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Microsoft to deliver Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online from Australian datacenters

It’s exciting to see organizations around the world harness the power of the cloud to transform their business and increase their productivity so they can do more and achieve more. To help make this possible Microsoft is committed to delivering the cloud services our customer’s need – wherever they need them. Show More Summary

The Internet of Things fuels efficiency and improves patient care — Weekend Reading: December 5th Edition

Welcome back to another edition of Weekend Reading, where you’ll get stories on how the Internet of Things has transformed both the petroleum supply chain and nurses’ daily routines, the origins of #GivingTuesday and the first annual Biofabricate conference. Show More Summary

Microsoft's Azure RemoteApp app-delivery service to be generally available December 11

Microsoft's Azure RemoteApp service -- which will allow users to remotely access corporate applications on a variety of devices -- will be generally available starting on December 11.

Microsoft and Barnes & Noble terminate their Nook Media deal

Microsoft and Barnes & Noble officially are cancelling their Nook Media joint venture, with no new Windows or Windows Phone e-reading apps in sight.

12 essential Microsoft business apps for the iPhone

As part of Microsoft's "mobile first, cloud first" mission, it has built up a large portfolio of consumer and business apps on every platform. In this roundup, I look at a dozen iOS apps that help IT pros and power users stay productive with an iPhone and Microsoft services.

Microsoft's microservices vision for Azure starts taking shape

Microsoft is building a new platform called Azure BizTalk Microservices that could be key to what's next for the company on the cloud platform-as-a-service front.

What's next for Windows 10?

Microsoft is working on its next preview releases of Windows 10 for desktops, mobile devices and servers. Here's the latest from tipsters about what to expect when.

Google and Rockstar wind down their year-long patent war

Microsoft, Apple, and others created "Rockstar" to spend $4.5B on Nortel patents.

Windows 8.x’s market share really is closing in on Windows XP’s

A look behind the curtain, plus updated operating system and browser market shares.

A first look at the Microsoft Band

Microsoft's first wearable is designed to tell you how unhealthy you are.

Lenovo adds a 13-inch Windows tablet to the Yoga mix

Packs on more RAM and storage than its Android sibling, but lacks the projector.

HP to provide Microsoft Office 365 business services, support

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.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015, with Cortana integration, now generally available

Microsoft's Dynamics CRM 2015 releases, both the cloud and on-premises versions, are generally available as of December 1.

Microsoft buys cross-platform email startup Acompli

Microsoft has purchased email startup Acompli, which makes iOS and Android mobile e-mail applications, for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft acquires Acompli, provider of innovative mobile email apps

I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has acquired Acompli, provider of innovative mobile email apps for iOS and Android. This acquisition is part of our company-wide effort to help people accomplish more with their mobile devices.Show More Summary

Black Friday deals for Xbox One, PCs and tablets; and meet the energy sleuths — It’s (early) Weekend Reading: Nov. 26th Edition

Before you get too comfy in your chair on Thanksgiving, you’ll want to check out all the great Black Friday deals for Xbox One, PCs, tablets and more, as well as meet a passionate trio from Carnegie Mellon University who are using technology to reduce energy consumption in buildings. Show More Summary

Snapping photos of the future with Computer Graphics Artist Brian Townsend

Nearly everything about Brian Townsend’s job reads like science fiction. Put simply: He works in a room nicknamed “The Vault,” and he creates photographs of products that don’t yet exist. When Townsend does his job, you get a Surface tablet that’s real in every way but for one: It doesn’t yet exist in three dimensions. Show More Summary

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