A busy week for Microsoft was dominated by announcements from the company's Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, and a landmark court victory against the US government regarding access to information stored on servers outside the US.
Microsoft revealed the launch date for the Windows Server 2016 platform, along with the editions in which it will be available, while the firm detailed new enterprise licensing for Windows 10 as it pushed out yet another preview for the coming Anniversary Update release.
The company also made announcements regarding services for the Internet of Things, and scored a major customer win for its cloud services after Facebook signed up for Office 365.
Microsoft wins court appeal over handing email stored in Ireland to US authorities
Microsoft has won a landmark ruling in a long-running court battle with the US Department of Justice concerning an email residing on a Microsoft server in Ireland which is understood to be related to the Silk Road underground market site.
Microsoft: Windows Server 2016 and System Centre 2016 coming in September
Microsoft has used its Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto to reveal the launch dates for the long-awaited Windows Server 2016 platform and associated System Centre 2016 management suite. The firm also gave more details about the Azure Stack platform and announced availability of Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
Microsoft details Windows Server 2016 Editions coming in September
Microsoft has provided more details about the firm's next-generation server platform coming in September, including the three main editions that will be available for customers to deploy.
Microsoft unveils Windows 10 Build 14388 alongside subscription pricing for enterprises
Microsoft continues to fine tune the Windows 10 code for the Anniversary Update due in a few weeks, delivering new previews for PC and Mobile testers as the firm detailed new subscription options for enterprises.
Microsoft announces managed service models for Windows 10 and Surface
Microsoft is introducing managed service solutions for Windows 10 and Surface hardware.
Microsoft expands IoT portfolio with GE's Predix platform on Azure
Microsoft has entered into a broad strategic collaboration with General Electric that will see GE's Predix platform-as-a-service for industrial Internet of Things applications made available on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform.
Rolls-Royce to use Microsoft IoT and analytics tools for jet engine predictive maintenance
Microsoft has signed a deal with aeroplane engine maker Rolls-Royce that looks like a textbook demonstration project for the Internet of Things. Microsoft's cloud-based IoT and analytics platforms will be used to improve efficiency for airlines by diagnosing potential problems with jet engines.
Facebook to roll out Office 365 in major customer win for Microsoft
Facebook has signed a deal to roll out Office 365 to as many as 13,000 employees in a high-profile customer win for Microsoft.
Leaked chats show Microsoft staff celebrating departure of Kevin Turner
Leaked conversations between Microsoft employees on private messaging app Blind reveal company-wide jubilation at the departure of chief operating officer Kevin Turner, architect of the company's hated 'stack ranking' assessment system.
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