November Patch Tuesday Comes with 4 Fixes for Windows 8 Flaws

Microsoft's first security update after the release of its newest OS features three "critical" bulletin items that address 4 reported issues for Windows 8 and Windows RT.

Window Azure Getting High-Performance Computing Improvements

Microsoft announced some coming Windows Azure improvements for organizations engaged in high-performance computing analyses.

Ballmer's Right Hand Sinofsky Out at Microsoft

Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft's Windows and Windows Live group, has abruptly left the company.

Microsoft Previews 3 Security Updates for Windows 8

Windows 8 fixes among the patches previewed in Microsoft's security update advance notification for November.

Testers Can Get BizTalk Server 2013 Beta

Microsoft announced availability of BizTalk Server 2013 in beta format.

Windows Server 2012 Essentials Download Available

Windows Server 2012 Essentials software can be downloaded, but you won't find it on hardware for a few more months.

Windows 8, Surface Windows RT Now Generally Available

Microsoft's new Windows 8 client operating system hit general availability today, along with the Windows RT version of the Surface tablet.

TechNet, MSDN Subscribers Can Now Get Office 2013

TechNet and MSDN subscribers get first dibs at the RTM version of Office 2013, as well as Exchange 2013, SharePoint Server 2013 and Lync Server 2013.

Poor PC Sales Hurt Microsoft Q1 Revenues

Microsoft's first-quarter earnings for fiscal-year 2013 off 8% from the 2012 Q1 result.

Microsoft Rolls Up Updates for Windows 8, Windows Server 2012

Cumulative updates include improvements to performance, better battery, and application and driver compatibility.

Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Available for Preorder

Boxed upgrades of Windows 8 Pro will be $69.99 from various retail outlets, while online downloads will be $20 cheaper.

Office 2013, Exchange 2013, SharePoint 2013 Released Oct. 18

Microsoft announces that its Office 2013 products will be released to manufactures this week.

Microsoft Releases Windows Server 2012 Essentials to Hardware Partners

Microsoft's small biz-sized server OS now ready for hardware partners, with availability coming November 1.

Microsoft Offers Another Light Security Update in October

For the second month in a row, Microsoft is releasing an uncharacteristically light security update.

Lone Critical Fix in Light October Security Update

Microsoft will be rolling out one "critical" and six "important" bulletins for October's security update, planned for Tuesday.

Microsoft To Provide Windows Server 2008 Extended Support in 2015

Microsoft says it will start extended support for Windows Server 2008 into 2015 rather than next year.

Exchange 2010 Will Run on Windows 2012

Microsoft announced a new service pack to come for Exchange 2010 that will enable it to run on Windows Server 2012.

Cloud, Compliance, Security: Highlights from MEC, Day 1

Microsoft's messaging confab takes its message of cloud, compliance and security to its customers directly.

Microsoft To Release Out-of-Band Fix for IE Flaw

Microsoft plans to release a "Fix it" on Friday for IE zero-day flaw that surfaced this week.

Microsoft Updates SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1

CTP4 includes improved AlwaysOn Availability Group migration and better query capabilities over XML data.

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