Microsoft's Azure Government cloud is now generally available to U.S. government customers. A CRM Online government cloud offering is still on track for early next year.
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Microsoft and the Chinese government appear to have reached a deal over back taxes.
Microsoft is slowly continuing to expand availability of its Surface Pro 3 tablets by expanding its reseller ranks, as well as getting the devices on the U.S. GSA government schedule.
Microsoft has announced that Microsoft Azure has been recognised to be compliant with the Australian government's information security manual and protective security policy framework.
Romania's local anti-corruption authorties are examining whether the government overpaid for resold Microsoft licences.
The big online and tech companies suffer from an interesting conflict: the government is both customer and the one carrying the biggest stick in the privacy battle. Unless there's a major policy change, you're going to see more stories like these.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella plans to visit China at a time when the company is under investigation by the Chinese government over alleged antitrust behavior.
For the past decade, Munich has been the poster child for open-source advocates, who pointed to its successful migration from a Microsoft platform to one built on Linux and OpenOffice. Now, a newly elected government has called in experts to see whether it's time to switch back.
Chinese government investigators dropped in on multiple Microsoft offices throughout the country, according to reports.
Turning its back on Microsoft Office's native formats, the UK government has adopted the Open Document Format for all its sharable documents.
Microsoft is working on a wearable 'Alice band' that helps blind people to navigate the urban environment, but it's a research project for a UK government-backed Future Cities Catapult, not a commercial development.
UPDATED. A security advisory from Microsoft includes more detail on the breach of an Indian government certificate authority announced by Google yesterday.
Like it did with Office 365 and Azure, Microsoft is building a CRM Online cloud specifically for its U.S. federal, state and local users.
UPDATED: Citing government policies, as of July 1 Microsoft will no longer use email to issue certain security notifications.
Now that the Chinese government has revealed the patents within Microsoft's Android patent portfolio, Microsoft may soon be facing challenges from vendors over its Android patent licensing agreements.
Hundreds of patents which secure Microsoft lucrative Android licensing deals have been published by the Chinese government.
Big companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Google don't want to be government pawns, betraying customer privacy. They can fight back now that it's all in the open.
Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo have begun disclosing to users that authorities have asked for their data, defying government requests that they not do so.
Having invested hundreds of million acquiring the Microsoft OS since 2010, the Chinese government is choosing to hang on and looking for Win XP-specific security products to protect user data.
The Queensland Government has sealed a AU$26.5 million three-year deal with Microsoft that it expects will revitalise the state’s digital services and deliver millions of dollars in savings.
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