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.
A rumored series of Office updates, code-named "Gemini,"are planned for release over the next year.
Microsoft has confirmed that its next generation of Office products will be generally available in March.
Microsoft has pulled back the curtain on it next-generation Office 365 products, releasing consumer, student and small business editions.
Microsoft issued a detailed apology and explanation for a two-day Windows Azure Storage disruption that occurred in December.
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.
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 Synce will no longer be in sync with Exchange ActiveSync, as Google said it will be dropping support for some features.
Microsoft said its System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 is in RTM with general availability early next month.
Microsoft released Update Rollup 5 v2 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 on Tuesday, but IT pros don't seem very thrilled.
December's five "critical" bulletins and two "important" items affect all versions of Windows, including its newest Windows 8 and Windows RT.
Microsoft is offering a limited-time deal to its Windows 8 Pro customers in which they can add Media Center at no extra cost.
IDC projects growth for worldwide tablet market at large, but Windows-based device sales will be weak through 2016.
Organizations can now buy various on-premises 2013 Microsoft server products via volume licensing agreements, including Office 2013, in their RTM state.
Microsoft partners say User Client Access Licenses will go up 15 percent in December.
Forrester Research is seeing some signs that businesses might be slower to adopt Windows 8 compared with its predecessor.
Microsoft on Tuesday announced that a "release preview" test version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 can now be downloaded.
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.
Microsoft announced some coming Windows Azure improvements for organizations engaged in high-performance computing analyses.
Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft's Windows and Windows Live group, has abruptly left the company.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz