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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

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

How would you sell Windows Phone? In our last post, we called Windows Phone as it currently sits a "lame duck". On September 30th, Microsoft announced Windows 10, and in the ...

October 4, 2014

Microsoft unveils… (wait for it)…. Windows 10 (!!!) Today, at a press event in San Francisco, Microsoft unveiled a first look at its latest Windows version, and revealed that it will be called ...

September 30, 2014

HERE Maps update: Still confusing as ever Today's Microsoft-related news flurry concerns HERE Maps, and the PR fluff is flying. HERE Maps, which Nokia kept after selling off its phon ...

September 25, 2014

Its update your phone day Both Microsoft and Apple are pushing out updates for their phones today. Apple is releasing an update to iOS 8, and Microsoft an update for ...

September 24, 2014

It’s official: Minecraft to join Microsoft Studios As expected, Microsoft announced today that it's acquiring Swedish game maker Mojang, makers of Minecraft. The deal, for $2.5 Billion US, gi ...

September 15, 2014

Playing the “Why is Microsoft buying Mojang (Minecraft)?” game Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft was in talks to buy Mojang, a Stockholm, Sweden based game company and th ...

September 13, 2014

Microsoft dropping “Nokia” brand? Not news, sorry Yesterday, an independent tech blog, Geek On Gadgets, revealed, according to internal documents obtained by the site, that Microsoft will be ...

September 11, 2014

Is a Watch really what we need? Yesterday Apple, to the surprise of not a single person, announced the Apple Watch, coming sometime next year. Short on specifics and long o ...

September 10, 2014

MSN goes back to the future: new look, Bing apps are now MSN apps What comes around, goes around. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. All Of This Has Happened Before And Will Happen Again. Microsoft h ...

September 8, 2014

Bye Bye Bing Image Widget In late August, Bing introduced a beta of the Bing Image Widget, a way for websites to embed Bing Image search results in their web pages. Y ...

September 6, 2014

On the Threshold of Windows 9: Preview said to arrive late September "Threshold" is the code name of the next version of Windows, and according to a report today by Mary Jo Foley, it's coming soon. Mary Jo rep ...

August 15, 2014

Xbox an entertainment platform? So much for that idea More fallout from Microsoft layoffs announcements came later in the day yesterday, this time with the news that Xbox Entertainment Studios ( ...

July 18, 2014

Microsoft is cutting 18,000 jobs this year, realigning phones business – is it enough? Today, as expected, Microsoft announced significant job cuts as it moves into the new fiscal year and continues to integrate Nokia's phones ...

July 17, 2014