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Microsoft rolls out two new Windows Intune mobile-device management features

Microsoft is adding iOS and Windows Phone email-profile provisioning and IE 11 Enterprise Mode support to its Windows Intune device-management service.

Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage app for Android gets a facelift

Microsoft's updated OneDrive for Android cloud storage app now adds support for OneDrive for Business.

Microsoft cuts Azure SQL cloud database prices

Microsoft is tweaking its Azure SQL cloud database pricing, guaranteed uptime and more ahead of making its new tiers generally available.

Could Cosmos be Microsoft's next commercial big-data service?

Microsoft may be planning to turn its internal-facing big-data storage and computation service into an externally-facing commercial cloud service.

Microsoft, Apple, and Google: How three tech giants have evolved in the 21st Century

Apple's a hardware company, Microsoft's a software company, and Google makes almost all of its income from advertising. All three companies have been trying for years to diversify their revenue streams. How's that working out?

Microsoft promises fix for Surface Pro 3 overheating issues

Microsoft is readying a fix meant to remedy an issue with the Intel Core i7 Surface Pro 3 tablets that is meant to remedy overheating issues reported by some users.

Windows 'Threshold' and cadence: How fast is too fast?

With an enterprise technical preview coming in a few weeks, and an ARM-based test version due early next year, the next version of Windows is approaching rapidly.

Royal Caribbean International to provide 40,000 crew members with Windows 8.1 tablets

In line with technology upgrades being made across the Royal Caribbean Cruises fleet, the company is giving all of its 40,000 shipboard crew members Windows 8.1 tablets. “This technology isn’t only about giving our guests a better vacation...Show More Summary

Microsoft: What caused one of the worst Visual Studio Online outages ever

What caused a five-hour-plus outage in Microsoft's Visual Studio Online service earlier this month? Microsoft officials share the details.

Windows 9: Microsoft faces four daunting challenges

The rumor mill says a public preview of the next big Windows release will appear this fall. But don't get fixated by features. This release isn't a "big bang" but is actually just the starting gun for the next stage in a very long r...

Weekend Reading: Aug. 22nd Edition – Microsoft and TracFone partner on a pilot project and the HTC One (M8) comes to Windows

As summer winds down, Weekend Reading delivers stories on a project that helps diabetes patients, a profile on the chief technical officer of Microsoft’s Cloud and Services organization, the debut of the HTC One (M8) for Windows smartphone and Steve Ballmer stepping down from the Microsoft Board of Directors. Show More Summary

Microsoft NoSQL database and full-text search service previews available on Azure

Microsoft is making available previews of two new Azure services: Its DocumentDB NoSQL service and its full-text search service built on Elasticsearch.

How Apple took over the only segment of the PC market that still matters

Everyone knows the PC market has been in decline for the past few years. But one segment of that market is doing spectacularly well, and one company has managed to carve out enviable sales and profits by dominating that niche. Guess who?

Former Microsoft CEO Ballmer steps down from the board

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the Microsoft board, effective immediately.

Steve Ballmer steps down as Microsoft board member

Effective Aug. 19, 2014, Steve Ballmer has stepped down from the Microsoft Board of Directors. Read Ballmer’s letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Nadella’s response.

HTC's Android flagship phone gets a Windows Phone option

HTC launched a Windows Phone version of its HTC One on Verizon -- its first Windows Phone flagship in two years.

Microsoft rolls out free OneNote app for Android tablets

Microsoft's newest version of OneNote for Android is optimized to work on tablets and adds support for digital inking. The 'modern' version of OneNote for Windows 8.x also is getting an update.

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