Cloud http://windowsitpro.com/taxonomy/term/9276/more en Believe it or Not: Despite Huge Outages Recently, Azure is Somewhat Improved Over Q1 http://windowsitpro.com/azure/believe-it-or-not-despite-huge-outages-recently-azure-somewhat-improved-over-q1 <div class="node-body article-body">Despite recent reports of major Azure outages, issues with Microsoft's Cloud services are improving according to CloudEndure.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/believe-it-or-not-despite-huge-outages-recently-azure-somewhat-improved-over-q1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/believe-it-or-not-despite-huge-outages-recently-azure-somewhat-improved-over-q1#comments Azure Azure Azure cloud cloud Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:28:00 +0000 113201 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Makes Skype Less Annoying http://windowsitpro.com/skype/microsoft-makes-skype-less-annoying <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft will be rolling out a new feature for Skype in the coming weeks, finally fixing multitude of notifications syndrome.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/skype/microsoft-makes-skype-less-annoying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/skype/microsoft-makes-skype-less-annoying#comments Skype skype Skype Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:53:00 +0000 113181 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Firmware Update for Surface Pro 3 http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/microsoft-releases-out-band-firmware-update-surface-pro-3 <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft today is providing a second update for the Surface Pro 3 this month.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/microsoft-releases-out-band-firmware-update-surface-pro-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/microsoft-releases-out-band-firmware-update-surface-pro-3#comments Microsoft Surface Firmware Update Firmware Update Microsoft Surface Microsoft Surface Surface Pro 3 Surface Pro 3 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:20:00 +0000 113041 at http://windowsitpro.com Patch Tuesday Tripped Up by Rapid Release Era http://windowsitpro.com/windows/patch-tuesday-tripped-rapid-release-era <div class="field-deck"> But I just installed that update </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft removed the download links to several Patch Tuesday-based software updates after customers complained of frequent problems, including in some cases non-booting PCs and Blue Screens. This isn't just unprecedented, folks, it's catastrophic, and it casts a pall over Microsoft's rapid release strategy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/patch-tuesday-tripped-rapid-release-era" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/patch-tuesday-tripped-rapid-release-era#comments Windows Cloud blue screens blue screens bugs bugs faulty updates faulty updates Fixes Fixes Microsoft Microsoft Patch Tuesdays Patch Tuesdays PCS PCs rapid release rapid release updates Updates Windows Windows Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:45:00 +0000 112881 at http://windowsitpro.com T-Mobile, Sprint Quickly Prove They're Better Apart http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/t-mobile-sprint-quickly-prove-theyre-better-apart <div class="field-deck"> Maybe four big carriers really is better than three </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sprint dropped its $32 billion bid to purchase T-Mobile earlier this month because US antitrust regulators had indicated that they would block the merger. Now, it looks like the government got it right for a change: In just the few weeks since that reversal, both Sprint and T-Mobile have moved aggressively to lower prices and make more versatile wireless plans available to customers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/t-mobile-sprint-quickly-prove-theyre-better-apart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/t-mobile-sprint-quickly-prove-theyre-better-apart#comments Cloud Mobile Paul Thurrotts WinInfo Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:59:00 +0000 113011 at http://windowsitpro.com August 2014 Surface Driver Packs for Deployment Now Available http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/august-2014-surface-driver-packs-deployment-now-available <div class="node-body article-body">The August firmware and driver pack releases are now available to download for those tasked with deploying images in the enterprise.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/august-2014-surface-driver-packs-deployment-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/august-2014-surface-driver-packs-deployment-now-available#comments Microsoft Surface Driver Pack Driver Pack Firmware firmware Microsoft Surface Microsoft Surface Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:54:00 +0000 112981 at http://windowsitpro.com Azure Outages Hit Microsoft Customers for a Second Week http://windowsitpro.com/azure/azure-outages-hit-microsoft-customers-second-week <div class="node-body article-body">Man the lifeboats, the sky is falling.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/azure-outages-hit-microsoft-customers-second-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/azure-outages-hit-microsoft-customers-second-week#comments Azure Azure Azure Microsoft Microsoft outage outage Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:34:00 +0000 112931 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Seeking Respect for Internet Explorer http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/microsoft-seeking-respect-internet-explorer <div class="field-deck"> A viable mobile strategy is perhaps key </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft's Internet Explorer still commands almost 60 percent of desktop PC web browser usage, a figure that has held steady for over a year. But IE is widely viewed as the AOL of web browsers, something that the unwashed masses use only because they don't realize there are viable, even superior, alternatives. And the software giant is hoping to change that.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/microsoft-seeking-respect-internet-explorer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/microsoft-seeking-respect-internet-explorer#comments Cloud Paul Thurrotts WinInfo Internet Explorer Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:31:00 +0000 112741 at http://windowsitpro.com Surface Pro 3 Docking Station Now Available Everywhere in the U.S. and Canada http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/surface-pro-3-docking-station-now-available-everywhere-us-and-canada <div class="node-body article-body">Today marks the day we can all get our hands on the Surface Pro 3 Docking Station.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/surface-pro-3-docking-station-now-available-everywhere-us-and-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/surface-pro-3-docking-station-now-available-everywhere-us-and-canada#comments Microsoft Surface Docking Station Docking Station Surface Pro 3 Surface Pro 3 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:01:00 +0000 112671 at http://windowsitpro.com Windows Azure Pack Firewall Port Requirements http://windowsitpro.com/azure/windows-azure-pack-firewall-port-requirements <div class="node-body article-body">Windows Azure Pack configures the proper firewall ports for you, but what if you need to customize or you notice suspicious traffic?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/windows-azure-pack-firewall-port-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/windows-azure-pack-firewall-port-requirements#comments Windows Server 2012 R2 Azure firewall Firewall Ports Ports Windows Azure Pack Windows Azure Pack Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 R2 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:37:00 +0000 112581 at http://windowsitpro.com