Microsoft makes new 'basic' version of Active Directory in the cloud generally available.
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Mary Jo Foley
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 will continue with its planned layoffs of 18,000 with job cuts across nearly all divisions of the company with its second wave of cuts later this week.
Microsoft has a new version of its OneNote note-taking app that will work on Android Wear watches.
Microsoft will deliver next month a single mobile keyboard that works with iOS, Android and Windows tablets and phones.
Microsoft will show off some of the enterprise-focused Windows Threshold features at an invitation-only event in San Francisco on September 30.
The next version of Internet Explorer that will be included in Windows Threshold could get extension support, as well as task-completion smarts from Bing.
Microsoft has acquired its fourth non-.U.S. company this year with its purchase of Mojang, the creator of the Minecraft game, for $2.5 billion.
Microsoft has rolled out touch-first versions of its Dynamics NAV ERP apps for iPad, Android and Windows 8 devices.
Microsoft's developer outreach is taking a new turn in the new 'cloud first, mobile first' world with hackfests for enterprise developers.
A leaked build of what Microsoft might distribute as its soon-to-be-released Windows Threshold Enterprise Tech Preview (aka Windows 9) provides a snapshot of the next version of Windows.