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Schema.org Enters Its ‘Next Chapter’ Schema.org Enters Its ‘Next Chapter’

In 2011, Google, Microsoft (Bing) and Yahoo, the big three search engines (Yandex later joined), teamed up to launch Schema.org, an initiative to support a common set of schemas for structured data markup on webpages. This week, the companies announced …

Bing’s Answer To Google Now Comes To The Desktop Bing’s Answer To Google Now Comes To The Desktop

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it is launching personalized cards on the Bing Homepage, which will let users keep track of news, weather, flights, stocks, and eventually more. Kind of like an early version of Google Now on the desktop, …

Ad Spend Growth For Bing Is More Than Double That Of Google’s Ad Spend Growth For Bing Is More Than Double That Of Google’s

In its “State of Paid Search” report for the first quarter of the year, The Search Agency finds that Bing’s growth has more than doubled the rate of Google’s in ad spend. Of course, with Google being such a dominant …

Microsoft Office 365 Personal Makes Productivity Even More Affordable Microsoft Office 365 Personal Makes Productivity Even More Affordable

Microsoft Office used to be software that either came with your PC or you had to spend hundreds of dollars just for the base software. Microsoft dumped this sales model a few years ago with the introduction of Office 365 …

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The New Head Of Xbox Phil Spencer

Microsoft announced late last month that Phil Spencer would become the new head of the Xbox division. As part of the announcement, Spencer said that he would bring a new focus on games back to the division that has seemingly …

Forza Motorsport 5 Gets Free Long Beach Circuit Track

Forza Motorsport 5 has been supported more than any other Xbox One launch game and for good reason. It’s easily one of the best of the bunch and was even included with Xbox One consoles for a time. With its …

Xbox 360 Emulation Might Show Up On The Xbox One

The Xbox 360 has one of the best game libraries of any game console. It’s a shame then that the console’s library can’t be played on the Xbox One. For fans of the console that bought an Xbox One, they …

Windows XP: How to Secure the Dead OS Windows XP: How to Secure the Dead OS

The day has finally arrived. Microsoft has been warning consumers for one year now that support for Windows XP will be ending, and at midnight EDT tonight the operating system will officially be dead to Microsoft. What does this mean …

Microsoft Is About To End Windows XP Support Microsoft Is About To End Windows XP Support

The final countdown for Windows XP support is upon us (There’s literally a countdown. You can see it here). It’s had a good twelve-year run, but on April 8th, Microsoft will support the OS no more. This means there will …

Poppy Montgomery Secretly Married Shawn Sanford at Disneyland

Poppy Montgomery and Microsoft executive Shawn Sanford have been married since February 19. Montgomery broke the news on Friday when she appeared on Live! with Kelly and Michael. The wedding ceremony took place at Disneyland. The couple’s children were present …

Microsoft And Yahoo Both Said To Be Working On New Original TV Shows Microsoft And Yahoo Both Said To Be Working On New Original TV Shows

Two reports are circulating this morning indicating that Microsoft and Yahoo are both working (separately) on new original television shows that would follow the high-quality series trend set by Netflix and followed by Amazon and others. Bloomberg is reporting that …

Bing Launches ‘Knowledge Widget’ For Webmasters, App Linking Bing Launches ‘Knowledge Widget’ For Webmasters, App Linking

Microsoft has launched the Bing Knowledge Widget for webmasters and publishers. It detects and visualizes entities on your webpage, and displays rich info about the entity, providing site visitors with info about the said entities on the page. If they …

Internet Explorer 11 Gets Enterprise Mode Internet Explorer 11 Gets Enterprise Mode

Microsoft announced that it has launched an update to Internet Explorer 11 with an Enterprise Mode feature aimed at helping businesses keep up to date with software, service, and device releases. It’s available on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Microsoft …

Windows Phone 8.1 Adds Cortana, Various Improvements Windows Phone 8.1 Adds Cortana, Various Improvements

Last year, Microsoft refreshed Windows 8 on PCs and tablets with the launch of Windows 8.1. It added a bunch of new features, including the return of the Start button. Widows Phone users were left without an update though with …

Software Revenue Rose 4.8% Last Year Software Revenue Rose 4.8% Last Year

The PC market is in a funk, with PC manufacturers scrambling to find a way to make desktop and notebook PCs relevant within the new reality of mobile tablets and smartphones. That doesn’t mean, however, that the software companies providing …

Phil Spencer Gets Promoted To Head Of Xbox Division

Phil Spencer is probably the most likable of all the Xbox executives. He exudes confidence during all of Microsoft’s press conferences, and he has a legitimate love for games. In fact, you could say he’d be the perfect fit to …

Microsoft Will Pay You $100 To Upgrade Windows XP

Microsoft wants you to finally stop using Windows XP. Microsoft announced this week that they will no longer be supporting Windows XP in any of their security updates, and are urging anyone left on the 12-year-old operating system to upgrade …

Microsoft Announces Office For iPad, New Enterprise Tools Microsoft Announces Office For iPad, New Enterprise Tools

Microsoft made some major announcements on Thursday including Microsoft Office for iPad, free Office Mobile apps for iPhone and Android, and the Enterprise Mobility Suite of cloud services to help businesses manage corporate data and services on various devices. The …

Microsoft & Dell Agree to Cross-License Patents Microsoft & Dell Agree to Cross-License Patents

As the traditional computing industry continues to sink under a wave of new mobile technology, traditional computer hardware and software companies are struggling to find a place in the rapidly shifting landscape. This new reality was highlighted this week as …

Microsoft Office May Be Coming To An iPad Near You

Microsoft Office is a staple of many people’s lives, ranging from elementary school students to CEOs and everyone in between. Accessing Office has become easier than ever as of late, with personal computers, smart phones, and tablets becoming so prominent …

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