If you thought Windows 8.1 Update 1 was the only new software release Microsoft had planned for spring this year, think again. The Windows Server team is also busy with their very own project. The company has just announced that Windows Server 2012 R2 will also get a set of improvements. These will launch alongside...

News has been rather slow on Exchange 2013 SP1, particularly with Windows Server 2012 R2 already out in the open and lacking support for Exchange and SharePoint. This was supposed to be fixed with the first service pack for Exchange 2013, and now Redmond has provided us with a few pointers on the forthcoming Service...

Another day, another operating system launch from Microsoft. The software titan announced the general availability of Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry in in October. And now the company has debuted Windows Server 2012 R2 for Embedded Systems. Just like the aforementioned industry operating system, the server version of...

Boy, Microsoft sure can be awfully low key sometimes! The software titan has recently indicated, almost in passing, that Lync Server 2013 is now supported on the newly released Windows Server 2012 R2. It can be enabled by deploying an update that was released earlier this month. Redmond confirmed the news in the...

It is not every Tuesday one receives software updates and patches from Microsoft. But the company seems to have rolled out a new one, an unannounced one, on Tuesday no less. This obviously is nowhere near part of Patch Tuesday cycle — but it is an important package. So important is this set of fixes for the recently...

Microsoft may not have made too much noise in this regard, but by most estimates Windows Azure is now the number one contender for the title of the cloud king. AWS still remains a giant, but Amazon surely is wary and watchful of Redmond’s cloud ambitions. This war for public cloud supremacy means the top two (or three...

Redmond has just released a new patch for version 11 of Internet Explorer that is running on Windows 8.1 systems that tries to fix number of issues in the new browser. Normally, the company releases such patches for its software products on the second Tuesday of each month, and the event is labeled as Patch Tuesday....

Application compatibility has traditionally been a very strong suite of the Windows operating platform. In fact, some would even say it is one of the very reasons for its absolute dominance. But while most software programs play nicely in upgraded versions of Windows, there are some that could be disabled, blocked,...

With Windows Server 2012 R2 now officially out in the wild, Redmond also released its new line of Remote Desktop for the iOS, Mac and Android platforms recently. These apps allow users on these platforms to connect to a PC using Windows Server 2012 R2. And considering that a Remote Desktop app was already released by...

While Windows 8.1 landed on the Windows Store for Windows 8 users this past Thursday, a number of Redmond’s new products officially saw daylight on Friday, October 18. These include the retail boxed version of Windows 8.1, along with the general availability of Windows Server 2012 R2, the System Center 2012 R2, a new...