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Microsoft's Windows Chief: Hey, Our Windows 8 App Store Grew Faster Than Apple's (MSFT)

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One of the complaints against Windows 8 is the lack of apps. Windows 8 can't run older Windows apps in  "Metro" mode and the Windows RT version can't run Windows 7 apps at all. Seven months after launch, the Windows 8 app store now has 60,000 apps, Tami Reller, Microsoft's...
Microsoft's Windows Chief: Hey, Our Windows 8 App Store Grew Faster Than Apple's (MSFT)

Windows 8 Is Better Than We Thought It Would Be (MSFT)

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Microsoft publicly unveiled Windows 8 today in New York City. We got a chance to attend the keynote and were surprised to find that Microsoft is well positioned for the future. With a slew of various tablets, laptops that convert into tablets, desktop PCs, Ultrabooks and more. There are dozens...
Windows 8 Is Better Than We Thought It Would Be (MSFT)
Steve Ballmer gives hearty recommendation to departing exec Steven Sinofsky

Microsoft Says It Has Sold 40 Million Windows 8 Licenses To Date

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Microsoft just announced that it has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses so far. This is the first update the company has given since it announced that it had sold 4 million upgrades over the first weekend after Windows 8 went on sale earlier this month. According to Microsoft, “Windows...
Microsoft Says It Has Sold 40 Million Windows 8 Licenses To Date

Meet Julie Larson-Green, the new head of Windows

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Larson-Green, a corporate VP in Windows, is taking over for Windows President Steven Sinofsky, who has left the company. [Read more]...
Meet Julie Larson-Green, the new head of Windows

The New Windows Boss Imagines A Horrible Future Where The 'Vast Majority' Of PCs Are Touch Screen (MSFT)

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New Windows boss Julie Larson-Green imagines a future which sounds absolutely terrible. She thinks that "the vast majority" of PCs are going to have touch screen interfaces. She said so during an interview with MIT's Technology Review: Windows 8 is clearly designed with touch in mind, and many new Windows 8...
The New Windows Boss Imagines A Horrible Future Where The 'Vast Majority' Of PCs Are Touch Screen (MSFT)

Microsoft in the post-Sinofsky era: What's next?

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Windows and Windows Live Chief Steven Sinofsky left Microsoft Monday after charting a new course for the company with Windows 8, released in late October. MicrosoftJulie Larson-Green, Microsoft's new head of Windows Sinofsky's product development duties effective immediately fall to Microsoft Vice President Julie Larson-Green who worked under the...
Microsoft in the post-Sinofsky era: What's next?

Filing: Microsoft's Sinofsky technically an employee through end of the year

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Steven Sinofsky in Anaheim in September. (Microsoft photo) Just in case you were worried: It looks like Steven Sinofsky will still get his employee discount on Microsoft products for the holidays.  A Microsoft filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission gives the official word on the Windows president’s departure, saying...
Filing: Microsoft's Sinofsky technically an employee through end of the year

Steve Ballmer Talks About What Sinofsky's Departure Means For Microsoft (MSFT)

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had barely sat down for an interview with LinkedIn cofounder and venture capitalist Reid Hoffman when he got the question on everyone's mind: Why is Windows chief Steven Sinofsky gone from Microsoft? Ballmer was the guest star of the Churchill Club, a prestigious series of events...
Steve Ballmer Talks About What Sinofsky's Departure Means For Microsoft (MSFT)

Microsoft issues Windows Embedded 8 preview ahead of March 2013 release

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Microsoft is moving ahead with its commitment to the Internet of Things and intelligent systems by releasing a preview of its Windows Embedded 8 Standard software, which will hit the market next March. The company also said it expects to release Windows Embedded Compact 2013 in the second quarter of...
Microsoft issues Windows Embedded 8 preview ahead of March 2013 release

Steven Sinofsky, Windows President, leaving Microsoft effective immediately

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Steven Sinofsky MicrosoftSteven Sinofsky, President of Windows and Windows Live Division, is leaving Microsoft effective immediately, reports All Things D. The move is claimed to be a result of growing discontent within the software giant, with a number of executives reportedly unhappy when working with him due to his failure...
Steven Sinofsky, Windows President, leaving Microsoft effective immediately

Windows Blue to hit in late June, Microsoft exec says

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Julie Larson-Green, corporate vice president for Windows says that despite some reports, there won't be any major changes to Windows 8 with the release of Blue. [Read more]...
Windows Blue to hit in late June, Microsoft exec says

Windows Blue Preview Coming From Microsoft In June

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If Windows 8 just isn’t getting you excited, you won’t have long to wait before you can get an early look at the next personal of the PC operating system. A preview version dubbed Windows Blue will be unveiled at Microsoft’s BUILD conference in San Francisco next month. The news...
Windows Blue Preview Coming From Microsoft In June
Apple's releases infringement reporting tool specifically for iOS developers
Windows 8 chief thinks the 'vast majority' of PCs will have touch screens going forward

Windows Chief: Windows 8 Wasn't Designed 'To Spite You' (MSFT)

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Six months after the release of Windows 8, Microsoft's top Windows executives Julie Larson-Green and Tami Reller have been forced to explain some of the design decisions that went into it. For instance, why did Microsoft kill the Start button from the "desktop mode," when so many people were upset...
Windows Chief: Windows 8 Wasn't Designed 'To Spite You' (MSFT)

Microsoft Gives Windows 8 Chief the Boot

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Steven Sinofsky. Photo: Microsoft SwedenMicrosoft isn’t just changing up its software, it’s revamping leadership. In a release Monday evening, Microsoft announced the departure of Steven Sinofsky, the chief architect of its newly-launched Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer played it diplomatically. “I am grateful for the many years...
Microsoft Gives Windows 8 Chief the Boot

ZBoard electric skateboard sneakers-on (video)

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We spotted the dudes behind the ZBoard at TechCrunch Disrupt earlier this week, but we weren't content to just ride the electric skateboard up and down the halls of Pier 94. We asked them to take a walk with us to Washington Square Park so we could take the...
ZBoard electric skateboard sneakers-on (video)

New Windows chief: 'Not a whole lot' changes with new Windows leadership

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Julie Larson-Green What will change about Microsoft’s Windows leadership following the departure of Steven Sinofsky as Windows president? “Not a whole lot,” says new Windows leader Julie Larson-Green in an interview with MIT Technology Review. “We think a lot the same about what the role of Windows is in society,...
New Windows chief: 'Not a whole lot' changes with new Windows leadership

Microsoft Names Amy Hood New CFO, the First Woman To Hold the Post

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Microsoft on Wednesday said that finance executive Amy Hood is taking over as CFO, effective immediatly. Hood replaces Peter Klein, who last month announced plans to step down. “Amy brings the right talents and experiences to the role as we continue to strengthen our focus on devices and services,” CEO...
Microsoft Names Amy Hood New CFO, the First Woman To Hold the Post

An Interview With Tami Reller, One Of Microsoft's New Bosses For Windows (MSFT)

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This is another big week for Microsoft.  In a few days it'll launch the Surface Pro, a premium version of the Surface tablet that's powerful enough to replace your regular laptop.  And Windows 8, Microsoft's radical new touch-based operating system for PC, is now three months old. In that short...
An Interview With Tami Reller, One Of Microsoft's New Bosses For Windows (MSFT)

Steve Ballmer's Memo on the Windows Unit Shake-Up

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Moments before announcing the departure publicly, CEO Steve Ballmer sent a memo to Microsoft employees announcing that Windows President Steven Sinfosky was leaving the company, effective immediately. Here’s a copy of the e-mail: From: Steve Ballmer Sent: Monday, November 12, 2012 5:16 PM To: Microsoft – All Employees (QBDG) Subject:...
Steve Ballmer's Memo on the Windows Unit Shake-Up
Windows 8 experience head: "All things that are big and new have controversy."
Microsoft Confirms It Will Offer Users Their First Taste Of Windows Blue In Late June

Ousted From Microsoft, Steve Sinofsky Is On His Way To Teach At Harvard

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Ousted from Microsoft, former Windows President Steve Sinofsky tweeted this morning that he is on his way to Harvard Business School to teach project management and collaboration, among other things. First reported by The Next Web, Sinofosky said this on Twitter about his new gig at the Harvard Business School, as well as the...
Ousted From Microsoft, Steve Sinofsky Is On His Way To Teach At Harvard

Microsoft follows Forstall departure by firing their head of software Steve Sinofsky

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New York Times reports that Microsoft Windows head Steven Sinofsky has left the Redmond-based company after “a mutual decision by Mr. Sinofsky and Steven A. Ballmer.” Julie Larson-Green will take over Sinofsky’s position. Microsoft described the departure of Mr. Sinfosky, a 23-year veteran of the company, as a mutual decision...
Microsoft follows Forstall departure by firing their head of software Steve Sinofsky

Why Microsoft redesigned Windows

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New Windows chief Julie Larson-Green explains why the company felt the need to rethink the basic interface of its popular operating system. [Read more]...
Why Microsoft redesigned Windows

Windows Blue developer preview confirmed for late June

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Now we know why Windows co-chief Tami Reller spent so much time talking about the impending Windows Blue update recently. Julie Larson-Green, the other Windows co-chief, took to the podium at the Wired Business Conference today to confirm that a developer preview of Windows 8.1--a.k.a. Windows Blue--will be made...
Windows Blue developer preview confirmed for late June
Digg starts dismantling: 15 engineers join Washington Post’s SocialCode
Meet Julie Larson-Green, the woman who will lead Windows
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