What’s New in the World of Microsoft?

BrandPost By James Nagurney
Nov 25, 20143 mins
Small and Medium BusinessWindows

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 SP1 Ships BizTalk Server 2013 R2 Ships Selecting a Desktop OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 Requires Directions on Microsoft subscription by Wes Miller June 2, 2014 Microsoft Apologizes For Exchange, Lync Cloud Outages, But Says Only Small Number of Customers Affected 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 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 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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