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Microsoft's 'Spartan' browser: More details leak

Microsoft's new browser, part of its Windows 10 platform, may include Cortana integration, digital-inking support and grouped tabbing, according to new leaks.

Microsoft January Azure updates: Docker, Key Vault, large VMs

Microsoft has made available its first Docker image for Linux in the Azure Marketplace, and is delivering its largest VM for the public cloud, as well as a new cryptographic key storage offering.

Microsoft's advance security notification service no longer publicly available

Microsoft is taking its Advance Notification Service private, claiming the change is due to changes in the way users want their advance security notifications.

Mark your Microsoft calendars for 2015

Microsoft's conference and event calendar for 2015 is taking shape. Here's what's on the list so far.

Microsoft rolls out updated Parature customer-care release

Microsoft's new Parature customer-care release, part of its Dynamics family, includes more than 30 new features.

Microsoft lays out year-long roadmap for unifying OneDrive sync engines

In a new announcement, the company says it plans to unify its consumer and commercial OneDrive engines, but some changes might arrive after the initial release of Windows 10.

Windows ecosystem continues to deliver differentiated devices and experiences

In a mobile-first, cloud-first world, it is the devices that enable all the experiences to come together for consumers, businesses, developers and IT. Soon there will be more than 3 billion people with Internet-connected devices powered by cloud-based apps and services. Show More Summary

Microsoft expands Office on Android preview

Microsoft is broadening its preview of Office on Android tablets, adding support for Kitkat and Lollipop and removing the waiting period for access.

Web analytics firms kick off New Year with more suspicious statistics

On the first day of each month, two widely quoted analytics companies publish detailed charts purporting to account for worldwide browser and operating system usage. In recent months, their numbers have been comically erratic. Is it time to retire these inaccurate reports?

Microsoft 2014 year in review: Windows 10, Office on iPad and more hot buttons

Which posts did 'All About Microsoft' readers click on most in 2014? Windows stories topped the charts, but there were a few surprises in the mix, too.

Microsoft is building a new browser as part of its Windows 10 push

Microsoft is planning to roll out a new browser when it debuts Windows 10, according to sources. But IE isn't going completely away.

“The Interview” now available on Xbox Video

Today, in partnership with Sony Pictures, we announced that Xbox Video customers would have access to either buy or watch the movie “The Interview” starting at 10 a.m. PT today. The movie will be available to our customers in the United States who have an Xbox console, a Windows Phone, or a PC or tablet running Windows 8 or 8.1. Show More Summary

Six Clicks: My favorite Windows storage utilities

As Windows devices have become smaller, lighter, and more mobile, the nature of storage has changed. These six expert-level utilities make it possible to manage and maintain data on any Windows device.

Microsoft flips 'Switch' campaign to help new Surface Pro 3 buyers leave MacBooks behind

?How well is the Surface Pro 3 doing? Microsoft doesn't share numbers, but apparently the third time's the charm. And if a new Microsoft initiative is any indication, those buyers are coming from an unexpected place.

Microsoft pays VirnetX $23 million to settle expanded patent case

Microsoft has settled its latest patent spat with patent-licensing vendor VirnetX by paying $23 million covering disputed unified communications patents.

Microsoft confirms it is dropping Public Website feature from SharePoint Online

As rumors suggested, Microsoft is deprecating Public Websites from SharePoint Online and Office 365 in January 2015. Here's more on why and what happens next.

?Did the browser wars finally end in 2014?

After a decade, have the browser wars finally ended? My review of what's new for Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Opera says yes.

The cloud: making lives better, Bing predicts key events in 2015 and Skype Translator is unleashed — Weekend Reading: Dec. 19 Edition

Put down that purse! (Or man purse.) Weekend Reading is here to offer a much-needed break from the mall, and the cyber shopping, with some must-reads you won’t want to miss. … You’re welcome. For more than a decade, Skype has been breaking down geographical barriers to make everyday audio and video communications possible. Show More Summary

Windows Phone roundup: 'Denim' trickling out; carrier billing expanded

Microsoft is slowly rolling out the next version of its Lumia phone firmware, Denim, to Windows Phone users.

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