Microsoft has begun closed, 'private preview' testing of its Windows Azure Government Cloud with select U.S. government customers.
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Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 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).
Microsoft also has fixed a Skype call-ringing-after-pickup issue with a new plug-in enabling Skype integration with Outlook.com, officials say.
Microsoft's Dynamics team is continuing to lead the Windows 8 app charge. The ERP team has built a 'modern' app for shop-floor operators.
Microsoft's renamed cloud storage for business offering, OneDrive for Business, will be available for purchase starting April 1 and available as a standalone offering for the first time.
Microsoft will be making some big changes as to how Office 365 looks and works later this year with the addition of new Office Graph and 'Oslo' technologies.
The next on-premises versions of Microsoft's Exchange Server and SharePoint Server won't be available until some time in calendar 2015.
With Windows XP's end-of-support date just over a month away, Microsoft is turning up the warning volume.
Microsoft's new CEO will be announcing changes to the company's Senior Leadership team as soon as this week, according to reports.
Microsoft has released a second test build of its new 64-bit RyuJIT.Net compiler.
Microsoft is introducing a Windows Enterprise Edition SKU available for the first time to those without Software Assurance.