Microsoft has added bitcoin as a payment option for US-based Microsoft account purchases of Xbox games and mobile content, along with other products and services in its Windows Store.
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Seven updates include one to Exchange Server which was scheduled for last month and withheld.
Starting with Windows 10, Microsoft's plan for making money on Windows is via other services that will be attached to the operating system, rather than depending on OS licensing as much as in the past.
Close collaboration between development and operations teams can lead to more resilient and secure cloud applications. The challenge is culture, not technology.
Three updates are rated critical. The critical update for Office affects Office for Mac as well.
Fresh off its acquisition by EMC, the data backup provider continues to extend its data recovery and backup services beyond Salesforce and Google Apps.
HP Technology Services will offer Chef's IT automation platform as part of its Datacenter Care infrastructure automation offering.
HP has announced an extension of its Office 365 relationship with Microsoft with new business services, as well as Exchange Online hosting capabilities in HP datacenters.
Technology-based services continue to perform well even in a difficult year.
The office retailer will also have the original iPad Air for $319, the iPad with Retina Display for $279, and the Toshiba Encore Mini Windows 8.1 tablet for $99.99.
The newly merged retailer also will be offering the HP Stream 7 Windows tablet for $79.99 and a 13.3-inch Toshiba Chromebook for $199.99.
Amazon Web Services has refreshed WorkSpaces with an updated bundle system and more options for Office.
IBM has named Martin Jetter as senior vice president and head of its global technology services unit.
Microsoft's fitness band may be the first device to leverage the coming Windows 10 Internet of Things operating system, as well as a number of brand-new Azure cloud services.
In the latest salvo in the cloud storage price wars, Microsoft has uncapped OneDrive storage space for Office 365 subscribers. The unlimited storage option tosses the ball back into Google's court and puts even more pressure on independent cloud storage services like Dropbox and Box.
Microsoft's Office team has a new approach designed to allow it to share more of Office's code across not just Windows, but also Android, iOS and the Web.
The bundled service combines outsourced processes, technology and infrastructure to offer a pre-configured back office in the cloud.
According to analyst Andrew Bartels, business technology spending will rise to 31 percent of all tech goods and services by 2017.
A total of 24 vulnerabilities, many severe and a few being exploited in the wild, have been revealed and patched.
Three of the five updates for Windows are rated critical. There is just one for Office and one for ASP.NET MVC.
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