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Microsoft Office 365 Offers Free Usage And Storage To Students

Microsoft Office 365 Offers Free Usage And Storage To Students

Microsoft has been putting a lot of efforts in enticing students to adopt its Office 365 offering. The company already offers a highly discounted deal for the students and has launched another attractive offer; students can now sign up for six months of free usage of the service, together with 20GB of free SkyDrive storage.

By On March 13, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft May Have Plans To Build Own Surface Phone Pushing Nokia Into Big Trouble

Microsoft May Have Plans To Build Own Surface Phone Pushing Nokia Into Big Trouble

When software giant Microsoft released Surface tablet to compete with Apple’s iPad, around that time we heard about a possible Microsoft Surface phone, a conceptual phone created by Jonas Daehnert based on Surface tablet design. Being a conceptual phone, there was no guarantee that whether or not this smartphone would ever be made. But mobile phone maker Nokia believes that Microsoft is planning to make a Surface phone as soon as possible. If that’s true, Nokia is surely going to fall into big trouble.

By On March 10, 2013 1 Response
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EU Fines Microsoft $730 Million For Lack Of Browser Choice Screen

EU Fines Microsoft $730 Million For Lack Of Browser Choice Screen

It might be a nightmare for the software giant Microsoft. Due to “Browser Ballot” blunder, the European Commission (EU) planned to fine Microsoft a big amount. But who knew that EU will really fine Microsoft such big amount? Recently, EU has fined Microsoft a whooping US$730 million for failing to provide clients with a choice of Internet browser, as it had promised to do. Details inside.

By On March 7, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Shows Off Kinect Hand Recognition, Supports Multiple Gestures

Microsoft Shows Off Kinect Hand Recognition, Supports Multiple Gestures

Microsoft has been bringing a lot of limelight to its motion-control Kinect hardware. In the past, the company has shown off how Kinect may be used in collaboration with Windows and now, Microsoft has revealed Kinect’s hand recognition, which looks quite impressive.

By On March 7, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Decides To Allow Transfer Of Office 2013 License To New PCs

Microsoft Decides To Allow Transfer Of Office 2013 License To New PCs

When Microsoft first launched Office 2013, it was a fairly outrageous affair. The company revealed that the Office 2013 license would apply to only the first machine it would be installed on, making it impossible to transfer it to a new PC or a different machine. After a huge uproar, the company has reviewed and now, changed this policy.

By On March 7, 2013 1 Response
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Microsoft Displays Research Projects, Big-Screen Prototypes At TechFest

Microsoft Displays Research Projects, Big-Screen Prototypes At TechFest

Every year, Microsoft brings together an event where the fruits of Microsoft Research’s year-long hard work are displayed. Traditionally, the event is fairly coveted since it features a number of cutting-edge technologies. At this year’s event, named TechFest, Microsoft showed off a number of big-screen prototypes crunching big data.

By On March 7, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Pushes Xbox 360 250GB Spring Value Bundle

Microsoft Pushes Xbox 360 250GB Spring Value Bundle

Recent rumors say Microsoft could show off the Xbox 720 in June this year. But here we got a new Xbox 360 250GB Spring Value Bundle from Microsoft for $299. The bundle is available for a limited time at select U.S. retail stores.

By On March 2, 2013 Respond
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EU Plans To Impose Hefty Fine On Microsoft Over Browser Ballot Fiasco

EU Plans To Impose Hefty Fine On Microsoft Over Browser Ballot Fiasco

Microsoft has been under a lot of heat from the European Union ever since the company committed the ‘browser ballot’ blunder. According to reports, European Commission is now planning to impose a hefty fine on Microsoft for the whole issue, which was a clear violation of the company’s antitrust settlement with the Commission.

By On March 2, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Finally Bought Atlas Ads Network From Microsoft

Facebook Finally Bought Atlas Ads Network From Microsoft

In the past, we reported that Facebook was all set to acquire the Atlas ads network which, until recently, was owned by Microsoft. Microsoft, on the other hand, was eager to rid Atlas. And now, the deal between the two tech giants has finally been sealed with Facebook pocketing Atlas at an estimated price of […]

By On March 1, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Updates Windows Phone App For Windows 8

Microsoft Updates Windows Phone App For Windows 8

Windows 8 has been out for quite a while now and a sizable number of users seems to have transitioned to it on their PCs. To accommodate for this, Microsoft has updated its official Windows Phone app for Windows 8. The updated app comes with a whole lot of new features.

By On February 26, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Will Refund Windows Azure Customers For 12 Hour Outage

Microsoft Will Refund Windows Azure Customers For 12 Hour Outage

Windows Azure offers flexible support options for customers of all sizes – from developers starting their journey in the cloud to enterprises deploying business critical applications. Last Friday, Microsoft said that its Azure service went down shortly before 1 p.m. PST/4 p.m. ET/9 p.m. UTC, due to an expired SSL certificate and the breakdown prevented Azure customers for around 12 hours from accessing files kept in Microsoft’s data centers. Now, Microsoft has announced that it will refund its Windows Azure customers due to that expired Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate.

By On February 25, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft May Launch Surface Tablet In Japan By March

Microsoft May Launch Surface Tablet In Japan By March

According to a report published by Nikkei yesterday, Microsoft will begin selling its Surface tablet in Japan soon. The first Surface to arrive in Japan will come with Windows RT.

By On February 25, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Confirms That It Was Hacked Recently, No Customer Data Stolen

Microsoft Confirms That It Was Hacked Recently, No Customer Data Stolen

World’s largest software maker Microsoft announced on Friday, February 22, via its Security Response Center blog that it had been a victim of cyber espionage recently.

By On February 23, 2013 Respond
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Bill Gates Terms Microsoft’s Smartphone Strategy As A Mistake

Bill Gates Terms Microsoft’s Smartphone Strategy As A Mistake

For the greater part of his life, Bill Gates worked hard to make Microsoft what it is today. However, he hasn’t been an active part of the company for quite some time now, which gives him the freedom to honestly criticize the very company he created. Gates has now deemed Microsoft’s smartphone strategy somewhat of a mistake.

By On February 19, 2013 1 Response
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Prices Of Microsoft Office For Mac Went Up Quietly

Prices Of Microsoft Office For Mac Went Up Quietly

Microsoft has been positioning itself to push more and more users towards its Office 365 solutions. The company is apparently trying to accomplish this by raising the prices of standard Office suites and tying their licenses to single machines. The prices of Microsoft Office for Mac suites have also been significantly increased.

By On February 19, 2013 1 Response
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