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  • October 24, 2012 24 Oct'12

    Microsoft rolls out third Hadoop preview for Azure and Windows Server

    Microsoft's big data products inched closer to a public release today, as the company released refreshed previews of Hadoop products. They also gained new names: Windows Azure HDInsight Service and ...

  • October 10, 2012 10 Oct'12

    Ballmer: Microsoft 'a devices and services company'

    Can Microsoft be more like Apple with consumers and yet continue to grow in the enterprise? CEO Steve Ballmer talks about the new business model.

  • October 10, 2012 10 Oct'12

    Azure services for Windows Server 2012 hit beta

    By Stuart J. Johnston, Senior News Writer Microsoft this week began beta testing a set of cloud features designed to give Windows Server 2012 customers the ability to provide Windows Azure services ...

  • October 09, 2012 09 Oct'12

    Word, Kerberos vulnerabilities highlight busy October Patch Tuesday

    Improperly time stamped certificates mean rereleased patches, on top of fixes for Microsoft Word and Kerberos vulnerabilities this month.

  • October 09, 2012 09 Oct'12

    Windows Server 2012 Essentials, Small Business Server replacement, hits RTM

    Windows Server 2012 Essentials was released to manufacturing and will be generally available in less than a month, Microsoft said Tuesday. Sinead O'Donovan, director of program management for ...

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  • October 04, 2012 04 Oct'12

    October brings one critical, six important fixes for Patch Tuesday

    Halloween entails kids trick-or-treating for candy, but administrators will get some treats from Microsoft in this month's Patch Tuesday to avoid potentially harmful tricks. According to an advance ...

  • October 03, 2012 03 Oct'12

    On-premises Hadoop for Windows Server resurfaces

    After ten months of silence, the public finally has a glimpse of what Microsoft has been up to with Hadoop. Hadoop for Windows Server is in the private preview stage, Mary Jo Foley reported. It ...

  • October 03, 2012 03 Oct'12

    September in review: top news, reviews and tips

    In our new feature, we'll round up the most popular content of the previous month and share it with you. For September, our most popular pieces had to do with (surprise!) the Sept. 4 general ...

  • September 28, 2012 28 Sep'12

    Windows Server 2008 support extension gives IT time to catch up

    In recognition that server upgrades can be glacially slow, Microsoft extended Windows Server 2008 support as it rolls out the OS' heir apparent.

  • September 24, 2012 24 Sep'12

    Windows Server 2008 gets extended mainstream support deadline

    We’ve heard it from plenty of IT pros in the last year: they like what they see in Windows Server 2012, but they’re just not ready to jump ship. If they needed another reason to stay within the ...

  • September 18, 2012 18 Sep'12

    System Center 2012 SP1 eventually lets IT manage Windows Server 2012

    IT pros itching to manage Windows Server 2012 with System Center 2012 can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but will still have to wait a bit.

  • September 17, 2012 17 Sep'12

    Rounding up Windows Server 2012 partner announcements

    Since the general availability of Windows Server 2012, companies have revealed new products that will run with the support of this Windows Server version and its cloud capabilities. We compiled a ...

  • September 12, 2012 12 Sep'12

    Microsoft details SCCM SP1, new Intune version, September patches

    System Center Configuration Manager 2007 receives a patch, plus Microsoft delivered a beta version of a service pack for the 2012 edition of the product.

  • September 10, 2012 10 Sep'12

    Microsoft divulges UE-V, details support for Windows Server 2012

    User Experience-Virtualization will hit general availability in the fourth quarter when Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2012 ships, Microsoft said last week. According to a blog post by Karri ...

  • September 06, 2012 06 Sep'12

    Light Patch Tuesday expected, addresses System Center and developer tools

    September will be a light month for Patch Tuesdays with a mere two bulletins and nothing ranked at a "critical" level, according to an advance security bulletin Microsoft released Thursday. The ...

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