Microsoft has released the first public preview of Office 2016 for Mac, its updated Office suite for Mac OS 10.10 users, which is due out this summer.
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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, on Azure and Hyper-V.
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Microsoft is discontinuing Facebook and Google Chat integration in Outlook.com, and is advising users to use Skype instead.
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Red Hat Linux still isn't available on Microsoft's Azure cloud, but VMware's hypervisor should be there soon.
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