In another packed week for Microsoft, the company released the latest version of the Visual Studio developer platform, a preview release of a next-generation Exchange Server, and a novel messaging app for mobile users that ties in with their email account.
Elsewhere, security was on the agenda with critical patches pushed out for Windows and the announcement of a new Advanced Threat Analytics tool.
Microsoft delivers Visual Studio 2015 to target Windows 10, iOS, Android and Linux
Microsoft has released the latest version of its Visual Studio development platform, which will allow developers to target not just the upcoming Windows 10 operating system but any device running any platform, across the desktop, web, mobile and cloud.
Microsoft previews Exchange Server 2016, brings cloud improvements to on-premise
Microsoft has made available a preview release of the upcoming Exchange Server 2016, the next version of its email server platform for businesses, promising improvements and enhancements based on the firm's experience in delivering Exchange as a cloud-based service.
Microsoft releases critical out-of-band security patch for Windows
Microsoft has released an emergency out-of-band security fix for Windows, following the Patch Tuesday updates earlier this month.
The latest update (MS15-078) patches a critical flaw in how Windows Adobe Type Manager Library handles OpenType fonts. The fix is marked as 'critical' for all versions of Windows.
Microsoft confirms it will sell Windows 10 on USB sticks
Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 will be sold on USB sticks after listings for Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro on flash drives appeared on Amazon's US site.
Microsoft merges email and instant messaging with Send iPhone app
Microsoft has announced Send, an app for iPhones that allows an email to be sent as if it is an instant message and expands on the company's Garage software development project.
Microsoft releases Advanced Threat Analytics to bolster cyber security
Microsoft has announced the launch of Advanced Threat Analytics, an on-premise security tool that identifies potential cyber threats in a system or network.
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