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March 02, 2017
Industry observers are buying into Microsoft's attempts to reach new users, as the company builds support for Linux and other open source technologies in its offerings.
August 25, 2016
Find all the independent reporting and analysis from the Microsoft Ignite conference 2016 in one place.
April 30, 2015
Experts give insights on Microsoft Ignite, what Windows services they hope to hear about, and whether this show will live up to TechEd conference fame.
February 04, 2014
Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella brings technical expertise to the helm, but can he provide a roadmap that offers IT pros reason for optimism rather than continued frustration?
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