All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Microsoft’

Microsoft’s Azure Reportedly About To Lose The ‘Windows’

Update: It’s official. Microsoft says: Today we are announcing that Windows Azure will be renamed to Microsoft Azure, beginning April 3, 2014. This change reflects Microsoft’s strategy and focus on Azure as the public cloud platform for customers as well as for our own services Office 365, Dynamics CRM, Bing, OneDrive, Skype, and Xbox Live. Our commitment to deliver an …

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Microsoft Hasn’t Given Up On PC Gaming Just Yet

In August of last year, it looked like Microsoft was finally getting serious about PC gaming again when it hired former Steam boss Jason Holtman. Those hoping for a PC gaming renaissance from Microsoft were met with disappoint last month when it was revealed that Holtman would be leaving Microsoft after only six months on the job. While his departure …

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Here Are Some Of The Indie Games Coming To The Xbox One

When the Xbox One was first unveiled, it was decidedly lacking in indie games. The reason was that Microsoft was keeping its old publishing guidelines around that required indie games to have a publisher before being allowed on their platform. Microsoft quickly removed that requirement, however, when it saw that Sony and Nintendo were allowing indies to self publish on …

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Microsoft To Focus On Games At E3

Microsoft was wise to announce the Xbox One before E3 last year. It opened up the annual trade show to focus exclusively on games since it got all the TV and sports out of the way at the May event. With E3 2014, will Microsoft continue its focus on games, or will we see a Doritos Xbox One app instead? …

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Microsoft Expects Nokia Deal To Close Next Month

Microsoft announced on Sunday night that its big Nokia deal is nearing the final stages, but won’t be completed until next month. The company has already received approval from regulatory bodies in 15 markets on five continents, but is awaiting confirmation in “final markets”. Brad Smith, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs at Microsoft wrote on …

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Xbox One Coming to Scandinavia & Other Countries in September

The Xbox One may be falling behind the PlayStation 4 in terms of sales, but Microsoft isn’t giving up on its Kinect-bundled next-generation console. Today Microsoft announced that the Xbox One will be coming to 26 new markets later this year. Sometime September 2014 the console will officially launch in the following countries: Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, …

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Microsoft Office for iPad: CEO May Unveil Next Week

Microsoft will reportedly introduce Office for  iPad at an event in San Francisco on March 27. Satya Nadella will host his first event next week as CEO of Microsoft and invitations to the event have been making the rounds. Nadella is expected to discuss Microsoft’s mobile and cloud strategies, and sources indicate the company will be revealing an app for the …

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OneNote Goes Free On Windows And Mac

Are you a Mac user that stares longingly at your friend’s Windows desktop wishing you had access to OneNote? Well, stare no longer as Microsoft has finally ported its note keeping app to your platform of choice. Microsoft announced this morning that OneNote is now available for Mac. With this addition, OneNote is now available on pretty much every platform, …

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Subsidized $99 Xbox 360 is Gone For Good

Microsoft’s innovative plan to sell subsidized video game consoles is now dead. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Microsoft quietly killed its $99 subsidized Xbox 360 offering last July. The offering, introduced back in May 2012 allowed customers to buy a 4GB Xbox 360 console with Kinect bundled in for just $99. The catch was that customers had to …

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Microsoft Announces Office 365 Personal

In 2011, Microsoft introduced Office 365 as a subscription service that nets you all the benefits of Microsoft Office for a monthly or annual fee. The only problem with Microsoft’s plan was that Office 365 was designed around families so you were paying for more than one license even if you were the only one using it. Microsoft has finally …

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Xbox One Gets Bing Web Search Today

Are you finding your Xbox One search experience a bit underwhelming? Sure, you can use Bing to search through your console’s online marketplace, but the same can’t be said for the Web. Well, that’s all changing this week. In the latest Xbox One system update, Bing Web Search was added to the console. In other words, you can now search …

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Bing Saves Is Now Available To All In Open Beta

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Man, I wish I could bookmark this Web site in anything other than my browser?” You probably haven’t, but Bing thinks you might have. Last month, Bing introduced a new feature called Bing Saves. It’s essentially a bookmarking feature within Bing that allowed you to save Web sites to your Microsoft account and visit …

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