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Microsoft's Q3 2013 Results Beat Expectations, $20.69B In Revenue, EPS Of $0.72
Microsoft clarifies new policy on users' personal information, says it won't target ads with it

Microsoft: Google bypassing IE privacy settings, too

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Following last week’s Wall Street Journal report that Google was sidestepping privacy protections in Apple’s Safari browser, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team today says it has discovered that Google is doing something similar in Internet Explorer, as well. IE chief Dean Hachamovitch says Microsoft has contacted Google and asked them to...
Microsoft: Google bypassing IE privacy settings, too
Windows Azure Opens Active Directory For General Availability As Identity Battle Heats Up

Attacks on Java security hole hidden in bogus Microsoft Services Agreement email

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Online scammers are using a recent email from Microsoft Corp. as bait in a widespread phishing campaign that exploits vulnerabilities in Oracle's Java software to install malicious programs on vulnerable systems....
Attacks on Java security hole hidden in bogus Microsoft Services Agreement email

Microsoft adds two-factor authentication to keep accounts secure

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If you're an active user of Outlook, SkyDrive, Office Web Apps, or other Microsoft services, you may want to add two-step verification for an extra layer of security. Microsoft is rolling out this optional security measure, also known as two-factor authentication, over the next couple of days. Once available,...
Microsoft adds two-factor authentication to keep accounts secure

Europeans call for answers over U.S. web spying allegations

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And so the international fallout from the revelations around the NSA’s wide-ranging PRISM surveillance program begins to appear. We’ve already had a spokesperson for the European Commission try to claim it’s a U.S.-only matter (it really isn’t), but now others in the EU are starting to weigh in with their...
Europeans call for answers over U.S. web spying allegations

Microsoft moves to optional two-factor authentication

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Following similar initiatives by Apple, Google and Facebook, Microsoft is enabling two-factor authentication for its Microsoft Account service, the log-on service for many of its online and desktop products."With this release you can choose to protect your entire account with two-step verification, regardless of what service (or device) you...
Microsoft moves to optional two-factor authentication

Neudesic Pulse Integrates Social Streams With Microsoft SharePoint and Dynamics

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If you are in the market for an enterprise social networking tool and haven't yet considered Yammer or Jive or Socialtext or the dozens of other competitors out there, there is a new version 3.0 of Neudesic Pulse that might be worthy for you. It will be announced next week...
Neudesic Pulse Integrates Social Streams With Microsoft SharePoint and Dynamics

Microsoft to Withdraw Copyright Complaint, Cryptome Coming Back Online

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Great news from web hosting company Network Solutions this morning. A company representative tells us that Microsoft will withdraw the copyright complaint against long-time watchdog website Cryptome.org and the site will be back online later today. Yesterday Cryptome published a 22-page PDF called the Microsoft Global Criminal Compliance Handbook. Cryptome...
Microsoft to Withdraw Copyright Complaint, Cryptome Coming Back Online

Rogue Microsoft Services Agreement Email Notifications Lead to Latest Java Exploit

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Hackers are distributing rogue email notifications about changes in Microsoft's Services Agreement to trick people into visiting malicious pages that use a......
Rogue Microsoft Services Agreement Email Notifications Lead to Latest Java Exploit

Windows Phone exec throws cold water on rumors of Microsoft phone

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Terry Myerson The Microsoft executive who leads the company’s Windows Phone group, this morning came very close to outright denying any plans by Microsoft to come out with its own Windows Phone hardware, despite reports to the contrary. Speaking at the All Things D “Dive Into Mobile” conference, Microsoft corporate vice...
Windows Phone exec throws cold water on rumors of Microsoft phone
How Microsoft's Terms of Service changes impact your rights

This week at Microsoft: Windows 8, Xbox, and ebooks

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Friday has arrived in all its glory and splendor, meaning that while it’s almost martini-o-clock, you still have some work to do. As always, this post is a short compendium on all things Microsoft from the past week. And, again as always, there is so much that we can’t fit...
This week at Microsoft: Windows 8, Xbox, and ebooks
EU privacy agency investigating Microsoft's new terms of service

Rogue Microsoft Services Agreement emails lead to latest Java exploit

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Hackers are distributing rogue email notifications about changes in Microsoft's Services Agreement to trick people into visiting malicious pages that use a recently circulated Java exploit to infect their computers with malware....
Rogue Microsoft Services Agreement emails lead to latest Java exploit
Ex-Microsoft Engineer: PRISM Is Highly Improbable For These Four Reasons (MSFT)

Start Screen syncing coming in Windows Blue, underlining Windows 8′s inherent weaknesses

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The good news: Start Screen syncing is coming to Windows 8 with the Windows Blue update. Let’s go over what that means. The usual tag-team of Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera are out in force, breaking down what is coming next for the Windows platform. Here’s Paul from today: [W]e...
Start Screen syncing coming in Windows Blue, underlining Windows 8′s inherent weaknesses
Windows Blue will reportedly put most Microsoft products on a yearly upgrade cycle
Mall of America ditches the BlackBerry for the Nokia Lumia 920

Microsoft gives itself more leeway in new online user pact

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Microsoft is updating the standard service agreement for many of its online properties — including Bing, MSN, SkyDrive, Office.com, Messenger, Hotmail and others — to give the company more freedom to leverage user content across its various products and services. The change reflects “the way we’re designing our cloud services to...
Microsoft gives itself more leeway in new online user pact

Two-factor authentication finally heading to Microsoft Accounts

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Microsoft Accounts—the credentials used for Hotmail, Outlook.com, the Windows Store, and other Microsoft services—will soon offer two-factor authentication to ensure that accounts can't be compromised through disclosure of the password alone. Revealed by LiveSide, the two factor authentication will use a phone app—which is already available for Windows Phone,...
Two-factor authentication finally heading to Microsoft Accounts

It's Been A Year Since Microsoft Bought Yammer And Ballmer's Grand Vision Has Yet To Materialize (MSFT)

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Microsoft insists that things are going well for Yammer since Microsoft bought it for $1.2 billion a year ago this week.  The user base has grown by 55% to 8 million and sales of paid networks are up by 200%, it says, though Microsoft won't reveal the actual sales figure....
It's Been A Year Since Microsoft Bought Yammer And Ballmer's Grand Vision Has Yet To Materialize (MSFT)
Microsoft offers Windows 8 developers an early chance to get apps into the Windows Store

Avanade buys Azaleos

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Technology consulting firm Avanade has entered into an agreement to purchase eight-year-old Seattle technology company Azaleos. As a result of the deal, terms of which weren’t disclosed, the 200 employees at Azaleos will be offered positions at Avanade. Azaleos describes itself as a provider of remotely managed services for Microsoft...
Avanade buys Azaleos

Microsoft Sneaks Out New Privacy Policy

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In a revised privacy policy updated over the weekend, Microsoft now says that it will take the content that people upload and use it to improve Microsoft's "integrated" suite of online services. The new Microsoft services agreement, distributed the Friday night before the Labor Day holiday, looks fairly innocuous. But...
Microsoft Sneaks Out New Privacy Policy

Following Outlook.com and Office 365 outages, Bing users report service disruptions

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Bing users across the Internet are reporting issues relating to the Bing.com website and service, indicating a wide service disruption. TNW was able to reproduce the downtime on several machines. However, one device that we did use to check the issue – a Samsung Series 8 tablet running Windows 8...
Following Outlook.com and Office 365 outages, Bing users report service disruptions

Should Microsoft sell its Xbox business? Sorry, but it's probably too late

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The topic of splitting up Microsoft is one that I’ve spent a lot of time digging into over the years, and not just in the context of the company’s antitrust trial. For a presentation at the Seattle Rotary last year, I outlined a concept to divide Microsoft into three new companies, including...
Should Microsoft sell its Xbox business? Sorry, but it's probably too late
Cloud-tacular: Windows Azure Active Directory processes 4.7B authentications a week
Microsoft's "Skype In The Workspace" - Like A Video-Based Quora
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