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May 23, 2013  7:40 PM

Microsoft releases update for migration assessment tool, MAP 8.5 Beta

Posted by: Toni Boger
MAP toolkit, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, office 365, Windows 8, windows server 2012

Earlier today, Microsoft released an update to its IT security assessment tool, Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.5 Beta. The MAP Toolkit -- which is...

February 26, 2013  8:27 PM

Microsoft releases minor updates for Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012

Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, windows server 2012

It's not Patch Tuesday, but there are updates admins should look for this week as Microsoft delivers updates across its portfolio of recent operating systems. A tool is now available for Windows Server 2008...

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February 7, 2013  8:44 PM

Windows Server releases could become more frequent

Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
Windows 8, Windows Server, windows server 2012

Microsoft may release major platform updates on a yearly basis -- including Windows Server -- if a rumor is true. Mary Jo Foley reported that a tipster told her the codename...

January 31, 2013  3:45 PM

Microsoft quietly releases Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 SP1

Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
Windows 8, windows server 2012

This might have slipped under your radar: Microsoft released a service pack for Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 last week. As one can expect, the service now supports the generally available Windows...

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December 13, 2012  7:42 PM

Microsoft looks back on busy 2012 in new video

Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
Windows 8, windows server 2012

Microsoft's ambitious 2012 is coming to a close, and the company can't help but be a little nostalgic. The company today posted a video summing up the year in Microsoft releases, news and events into 12 key milestones. Check it out: [brightcove] If you don't like videos for some reason,

December 6, 2012  7:15 PM

Last Patch Tuesday of 2012 to bring fixes to Windows Server and Office

Posted by: Toni Boger
Microsoft Office, Patch Tuesday, Windows 8, windows RT, windows server 2012

Microsoft will be spreading some holiday cheer to admins this month with increased protection against security threats. In an advance security bulletin released this week, the company said December's Patch Tuesday will...

November 1, 2012  6:21 PM

October in review: top news, reviews and tips

Posted by: Toni Boger
Windows 8, windows server 2012

In this monthly feature, we round up the most popular content of the previous month and share it with you. For October, our most popular pieces involved this year's best ways to manage Windows Server, features in Windows Server 2012 and a busy Patch Tuesday. Here are last month's most popular...

August 23, 2012  2:43 PM

Microsoft refreshes logo in time for Windows Server 2012

Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
Microsoft, Windows 8, windows phone 8, windows server 2012

Not satisfied with releasing 2012 editions of Windows Server and desktop Windows to manufacturing, Microsoft has revamped its logo for the first time in 25...

August 1, 2012  4:23 PM

Windows Server 2012 hits RTM milestone, general availability September 4

Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
Windows 8, windows server 2012

Microsoft said Wednesday Windows Server 2012 has hit the release-to-manufacturing stage of development and that it will be generally available on September 4. All code is complete and being delivered to...

June 13, 2012  7:44 PM

A photo tour of TechEd 2012

Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Hyper-V, Silverlight, TechEd, VMware, Windows 8, Windows 95

There's a lot to take in at Microsoft's annual technical learning event, and you can't describe it all in words. Here are some of the memorable visual stimuli that we saw during our visit to Orlando. See something else? Let us know in the comments, or on Twitter (

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