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Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Send her an email with your rants, rumors, tips and tattles. Confidentiality guaranteed.
Microsoft is continuing to consolidate its mobile-handset manufacturing properties, but is not making any additional, unannounced job cuts as a result.
Microsoft and Docker are making available beta versions of two new Docker orchestration tools, Swarm and Machine, available on Azure and Hyper-V.
Microsoft has made a handful of new, free experimental productivity apps for Windows Phone and Android available for download from its Garage incubator.
Microsoft is discontinuing Facebook and Google Chat integration in Outlook.com, and is advising users to use Skype instead.
Stardock, the company that created a popular Start menu for Windows 8, is back with a beta of a Start menu replacement for Windows 10.
Expect Microsoft to open up even more of its Office 365 and other cloud service APIs to third-party developers in the coming months. Here's why.
Red Hat Linux still isn't available on Microsoft's Azure cloud, but VMware's hypervisor should be there soon.
Microsoft is rolling out the first major update to software and services for its Microsoft fitness Band, along with the first Band developer kit previews for Windows Phone and Android phones.
Microsoft has opened up a first public preview of its real-time mobile analytics service that is based on technology it acquired with its purchase of Capptain last year.
Microsoft is delivering a preview its HDInsight big-data service on Azure available to Linux users, and is making its machine-learning service generally available.
Microsoft has begun adding some of the features demanded by IT to its Outlook clients for iOS and Android, with more to come in the 'coming weeks and months.'
With Microsoft's Windows Server 2003's end of support date looming, will those still using the operating system decide to play custom-patch roulette?
Starting with Office for iOS, Microsoft is enabling its new Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps to access third-party cloud-storage services, including Apple's iCloud.
Is Microsoft looking to Android vendors like Cyanogen and Samsung to give the Redmond company a leg up in the mobile space?
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