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Kinect for Windows SDK gets accelerometer and infrared input, reaches China and Windows 8 desktops

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Microsoft had hinted that there were big things in store for its update to the Kinect for Windows SDK on October 8th. It wasn't bluffing; developers can now tap a much wider range of input than the usual frantic arm-waving. Gadgets that move the Kinect itself can use the...
Kinect for Windows SDK gets accelerometer and infrared input, reaches China and Windows 8 desktops

Microsoft issues security patches for Flash vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and Internet Explorer

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As promised, Microsoft is issuing a security patch for a Flash vulnerability on Windows 8 in Internet Explorer 10. Though the operating system has yet to see its official public release, researchers testing the RTM version found a bug that could cause Flash to crash and allow for attackers...
Microsoft issues security patches for Flash vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and Internet Explorer

A better way to store media on Microsoft Surface RT: SD cards, junction points and the command prompt

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Expandable storage is a wonderful thing, but its implementation can sometimes leave something to be desired. Take Windows 8, for instance -- its photo, movie and music apps leverage Windows libraries to access users' media collections, but won't allow users to include removable storage in the app-accessed party of...
A better way to store media on Microsoft Surface RT: SD cards, junction points and the command prompt

Hulu Plus app heads to Windows 8 PCs and tablets, tailored for new UI (video)

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Windows 8 users, what with their "Modern" UI and pinned applications, won't have to stoop to using Hulu Plus in an antiquated internet browser any longer. Hulu today announced its brand new Windows 8 and Windows 8 tablet application, which is designed specifically for use with the tiled UI...
Hulu Plus app heads to Windows 8 PCs and tablets, tailored for new UI (video)
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Selling 40 Million Windows 8 Copies Good for Microsoft, but It's Not the Only Metric That Matters

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Microsoft was bound to sell a lot of copies of Windows 8 — no matter how good or bad the software was. The latest version of Windows comes installed on every new PC and there are a decent number of enthusiasts willing to upgrade their machines when a new version...
Selling 40 Million Windows 8 Copies Good for Microsoft, but It's Not the Only Metric That Matters

Microsoft sends out a Save the Date for Windows 8, all to be revealed on October 25

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It's been a long time coming, but Microsoft has finally sent out the invites for its Windows 8 launch event. As you can see, Redmond's new multi-faceted OS will be officially revealed in Gotham on October 25th. Microsoft isn't giving us any details about the celebration itself, but rest...
Microsoft sends out a Save the Date for Windows 8, all to be revealed on October 25

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 to be bundled on all Windows RT tablets

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The playing field in the world of Windows tablets became a bit more level today, as Microsoft has announced that Office Home and Student 2013 will be bundled for free with all Windows RT computers. Perhaps the move shouldn't come as a complete surprise, as the company had previously...
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 to be bundled on all Windows RT tablets
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SkyDrive now hosting over a billion Office files, adds editing without Microsoft login

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Microsoft's cloud storage service SkyDrive has hit a significant numerical landmark: over a billion Office documents are now hosted on it. To celebrate, Redmond has made is a little easier to edit files using Office Web Apps -- you no longer need to sign in using a Microsoft account...
SkyDrive now hosting over a billion Office files, adds editing without Microsoft login

Vevo music video app comes to Windows 8

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Although Vevo has a presence on seemingly every platform, it hasn't done much of anything special on the desktop: so far, it's been either the web or nothing. That's changing -- the company has just launched a native app for Windows 8 and RT devices. The software puts all...
Vevo music video app comes to Windows 8
Windows 8.1 fingerprint reader support includes option to secure folders with a finger

Microsoft boosts SkyDrive with six month Office 365 University test drive, ad campaign

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Office 365 University is already pretty cheap, but to get you hooked on the software while also promoting SkyDrive's collaboration tools, Microsoft's giving up to six months worth of free access to US college attendees. It's promoting the grab using Parks & Recreation's Aubrey Plaza, who shows a trio...
Microsoft boosts SkyDrive with six month Office 365 University test drive, ad campaign

Microsoft brings Retina display support to Office for Mac

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Microsoft brought Office for Mac 2011 up to speed with Mountain Lion this summer, and it's now back with another update that finally adds support for the MacBook Pro's Retina display. That comes courtesy of version 14.2.4 of the software suite, and that added sharpness naturally extends across Word,...
Microsoft brings Retina display support to Office for Mac
Windows 8 SmartScreen leaves user data exposed, says researcher

Microsoft details Windows 8 File History, takes us through a Time Machine

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Microsoft is still determined to explore every nook and cranny of Windows 8 on its way to the newly official October launch, and now it's swinging its attention towards File History, its revamped approach to preserving our data. The new component supplements Windows Backup, which Microsoft admits is "not...
Microsoft details Windows 8 File History, takes us through a Time Machine
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Windows RT and Server 2012 updates mentioned in recent 8.1 leak

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Windows Blue, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 SP1... whatever Microsoft wants to call it, it's coming soon. And along with it there will be updates to its RT and Server products too. References to Windows RT 8.1 Preview and Windows Server 2012 R2 were found buried in a DLL of...
Windows RT and Server 2012 updates mentioned in recent 8.1 leak

US Department of Defense signs three-year, $617 million Windows 8 licensing deal

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Despite some launch hiccups with Windows 8 and its related devices, Microsoft has received a smashing bit of news in the form of a new $617 million licensing agreement that will bring the fledgeling OS to 75 percent of US DoD personnel. The deal also includes Office 2013 and...
US Department of Defense signs three-year, $617 million Windows 8 licensing deal
New zero-day exploits in industrial software channel the ghost of Microsoft Bob

Microsoft hit with $730 million fine in Europe over browser choice 'non-compliance'

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There's so much deja vu here it's almost bewildering, but Microsoft has managed to get itself fined by the European Commission once again for failing to comply with its earlier commitments to offer browser choice to its customers. The penalty of 561 million euros ($730 million) isn't the biggest...
Microsoft hit with $730 million fine in Europe over browser choice 'non-compliance'
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Microsoft, NYPD build new policing software, NYC takes 30 percent of the profit

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Microsoft is releasing the Domain Awareness System, a software kit, designed with the NYPD, for law enforcement agencies. Pulling together data from CCTV Cameras, radiation detectors and license-plate readers, it uses a detailed database to give instant tracking when things take a turn for the worse. It's also taking...
Microsoft, NYPD build new policing software, NYC takes 30 percent of the profit

EA shows first Xbox One games: FIFA, NBA Live, Madden and UFC

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EA teased hours ago that FIFA 14 would be one of the first Xbox One games, but it just used Microsoft's event to unveil a considerably wider slate. FIFA 14, NBA Live, Madden and UFC are all coming to the new console within the next 12 months. All of...
EA shows first Xbox One games: FIFA, NBA Live, Madden and UFC

Microsoft Office Web Apps to receive real-time collaboration, Android support

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Ballmer and Co. have just laid out what changes Office Web Apps will see over the next year and beyond, and it's honing in on social features and more. Sure, the productivity suite already has collaborative document editing, but Microsoft is vowing to include real-time collaboration á la Google...
Microsoft Office Web Apps to receive real-time collaboration, Android support

Microsoft killing off most of its Forefront range

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To "align" its security and protection software, Microsoft has announced that it's discontinuing five of its Forefront-branded products. The company will stop selling Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE), Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP), Forefront Security for Office Communications Server (FSOCS), Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 (TMG), and...
Microsoft killing off most of its Forefront range

SkyDrive comes to Xbox Live as Microsoft teases over 40 new apps for 2013 (video)

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Ever the tease, Microsoft's Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) has listed 43 apps that'll arrive on Xbox consoles in selected regions between now and the spring of 2013. Notable additions include HBO Nordics in Denmark and Sweden, CBC Hockey Night in Canada and PBS here in the States. In...
SkyDrive comes to Xbox Live as Microsoft teases over 40 new apps for 2013 (video)
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Microsoft reveals Windows Embedded 8 and Windows Embedded Compact 2013 road map

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You, the consumer, probably don't care too much about Windows Embedded 8 and Windows Embedded Compact 2013. But businesses and OEMs, they're pretty psyched. The next generation of Microsoft's light-weight OS offerings will bring the improved touch and gesture support of Windows 8 to low power platforms like car...
Microsoft reveals Windows Embedded 8 and Windows Embedded Compact 2013 road map
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