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Microsoft Open Sources, Expands .NET To Linux, Mac Microsoft Open Sources, Expands .NET To Linux, Mac

Microsoft announced that it is open sourcing the full server-side .NET stack, and expanding .NET to run on Linux and Mac OS. The company also released Visual Studio Community 2013, which is a free edition of Visual Studio that provides …

Microsoft Lync Is Becoming Skype For Business Microsoft Lync Is Becoming Skype For Business

Microsoft announced that the next version of Lync will actually be Skype for Business, which the company says brings together “the familiar experience and user love of Skype with the enterprise security, compliance, and control from Lync to create the …

Bing: We’re Not Giving Up On Search [Updated] Bing: We’re Not Giving Up On Search [Updated]

Update 2: Asked for additional comment or further clarification on Stefan’s comments, the spokesperson says, “We have nothing further to share.” Update: The initial headline to this article was “Bing Abandons Hope Of Competing With Google (In ‘Pure’ Search)”. Bing …

Bing Ads Get Targeting Changes, App Extensions Bing Ads Get Targeting Changes, App Extensions

Microsoft rolled out tablet-related device targeting changes for Bing Ads last month, putting PC and tablet targeting together across campaigns. Now, device targeting is changing some more. Bing is eliminating explicit mobile device targeting. Microsoft’s Gyan Trivedi explains, “Advertisers will …

Microsoft Announces New Office Apps For Android, iOS Microsoft Announces New Office Apps For Android, iOS

Earlier this year, Microsoft finally launched its Microsoft Office apps for iPad. Expanding on the offering, the company has now announced the apps for Android tablets, updated iPad apps, and new Office iPhone apps. iPhone uses are getting new apps …

CNN Talking Heads Use Product-Placed Surface Tablets As iPad Stands CNN Talking Heads Use Product-Placed Surface Tablets As iPad Stands

Once again, Microsoft is having a hard time controlling the variables of its product placement. You may have been watching CNN’s election coverage last night. If so, you may have seen a bunch of shiny, new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 …

Microsoft, Dropbox Partner On Office Integration Microsoft, Dropbox Partner On Office Integration

Microsoft and Dropbox announced a strategic partnership, which will see Dropbox integration with Microsoft Office on phones, tablets, and the web. As the announcement notes, there are already over 35 billion Office files being hosted by Dropbox. Users will be …

IAB Opens Pubic Comment On OpenDirect Spec IAB Opens Pubic Comment On OpenDirect Spec

AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Yieldex have worked together on the new OpenDirect technical specification for programmatic ad sales, and have provided an early version to the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), who has opened up public comment on it. Comments will …

Bing Ads Get Universal Event Tracking Bing Ads Get Universal Event Tracking

Microsoft announced the general availability of Universal Event Tracking for Bing Ads to advertisers worldwide. This lets advertisers create and track various performance metrics associated with conversions with one tag. A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews it “lays the …

Microsoft Earnings Released With Record Revenue For The Quarter Microsoft Earnings Released With Record Revenue For The Quarter

Microsoft just released its earnings for its Fiscal Year 2015 Q1, posting record first-quarter revenue thanks to its cloud and hardware offerings. The company managed to beat Wall Street expectations with EPS at $0.54 and revenue at $23.2 billion, down …

Google Discovers ‘POODLE’ Vulnerability In SSL 3.0 Google Discovers ‘POODLE’ Vulnerability In SSL 3.0

Google announced that it has discovered a vulnerability (referred to as POODLE) in SSL version 3.0, the details of which can be found here. Bodo Möller of the Google Security Team found the issue along with fellow Googlers Thai Duong …

Vine App Hits Xbox One For Xbox Live Members Vine App Hits Xbox One For Xbox Live Members

Microsoft announced today that Twitter’s Vine is now available for the Xbox One. This is surely good news for anyone looking to up their Vine loop count. The Xbox Wire staff writes: Starting today, you can entertain yourself with hours …

Microsoft Gives Businesses New Way To Share Files With Outlook Web App, OneDrive Microsoft Gives Businesses New Way To Share Files With Outlook Web App, OneDrive

Microsoft announced a couple of new ways to share files with Outlook Web App (OWA) and OneDrive for Business. The features are aimed at helping people better share and collaborate with one another. In OWA, when you send an email, …

Microsoft Gives Devs A Look At IE For Windows 10 Microsoft Gives Devs A Look At IE For Windows 10

Microsoft launched a technical preview of Windows 10, and with that comes some updates to Internet Explorer. You can only use the preview at this point if you’re in the WIndows Insider Program, but the company gave developers a glimpse …

Microsoft Office Adds Sway Presentation Tool Microsoft Office Adds Sway Presentation Tool

Microsoft announced a new app called Sway, which is part of its Office portfolio. It’s basically a new presentation tool, which lets you add content from your OneDrive account, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other sources to keep track of your …

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 Preview Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 Preview

Microsoft revealed Windows 10 on Tuesday. It will be available for “early technical preview” for PC on October 1st. With the release, Microsoft is highlighting advancements for the enterprise and collaboration as well as consistency across devices. It adapts to …

Bing Ads Launches Enhanced Sitelinks Bing Ads Launches Enhanced Sitelinks

Microsoft announced the launch of Enhanced Sitelinks for Bing Ads, two years after Google made its version available to the world. Microsoft has been piloting the feature with a few advertisers over the several months, and says performance has been …

Steve Ballmer, Clippers Owner, Is Banning Apple Products Steve Ballmer, Clippers Owner, Is Banning Apple Products

After former owner Donald Sterling let his racist flag fly and the world heard the tapes, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer swooped in and bought the Los Angeles Clippers for a reported $2 billion. The deal finalized last month, making …

Bing Ads Gets Close Variants In Exact Match Bing Ads Gets Close Variants In Exact Match

Microsoft announced that it is rolling out the inclusion of close variants in exact match for Bing Ads in the U.S. This means exact match will now include minor grammatical variations like plurals, abbreviations, acronyms, spacing, and misspellings. Microsoft’s Matt …

Bing Adds A Couple Features For iOS 8 Bing Adds A Couple Features For iOS 8

Apple released iOS 8 last week, and many apps are adding features that take advantage of its specific capabilities. These include Microsoft’s Bing app, which has added a new translation feature and the ability to put Bing’s daily homepage image …

Bing Ads Lets You Share Negative Keyword Lists Among Campaigns Bing Ads Lets You Share Negative Keyword Lists Among Campaigns

Microsoft announced that you can now share negative keyword lists between campaigns in Bing Ads. You can do this with the Bing Ads Editor, the web interface, or the API. “Gone are the days of manually copying negative keywords between …