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First Windows 8.1 Update May Arrive in March

An anonymous source from inside Microsoft suggests "Update 1" for Windows 8.1 could arrive on March 11.

Android Malware Infects Devices When Connected to Windows PCs

A newly discovered malware reportedly can infect Android devices connected to Windows-based PC.

Office 365 ProPlus Subscriptions Management Options Detailed

Microsoft detailed in its Office IT pro blog how Office 365 ProPlus gets updated, as well as the management options available for IT pros.

Attacks Targeting Java and Android Devices Increased in 2013

Cisco's Annual Security Report, released this week, found that malware targeting Java made up 91 percent of all Web-based attacks last year.

Microsoft Releases Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager Service

Microsoft's Windows Azure disaster recovery service is generally available for use in production environments, according to an announcement made this week.

Windows XP Antimalware Support Extended to 2015

Microsoft will continue to provide antimalware support for Windows XP even after the OS hits its April product lifecycle end.



Microsoft To Halt Security Essentials Support for XP Machines

Microsoft Security Essentials, the company's free antimalware software, will no longer be supported for Windows XP once official support ends on April 8.

Microsoft Offers Windows XP to Windows 8.1 Migration Assistance

A configuration "workaround" to Microsoft's latest deployment toolkit that could help some organizations make the move from Windows XP to Windows 8.1 was released on Thursday.

Microsoft Working Overtime To Fix Windows XP Resource Hog Issue

Microsoft said it will be working through the holiday period to fix a Windows XP resource-hog problem that has affected some users for years.

Data Sourcing and Search Updates Arrive for Microsoft's Power BI

Microsoft late last week updated the preview version of Power BI for Office 365.

Mobile Devices Update for Office 365 Admin Apps Released

Microsoft on Thursday released the latest iOS- and Android-based versions of its Office 365 Admin apps for monitoring the status of Office 365 services.

Microsoft Releases 5 'Critical' Items in Last Patch of 2013

Microsoft on Tuesday released five "critical" and six "important" bulletin items addressing 24 different flaws found in Microsoft's line of software and services.

Microsoft Releases Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2010 Updates

Updates to Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 were released by Microsoft at the end of November.

Windows Azure Active Directory Group Management 'Preview' Capabilities Released

Microsoft this week has released a "preview" of two group management capabilities in Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD).

Microsoft Outlines Plans To Counter Gov. Surveillance

Microsoft outlined in a blog post that the company will be strengthening and expanding its encryption services, both in transit and at its datacenters, in the coming year.

Microsoft's Next Generation "Threshold" Product Releases Coming Next Year

The next major Windows 8 update and a new wave of Microsoft releases may arrive sometime in spring of 2015.

Encrypted Messaging Coming to Office 365 Next Year

Microsoft this week announced that Office 365 Message Encryption will be available early 2014.

First Service Pack for Office 2013 Line Coming Early 2014

Microsoft said on Wednesday that it plans to deliver Service Pack 1 (SP1) "early next year" for its Office 2013-branded products, including Exchange Server 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013.

Yahoo Moving Forward with Total User Data Encryption

Yahoo announced that all data traveling through its datacenters will be encrypted in the early part of 2014.

Microsoft Releases Rights Management Service

Microsoft said it's offering its Rights Management Service (RMS) commercially, including for premises-based installations.