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First 4G LTE Windows Phones Hit Stores, Help People Do Everyday Tasks Faster
Kourtney Kardashian, Vernon Davis and Stephanie Izard join Windows Phone to launch the new Nokia Lumia 900 by giving away “free time.”
Italian Businesses Improve Information-Sharing, Bolster Productivity, Reduce IT Costs With Cloud-Based Microsoft Office 365
Large or small, public or private, Office 365 customers in Italy are enjoying greater efficiency with less IT infrastructure.
Microsoft, City of Los Angeles Announce Program That Increases Activity and Well-Being of Seniors
Microsoft and its partners plan to expand to a total of 16 senior centers in Los Angeles.
Chilean Firm Selects Windows Azure Cloud as Best Place to Host Network
To build and host a scalable B2B site that could handle millions of users, Signature South Consulting chose Windows Azure, which has met all its needs and reduced its hosting costs by 60 percent.
Reddy Ice Boosts Productivity While Reducing Costs With Microsoft Hyper-V Server Virtualization Technology
Leading packaged ice company upgrades to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and Microsoft Hyper-V Server after an unsuccessful pilot test with Google Mail and VMware and continues to explore an array of additional Microsoft technologies.
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Release of New 4G Phones a Milestone for Windows Phone, Nokia Partnership
AT&T today launched two new 4G LTE-capable Windows Phones – the sleek, award-winning Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC Titan II. The launch is an important milestone for partners Microsoft and Nokia, and an AT&T spokesman said the Lumia 900 will be a centerpiece of its spring advertising campaign.
Exergamers Wellness Club Uses Kinect and HealthVault to Enhance Seniors’ Well-being
Seniors in Los Angeles experience improved fitness and increased happiness as a result of an innovative public-private partnership that uses interactive gaming and health-monitoring tools from Microsoft.
‘Kinect Star Wars:’ A Tour de Force by Fans, for Fans
Meet the Force-sensitive fans who helped bring the Star Wars universe to life in “Kinect Star Wars,” the ultimate Jedi experience for Padawans of all ages.
Jasmine Villegas and Internet Explorer Invite Fans to Be Part of New Interactive Music Video Experience
Fans take center stage and become part of the action in new HTML5 music video.
Intelligent Systems in Motion at IDC’s SMART TECHnology World
With the next information revolution underway, Microsoft offers a state of the union for enterprise IT.
Hillcrest Family Health Clinics Realizes Efficiency and Improved Data Access With Intelligent System
Clinic network recoups its investment in the Windows Embedded-based solution within three years through streamlined device management, reduced downtime and ability to care for more patients.
Ford Drives Vivid Picture of the Cloud and Connected Cars With Microsoft
SYNC with MyFord Touch provides a platform to help drivers stay connected and secure more long-term value from their vehicles.
Report Captures Picture of Global Opportunity Divide for Largest Youth Population in History
Youths echo findings from International Youth Foundation report, which urges actions to help young people succeed.
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Windows 10 Bringing Changes to Windows Store App Management
Windows Store management capabilities will arrive "in the coming months" for organizations using Windows 10 apps, Microsoft said Thursday.
Microsoft: Unknown Flaw Caused Hours-Long Azure Outage
Microsoft on Thursday issued a preliminary explanation for the widespread outages that hit its Azure cloud service on Tuesday evening.
AWS Partner Program Makes Room for MSPs, SaaS Providers
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Inc. recently announced several enhancements to its partner network, including an expansion of partner resources and the addition of programs aimed at managed services providers and SaaS-focused partners.
Microsoft Azure Recovering from Widespread Outages
Widespread "partial disruptions" affecting Microsoft's' Azure cloud computing services Tuesday night are now "mitigated," according to Microsoft.
Microsoft Identity Management Service Hits Preview
Microsoft's new identity and access management product, Microsoft Identity Manager, became available as a preview on Tuesday.
Microsoft Takes Wraps Off Office 365 Video Service
Select subscribers of Office 365 are now able to test drive Microsoft's new Office 365 video service, Microsoft announced Tuesday.
Microsoft Rolling Out Intune Updates, Including Name Change
Microsoft is currently rolling out the latest updates to its Intune device management service, a three-day process that began on Monday.
OneDrive Coming to Office 365 ProPlus in January
The rollout of Microsoft's OneDrive for Business service Office 365 ProPlus users will be completed "before the end of January 2015," Microsoft announced on Monday.
What To Expect with Microsoft's New Per-User Windows Licensing
Microsoft is rolling out its new per-user Windows licensing option next month, introducing a number of changes that organizations with volume licensing will have to learn.
Microsoft Gives Azure AD Security Boost with Aorato Buy
Microsoft on Thursday acquired Israel-based identity and access management firm Aorato Ltd. for an undisclosed amount.
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