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  • Azure services down again

    Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform, wobbly for more than a week, is again experiencing outages and interruptions that are impacting multiple products in the U.S. and abroad.

  • Azure cloud services have a rough week

    Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform suffered a series of outages and service disruptions in the past week that affected several products and impacted customers in various parts of the world.

  • Microsoft to support fewer IE versions

    Microsoft has started a 17-month campaign to upgrade customers to the newest version of Internet Explorer that their operating systems will support, which should make it simpler for the company to keep the browser secure because it will have fewer versions to deal with.

  • Microsoft pitches Windows for Internet of Things to maker community

    Hoping to cover all its bases in the emerging Internet-of-Things market, Microsoft is proffering a helping hand to "makers," DIYers, hardware hackers and other builders of things that may one day end up on the Internet.

  • Windows Server 2003 support expiration could push sales next year

    Server sales could spike with the expiration of extended support for Microsoft's Windows Server 2003 OS in July next year, a Dell executive said.

  • Microsoft consolidates enterprise IT conferences

    Microsoft will hold next year a new conference that encompasses its enterprise IT products, including the productivity and server Office software, IT management wares and development tools, and replaces several shows that are narrower in scope.

  • Microsoft says new hybrid storage options can cut costs up to 60%

    Microsoft is coming out with new hardware and cloud management features for its StorSimple hybrid storage offering that promises lower costs and better data protection.

  • Microsoft revokes trust in certificate authority operated by the Indian government

    Microsoft updated the Certificate Trust List in Windows to revoke trust for a certificate authority operated by the Indian government after it improperly issued at least 45 SSL certificates for domains owned by Google and Yahoo.

  • CEO Nadella issues manifesto to shake up Microsoft

    The 3,000-word email posted on the company's news site for all the world to see sums up an array of goals for the company, among them dividing work and private data on devices, speed developing new products, creating new devices and device categories, and support for competitors' applications and operating systems.

  • Microsoft debugs Explorer, Windows with Patch Tuesday updates

    Another month of security updates from Microsoft means, once again, another round of fixes for the company's Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser, as well as a set of updates for the Windows operating system, for both the server and desktop editions.

Latest Features

  • Six free network vulnerability scanners

    Vulnerability scanners can help you automate security auditing and can play a crucial part in your IT security. They can scan your network and websites for up to thousands of different security risks, producing a prioritised list of those you should patch, describe the vulnerabilities, and give steps on how to remediate them. Some can even automate the patching process.

  • Foiled! How to beat software vendors' sneaky price increases

    Between complex licenses and the cloud, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP have lots of ways to hike up prices. Here's how to fight back

  • Apple's and Microsoft's secret pact for tech domination

    15 years ago, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates agreed to let Apple own the client and Microsoft the back end to thwart antitrust probes, newly discovered emails say

  • VMware one-ups Microsoft with vSphere 5.1

    The race for virtualisation dominance between Microsoft and VMware has become more interesting with VMware's recent release of vSphere 5.1. We obtained vSphere around the same moment as the final release of Windows Server 2012, whose newly included virtual switch and enhanced Hyper-V features were designed to clobber VMware.

  • Windows Server 2012 cannot be ignored - Tech to watch in 2013

    Windows Server 2012 packs so many new features large and small that any Microsoft shop looking to gain advantages in cost and functionality will have to seriously consider upgrading this year.

  • Microsoft SharePoint 2013 - How good is new office collaboration suite?

    When Microsoft presented the customer preview of Office 2013 as well as SharePoint 2013 and Project 2013 in July, CEO Steve Ballmer made a point of personally presenting the strategy underlying the new versions, calling the 2013 releases the most ambitious projects Microsoft has undertaken in the last decades.

  • Windows Server 2012 embraces the data centre

    Microsoft has taken its server OS a giant step forward with Tuesday's release of Windows Server 2012, making this version the first that can be controlled remotely so it is more suitable for data centers.

  • Data centre in a box? The era is approaching

    Start-up SimpliVity is the latest vendor to emerge from the development stage with an all-in-one array that performs all the functions of a complete IT stack with the addition of deduplication and data replication. More companies and products are preparing similar launches.

  • Windows Server 2012 - 10 key features for IT pros

    The release of Windows Server 2012 is just around the corner, with the initial code due to be sent to manufacturing this month and general availability coming in September.

  • What about Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7?

    While Microsoft has regularly touted the improvements in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8, the company has said next to nothing about the browser and Windows 7, the operating system that powers 44% of all Windows PCs.





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