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Microsoft explains 11-hour Azure outage as critics find fault with its communications strategy

According to Microsoft, the 11-hour Azure outage earlier this week is caused by a bad performance update to its storage services.

News Scan: Office Mobile app for Android gets Dropbox; Mobility is changing corporate network patterns; more

Read the hottest mobile IT stories for Nov. 20, including the Dropbox support Microsoft has recently added, how mobile devices have changed network traffic patterns, the newest move to mobile from healthcare, Lenovo making up ground on Apple and Samsung for tablets and the new exclusive deal between Foxconn and Apple.

Spotlight: On the 29th anniversary of Windows 1.0

There were any number of other names that Microsoft was supposed to have called the thing, but rumors ran the only mill there was in the technology press of 1985.  

Does Microsoft's Nadella pay package go too far?; IoT adoption jumps by 333% in two years, says new study; More

The top news stories for Nov. 20, 2014.

Microsoft releases unannounced emergency patch for Windows Server

Microsoft has released an emergency patch for a critical vulnerability in Windows Server, as hackers have started to exploit these systems in a limited number of targeted attacks.

Microsoft defends OneDrive change on Windows 10

Microsoft has stepped forward to defend the removal of its smart files feature on the Technical Preview of Windows 10, noting that the move is part of a fresh revamp of OneDrive on Windows.

Microsoft's WinShock patch disrupts TLS connections

Microsoft's security patch for its Secure Channel security package has caused some users to drop Transport Layer Security connections, prompting Redmond to issue a workaround, reports TechTarget's SearchSecurity.

Microsoft to bring core.NET functionality to Linux, OS X

Microsoft last week announced plans to fully open source core parts of the.NET stack, as well as port the.NET runtime to Linux and OS X.

Cortana: Coming soon to an iPhone and Android near you?

Move over Siri. Cortana, Microsoft's personal assistant, may be coming to stay awhile on the iPhone.

5 hot new business apps: Free Microsoft Office for iOS; Game time for Chromecast; more

The 5 hot new business apps for Nov. 12.