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This week at Microsoft: Bing, Windows Phone, and a horse

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Welcome to Friday, gents and ladies. It’s that lovely day of the week when the mind turns to martinis and other such delights. I hope you have worked sufficiently during the week to warrant a real break. Now, as always, this post is our weekly roundup of all things Microsoft....
This week at Microsoft: Bing, Windows Phone, and a horse

Microsoft finalizes Windows Server Essentials 2012 small-business server

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Microsoft's Windows Server Essentials 2012 will be preloaded on servers from OEM partners before the end of the year....
Microsoft finalizes Windows Server Essentials 2012 small-business server

Estimate: 41 percent of all Windows 8 licenses sold aren't being used

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Microsoft this week said that it had sold 100 million licenses of Windows 8 in the operating system's first six months. But how many copies are being used? That's a question Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst with Moor Insights & Strategy, had at the top of his list after seeing...
Estimate: 41 percent of all Windows 8 licenses sold aren't being used

The other Microsoft Surface mystery: Keyboard included?

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In many ways it’s the signature feature of Microsoft’s upcoming Surface tablet computer — the magnetically attached cover that doubles as a keyboard. Microsoft says the keyboard/cover will come in two different varieties: one with a touch-sensitive surface, dubbed Touch Cover; and another with slightly raised keys for better typing, dubbed...
The other Microsoft Surface mystery: Keyboard included?
Windows 8.1 Will Be A Free Update For Windows 8 and Windows RT Users, Public Preview To Launch June 26

Too bad, Acer: Microsoft is working on next-gen Surface units, according to job posting

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Well, here’s your answer, Acer: No. Microsoft, who was publicly dressed down yesterday by its OEM partner Acer for entering into the market that its partners had long ruled — computing devices running Windows — appears to be full speed ahead on the idea. Caught first by Mary Branscombe on...
Too bad, Acer: Microsoft is working on next-gen Surface units, according to job posting

Acer to Microsoft: Think Twice About Surface or Else

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“Our Surface devices will compete with products made by our OEM partners, which may affect their commitment to our platform.” – “Risk Factors,” Microsoft Form 10-K For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2012 Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says the company’s new Surface tablet is a “design point” intended...
Acer to Microsoft: Think Twice About Surface or Else

Ad network device data indicates that for Windows RT, there is only one player in town: Microsoft

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Data indicates that the Windows RT market remains lopsided, with Microsoft controlling the lion’s share of its device sales. This means that the Windows RT device stratification is all but unchanged from earlier times in Windows 8′s short history. Ad network AdDuplex supports 162 Windows 8 applications, giving it limited,...
Ad network device data indicates that for Windows RT, there is only one player in town: Microsoft
Ultrabook Sales forecasts plummet, short-sighted analysts call for price cuts
Microsoft OEM partners dish anonymously about hurt feelings

Microsoft confirms Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing, OEM partners now have final code

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RTM. To the everyman, those three letters may not mean much. To those waiting with bated breath for Microsoft's next operating system, it's a huge milestone worth celebrating. Microsoft has today confirmed that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing, enabling its OEM partners to grab the final code...
Microsoft confirms Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing, OEM partners now have final code

CE-Oh no he didn't!: Acer's JT Wang tells Microsoft to 'think twice' about Surface

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Acer executives have criticized Microsoft's decision to build it's own tablet in the past, but now the firm's CEO has offered Redmond a more direct warning. "We have said [to Microsoft] think it over," Acer CEO JT Wang told the Financial Times. "Think Twice. It will create a huge...
CE-Oh no he didn't!: Acer's JT Wang tells Microsoft to 'think twice' about Surface
Ballmer on Microsoft's Surface: 'we may sell a few million'

Seagate demos its 5mm Laptop Ultrathin HDD in Android tablet

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The new drive offers a low-cost alternative to SSDs and is targeted them for use in its OEM partners' ultrathin notebooks and tablets. [Read more]...
Seagate demos its 5mm Laptop Ultrathin HDD in Android tablet

Qualcomm announces cheap, battery efficient NFC chip, hopes to put it in phones next year

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Near field communication might be all the rage at the checkout counter, but there are still plenty of devices shirking the technology. Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Atheros hopes to change that, announcing an ultra-low power NFC chip that might help OEMs cut costs. The QCA1990 boasts a footprint half the...
Qualcomm announces cheap, battery efficient NFC chip, hopes to put it in phones next year
Apple starts shipping 30-pin dock port adapters

Microsoft to build a Windows Phone handset? No, that’s not very likely, Mr. Analyst

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It’s almost an obvious thought: Now that Microsoft has built its own console, to great success, and its own tablet/laptop hybrid, to general, if early acclaim, why wouldn’t the company build a phone as well? After all, if the other two moves led to more market share, exactly what Windows...
Microsoft to build a Windows Phone handset? No, that’s not very likely, Mr. Analyst
Microsoft promises 'strategic shift' in hardware strategy as Surface preps for launch

This week at Microsoft: Earnings, Azure, and 7″ tablets

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It was a busy week in the realm of Microsoft – thank god that isn’t an MMORPG – so we shall have to be summary in our notes today. Check your coffee mug, is it full? We have some ground to cover. Before we dive in, double check that you...
This week at Microsoft: Earnings, Azure, and 7″ tablets
Microsoft's big risks: building Surface, people ditching Windows, lawsuits, & more
Leaked Intel Atom Tablet Roadmap - Bay Trail-T & Valley View-T Detailed

Boot up: the Net v middle classes, missing apps on Windows, Twitter hacks, and more

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Plus Windows Blue named and priced, Acer and Asus revenues, how to beat clickjacking, Adobe cloud priced, and moreA burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamWindows keeps getting better >> Windows BlogToday at the JP Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in...
Boot up: the Net v middle classes, missing apps on Windows, Twitter hacks, and more

Microsoft Officially Admits The Surface Is Likely To Annoy Its Most Important Partners (MSFT)

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Microsoft executives have been understandably cagey about admitting that competing with its PC partners could damage the relationship with those partners. Their public statements have indicated that all is hunky dory with Windows PC makers like Dell, HP, Lenovo. Bill Gates said that Microsoft's Surface was the "best of both...
Microsoft Officially Admits The Surface Is Likely To Annoy Its Most Important Partners (MSFT)

Acer: Microsoft patching up fractured relationships with OEMs

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Acer Chairman J.T. Wang has said that Microsoft is starting to listen more closelyto its OEM partners following the troubled launch of Windows 8, reports the Wall Street Journal. Wang indicated that he thought that that Microsoft has had its head in the clouds until recently, ìBut now the go...
Acer: Microsoft patching up fractured relationships with OEMs

Windows 8 has reached the RTM milestone

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Today, I am excited to announce that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM)! This means we've completed the product development and testing of the product and have started handing off the final code to our OEM partners. They can now begin preparing new Windows 8 PCs and devices...
Windows 8 has reached the RTM milestone

Microsoft dictates hardware partners for Windows 8 RT launch

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Microsoft is limiting the number of tablet manufacturers that can put Windows RT devices on sale. According to China Times, each Windows RT ARM chipset vendor can choose two OEM partners for the launch, with other potential tablet manufacturers having to wait until January for permission from Microsoft.......
Microsoft dictates hardware partners for Windows 8 RT launch

The Microsoft Surface launch: A display of simultaneous winning and failure

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It’s not often that I get excited for a Microsoft event, but I love it when it gets to happen. When the company paired with Nokia, I was excited. When it launched the Lumia line of phones, it happened again. So today, as the company announced its new Surface line...
The Microsoft Surface launch: A display of simultaneous winning and failure

Nvidia Shows Off The Tegra 4i Reference Smartphone On Video, Delivers Impressive Mobile Gaming Performance

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This embed is invalid Nvidia only recently introduced its Tegra 4i processor, which pairs Tegra 4 power with integrated LTE — an Nvidia first for mobile chips — into a single system-on-a-chip. The company is now showing off the processor in action on in-house developed reference smartphone hardware called the Phoenix,...
Nvidia Shows Off The Tegra 4i Reference Smartphone On Video, Delivers Impressive Mobile Gaming Performance

Amazon's R&D Group Lab126 Embarks On Hiring Spree As Kindle Business Expands

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Amazon’s Lab126, the secretive R&D group behind the Kindle, is apparently on a hiring spree, as noted by the EETimes, which speculates that the organization may be planning to spin out the lab as a stand-alone company. There are currently about 250 job openings available, with most based in Silicon...
Amazon's R&D Group Lab126 Embarks On Hiring Spree As Kindle Business Expands

Microsoft confirms Windows Blue will be called Windows 8.1, a free Windows 8 update via the Windows Store

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Microsoft on Tuesday announced Windows Blue will be officially called Windows 8.1. Furthermore, the new version will arrive as a free Windows 8 update via the Windows Store. The news was revealed at the JP Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in Boston, by Tami Reller, Chief Marketing Officer and...
Microsoft confirms Windows Blue will be called Windows 8.1, a free Windows 8 update via the Windows Store
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