on Friday, replacing the old "Power BI for Office 365" version.

Microsoft Adds Some Azure RMS Capabilities to Office for iOS

Microsoft recently updated its iOS-based Office apps to enable users to view protected files on their iPhone and iPad devices.

Microsoft Releases Public Preview of Exchange Server 2016

The first public preview of Microsoft's next-generation e-mail server became available on Wednesday.

Windows 10 Will Get Microsoft Support for the Usual 10 Years

Windows 10 will lose mainstream support on on Oct. 13, 2020, and extended support five years later on Oct. 14, 2025.

Microsoft Posts Loss in Q4 After Nokia Write-Down

Microsoft on Tuesday reported a loss for its fiscal fourth quarter that was largely due to the huge write-down the company took on the value of its Nokia acquisition, although declining Windows revenues also played a part.

Gartner: Microsoft Closing Gap with VMware in Virtualization

VMware and Microsoft are the two undisputed leaders in x86 server virtualization infrastructure, according to Gartner's 2015 "Magic Quadrant" report.

Microsoft Brings Cortana to Android, Expands Language Support

Cortana, Microsoft's natural-language digital assistant technology, will soon have an expanded user base that covers more countries and platforms.

Microsoft Fuses OneNote for iPhone and iPad

Microsoft this week announced a number of updates to its OneNote app for Android and iOS, including the introduction of a "universal" app for Apple devices.

Rackspace Partners with Microsoft To Support Azure

Rackspace this week announced that it will begin offering managed support services for Microsoft's Azure cloud platform.

Microsoft Plans SharePoint 2016 Preview Release for August

The first preview release of SharePoint Server 2016 will arrive in August, Microsoft reportedly said on Thursday at its Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC).

Microsoft Bolsters Dynamics CRM with FieldOne Acquisition

Microsoft on Thursday announced it has acquired FieldOne Systems, a Microsoft Strategic Global ISV partner based in New Jersey, for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft Announces EMS Competency, Other MPN Changes

Microsoft's laser-focus on cloud is apparent in many of the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) tweaks planned for FY '16.