Microsoft has taken the wraps off the Surface 3 tablet, a new lower-end version of its popular Surface Pro 3 tablet.
It probably comes as little surprise that the unified communications and collaboration is growing, both in revenue and in number of deployments. It's also likely it's not surprising to hear that cloud--particularly, unified-communications-as-a-service and related service offerings--is driving much of that growth.
Of particular interest to developers last week was the release of Microsoft Azure App Service. The service aims to make it easier to build web and mobile apps for any platform or device.
Following up on a pledge made at TechEd Europe in October, Microsoft announced on Monday that it is offering built-in mobile device management for Office 365 for commercial users.
Microsoft is teaming with enterprise mobility management firm Good Technology to provide the first containerized version of its Dynamics customer relationship management mobile app.
Microsoft has changed its stance, and now says that only Project Spartan will have access to the new Edge rendering engine; IE11 will also use Trident exclusively.
Unit4, a Netherlands-based ERP company that has been around for 30 years with a focus on the service industry, announced this week that it is officially expanding its business into the U.S.
Microsoft has introduced new and updated Azure services aimed at helping developers, as well as in maintaining business continuity strategies. Included in its two rounds of announcements this week are Azure App Service, as well as updates to Site Recovery and Backup that the company has dubbed Availability on Demand.
Microsoft has unveiled new Windows 10 tools to give developers a better picture of how to put together a universal app.
Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Twitter and other members of the Reform Government Surveillance, along with other tech firms and privacy advocates, sent a letter [pdf] Wednesday to President Barack Obama and key members of Congress calling for reform of the government surveillance law.