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Apple Advances Security System Technology for the Enterprise

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During Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference last week in Toronto, Canada, Steve Ballmer vowed that they weren't "going to leave any space uncovered to Apple." He later added that "We have our advantages in terms of enterprise management," and then shouted "But we are not going to let any piece of...
Apple Advances Security System Technology for the Enterprise

Microsoft's Ballmer to Apple: It's on (again)

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer One thing Apple fans know about Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer – he once mock-stomped an employee’s iPhone to oblivion at a company meeting. Ballmer also stated that he wouldn’t let his kids use an iPod (or any Apple or Google offering for that matter). Now, with a story in...
Microsoft's Ballmer to Apple: It's on (again)
Microsoft looks to sell 'a few million' Surface tablets in 2013

Ballmer Just Gave The Business World A Reason To Ignore The Surface Tablet (MSFT)

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In one breath, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer declared war on Apple saying he would leave "no stone unturned" and in another he described a giant boulder that he would ignore. Microsoft will only be selling its Surface tablet through its stores and website. That's a change for how businesses normally...
Ballmer Just Gave The Business World A Reason To Ignore The Surface Tablet (MSFT)

Windows 8 to debut on both x86 and ARM devices in October, report says

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While Microsoft hasn't confirmed a release date for the next version of Windows, Bloomberg reported last night that Windows 8 will be finalized this summer, and sales of both Intel-based PCs and ARM devices will begin "around October." More than 40 Intel-based PCs (including some tablets, presumably) will be...
Windows 8 to debut on both x86 and ARM devices in October, report says

Why Did Microsoft Buy Giant-Touchscreen-Maker Perceptive Pixel?

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Perceptive Pixel, the outfit behind the infamous "Magic Wall" displays trotted out every U.S. Election Day on the cable news networks, is now a Microsoft company. But Perceptive Pixel's software - not hardware - could be the key to the deal. Terms of the acquisition, announced during the effects-laden keynote...
Why Did Microsoft Buy Giant-Touchscreen-Maker Perceptive Pixel?

Microsoft sets Windows 8 release time to late October

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Microsoft has revealed that Windows 8 will be on sale in stores in late October. Tami Reller, corporate vice president and CFO of the company's Windows and Windows Live Division, noted at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto that the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build will arrive in the...
Microsoft sets Windows 8 release time to late October

Ballmer vows to challenge Apple, sidesteps phone question

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. (Microsoft photo) Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is bordering on obsessive when it comes to Apple these days, or at least that’s the way he comes off in these excerpts from an interview with the CRN trade publication at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto. “But...
Ballmer vows to challenge Apple, sidesteps phone question

Could Surface be coming to a retailer near you?

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First it was the turn of Windows 8, with reports of poor sales and questions about its early performance on the market going unanswered. With Microsoft stating some facts (though by no means giving a complete picture) that indicate brisk, if not unprecedented, sales, the kvetching about Windows 8's...
Could Surface be coming to a retailer near you?

Windows 8 PCs, tablets to go on sale late October, Microsoft confirms

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Windows 8 will be released to manufacturing the first week of August, and the first PCs running the operating system will go on sale in late October, Microsoft confirmed today. The timing is not a surprise. It's within the range of what we expected given the availability of a Release...
Windows 8 PCs, tablets to go on sale late October, Microsoft confirms

THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Microsoft Just Declared War On Apple (MSFT)

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The Microsoft Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. MSFT Sliding With Tech Stocks were up in early trading but started sliding about an hour after the open on chips stocks losses. Shares of MSFT are also in the red with the...
THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Microsoft Just Declared War On Apple (MSFT)

Yahoo boss appoints another former Google worker as COO

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer appointed another former Google employee as her COO on Monday, her first day back at work since the birth of her baby. Henrique de Castro, previously vice president of Google's worldwide partner business solutions group, will join the company by Jan. 22, and will report...
Yahoo boss appoints another former Google worker as COO

Windows 8 to go on sale on October 26

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Windows 8 now has an official launch date: October 26. Microsoft announced that Windows would go on sale some time in October at its Worldwide Partner Conference earlier this month. Now we know when Windows 8 PCs, tablets, and software will actually go on sale. The software itself will be...
Windows 8 to go on sale on October 26
Ballmer warns Microsoft is 'not going to leave any space uncovered to Apple'

Microsoft vows to end Windows Phone's mindshare woes

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Ask the average person to describe Windows Phone, and watch what happens. They’ll either admit ignorance, make something up, or just stare at you. Microsoft’s mobile platform has a mindshare problem – people don’t know that it exists, or if they do, how it’s different from other platforms. According to...
Microsoft vows to end Windows Phone's mindshare woes

Yahoo Poaches Key Googler As New Chief Operating Officer

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Yahoo announced today it has hired Henrique de Castro, currently vice president of Google’s worldwide Partner Business Solutions group, as chief operating officer (COO). It’s a major role: he’ll be overseeing Yahoo’s sales, operations, media and business development worldwide. According... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Yahoo Poaches Key Googler As New Chief Operating Officer

Microsoft expects 44 retail stores open by mid-2013

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Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner tells Worldwide Partner Conference attendees more retail stores are coming, including two outside the U.S., in fiscal 2013. [Read more]...
Microsoft expects 44 retail stores open by mid-2013

Microsoft buying Perceptive Pixel, technology company behind CNN's Magic Wall

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Microsoft is acquiring Perceptive Pixel, a New York-based company known as a pioneer in multitouch technologies for large displays. Founded by NYU researcher Jeff Han, the company is best known for providing the technology behind CNN’s Magic Wall, the large touch-screen display used by the news network during its election...
Microsoft buying Perceptive Pixel, technology company behind CNN's Magic Wall

Windows 8 to go on sale in October

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Updated operating system featuring 'Metro' interface likely to be available as a downloadWindows 8 will be "released to manufacturing" in the first week of August, and will move to "general availability" for everyone by the end of October, Microsoft has announced.Speaking at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in the US, Tami...
Windows 8 to go on sale in October

Office 2013 Must Balance Mobile, Desktop Needs

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Reports are flying that Office 2013 may be officially revealed as early as Monday, July 16, when Microsoft tries to keep its most valuable source of revenue relevant to the mobile users it craves and the desktop users it still needs. According to USA Today and other reports, Microsoft CEO...
Office 2013 Must Balance Mobile, Desktop Needs

Help Ars round out our 2012-2013 Tech Conference dance card

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We're deep into planning our coverage for the next 18 months of technology events, conferences, confabs, and demos. While we have our own ideas, we would love for you to help us round out our list by telling us which technology conferences and events you would like to see...
Help Ars round out our 2012-2013 Tech Conference dance card

Microsoft to reach 44 retail store total by mid-2013

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Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner told Worldwide Partner Conference attendees more retail stores are coming, including two outside the U.S., in fiscal 2013....
Microsoft to reach 44 retail store total by mid-2013
The Era of Their Ways: Apple's Post-PC World Is Microsoft's PC-Plus Future

Microsoft says Apple's 'post-PC' view is wrong, claims it's a 'PC+' era

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Speaking at the company's Worldwide Partner Conference on Wednesday, Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner refuted Apple's "post-PC" view of the current computing industry climate, instead dubbing it a "PC+" era....
Microsoft says Apple's 'post-PC' view is wrong, claims it's a 'PC+' era
Microsoft VP: Windows 8 To Be Officially Released In "Late October"

Amazon and SAP put All-in-One in the cloud

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Amazon’s Terry Wise SAP All-in-One applications will soon run in Amazon’s cloud. That could make Amazon EC2 more attractive to companies that worry about offloading crucial business applications from their own data centers.  SAP BusinessObjects analytics and Rapid Deployment solutions already run on Amazon — as do most of Oracle’s...
Amazon and SAP put All-in-One in the cloud

Windows 8 release confirmed for October: Here's how to get the best upgrade deal

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Every once in a while, tech rumors turn out to be true, and this happens to be one of those instances. Microsoft’s Tami Reller, Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Windows and Windows Live, confirmed at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto something most tech observers...
Windows 8 release confirmed for October: Here's how to get the best upgrade deal

Microsoft: Google Isn't 'Truly Serious' About Enterprise Office Apps (GOOG, MSFT)

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Microsoft execs say they aren't worried that Google is really going to take away 90% of Office software users. Google "has not yet shown they are truly serious," about the enterprise app business, Julia White, a general manager in Microsoft's business division, told Quentin Hardy at the New York Times....
Microsoft: Google Isn't 'Truly Serious' About Enterprise Office Apps (GOOG, MSFT)

Steve Ballmer says Microsoft won't 'leave any space uncovered to Apple'

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Steve Ballmer delivered a fair bit of news during his keynote at the company's Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto yesterday, but it looks like he saved some of his stronger words for an interview he gave to CRN following his talk. In it, he boldly said that "we are...
Steve Ballmer says Microsoft won't 'leave any space uncovered to Apple'
Microsoft vows to go toe-to-toe with Apple on innovation
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