The third quarter has been a busy one for the San Antonio-headquartered company. At the beginning of September, Rackspace was on the block for a joint venture or outright acquisition.
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Eight months after launching its Enterprise Mobility Suite, how close is Microsoft to enabling users to manage not just devices, but also the apps and data on those devices?
Microsoft is taking steps toward delivering on its cross-platform device, application and data management with new Office 365 capabilities.
Amazon Web Services' directory service will take on Microsoft Azure Active Directory Service in a scrum for centralized cloud identity management.
A number of academics have submitted an open letter to Microsoft Research management protesting the recent closing of the company's Silicon Valley research lab.
With a partner network numbering thousands, PC maker Lenovo turned to the cloud for secure, time-sensitive access authorisation.
Newly released figures from two popular web analytics firms show a PC market that is essentially static. The most interesting detail: Apple's push to update its installed base to the latest OS X version has largely succeeded, while Microsoft is less successful with its efforts to get Windows 8 users to move to the free 8.1 update.
Microsoft is adding iOS and Windows Phone email-profile provisioning and IE 11 Enterprise Mode support to its Windows Intune device-management service.
The challenges facing Microsoft Windows are many, but none so big as the casual PC user's changing habits.
Sleek and cheap, Chromebooks have been one of the few bright spots in the PC market. Expect Microsoft to fight back quickly.
In its ads, Microsoft says the Surface Pro 3 is "the tablet that can replace your laptop." With the addition of a new docking station, the Surface Pro has its eye on your desktop PC, too.
Veeam believes that Microsoft System Center users want the same view into a Hyper-V virtual machine environment that VMware's vCenter users enjoy. The company's new Management Pack v7 for System Center's support for Hyper-V directly addresses that need.
Microsoft still is an enterprise-driven company, even if management wants to do its best to deny that fact. Just look at its fourth quarter fiscal 2014 earnings for proof.
The PC industry worldwide sold 136 million desktop PCs last year, along with 160 million traditional notebooks driven by keyboards and touchpads. Those big numbers explain why Microsoft is feverishly improving the desktop experience for "the next iteration of Windows."
Microsoft's plan is to tout Windows value and the ability to run native and Web apps, full Office, desktop apps and work with existing peripherals in its battle with Google's Chromebook.
Microsoft is continuing to attempt to reduce Windows 8.x hurdles for its business users with a new app-management tool called Windows Apportals.
Microsoft is backing the Google-developed and now open-sourced Kubernetes container management effort.
VMware said that its network of 75,000 partners will sell AirWatch's enterprise mobility management (EMM) software as a service.
By merging Tail-f's network service orchestration tools with Cisco's cloud and virtualization portfolio, the plan is automate (and hopefully simplify) provisioning and management for physical and virtual networks.
While the Internet of Things is clearly a security disaster waiting to happen, it could also be a massive opportunity for network management firms in the SMB sector.
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