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Microsoft acquires Sunrise, creator of an innovative calendar app for mobile devices

I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has acquired Sunrise, provider of a next-generation calendar app for iOS and Android. We are making this acquisition because we believe a reinvention in the way people use calendars on mobile devices is long overdue. Show More Summary

Microsoft buys iOS, Android calendar vendor Sunrise

Microsoft has purchased Sunrise, the company behind the popular calendar application for iOS and Android, as previously rumored.

Big changes for education in the Big Apple

As a native New Yorker, I take special pride in the announcement made today by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito during her State of the City address. Today, 1.1 million students in the New York City Public Schools are taking...Show More Summary

Verizon finally updating Icon to Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft's flagship Lumia Icon Windows Phone on Verizon is getting long-awaited operating system and firmware updates.

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday release leaves one big vulnerability unpatched

This month's Patch Tuesday release includes three updates rated Critical, including a massive security update that fixes more than 40 flaws in Internet Explorer. A recently disclosed XSS vulnerability remains unpatched, however, and one Windows Server 2003 bug won't be fixed.

Windows 10 release date rumors challenge traditional development schedule

If the latest rumors are true, Microsoft is on track to release Windows 10 to its hardware partners as early as June. But in the new era of continuous development, RTM is just another milestone. Here's what it really means for businesses and consumers.

Microsoft, Samsung settle contract dispute over Android patent payments

Microsoft and Samsung have settled an Android patent-licensing-related contract dispute, Microsoft officials say, while offering no specific about the terms.

Microsoft opens Office 2016 preview to more testers

Microsoft is broadening its Office 2016 desktop preview to include anyone willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

What's next for Microsoft's Windows Server 2016

Microsoft is doing more to turn Windows Server 2016 into a 'cloud optimized server,' moving forward, officials say. Here's what that means.

Protect yourself from Flash attacks in Internet Explorer

Another day, another zero-day exploit in Flash Player. How do you protect yourself from Flash-based attacks? Disable Flash except on sites where you explicitly allow it. Good news: This feature is built into IE and can be enabled with two clicks.

Microsoft's February Intune update adds new Android management features

Microsoft is moving to a monthly update schedule with its Intune mobile-device-management service, starting in February 2015.

Microsoft internally testing new 'Work Assistant' app

Microsoft is working on a new application designed to help users perform Office-related tasks on Windows Phone. Is this Bill Gates' 'Personal Agent' project?

Hands-on with the new Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for Windows 10 tablets

Touch-friendly versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are now available in preview editions for use on devices running Windows 10. Here's what you'll find in each one.

Using the new Office apps on a Windows 10 tablet

Microsoft has finally released preview versions of its touch-optimized Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for use on tablets running the Windows 10 Technical Preview. Here's what you can expect.

Microsoft’s ads continue to inspire long after big game – Weekend Reading: February 6th Edition

Welcome back to another edition of Weekend Reading, with stories about empowering ads that debuted during Sunday’s big game, a very cool update to Microsoft Research’s Image Composite Editor and how cloud computing is being used to accelerate research that could lead to breakthroughs in treating cancer and other diseases. Show More Summary

Microsoft updates Yammer for iOS, Android with new mobile collaboration features

Microsoft's Yammer enterprise social-networking team is rolling out new capabilities for Yammer on iOS, OS X and Android devices.

For customers still using Windows Server 2003, now is the time to migrate

It’s hard to believe it has been 12 years since we released Windows Server 2003. Back in 2003, Windows Server 2003 was the first server operating system launched after the Trustworthy Computing Initiative was announced and it introduced server roles. Show More Summary

Microsoft reconfirms it will deliver an on-premises SharePoint 2016 release

Microsoft will roll out SharePoint Server 2016, an on-premises version of its SharePoint Server, in the second half of calendar 2015, officials reconfirm.

Microsoft's Windows 10 for IoT: What to expect

Microsoft is developing a number of Windows 10 for IoT versions, alongside some custom Windows 10 SKUs, targeted at a wide family of embedded devices.

Microsoft gives business users more Windows 10 upgrade details, guidance

Microsoft has shared a few more details about how businesses will be able to get Windows 10 and to keep their users current with feature and security fixes and updates.

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