According to Microsoft, the 11-hour Azure outage earlier this week is caused by a bad performance update to its storage services.
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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.
The top news stories for Nov. 20, 2014.
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 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 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 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.
Move over Siri. Cortana, Microsoft's personal assistant, may be coming to stay awhile on the iPhone.
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