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Can you believe some businesses are still running Windows XP? Check out the story below, as well as the rest of your Microsoft headlines, for the latest and greatest on the software giant.

 

Not big, not clever: Some businesses just can't let go of Windows XP

http://www.zdnet.com/not-big-not-clever-some-businesses-just-cant-let-go-of-windows-xp-7000030664/

Almost one in five small and medium businesses worldwide is still using Windows XP months after Microsoft ended support for the operating system.

by Steve Ranger

ZDNet.com        

June 18, 2014

Office 365 Roadmap Program Promises Clarity on Software Updates

http://redmondmag.com/articles/2014/06/19/office-365-roadmap.aspx

Microsoft is attempting to make its Office 365 software release changes more visible and predictable for organizations.

by Kurt Mackie

RedmondMag.com

June 19, 2014

 

 

Microsoft OneDrive jumps to 15GB Free, and 1TB for Office 365

http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-onedrive-jumps-to-15gb-free-and-1tb-for-office-365/

Microsoft more than doubles its free cloud storage and goes deep for Office 365 users, saying what’s most interesting is what goes on top of all that storage space.

by Charles Cooper

CNET

June 23, 2014

 

 

Microsoft Exchange Getting Expanded Public Folder Support Next Month

http://redmondmag.com/articles/2014/06/09/exchange-public-folder-support.aspx

In a Monday blog post, Microsoft indicated that Exchange public folder support will expand from 10,000 folders to 100,000 folders. That increase will start to take effect for Office 365 Exchange Online customers in “early July.”

by Kurt Mackie

RedmondMag.com

June 9, 2014

 

 

Windows 8.1 overtakes Windows 8 in desktop OS arena

http://www.cnet.com/news/windows-8-1-overtakes-windows-8-in-desktop-os-arena/

Friendlier to PC users than its predecessor, Windows 8.1 continues to eke out a higher share while Windows 8 slips downward.

by Lance Whitney

CNET

June 2, 2014

 

  

 

Windows 8 Start menu from Microsoft?  Not till 2015

http://www.cnet.com/news/windows-8-start-menu-from-microsoft-not-till-2015/

It’s looking like Microsoft's new “mini” Start menu for Windows 8.x won't be part of Windows 8.1 Update 2 as rumored.

by Mary Jo Foley

CNET

June 2, 2014

 

 

SQL Server 2012 Receives Second Service Pack

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=43340

 

 

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 SP1 Ships

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/crm/archive/2014/06/02/new-help-center-for-dynamics-crm-online-spring-14-and-microsoft-dynamics-crm-2013-sp1.aspx

 

 

BizTalk Server 2013 R2 Ships

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj248703(v=bts.80).aspx

 

 

Selecting a Desktop OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8.1

https://www.directionsonmicrosoft.com/roadmap/secured/2014/06/selecting-desktop-os-windows-7-or-windows-81

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by Wes Miller

June 2, 2014

 

 

Microsoft Apologizes For Exchange, Lync Cloud Outages, But Says Only Small Number of Customers Affected

http://www.crn.com/news/cloud/300073276/microsoft-apologizes-for-exchange-lync-cloud-outages-but-says-only-small-number-of-customers-affected.htm

Microsoft has apologized to customers for major outages to its Lync and Exchange cloud services earlier this week, and says it has fixed the glitches that caused them.

by Kevin McLaughlin

CRN

June 27, 2014

 

 

How to Migrate to Hyper-V

http://redmondmag.com/articles/2014/06/01/migrate-to-hyperv.aspx

A growing number of organizations are starting to show an interest in using Microsoft Hyper-V to virtualize their infrastructures. With the improvements to Hyper-V introduced in the latest release of Windows Server, it's become feasible to run it alongside existing VMware virtual environments as explained earlier this year. But when it comes to migrating from VMware, there’s more heavy lifting involved.

by Brien Posey

RedmondMag.com

June 5, 2014

 

 

Microsoft Azure Slowly Gaining on Amazon Web Services

http://redmondmag.com/blogs/the-schwartz-report/2014/06/microsoft-azure-gaining-on-aws.aspx

While Amazon Web Services (AWS) remains by far the most widely used cloud provider by enterprises, it appears Microsoft's Azure cloud service has gained significant ground over the past year since releasing its Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering.

by Jeffery Schwartz

RedmondMag.com

June 2, 2014

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