Microsoft Build: Windows 8.1 Preview Now Live

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer started off this year's Build Conference in San Francisco this morning with a keynote.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Now Available

Microsoft on Monday released public previews of Windows Server 2012 R2, SQL Server 2014 and System Center 2012 R2..

Gartner: Early Windows 8.1 Deployment Tips

Gartner this week announced a new report containing "preliminary" advice for organizations considering updating to Windows 8.1.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Improvements

Ahead of the incoming public preview of Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft is outlining a number of new additions to its latest server OS.

Linux, Unix and Mac Management Tools Come to System Center 2012 SP1

Last week's update to System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 added support for the management of Linux, Mac and Unix operating systems.

Windows 8 Task Manager Improvements Shown by Microsoft

Microsoft recently showed off some of the changes to Windows 8's Task Manager in Windows 8, which includes a new a color-coded "heat map."

Outlook App Arriving with Windows RT 8.1 Update

Microsoft announced this week that the Microsoft Outlook e-mail program will be part of a free Windows RT 8.1 upgrade coming this year.

New Windows 8.1 Networking Features Outlined

Windows 8.1 will be available as a preview version at the start of Microsoft's Build developer event on June 26.

SQL Server 2014 Announced at TechEd2013

Microsoft unveiled SQL Server 2014 on Monday and said the new version is designed with "cloud-first principles."

Phishing Attack Uses Office Flaw as Entry Point

Trend Micro is reporting a sophisticated cybercrime ring that has already targeted and infected over 12,000 unique IP addresses worldwide with malware.

Monthly Windows Update Rollups Process Outlined

Microsoft this week released some insight on its "update rollups" process for Windows Server and Windows 8.

EMET 4.0 Security Tool Release Scheduled for End of Month

Microsoft will be releasing the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) on May 28, a month after the free tool hit beta.

Office Web Apps Expanded Capabilities and Android Support Coming Soon

Microsoft announced on Tuesday a list of upgrades to its Office Web Apps, including adding Google Chrome browser support for mobile Android devices and improved collaboration capabilities, will be available soon.

Survey: IT Putting In Overtime for Windows XP Migration

A VMware survey found that making the move from Windows XP to Windows 7 has mean weekend work for IT pros and downtime for end users.

Microsoft Tablet Market Share Beats Estimates

Strategy Analytics, a research and consulting firm, reported first-quarter tablet market-share results this week in its "Global Tablet OS Market Share: Q1 2013" report.

Dell Exchange Migration Manager Update Announced

Dell announced this week an update to its Microsoft Exchange migration tool will arrive later this month.

New Windows 8 Devices Highlighted

Microsoft but pointed to software and hardware changes to come during Thursday's financials report.

Microsoft Reveals New IaaS Services

Microsoft this week released a a set of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings on Windows Azure, positioning itself to compete with IaaS provider Amazon Web Services.

Microsoft Office 'Gemini' Update Schedule Revealed

A rumored series of Office updates, code-named "Gemini,"are planned for release over the next year.

Office 365 and Office 2013 Set for Release in March

Microsoft has confirmed that its next generation of Office products will be generally available in March.

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