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Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:43:05 +0000

Last Build Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:43:05 +0000

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Microsoft to offer option of 16 years of Windows Server, SQL Server support through new Premium Assurance offer

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:19:00 +0000

Microsoft's coming 'Premium Assurance' for Software Assurance customers for Windows Server and SQL Server will offer 16, instead of 10, years of support.

Here's what's first on Microsoft's LinkedIn integration to-do list

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:26:00 +0000

The Microsoft and LinkedIn deal officially has closed. Now the integration of the two companies products and services begins. Here's what's up first.

Microsoft to PC makers: Let's make some Windows 10 ARM-based PCs

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:02:00 +0000

Microsoft will bring a natively compiled version of Windows 10 to Qualcomm's ARM processors next year, plus an x86 emulation layer, designed to run on a new class of Windows 10 mobile PCs.

Microsoft reveals its next steps to bring mixed reality to the masses

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:00:00 +0000

Microsoft is readying its Windows PC and device-maker partners to build new extended reality devices and the PCs to which they'll be tethered.

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 test build adds more Cortana voice control for PCs

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:52:00 +0000

Windows 10 Creators Update test build 14986 adds more Cortana voice-control capabilities, as well as support on the back-end for a coming Windows 10 differential-update capability.

Microsoft developers take note: Build 2017 will be in Seattle May 10 to 12

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:12:00 +0000

Microsoft is combining some of its previously separate large-format conferences for 2017, and it's pushing back its Build developers conference to May of next year.

Microsoft drops its Enterprise Advantage licensing program before it begins

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:15:00 +0000

Microsoft won't be adding the previously announced Enterprise Advantage option to its licensing line-up, after all, officials are acknowledging.

Windows 10 Creators Update: What's on tap for Spring 2017 for business users

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:01:00 +0000

Microsoft plans to add more security and manageability features to Windows 10 Creators Update before its debut in Spring 2017. Here's what's coming.

EU regulators approve Microsoft's LinkedIn purchase with concessions

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:01:00 +0000

Microsoft expects its deal to acquired LinkedIn to close 'in the coming days,' now that EU regulators have given the pending acquisition their approval.

Microsoft takes another shot at an AI chatbot with Zo

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:50:00 +0000

Microsoft has fielded a preview of another AI chatbot,, but so far is limiting the topics it is able to address.

What's coming in Microsoft's Dynamics 365 Marketing app next year

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:23:00 +0000

Microsoft is readying a new Microsoft Dynamics 365 Marketing app for SMBs as part of its Dynamics 365 service. Here's a list of what's likely inside that app coming in the Spring of 2017.

How and why Microsoft is stepping up its focus on 'families' with Windows 10

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:05:00 +0000

Windows 10's Home Hub feature set could be a step along Microsoft's long-term goal of making households, and not just workplaces, more productive and connected.

Microsoft Ventures' newest investments: Private cloud, analytics, texting and IoT

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:56:00 +0000

Microsoft Ventures has made 14 publicly disclosed investments in startups since its founding in May. Here's who is on the list.

Microsoft releases a new Windows 10 Creators Update build to Windows Phone Insiders

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:29:00 +0000

Ahead of next week's WinHEC China event, Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 Mobile test build for Fast Ring phone Insiders, 14977.

Microsoft anoints Windows 10 Anniversary Update as 'Current Branch for Business'

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:28:00 +0000

Microsoft has designated the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, initially released in early August, as ready for business users to deploy en masse.

Microsoft's SQL Server Next: What's under the covers

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 20:22:24 +0000

How does Microsoft plan to bring parity to its SQL Server releases for Linux and Windows as it moves forward? Its 'Drawbridge' library OS virtualization technology is playing a role.

Microsoft offers concessions to EU regulators over LinkedIn purchase: Report

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:50:00 +0000

UPDATED: Microsoft is said to be offering concessions to European Union antitrust regulators in the hopes of getting approval for its pending LinkedIn purchase.

Microsoft's x86 on ARM64 emulation: A Windows 10 'Redstone 3' Fall 2017 feature

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:01:00 +0000

Microsoft is planning to enable x86 on ARM64 emulation in Windows 10 by Fall 2017 with its 'Redstone 3' release, sources say, thanks to codename 'Cobalt.'

Microsoft adds 3D Paint to latest Windows 10 Creators Update test build

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:00:00 +0000

Microsoft is beginning to add more of the larger, creator-focused features coming to its next Windows 10 release with this week's Build 14971 for Fast Ring Insider testers.

Microsoft delivers test builds of Visual Studio for Mac, Visual Studio 2017 for Windows

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:34:00 +0000

Microsoft is releasing a first Visual Studio for Mac preview, as well as a near-final Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2017 for Windows.