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Dynamics CRM 2015 Will Be Out Before 2015

The next version of Dynamics CRM 2015 will come out before the end of the year, Microsoft announced this week. The update, codenamed “Vega”, promises further integration with Office 365.


All The Animals In The Azure Australia Assembly

Microsoft’s Azure general manager Steven Martin swept through Australia yesterday and took time to brief media on the company’s local Azure plans. No further word on when the Sydney and Melbourne locations will finally open, but we did discover a surprising amount about the different animals you can reference when discussing Azure.


How Will Microsoft Buying Minecraft Change Its Attitude To Java?

The rumours have been confirmed: Microsoft is paying $US2.5 billion to acquire Mojang, the Swedish developer of Minecraft. That raises an interesting question: how will the deal change Microsoft’s approach to Java?


Cloud Patches: Extended Azure Backups, AWS T2 Bursts Onto Elasticache

Last week in cloud computing: Azure Backup extends its retention period, while AWS extends T2 instances to ElastiCache.


Ask LH: What's The Best Dropbox-Friendly Office Suite For An Android Tablet?

Hey Lifehacker, I have recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and want to use it for study. I currently have all my study documents (Word, Excel and PDF mainly) on my Dropbox account. What is the best app for editing those Office documents on my Android tablet?


What Office Delve Does And When You'll Get It

Office Delve — Microsoft’s technology to provide Office 365 customers with contextual search and notifications — has begun rolling out to Office 365 customers, and will reach most business users by early 2015. What does it do, and do you need it?


Patch Tuesday: Four On The Floor

Yes, it’s almost the second Tuesday of the month and we’re due another bunch of Microsoft patches. With just four updates scheduled this month, hopefully the experience won’t be too painful.


Cloud Patches: Azure Migration Accelerator, AWS Cache Warming

Last week in cloud computing: Azure previews its Migration Accelerator, while AWS adds cache warming features to MySQL.


Steve Ballmer Wrote The BSOD, So Stop Slacking Off

Even when you’re the boss, it sometimes pays to muck in and make changes yourself.


Microsoft Throwing In Bonus Services For Large Office 365 Deployments

Looking at rolling out Office 365 across your organisation? Microsoft is offering some freebies to persuade sites with more than 150 users to make the switch.