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Samsung Galaxy S6 offers more proof Microsoft is a software and services company

Microsoft's OneDrive and OneNote apps are preloaded on the just-announced Samsung Galaxy S6 Android phone. Could this be just the start of more OEM deals for Microsoft?

Microsoft makes Enterprise Mobility Suite available to small, midsize businesses

Microsoft's Enterprise Mobility Suite bundle is now available for small and midsize businesses, not just enterprise customers.

Tech Talent for Good launches, Microsoft Garage unveils new apps, language diversity embraced – Weekend Reading: Feb. 27 Edition

A lot of news and feats happened this week, making today’s Weekend Reading a catalog of great ideas to inspire you. First up, Microsoft announced that its employees raised a record $117 million for nearly 20,000 nonprofits and schools in 2014. Show More Summary

Microsoft launches Tech Talent for Good as employees raise record-breaking $117 million

By Kathleen Hogan, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Brad Smith, General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs Every day, Microsoft employees have the opportunity to help people do more and achieve more through technology. Show More Summary

Diplomacy Everywhere: Microsoft donates cutting-edge technology to bring diplomacy to life for visitors of the U.S. Diplomacy Center

Today, I was honored to announce a $1 million in-kind contribution to build a high-tech interactive exhibit at the U.S. Diplomacy Center (USDC)—the first step in a partnership with the Diplomacy Center Foundation (DCF).  Opening in 2017...Show More Summary

For language, technology is both the medium and the message

It has often been said that air travel shrank the world, bringing people closer together. While true, that change was nothing like the transformation brought about by information and communications technologies (ICT). ICT has transformed...Show More Summary

Microsoft makes betas of new Docker orchestration tools available

Microsoft and Docker are making available beta versions of two new Docker orchestration tools, Swarm and Machine, available on Azure and Hyper-V.

Microsoft's future for productivity: More touch, pen, personal agents

Microsoft's latest future-concept video features software, services and hardware that are all about productivity.

Microsoft now allowing downloads of retail Windows 7 copies

Through a new website, Microsoft is allowing some of its customers to download Windows 7 installation media in ISO format. But if you're hoping to repair or refresh an OEM installation of Windows 7, you're out of luck. I've got the details here.

Microsoft mobile-handset manufacturing consolidation continues: Report

Microsoft is continuing to consolidate its mobile-handset manufacturing properties, but is not making any additional, unannounced job cuts as a result.

Microsoft takes Fable Legends free-to-play on Xbox One and PC

Lionhead promises that players can complete the game "without spending any money."

Microsoft Garage incubator delivers new Windows Phone, Android productivity apps

Microsoft has made a handful of new, free experimental productivity apps for Windows Phone and Android available for download from its Garage incubator.

Microsoft to drop Facebook, Google Chat integration in

Microsoft is discontinuing Facebook and Google Chat integration in, and is advising users to use Skype instead.

Stardock to deliver a Windows 10 Start menu replacement

Stardock, the company that created a popular Start menu for Windows 8, is back with a beta of a Start menu replacement for Windows 10.

Microsoft ups its push to get developers onboard with its cloud-service APIs

Expect Microsoft to open up even more of its Office 365 and other cloud service APIs to third-party developers in the coming months. Here's why.

Still no Red Hat Linux on Azure, but VMware looks to be on its way

Red Hat Linux still isn't available on Microsoft's Azure cloud, but VMware's hypervisor should be there soon.

Microsoft starts rolling out fitness Band preview developer kits

Microsoft is rolling out the first major update to software and services for its Microsoft fitness Band, along with the first Band developer kit previews for Windows Phone and Android phones.

Microsoft updates Windows Defender to remove Superfish infection

That was fast. Roughly 24 hours after news emerged that an unknown number of Lenovo PCs were infected with potentially dangerous software, Microsoft released a tool that automatically removes the offending code.

An ‘Uber for motorcycle taxis,’ beefed up Microsoft data services and the cloud gets bigger, and more secure — Weekend Reading: Feb. 20 Edition

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but there’s still love in the air: Love for technology that empowers. From the cloud to the classroom, to the streets of Uganda, this news is worthy of heart-shaped love letters. Read on! Sometimes the best ideas are serendipitous. Show More Summary

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