Microsoft's Windows Azure disaster recovery service is generally available for use in production environments, according to an announcement made this week.
Microsoft will continue to provide antimalware support for Windows XP even after the OS hits its April product lifecycle end.
Microsoft Security Essentials, the company's free antimalware software, will no longer be supported for Windows XP once official support ends on April 8.
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 said it will be working through the holiday period to fix a Windows XP resource-hog problem that has affected some users for years.
Microsoft late last week updated the preview version of Power BI for Office 365.
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 on Tuesday released five "critical" and six "important" bulletin items addressing 24 different flaws found in Microsoft's line of software and services.
Updates to Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 were released by Microsoft at the end of November.
Microsoft this week has released a "preview" of two group management capabilities in Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD).
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.
The next major Windows 8 update and a new wave of Microsoft releases may arrive sometime in spring of 2015.
Microsoft this week announced that Office 365 Message Encryption will be available 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 announced that all data traveling through its datacenters will be encrypted in the early part of 2014.
Microsoft said it's offering its Rights Management Service (RMS) commercially, including for premises-based installations.
Microsoft on Friday alerted uses of a flaw in the Storage Spaces feature of Windows Server 2012 R2 when used with Windows Azure.
A Microsoft update that will disable the compromised RC4 stream cipher on Windows systems was released on Tuesday.
Microsoft released three "critical" bulletin items and five "important" fixes today -- all addressing 19 flaws in Windows, Office and Internet Explorer.
Microsoft's monthly patch for November will contain three bulletin items rated "critical" and five "important" items.