Microsoft has attracted quite a few rumors and estimations in the past few days while the company busily searched for a new CEO. It would appear that Satya Nadella has finally been appointed the new CEO of the company.
Microsoft and Sony launched their new console models with sufficient sportsmanship but the competition has apparently forced Microsoft to change tactics. The company has now announced that it will hand out $100 to those who ditch their PS3 for Xbox One.
During the final quarter of 2013, Microsoft was able to perform rather well by bagging a handsome revenue and bringing more earnings per share than was expected. The company scored $0.78 per share, more than the expected $0.68 per share.
Microsoft’s vice president for media and entertainment, Blair Westlake, has resigned from his post. According to him, the company is moving in a direction that doesn’t fit his expertise and so, he is moving on.
Microsoft sees Office 365 as the future of its Office software suite. In an attempt to bring it to a greater audience, Microsoft has now partnered with GoDaddy, offering Office 365 to small businesses.
Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has pulled off a number of high-profile hacks in the recent past. The notorious hacking group apparently took over Microsoft’s News Twitter account recently, sending out many tweets against the company itself.
Microsoft is all set to shut down all support and security updates for Windows XP come April this year. The company has now revealed that Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP will also expire at the same time.
For long, Microsoft has offered a number of games such as Solitaire, Minesweeper and Mahjong on Windows PCs. The company has now announced that Windows Phone 8 users can enjoy the same games on their handsets, for free.
As the Christmas draws near, tech companies are coming up with newer and more enticing deals. Microsoft has announced an early gift for Windows Phone users who can now get their hands on 20GB of free SkyDrive storage.
Don’t be startled by the topic of this article because no, Microsoft is not coming up with its own head gear. However, that didn’t stop a videographer from imagining what it would be like wearing ‘Microsoft Glass’ and the video below was the answer.
Over the years, passwords have turned out to be predictable, crackable and overall, vulnerable. Microsoft has now joined hands with an alliance which aims to replace online passwords with better technologies.
Every year, Microsoft brings together its developer community to discuss the future of its products and services. Next year, the company has now confirmed, the 2014 Build conference will take place from April 2 to April 4.
Microsoft’s Windows 8 has gained significant traction among the desktop users. However, most users typically miss the familiar interface of earlier versions. To appease them, Microsoft is now bringing back the full Start menu.
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