Microsoft is building new container technologies into the next Windows Server release, enabling Dockerized applications to run on Windows Server on-premises or on Azure.
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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.
On this Microsoft Patch Tuesday, the ARM-based Surface 2 is getting a number of firmware updates. But Intel-based Surface Pro 3 users have more weeks to wait for more Wi-Fi fixes.
Microsoft and Xamarin are looking to broaden community involvement with the .NET Foundation, the group charged with overseeing a number of open-sourced .NET-related technologies.
Microsoft is rolling out its first version of a new, free video chat app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices that is part of its Skype family.
Microsoft and Salesforce are on their way to delivering on the jointly developed CRM apps and connectors the two companies promised earlier this year.
There are believable rumors that Verizon may be phasing out the Lumia Icon Windows Phone. But so far, neither Microsoft nor Verizon is confirming.
Microsoft is continuing its work on improving meetings using a variety of its technologies, including Perceptive Pixel, Kinect, Lync and Skype.
Newly available Microsoft desktop Skype clients for Mac and Windows include improvements to chat and file sharing.
Microsoft's latest public compatibility commitments regarding the Surface Pro tablet line refute new rumors that the company is planning to discontinue completely its Surface products.
Over the next month, Microsoft will be rolling out new file-sharing capabilities for its Outlook Web App and OneDrive for Business products.
Microsoft Research's FUSE Labs has built a free app that allows users to share photos across devices in a Snapchat-like way.
Microsoft is taking a step toward its promised Dynamics CRM Online push with a new promotion for a sales productivity bundle sold as a subscription service.
Microsoft may be poised to buy Israeli text-analysis vendor Equivio for $200 million, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Microsoft execs, including its chief executive Satya Nadella, are on tap to talk more about the company's cloud futures on October 20.
Microsoft has been busy forging new alliances with a variety of software vendors in recent months. But how much real substance is there in its latest partnerships?
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