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Microsoft Explains December Windows Azure Outage

Microsoft issued a detailed apology and explanation for a two-day Windows Azure Storage disruption that occurred in December.

Internet Explorer Security Bulletin Released by Microsoft

An out-of-band fix for a zero-day use-after free memory vulnerability in its Internet Explorer Web browser was released by Microsoft on Monday.

Is Exchange, Small Business Server Acting Strange? It Might Be WMF 3.0

Some versions of Exchange and Windows Small Business Server may fail to install or run, and Microsoft is warning that it might be the newest version of Windows Management Framework 3.0 released back in September.

Google Sync, Exchange ActiveSync No Longer in Sync

Google Synce will no longer be in sync with Exchange ActiveSync, as Google said it will be dropping support for some features.

Early January Release for System Center 2012 SP1

Microsoft said its System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 is in RTM with general availability early next month.

Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 Update Rollup 5 v2 Gets Lukewarm Reception

Microsoft released Update Rollup 5 v2 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 on Tuesday, but IT pros don't seem very thrilled.

Windows 8, Windows RT Fixes Included in Microsoft's Final 2012 Patch Update

December's five "critical" bulletins and two "important" items affect all versions of Windows, including its newest Windows 8 and Windows RT.

Media Center Free for Windows 8 Pro Users

Microsoft is offering a limited-time deal to its Windows 8 Pro customers in which they can add Media Center at no extra cost.

Windows Tablets Sales Weak Through 2016 (Report)

IDC projects growth for worldwide tablet market at large, but Windows-based device sales will be weak through 2016.

Office 2013 Now Available via Volume License Agreements

Organizations can now buy various on-premises 2013 Microsoft server products via volume licensing agreements, including Office 2013, in their RTM state.

Microsoft Raising CAL Prices in December

Microsoft partners say User Client Access Licenses will go up 15 percent in December.

Survey: Businesses Slower To Adopt Windows 8

Forrester Research is seeing some signs that businesses might be slower to adopt Windows 8 compared with its predecessor.

IE 10 Beta for Windows 7 Out Now

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that a "release preview" test version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 can now be downloaded.

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.

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