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News on Microsoft (Ticker: MSFT) continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

2 hrs ago | InformationWeek

Microsoft Office: 4 Changes, Explained

Microsoft maneuvers to keep Office on top, touting data analysis power, tweaking office 365, and more.


Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Science / Technology, Microsoft Office

6 hrs ago | WinBeta

MsMpEng.exe application error renders Microsoft Security Essentials useless on Windows XP

Microsoft has rolled out a new antimalware engine and signatures to correct a bug with Microsoft Security Essentials, Forefront Client Security, Forefront Endpoint Protection, Windows Intune Endpoint Protection, and System Center Endpoint Protection, which rendered the security solutions unusable on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Science / Technology, Microsoft Windows

10 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Now Microsoft too offers a virtual assistant

With the new Cortana virtual assistant, Windows catches up with Apple's iOS and Google's Android in a major way.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Microsoft

14 hrs ago | ITworld

Telerik frees HTML5 collection of components

Borrowing a page from the recently revised Microsoft playbook , development tools maker Telerik has released as open source the bulk of its Kendo software library of components for building Web and mobile applications The Kendo UI Core is a collection of user interface widgets and framework features, built from JavaScript and HTML5.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Tellme, Startups

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Microsoft's Clippy returns in Windows Phone 8.1 'Easter egg'

Microsoft has sneaked Clippy, one of its most beloved and hated characters, into the latest version of its mobile software.


Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Redmond, WA


Your Crib Sheet for Microsoft's World of Data

When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and his data team took the stage in San Francisco on Wednesday to talk about the company's strategy , they used a few terms that are not yet in the vernacular.


Related Topix: Startups

Business Wire

Microsoft Makes $250,000 Contribution to Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

It is the largest contribution received to date by the five-year-old organization, according to LCLD Executive Director Robert J. Grey Jr. "This is an extraordinary expression of confidence in what this generation of leaders in the law is doing to expand leadership opportunities in the profession," said Grey.


Related Topix: Startups

Search Engine Watch

Microsoft's Scroogled Campaign: Dead ... Again?

Over the past couple of years, you've likely seen one of the many Microsoft Scroogled campaigns.


Related Topix: Startups, Google


Intel Reports Lower 1Q Net Income, Higher Revenue

Although revenue for the PC chip business fell, Intel saw signs of improvement. Intel credited solid growth in data centers and said it shipped 5 million tablet processors.


Related Topix: Startups, Intel, CPU, Science / Technology, Computers


Microsoft sells more than 5 million Xbox Ones

Microsoft Corp. on Thursday said it has sold more than five million Xbox One consoles to retail shops since the product was launched in November.


Related Topix: Thief, Eidos Montreal, Square Enix, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Game., X360, Startups

Thu Apr 17, 2014


Microsoft's Xbox One sales cross 5 million

Microsoft Corp has sold over 5 million Xbox One video game consoles to retailers since its launch in November, the company said on Thursday.


Related Topix: The, 2010, Microsoft Xbox, Video Games, Deep Silver, X360, Startups, SCEI, PlayStation 4, SCEE

A Quick look at the evolution of the Microsoft Operating System

While Windows 8 has a similar interface to AOL '96; it's making a shell of the windows we're familiar with... While Windows 8 has a similar interface to AOL '96; it's making a shell of the windows we're familiar with... In the beginning there was MS-DOS for operating your PC.


Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, PC, Computers, Microsoft Windows, Science / Technology

CNet News

Microsoft Moves Toward Next-Gen Computing With Kinect, Perceptive Pixel

Step right up. Microsoft "envisions" that users will soon walk up to giant, 3D-sensing displays to interact with data in a more intuitive manner.


Related Topix: Startups, Kinect, Microsoft, Microsoft Game Studios, Video Games, Pixel, Rob Tom Roe, Computer Science, Science, Redmond, WA


Nadella: Microsoft needs a 'data culture'

Neophyte CEO Satya Nadella held an event in San Francisco Tuesday, his third public appearance in three weeks.


Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, LinkedIn, iPhone App

National Public Radio

Tiny Power Plants Hold Promise For Nuclear Energy

Tiny nuclear power plants that could be far cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts could herald the future for an energy industry that has come under scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster.


Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Startups


Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard is ready for some HTPC action

Over the years, many hardware companies have had varying levels of quality. However, there are two companies that you can almost always depend on for solid input devices -- Logitech and Microsoft.


Related Topix: Keyboards, Microsoft, Startups, Mice


Buy Halo: Spartan Assault on one Windows 8 device and kill Covenant on the others you own

One of the big promises that came out of Microsoft's Build conference this year were apps that'd work across a number of Windows devices with a single purchase , and Redmond is using Halo to lead that charge.


Related Topix: Halo: Spartan Assault, 343 Industries, Microsoft Game Studios, Video Games, Startups, Halo, Skulls of the Shogun, 17 Bit, Gadgets

Wed Apr 16, 2014


Microsoft Flexes Big Data Muscle With SQL Server Update, Brings Azure Cloud Services Into The Game

Most companies get that data analysis is important in the context of doing business.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Social Software


Two incompatible gun ballot measures lead in Washington state

Two incompatible ballot measures on background checks for gun buyers in Washington state enjoy majority support in a poll released on Tuesday, but the one advancing stricter gun controls is more popular.


Related Topix: Guns, Startups

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Review: Forward to the past with Windows update

Even as Microsoft prepares for a future dominated by touch-screen devices, it is steering its Windows system to embrace more of the past.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Mice, Keyboards


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