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.
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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 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?
Microsoft has made available its first public preview build of Windows 10 for Windows phones.
Microsoft has purchased Sunrise, the company behind the popular calendar application for iOS and Android, as previously rumored.
Microsoft's flagship Lumia Icon Windows Phone on Verizon is getting long-awaited operating system and firmware updates.
Microsoft and Samsung have settled an Android patent-licensing-related contract dispute, Microsoft officials say, while offering no specific about the terms.
Microsoft is broadening its Office 2016 desktop preview to include anyone willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
Microsoft is doing more to turn Windows Server 2016 into a 'cloud optimized server,' moving forward, officials say. Here's what that means.
Microsoft is moving to a monthly update schedule with its Intune mobile-device-management service, starting in February 2015.
Microsoft is working on a new application designed to help users perform Office-related tasks on Windows Phone. Is this related to Bill Gates' 'Personal Agent' project?
Microsoft's Yammer enterprise social-networking team is rolling out new capabilities for Yammer on iOS, OS X and Android devices.
Microsoft will roll out SharePoint Server 2016, an on-premises version of its SharePoint Server, in the second half of calendar 2015, officials reconfirm.
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