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Steve Ballmer takes excitement to new levels of crazy

Commentary: At Friday night's Game 6 between his Los Angeles Clippers and the Utah Jazz, the former Microsoft CEO offers self-expressions that might frighten some.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It's one thing to be a little …

Steve Ballmer

The CIA created a "Snowden Stopper" to catch future whistleblowers

The latest Wikileaks release of leaked CIA cyberweapons includes "Scribbles" -- referred to by the CIA as the "Snowden Stopper" -- a watermarking …

Microsoft Office

Here's what to expect from Microsoft's May 2 event

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, Microsoft is holding an education-focused conference in the US city of New York (#MicrosoftEDU). The event could see the firm …

Kaby Lake

Xbox Wallpapers and Backgrounds

Store home<p>Devices<p>Microsoft Surface<br>• PCs & tablets<br>• Xbox<br>• Virtual reality<br>• Accessories<br>• Windows phone<p>Software & Apps<p>Office<br>• Windows<br>• Additional software<br>• Windows …

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No one is more excited about the Clippers being still alive in the playoffs than Steve Ballmer

You know who’s excited about the Clippers beating the Jazz on Friday night to force a Game 7?<p>Steve Ballmer, the NBA’s most enthusiastic team owner.<p>This moment came when Austin Rivers hit a huge shot for Los Angeles:<p>But he was, unsurprisingly, pretty emotional all game:<p>The two teams face off for the …

Steve Ballmer

Headline trauma: Making excuses for Microsoft

Anytime Microsoft has a bad quarter it’s a great time to practice your creative writing skills.Writing for the very nice people and day trading …

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How to Save a Keynote .key as PowerPoint .pptx Presentations on Mac

Keynote presentations are saved as .key files by default, but because Keynote runs only on Apple system software and iCloud you can’t always open a …

OS X

With Markets Rallying, The First Trillion-Dollar Baby Might Be Born Soon

The continued rally in equity markets has us in uncharted waters when it comes to the value of the world’s leading technology companies. In what appears to be a first, six firms are valued above $400 billion in market cap and the five most valuable of them are all in tech: Apple, Alphabet/Google, …

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Who wants a Game 7?

Good morning. We have that and more in Saturday’s NBA newsletter.<p>If you don't love Steve Ballmer at his Devastated By Joe Johnson's Daggers, you don't deserve him at his Apoplectic At Chris Paul's Genius.The Point God struck again Friday night, racking up 29 and eight as the best player on the …

Basketball

Virtual Office: This is what it's like to wear Microsoft's new mixed reality headset

At about noon on Thursday I lowered a headset over my eyes and, for the first time in my life, stepped into Microsoft Windows.<p>I was invited to attend …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft's Black Box Magic Works on Investors

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella isn't one for straightforward communications. On Thursday night, when analysts plied him with politely worded questions about the change in Microsoft's business model, they were treated to classic bits of cryptic wisdom such as this one:<p>To me, that's …

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Microsoft Should Copy Nintendo And Make An Xbox Switch

Microsoft needs to fight back against the juggernaut that is the PlayStation 4. After all, the Xbox One is playing second fiddle and has been for some time.<p>One way the Xbox team is planning to do that is by releasing “the most powerful console ever” in the Xbox Scorpio this holiday season, though …

Xbox One

Microsoft Teams A New Way To Manage Projects, Connect, and Collaborate With Your Peers

Every so often a new product comes to market that disrupts that way we used to do things. Say hello to “Microsoft Teams”. It’s the new kid on the block that will make you rethink how you manage projects today and collaborate with your teams’ members.<p>This presentation provides a detailed overview of …

Project Management

Amazon Stays On Top of the Cloud Market

Amazon is the number one cloud provider, and barring some major and unforeseen market shifts, the company will remain number one for a very long time.<p>…

Cloud Computing

Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft together ended the day $27.4 billion richer

Big tech didn't deliver on everything Wall Street wanted Thursday night — but that didn't stop investors from handing $27 billion to Amazon, …

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Is a Microsoft WinBook coming?

Rumors are swirling that an announcement from Microsoft about a Windows 10 Cloud OS is imminent.<p>What does that mean? It’s basically a full Windows 10 …

Windows RT

Microsoft Q3 FY 2017 earnings: Cloud saves the day, but Windows smartphones to get the boot

Riding on its Cloud services, Microsoft has announced that its commercial Cloud annualised revenue run rate exceeded $15.2 billion in the third …

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An early-morning tweet and ‘farmer talk’ leads to Microsoft-Mojang deal

Microsoft’s acquisition of “Minecraft” began with a tweet and a text.<p>Markus “Notch” Persson, the man behind the smash hit world-building game, posted …

Minecraft

How to Recover Clipboard History in Windows With Microsoft Word

We all come across a situation where we copy text and then without pasting it, copy another text. Yikes! The previously copied text in the clipboard …

Microsoft Word

WeChat parent Tencent is opening an A.I. lab in Seattle led by former Microsoft researcher

Tencent, the Chinese tech titan behind WeChat and a wide range of other services, plans to double down on artificial intelligence with a new research …

Tencent

Surface sales sag and Windows Phones fade, as Microsoft's hardware business takes a hit

Four little words from Microsoft CFO Amy Hood describe the tragic state of Microsoft's mobile experiment: "negligible revenue from phones."Phone sales for the current quarter were bad, falling $730 million from the same period a year ago, Microsoft executives said Thursday during the company's …

Microsoft Windows

Post your harddrive for upload to the cloud

This week I had one university who wanted to get a few hundred TB of data into the Azure cloud.<p>Well now Azure customers, can now arrange to have …

Microsoft Azure

Surface revenue does a U-boat, and dives

Revenue generated by Microsoft's Surface hardware during the March quarter was down 26% from the same period the year before, the company said …

Satya Nadella

How to set up the best features in Cortana

The era of digital assistants is upon us. If you don’t use it already, it seems only a matter of time until you’ll want to know how to direct Windows’ Cortana.<p>Cortana promises to outshine other digital assistance suites by delivering exceptional compatibility with third-party apps. That means we’re …

Cortana

Elon Musk, Satya Nadella, Irene Rosenfeld, Mark Zuckerberg: People to Watch

Elon Musk, whose Tesla Inc. will report earnings Wednesday afternoon, is expected to give fresh insight on the launch of the Model 3. Mr. Musk hopes the sedan will make his electric-car company more mainstream and less of a niche luxury player. In a talk Friday, Mr. Musk didn’t back down from his …

Satya Nadella

Microsoft gears up to retake the classroom

The tech giant is planning a renewed push into schools, aiming its Windows software and Surface tablets at kids as well as adults.<p>Pop quiz: Which tech company is the most popular in schools?<p>Answer: Google, by a mile. And Microsoft hopes to change that.<p>The software giant is planning to hold an event …

Education

Microsoft Creates New Privacy Lawyer Role

Microsoft announced on Friday that it has created a new role in its legal department for Julie Brill, a former International Trade Commissioner, who …

Privacy

How to make government data exciting

Steve Ballmer believes that facts matter. That's why the Former Microsoft CEO just launched a new project called USAFacts.<p>It's an online data …

Steve Ballmer

Microsoft Sets a Soft Expiration Date on Standalone Office Deployments, More News

Wehn Satya Nadella stepped in as CEO of Microsoft, the Redmond, Wash.-based company set a clear vision for its future — a future in the cloud and in …

Office 365

Microsoft's cloud feels the pinch in price war with AWS

Sales of Surface, falling 26 per cent year-on-year, wasn't the only wrinkle in Microsoft's third-quarter trading period.<p>Management beat the cloud …

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