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Pulse Reader launches browser-based app, you'll need IE10 for certain gestures

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Until now, if you've wanted to use the Pulse reader app for browsing Engadget your favorite blogs you had to own an Android or iOS device. Now, though, the startup is launching a browser-based version of the service, making it accessible on desktops and mobile platforms like Windows Phone...
Pulse Reader launches browser-based app, you'll need IE10 for certain gestures

The Surface Best Buy Problem

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The Surface Best Buy Problem: John Paczkowski: Detwiler Fenton, a Boston-based brokerage firm, said in a research note today that Microsoft is likely to sell just 500,000 to 600,000 Surface RTs in the December quarter, far below its previous expectation of one million to two million. The reason: Microsoft's tablet...
The Surface Best Buy Problem

Microsoft Nails Down Windows End-Of-Life Dates

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Still using Windows Vista? XP? Why? Well, whatever the reason, Microsoft has clarified some of their end-of-life dates for older versions of Windows, including XP. This is mostly about support on the business side but it could be useful if you’ve got an old machine that’s acting up (or you...
Microsoft Nails Down Windows End-Of-Life Dates
How to disable the Windows 8 lock screen

Other Than Facebook, Microsoft's Investments Haven't Worked Out So Well (MSFT)

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Last week, Microsoft invested $300 million in a new joint venture with Barnes & Noble's digital division. Microsoft has only done five of these equity investments in the last decade. It's much more likely for Microsoft to acquire companies outright, or form deep partnerships (like with Nokia and Yahoo) without...
Other Than Facebook, Microsoft's Investments Haven't Worked Out So Well (MSFT)
SINOFSKY FIRES BACK: I Wasn't A Power-Grabbing Jerk (MSFT)

Lack of Distribution Is "Killing" Surface

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If Microsoft is being coy about revealing Surface sales data, it may be for good reason. Early demand for the company’s first tablet is lousy. How lousy? Put it this way — if Microsoft really did manufacture three million to five million Surface tablets to sell in the fourth quarter,...
Lack of Distribution Is "Killing" Surface

Another Report Says Microsoft Has Built Its Own Phone (MSFT)

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Microsoft has built its own phone, and it is currently testing the hardware, Daniel Rubino at Windows Phone focused blog WPCentral reports. This is the third report on Microsoft's phone this week. Previously tech blog BGR said Microsoft was build a phone, as did the China Times. Rubino has no...
Another Report Says Microsoft Has Built Its Own Phone (MSFT)

Microsoft Office 365 Is Not A Good Deal For Singles

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Microsoft's new subscription-based model for its Office productivity suite has a price tag that initially seems appealing for home and small business users... but is the bottom line cost really a savings for everyone? It's no secret that over the years, the real cash cow for Microsoft hasn't been its...
Microsoft Office 365 Is Not A Good Deal For Singles

Research: Exchange Private Cloud Cheaper Than Public Cloud for Enterprises

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The typical wisdom around Microsoft's platform strategy during the past three years has been that the company is desperate to move its existing server software product customers to a cloud-based model in order to retain those customers amid growing competition. A research report from Osterman released this morning throws icy...
Research: Exchange Private Cloud Cheaper Than Public Cloud for Enterprises
Microsoft to OnLive employees: we won't buy ya, but we'll hire ya

[Video] 3 Reason Microsoft's Windows Surface Tablet Just Might Succeed

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[Video] 3 Reason Microsoft's Windows Surface Tablet Just Might Succeed
Facebook And Microsoft Are Working On A Deal, And It Could Change Everything About Advertising (MSFT, FB)
A Windows racket: Microsoft will clean crapware off your PC for $99

First impressions: Microsoft Surface with Windows RT

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Much has been written about Microsoftís entry into the PC hardware space, competing for the first time directly with its Windows hardware partners. For whatever reason, Microsoft decided that it needed to ëmake a splashí with its own hardware launching the Surface tablets running Windows 8 or Windows RT in...
First impressions: Microsoft Surface with Windows RT

Sign o' the Times: IBM, SAP Now Support Microsoft's Standardization Move

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It's perhaps the one way that database interaction can work reliably using any format, any server and any client on the Web today. It happens to be a protocol created by Microsoft. But in a symbol of how Microsoft is now perceived today as just another major player instead of...
Sign o' the Times: IBM, SAP Now Support Microsoft's Standardization Move

IT'S APPLE'S WORLD: 37% Of Readers Say That Won't Even CONSIDER Microsoft's iPad Killer (MSFT, AAPL)

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37% of 2,000+ Business Insider readers surveyed tell us they won't even consider buying a Surface, because they assume it will be an inferior product to Apple's iPad. It's just another reason Microsoft's new tablet, Surface, is going to struggle for adoption. Two others: It's only going to be sold...
IT'S APPLE'S WORLD: 37% Of Readers Say That Won't Even CONSIDER Microsoft's iPad Killer (MSFT, AAPL)

Microsoft's Surface Tablet Operating System Is About 12x Larger Than The iPad's (MSFT)

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At first blush, Microsoft's entry-level Surface tablet seems like a good value compared to the iPad and other tablets. That's because you get double the storage (32 GB versus 16 GB) for the same price as the iPad, $499. But the reason Microsoft started the Surface at 32 GB instead...
Microsoft's Surface Tablet Operating System Is About 12x Larger Than The iPad's (MSFT)

Can a Touchscreen Replace a Mouse?

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Q: I’ll be buying several new Windows 8 PCs this year, all with touchscreens. Touchscreens are new to me. When using spreadsheet and word processor programs, does the touchscreen completely replace the mouse? A: If you are thinking about Microsoft Office programs, I’d say no. While the forthcoming 2013 version...
Can a Touchscreen Replace a Mouse?

This Man Is Building Microsoft's Next Multi-Billion-Dollar Business -- From Android Devices (MSFT)

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Patents have become such a big business for Microsoft that the company has outsourced its U.S. patent filing work to India, John Weresh, general manager of Microsoft's Patent Operations, told Business Insider. For good reason. Microsoft could be on track to turn patents into a multi-billion business perhaps as soon...
This Man Is Building Microsoft's Next Multi-Billion-Dollar Business -- From Android Devices (MSFT)

THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: The Reason Microsoft Is Changing The Way Consoles Are Priced (MSFT)

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The Microsoft Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. MSFT Off With Markets   The market is tanking in early trading as Greece completely melts down. Shares of MSFT are off with the rest of tech. Catalysts for the stock include Windows 8,...
THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: The Reason Microsoft Is Changing The Way Consoles Are Priced (MSFT)

Microsoft Wins Sales Ban Against Google's Motorola in Germany

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Google has suffered yet another defeat in its overseas patent battle with Microsoft. A German court ruled Thursday that a number of tablets and smartphones made by Google’s Motorola Mobility division infringe a Microsoft patent, and granted the software giant a ban on their sales in Germany. Microsoft must pay...
Microsoft Wins Sales Ban Against Google's Motorola in Germany

Microsoft and British agency create child-friendly version of IE9

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As the entry age for web access heads ever southwards, preventing young minds from the perils of the internet is a growing concern for parents. For this reason, Microsoft teamed up with the UK-based CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center) to create a special kid-friendly version of its...
Microsoft and British agency create child-friendly version of IE9

Microsoft confirms no upgrade path to Windows Phone 8, unveils 7.8 for legacy devices

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The debate can now be laid to rest: devices currently running on Windows Phone 7.5 will not be on the receiving end of the long-awaited Apollo update (aka Windows Phone 8). But that doesn't mean those smartphones are at the end of the line. It's long been speculated that...
Microsoft confirms no upgrade path to Windows Phone 8, unveils 7.8 for legacy devices

Microsoft Really Blew It With These 9 Enterprise Products (MSFT)

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Microsoft has been in business 37 years and for most of that time, had a very strict "let's build it here" culture. You can't have that attitude without a few flops. And Microsoft has had its share. When most people think about Microsoft's stupidest ideas they name dorky consumer ideas...
Microsoft Really Blew It With These 9 Enterprise Products (MSFT)

Here's One Reason Microsoft Thinks It's Failing To Sell Smartphones (MSFT)

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Microsoft latest attempt to make a dent in the smartphone market is Windows Phone 8. Windows Phone 8 is an update to its mobile operating system, which has failed to grab marketshare for Microsoft. In fact, since Microsoft rebooted its mobile software, it's lost marketshare in the U.S. according to...
Here's One Reason Microsoft Thinks It's Failing To Sell Smartphones (MSFT)

Since Microsoft Is Giving Dell $2 Billion, Let's Take A Look At Its Bad History Of Investing (MSFT)

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Last week, Microsoft announced plans to loan $2 billion to Dell, which is trying to take itself private in a $24 billion buyout.  It's a pretty surprising move because it looks like Microsoft is playing favorites with one of its PC partners. However, Microsoft hasn't been shy about making investments,...
Since Microsoft Is Giving Dell $2 Billion, Let's Take A Look At Its Bad History Of Investing (MSFT)

Email Is Still The Best Login

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After downloading Skype 4.2, I realized that I could now invite all of my Facebook friends who had Skype accounts to my Skype contact list.  So I did.  Unfortunately the Skype UI for this sucks so I had to go through about 1,000 entries a screen of five at a...
Email Is Still The Best Login

Microsoft considered buying Nokia last year but walked away: The Register

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There has been scuttlebutt about Microsoft potentially overtaking Nokia even since before the companies reached a landmark Windows Phone agreement with regards to the flailing Finnish giant’s smartphone business last year. Both companies are struggling to compete with Apple and Android handset makers in the (profitable) high-end phones segment, so...
Microsoft considered buying Nokia last year but walked away: The Register

Office "Gemini:" Dragging Microsoft's productivity suite into the modern Windows UI

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A recent leak of Windows Blue, an impending update for Windows 8, persuaded some observers to argue that Microsoft is laying the groundwork needed to take the windows out of Windows by transferring several traditional desktop lynchpins to the touch-centric modern UI. Right now, however, the idea is laughable...
Office "Gemini:" Dragging Microsoft's productivity suite into the modern Windows UI
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