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Microsoft unveils Skype for Business as its Lync replacement

Work and home move closer together<p>In a move that further blurs the boundaries of work and home, Microsoft is rebranding its Lync communications tool to Skype for Business. It’s the latest move from the software giant designed to position its software and services as tools that can help consumers …

Highspot, led by Microsoft vets, nets $9.6M to hone sales pitches

Highspot, which aims to help sales and marketing people do their thing better and more efficiently, now has $9.6 million in Series A funding from …

Microsoft's Band has some flaws but offers a lot for the price

Microsoft’s first shot in the fitness tracker space is a solid one. The company spent a lot of time developing its $199 Band bracelet, even as the fitness wearable market heated up. But fitness trackers are still making their way into the mainstream, so Microsoft may be making it to the party at …

Microsoft offers prorated Office 365 refunds to paid subscribers after making mobile editing free

Following Microsoft’s announcement yesterday that you can now create and edit documents using its mobile Office apps for free, there is some good news for Office 365 subscribers regretting their purchase. The company is offering prorated refunds, though you’ll have to apply, and there’s some …

Microsoft's first Lumia is coming on Tuesday

A budget smartphone for the holidays<p>Microsoft is planning to launch its very first Lumia smartphone on Tuesday. The software giant has started teasing an unveiling for November 11th, with the tagline of "Microsoft is delivering the power of everyday mobile technology to everyone." Microsoft's …

Microsoft Office lands on iPhone and is now free to use across iOS and upcoming Android tablet app

In a surprise move, Microsoft has today announced that Office for mobile is now free on Android and iOS.<p>That’s right, from today you won’t need an active Office 365 subscription to edit or store documents in Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud. The pricing news was joined by other updates to the Office …

Microsoft stops selling consumer versions of Windows 7 to computer makers

Microsoft today stopped providing Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, and Windows 7 Ultimate licenses to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), including its PC partners and systems builders. This means you’ll only be able to buy a computer running Windows 7 as long as stock lasts.<p>The …

Bored with words? Bing now lets you search using emoji

Now that you can communicate solely in emoji and even track your daily activities that way, it stands to reason that you should get to search the web using those tiny pictures, doesn't it? Microsoft certainly thinks so. Bing's search engine now understands emoji, saving you the (admittedly pretty …

Microsoft finally killed cloud storage. What’s next?

Just over six months ago, I made an early prediction that cloud storage would reach $0 over the next 12-18 months. Well, it hasn’t become “free” just yet, but it is now unlimited thanks to Microsoft. This week, Microsoft set a precedent by making storage unlimited to all users — business and …

Microsoft OneNote for iPhone and iPad updated with iOS 8 support, iPhone 6 design, and more

Microsoft has pushed out updates for its OneNote client on both iPhone and iPad, adding support for new features added in iOS 8 and a design that’s optimized for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.<p>Users can now password protect sections of documents directly from mobile devices (a feature that used to require …

Leaked Office for Mac 2015 screenshots look just like the Windows version

Microsoft is bringing Office for Mac and Windows closer together<p>Microsoft’s next version of Outlook for Mac appeared earlier this week in leaked screenshots, and now we’re starting to see even more applications that are part of Office for Mac 2015. Chinese site CnBeta has published a number of …

Microsoft expected to announce Office for Mac timing “very soon,” release rumored for early 2015

Following yesterday’s leaked screenshots of a new version of Office for Mac, <i>ZDNet</i> is reporting that its contacts have told it that Microsoft will announce timings for the new edition of Office for Mac “very soon.”<p>The company also is expected to disclose timing and possibly a public preview of its …

Americans Fear Hacking More Than Any Other Crime, Poll Finds

The crime that Americans fear the most is having their credit card information stolen by hackers, according to a new poll.<p>A Gallup survey published Monday found that 69 percent of U.S. residents worry “frequently” or “occasionally” about computer hackers stealing their credit card information from …

10 Incredible Works of Art Made in Microsoft Excel

While most see Microsoft Excel as endless blank rows and columns, others view it as a platform to bring their artwork to life.<p>Many have managed to …

Project Spark ignites gamers’ minds, and Surface Pro 3 is a good fit for enterprise — Weekend Reading: Oct. 10th Edition

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Project Spark, the Surface Pro 3’s role in the workplace and Adobe Creative Cloud now …

Microsoft's Q1 2015: Surface growing strongly and Lumia sales up

Surface revenue up 127 percent<p>Microsoft has published its Q1 fiscal 2015 earnings report, and the company has made $4.5 billion in net income on $23.20 billion in revenue. Revenue has increased compared to $18.53 billion from the same period last year, but net income has decreased 14 percent …

Surface Isn't Dead As Revenue Doubles With Microsoft's Third Version

Microsoft’s division in charge of the Surface hardware has doubled its revenue over the last year, with the team reporting revenue of $908 million for the quarter which ended on Sept. 30.<p>Ben Kepes takes a look at Microsoft’s Q3 numbers in more detail here on Forbes, but I want to zero in on the …

The future of Windows Phone? At the low end, says Alcatel

Microsoft’s smartphone software has found success in the mobile market, but only in entry-level devices; high-end flagships don’t sell, says Chinese handset maker<p>Since their launch in 2010 73m Windows Phones have been sold. A small drop in the ocean of 2.88bn smartphones sold globally, but …

Microsoft’s new Surface Hub brings pen customization to the Surface Pro 3

Microsoft has released a Surface Hub app this weekend to improve the functionality of the stylus on the Surface Pro 3. After updating the pen firmware earlier this week, Microsoft’s Surface Hub brings two customization options that Surface Pro 3 owners have been asking for: custom pressure …

The Future of Microsoft Depends on Windows Being Free

Remember the days when you would head out to the store to pick up the latest version of Windows, on DVD, for something like $130? Or if you were unlucky enough to not qualify for upgrade pricing, maybe even $239? Those days might seem in the distant past, but in reality Microsoft is still charging …

Your guide to Windows 10

Windows 10 is now available for download, and there's no better time to start getting acquainted. Read on for everything you need to know about where to get Windows 10, how to install it, and how to use it. And keep checking back, as we'll continue to post all our Windows 10 How To coverage right …

Microsoft and Salesforce launch OneDrive and Office integration, Salesforce1 app for Windows Phone

SAN FRANCISCO — Enterprise software giants Microsoft and Salesforce.com are announcing new product integrations today.<p>Salesforce’s Salesforce1 app for tracking customers will come to Windows Phone in the second half of next year, Salesforce said in a statement.<p>Also on the way during that time …

Hands On With the Windows 10 Preview Build

At the beginning of today’s Microsoft event Joe Belfiore, Vice President of the Operating Systems Group at Microsoft made certain the audience understood that we were seeing an early build of its next operating system. Early build or not, for power users that demand multi-tasking, the oddly named …

Microsoft Vs Samsung Fight Gets Ugly Over Unpaid $1 Billion

Earlier this year, Microsoft started proceedings against Samsung in respect to the royalty payments for the South Korean company to use Redmond’s patents in its Android devices. Court documents pertaining to the case have now been unsealed and cast some light on Microsoft’s Android powered …

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Microsoft turns Cortana into a Klingon-speaking Starfleet officer

To celebrate the launch of the Lumia 830 in the UK and all of the Trek-flavored nerdiness going down at Destination Star Trek in London, Microsoft has taught given its virtual assistant a crash course in the ways of Qo'nos -- by which we mean Cortana can now speak a little Klingon. All you'll have …

Hit: Windows XP (2001)

Released in 2001, Windows XP proved popular enough to last a good decade. It was Microsoft's first mass-market OS to support Windows NT, a powerful multiprocessing, multi-user OS.

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Microsoft Says Samsung Owes It $6.9 Million in Contract Dispute

Microsoft sued Samsung in August, asking a court to rule that the purchase of Nokia didn't invalidate its Android patent licensing deal with the Korean electronics giant.<p>Microsoft’s lawsuit against Samsung was unsealed on Friday, revealing that the software maker believes it is owed $6.9 million in …

Microsoft's Lumia 830 Now Available in the UK

Microsoft has announced that its ‘affordable flagship’, the Lumia 830, is now available to buy in the UK following its announcement last month.<p>The 5-inch, 10-megapixel camera-equipped, Windows Phone 8.1 device will start from £24.99 per month on contract, Microsoft said, delivering on the company’s …