VPN support may not be coming to Windows Phone 8 this year, as was rumored and hoped for by many business users. But Good Technology's secure messaging app is now on WP8.
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Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for more than 25 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).
Google is seeking to block Microsoft's new YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 because it blocks ads and allows downloading of videos from YouTube's site, in violation of its terms of service.
Microsoft is continuing to roll out fixes and updates for its Surface Pro and Surface RT tablet/PC hybrids as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday process.
Microsoft is starting to detail features coming in this summer's GDR2 update to the Windows Phone 8 operating system.
Microsoft plans to make its first update to Windows 8, codenamed Blue, free to existing Windows 8 users, company officials have confirmed.
Microsoft is integrating support for Google contacts and chat into its Outlook.com, SkyDrive.com and contact hub.
Microsoft made available for download minor updates for its Skype application for Windows Phone 8, the Windows desktop and its SkyDrive storage cloud service.
As part of its devices and services makeover, Microsoft has a new plan for reaching out to top-tier developers of all sizes to get them to take a look at the new and expanded Microsoft toolbox.
Call it capitulation. Call it listening to customers. But whatever you call it, making Windows 8 more usable with expected coming Blue tweaks is a positive, not a negative.
Are Microsoft's new, more rapidly delivered releases like Windows Blue and the Visual Studio 2012 updates just 'service packs in chunks'? One Microsoft exec explains why they're not.