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Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview Now Available Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview Now Available

Available for download in fourteen different languages, the much anticipated Windows 8 Release Preview is here. The pre-release includes Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, new Windows 8 apps for connecting to Hotmail, SkyDrive, and Messenger. The developers say that they …

Microsoft Jumps The Gun On Windows 8 Announcement Microsoft Jumps The Gun On Windows 8 Announcement

Microsoft appears to have accidentally pulled the trigger on a blog post announcing the new Windows 8 Release Preview. The post was dated today, May 31st, but actually posted yesterday afternoon. It was quickly removed. The post originally went up …

Microsoft Announces Office 365 For Government Microsoft Announces Office 365 For Government

All the tech companies pretty much just compete with each other these days with the same products with one coming out later than the other. Microsoft has been on the backburner for a while now releasing their own versions of …

Have A Windows Phone? Better Upgrade To 7.5 Have A Windows Phone? Better Upgrade To 7.5

Regardless of the jokes that permeate the mobile industry, there are people who use and love Windows Phone 7. Even Siri thinks that the Nokia Lumia 900 is the best phone currently on the market until Apple ceased her insubordination. …

Kinect For Windows SDK 1.5 Released Kinect For Windows SDK 1.5 Released

Kinect for Windows has been one of the coolest projects that Microsoft is personally involved with. Windows applications being built using Kinect continually impress me more so than any games that use Kinect on the Xbox 360. It speaks to …

Xbox 360 Comes Free With Windows PC Purchase Xbox 360 Comes Free With Windows PC Purchase
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I went to the University of Kentucky for five years. During that time, I learned that everybody had a MacBook. They seemed to have bought the computer for one reason – it’s totally the coolest, duh!. Jokes about stereotypical MacBook …

Microsoft Charges $99 To Remove Bloatware Microsoft Charges $99 To Remove Bloatware
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For those of you who still buy PCs–the store-bought models that come with Windows already installed–what are your thoughts about all of that trial software that comes preinstalled on your not-inexpensive machine? If you’re like most conscientious computer users, you …

Visual Studio 11 Release Candidate Updated After User Feedback Visual Studio 11 Release Candidate Updated After User Feedback
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We reported back in February that Microsoft launched the Visual Studio 11 beta for developers to try ou and give their thoughts before the actual product launch. Microsoft says that there has been “significant” community response to the beta and …

Microsoft Announces Windows Azure Media Services Microsoft Announces Windows Azure Media Services

Microsoft definitely needs to give its cloud network – Windows Azure – a kick in the pants. If it wants to compete with the likes of Google’s and other cloud businesses, it’s going to have to step up its game. …

Windows 8 Makes DVD Playback A Paid Upgrade Windows 8 Makes DVD Playback A Paid Upgrade
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You may recall last month when Microsoft announced the editions of the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. The OS will be divided into two basic versions: Windows 8, and Windows 8 Pro. There was a lot to be excited about …

Microsoft Kills Windows Live Branding Microsoft Kills Windows Live Branding
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With Windows 8 just around the corner, Microsoft is re-thinking where its cloud services will fit into the mix. As a result, Microsoft has decided to kill the “live” branding it places around those services. In its place will be …

Microsoft and Twilio Join Forces To Offer Communication APIs Microsoft and Twilio Join Forces To Offer Communication APIs
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Skype changed the way we communicate online by offering an easy and affordable way to call anybody on a land line or other Skype users. Microsoft bought Skype last year to pump money into the development of more Skype products. …

One Of Every Five Macs Has Malware, Report Says One Of Every Five Macs Has Malware, Report Says
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Malware on the Mac has been a hot topic in recent weeks, thanks to the discovery at the beginning of the month of a variant of the Flashback botnet that was able to install on users’ computers without their knowledge …

Kinect For Windows Gets A Gesture Recognition SDK Kinect For Windows Gets A Gesture Recognition SDK
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It’s been said before and I’ll say it again – Kinect isn’t just for video games anymore. Ever since the release of the Kinect for Windows SDK last year and the official Kinect for Windows hardware this year, developers have …

Google Drive Going Live Next Week Google Drive Going Live Next Week

Back in February we brought you news that Google was working on their own cloud storage service to compete with services like Dropbox. Subsequent rumors have consistently placed the service’s launch in April, though the initial target date of the …

Microsoft Announces Windows 8 Editions Microsoft Announces Windows 8 Editions

It’s expected with each new Windows release that Microsoft announces the different editions of the software for different types of consumers. Microsoft currently offers three versions of Windows 7 in the U.S. – Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate. I would …

Leaked Microsoft Document Provides Roadmap For Major Products Leaked Microsoft Document Provides Roadmap For Major Products
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An apparent roadmap showing Microsoft’s plans for future products has been leaked. The images show Microsoft’s release plans for numerous products, including Internet Explorer, Windows Phone, and Office 15. The images were posted to Twitter last week by Maarten Visser, …

Windows XP Users: Upgrade Now, Or Forever Be Hacked Windows XP Users: Upgrade Now, Or Forever Be Hacked
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It’s been almost 11 years since the launch of Windows XP in October of 2001. The operating system is getting on in years and Microsoft has done their best to get people to upgrade. Unfortunately, its successor, Windows Vista, did …

Visual Studio 11 Beta Improves Find & Replace Visual Studio 11 Beta Improves Find & Replace

Microsoft has been busy lately improving and fixing the Visual Studio 11 beta. The changes thus far have all been much needed updates that make the program easier to use for professionals and amateurs alike. From a more visual based …

Internet Explorer 9.0.6 Now Available, Fixes Security Flaws Internet Explorer 9.0.6 Now Available, Fixes Security Flaws
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I remember just a few years ago when Internet Explorer was the laughing stock of the browser community. It lacked the functionality that other browsers had while lacking even basic security functions. It’s what led to the impression that IE …

OnLive Adjusts Service To Meet Microsoft Licensing Rules OnLive Adjusts Service To Meet Microsoft Licensing Rules
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OnLive has changed its popular OnLive Desktop service to bring it into compliance with Microsoft’s licensing rules. OnLive Desktop is now powered by Microsoft’s Windows Server 2008 instead of Windows 7. OnLive Desktop allows users to connect their iPad or …