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Microsoft Makes A Few Advertising Announcements At Cannes Lions Microsoft Makes A Few Advertising Announcements At Cannes Lions

Microsoft has some advertising news today out of Cannes Lions. Last year at Cannes, Microsoft Advertising’s Yarn announced it would be working in partnership with creative agencies and brands on some new ad experiences. Today, they announced a new wave …

The Windows Store Is Coming To A Best Buy Near You The Windows Store Is Coming To A Best Buy Near You

Do you like shopping at a store while at a store? Microsoft thinks you might with its latest announcement of a Windows Store coming to Best Buy. Microsoft announced today that a Windows Store experience will be coming to 500 …

Here’s A Video Of Windows 8.1 In Action Here’s A Video Of Windows 8.1 In Action
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Windows 8.1 is real, and it’s coming later this year. Thus far, we’ve heard from Microsoft what the update will mean for consumers and Enterprise customers. Now a Microsoft developer has delivered the first video of the operating system in …

Want A New Windows PC? Make Your Friends Pay For It Want A New Windows PC? Make Your Friends Pay For It
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Windows PCs are expensive. Well, at least the good ones are. Microsoft wants to make it a little easier on the poor college student with a new program called “Chip In.” Chip In is a new crowdfunding platform where a …

Halo Makes The Jump To PC And Windows Phone 8 Halo Makes The Jump To PC And Windows Phone 8

Microsoft has a certain strategy for its platforms that aren’t doing so well. That strategy is just to slap Halo on it, and hope fans of the sci-fi shooter franchise buy into it. The Halo-themed Zune strategy didn’t work out …

Microsoft Reveals Enterprise Enhancements Coming To Windows 8.1 Microsoft Reveals Enterprise Enhancements Coming To Windows 8.1
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So far, Microsoft has only unveiled the consumer features for its update to Windows 8. Now the company is starting to unveil what it will be doing to win back its bread and butter – the enterprise market – with …

Windows RT Tablets Are About To Get Cheaper Windows RT Tablets Are About To Get Cheaper
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Nobody really wants Windows RT. That much was obvious when manufacturers started to pull their Windows RT tablets from store shelves. Now Microsoft is trying to increase interest in RT with a new pricing strategy. Bloomberg reports that Microsoft is …

Former Windows Boss Knew Windows 8 Would Be Polarizing Former Windows Boss Knew Windows 8 Would Be Polarizing
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Shortly after completing work on Windows 8, former Windows boss Steven Sinofsky left Microsoft. He hasn’t said much since, but he finally opened up during an interview yesterday at D11. The general message seemed to equate to he knew Windows …

Microsoft Confirms The Return Of The Start Button In Windows 8.1 Microsoft Confirms The Return Of The Start Button In Windows 8.1

A leaked screen from yesterday indicated that Microsoft would be bringing back the Start button in Windows 8.1. Now the company has gone ahead and confirmed its return alongside a number of other additions to the updated operating systems. In …

Leaked Screenshot Shows Start Button Is Back In Windows 8.1 Leaked Screenshot Shows Start Button Is Back In Windows 8.1

Windows Blue is now officially Windows 8.1. It will enter into a public beta in June. It’s rumored that the start button and a boot to desktop mode will be offered alongside numerous other updates. Thanks to a leaked screenshot, …

Windows Blue Officially Named Windows 8.1, Will Be A Free Upgrade Windows Blue Officially Named Windows 8.1, Will Be A Free Upgrade
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Microsoft has gone on record saying that Windows Blue was just a code name, and the final name for the Windows 8 upgrade would be different. The final name has now been revealed, and it’s not that creative. At the …

New Windows 8 Ad Has Me Wishing Butt Ping-Pong Was A Real Sport New Windows 8 Ad Has Me Wishing Butt Ping-Pong Was A Real Sport
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Microsoft’s ads can be thoroughly confusing sometimes. Often enough, the ad has nothing to do with the product itself. This can lead to some really terrible ads. It can also lead to utter brilliance – as is the case with …

Microsoft Has Offered To Buy Nook Media For $1 Billion [Report] Microsoft Has Offered To Buy Nook Media For $1 Billion [Report]
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Microsoft invested $300 million into Barnes & Noble last year to create the Nook media subsidiary. Now the company may be looking to outright acquire the subsidiary from the national bookstore chain. TechCrunch is reporting that Microsoft has offered to …

Windows Blue Is A Reality, Public Preview Coming In June Windows Blue Is A Reality, Public Preview Coming In June
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The most persistent rumor concerning Windows 8 is that Microsoft would be releasing an update for it later this year called Windows Blue. Those rumors were pretty much confirmed as fact when a Windows Blue preview build was leaked in …

Skype Video Messaging Comes To Windows Desktop Skype Video Messaging Comes To Windows Desktop

Not everybody can be online all the time. For those moments, it’s best to leave a message. That was a little difficult in Skype for Windows as you could only leave text-based messages before, but that all changed this week. …

Microsoft Says It’s Working On Smaller Windows 8 Devices Microsoft Says It’s Working On Smaller Windows 8 Devices
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Earlier this month, it was rumored that Microsoft was working on a 7-inch Windows 8 tablet. The news came after Microsoft changed up its rules reducing the minimum resolution for a Windows 8 device to 1024×768. Now the company has …

Windows Blue Will Feature A Boot To Desktop Option [Rumor] Windows Blue Will Feature A Boot To Desktop Option [Rumor]

One of the more controversial decisions in Windows 8 was how the OS forced users to boot into the new Start menu metro interface. You could get into the desktop from that, but then you would be without the iconic …

Bing Rolls Out Updates To Windows 8 Apps Bing Rolls Out Updates To Windows 8 Apps

Microsoft announced that it is rolling out updates across its six Bing apps for Windows 8 (News, Finance, Weather, Sports, Maps Travel). The updates focus on personalization. Users can now customize the Bing News app to keep track of specific …

PC Shipments See Steep Decline In Q1, Windows 8 To Blame [Report] PC Shipments See Steep Decline In Q1, Windows 8 To Blame [Report]
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PC shipments and sales are declining. It’s an undeniable fact. What people can’t seem to agree on is the cause. Some say the rise of tablets and smartphones are to blame, while others think it’s just a longer than usual …

Microsoft May Be Working On A 7-Inch Surface Tablet [Rumor] Microsoft May Be Working On A 7-Inch Surface Tablet [Rumor]
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The 7-inch tablet is the new 10-inch tablet. Consumers have stopped wanting the best instead opting for the cheapest, which explains why the Nexus 7 and iPad Mini are so popular. It would seems that Microsoft is finally catching on. …

Windows XP Users Only Have A Year Of Official Support Left Windows XP Users Only Have A Year Of Official Support Left

Windows XP remains one of the most popular operating systems on the planet, especially for businesses that don’t feel like upgrading to Windows 7 or 8. That popularity will surely continue for years to come, but Microsoft won’t be along …