What do Azure and Yammer have to do with how Microsoft is changing the way it is developing, testing and delivering its Office products? More than many think.
Microsoft is broadening availability of its Surface Pro PC/tablet hybrids during May and June, officials are saying.
Microsoft’s Office team has an ambitious roadmap ahead of it. But can a team of 5,000 engineers move from delivering product releases every 2 to 3 years, to every quarter or even faster?
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How Microsoft is speeding up the Office trains
If Microsoft brings back the Start Button and adds a boot-to-desktop option with Windows Blue, should Windows developers still be counting on Metro as their future?
Microsoft’s Blue: What will developers do?
[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Yang Cao and Ashish Sukhija] Hello everyone, we would like to update you on an Add-In software that is now available for Windows Server 2012 Essentials. We have updated the Windows Server Essentials integration module for Windows Azure Backup and is now available for download from the link below: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=288906 More Information A reboot might be needed if you don’t have the Visual C++ redistributable installed because it requires the server to reboot. After reboot, please launch the add-in installer again. If you already have an old version of the Add-in software installed, then you need to: Uninstall the old Add-in from the Dashboard; Uninstall the Windows Azure Backup agent from the Control panel; Reinstall the new Add-in NOTE: During step #3, we’ll automatically reinstall the new Windows Azure Backup agent. Known Issue If you update the Windows Azure Backup agent before uninstalling the previous Windows Server Essentials Integration module for Windows Azure Backup, the Dashboard will crash. This is because of the compatibility issue between the old add-in and the new Windows Azure Backup agent. To fix this issue, follow the steps below: Open the Dashboard in safe mode. Disable the online backup add-in. Go to Dashboard to uninstall the add-in. Reinstall the new add-in. Visit the Windows Azure Backup Forum http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsazureonlinebackup/threads
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Windows Server Essentials Integration Module for Windows Azure Backup is Now Available
Think this through: Why might Microsoft be willing to look like it’s ‘caving’ and introduce boot-to-desktop and Start Button options?
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Reading between the Microsoft CFO lines on Windows Blue and the Start Button
Microsoft didn’t release an updated count of Windows 8 licenses sold as part of its third quarter earnings. But here’s what the company did say about Windows.
More new features are coming to Microsoft’s Outlook.com Web mail service, including support for alias sign-in, as well as for new international domain-specific email addresses.
Microsoft is joining the two-factor authentication ranks, adding support for this security mechanism across its products and services accessible via a Microsoft Account.
The Visual Studio team is continuing with its seemingly quarterly update pace, delivering the first public test build of the next update for Visual Studio 2012.