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The long, promising (and frustrating) history of Microsoft’s consumer file sync services Live Drive, SDrive, Project M, Folders, FolderShare, Windows Live Sync, Live Mesh, SkyDrive, OneDrive. Yes, Microsoft has been at this file ...

November 21, 2014

Yahoo! / Mozilla search partnership: What’s Marissa Mayer up to? Yesterday Yahoo! and Mozilla announced a new 5 year partnership to make "Yahoo the default search experience for Firefox in the United State ...

November 20, 2014

Is Steve Ballmer going to be a problem? If you thought Steve Ballmer was going to quietly leave Microsoft, move to LA, and just enjoy the sun and watch basketball, you might want t ...

November 14, 2014

Windows 10 new build 9879 is on the way Although it's been rumored for a while, Windows Insiders got confirmation today that the next build of Windows 10 Technical Preview, Build 9 ...

November 12, 2014

Has Microsoft given up on eReading? Microsoft has a long, and not very successful, history with eReaders, going all the way back to Microsoft Reader, which debuted in 2000, but ...

November 11, 2014

Microsoft announces the Lumia 535 and 535 Dual Sim Microsoft unveiled its first Microsoft branded Lumia phones tonight, the Lumia 535 and a dual SIM equivalent, the Lumia 535 Dual SIM. The ph ...

November 10, 2014

The Microsoft Work and Play Bundle: good deal if you can get it Microsoft just went live with what looks to be a pretty good deal it's calling the "Microsoft Work and Play Bundle", which includes one year ...

November 10, 2014

Back to the future: Windows Phone to be called Windows Mobile? Maybe that forced change from SkyDrive to OneDrive got things rolling, or perhaps new CEO Satya Nadella really is shaking things up at Micro ...

November 10, 2014

What’s your perfect Windows Phone? Microsoft is set to announce at least one, and possibly two new phones this week, a successor to the most popular Windows Phone ever made, t ...

November 9, 2014

Will the first Microsoft Lumia come in time for the holidays? When Microsoft announced it was rebranding its phone hardware as "Microsoft Lumia", it hinted that there might be a new phone on the way, wi ...

November 7, 2014

Office updates iOS, Android apps – Windows 10 apps coming soon Since Microsoft first introduced Office for the iPad last March, it's been downloaded some 40 million times, even with the restrictions of n ...

November 6, 2014

Digest: Dropbox on Office, Skype Translator, more I'm here on the Microsoft campus for the MVP Summit, a mostly yearly gathering of some 1500 Microsoft MVP awardees, and as usual being right ...

November 4, 2014

3rd party apps coming to Outlook.com Microsoft continues to re-examine and bolster its platform company roots, this time by announcing app support for Outlook.com, coming in Spr ...

October 30, 2014

Microsoft Band: cross platform, yet Better Together with Windows Phone (and Cortana) Microsoft took the wraps off its latest devices and services tonight, a few hours early after apparently breaking its own embargo, announcin ...

October 29, 2014

Is Microsoft setting up a whale of a 2015 second half? Windows Phone missed a whole sales cycle this year. Consumers and businesses alike continue to pan Windows 8 / 8.1, and although sales of th ...

October 29, 2014

Storage Wars: Microsoft offers unlimited OneDrive storage for Office 365 customers First it was a terabyte of storage, and now Microsoft has one-upped itself, announcing today that its offering unlimited storage for Office ...

October 27, 2014

Microsoft debuts a new header for your online apps Microsoft's online apps are sporting a bit of a new look today with a new app switcher for Office Online and the Outlook.com Mail, People, C ...

October 22, 2014

Windows Insiders get first Windows 10 Tech Preview update: Build 9860 Less than a month (three weeks, actually) after Windows 10 Tech Preview was first made available to "Windows Insiders" (read: anyone who sig ...

October 21, 2014

Build 2015 dates announced: April 29-May 1 At last month's unveiling of Windows 10 at a press event in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO mentioned that we'd be hearing more about the lates ...

October 16, 2014

Skype relaunches video service Qik as “Skype Qik” Skype acquired the upstart video streaming service Qik in January 2011, reportedly for $100 million, where it survived for three years befor ...

October 14, 2014