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LiveSide is retiring, thanks for all your support! All good things must come to an end, and this blog is no exception. When Chris Overd, Matthew Weyer, and Harrison Hoffman founded LiveSide.n ...

November 24, 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

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

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

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

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