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Microsoft to try again to deliver an Azure 'cloud in a box' appliance

Microsoft is planning to try again to deliver preconfigured racks of servers to enterprise users and partners in the hope of convincing them to start moving toward the cloud.

Microsoft warns of pending support deadlines for Windows 7, Office 2010 SP1, Windows Server 2003 and more

Microsoft officials are beginning to sound the support warning bell for customers running a number of its popular products, including Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 and more.

Don't expect Microsoft's Surface Mini to debut this summer

Is Microsoft restarting production of the rumored Surface Mini, with plans to roll it out this summer? My sources say no.

Weekend Reading: July 4th Edition—ISTE conference shows off Office Mix, OneNote and partner apps

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on The International Society for Technology in Education conference, the latest schools to use Surface and profiles on Office exec Julia White and Tyler Schrenk, who overcame a life-changing...Show More Summary

How to check your OneDrive for Business storage space

As promised earlier this year, Microsoft has increased the amount of cloud storage available for Office 365 business subscribers, from 25 GB to a full terabyte. Here's how you can tell how much space you have available.

Watch your favorite TV shows on your Windows PC, Tablet or Phone this summer

After celebrating the Fourth of July this year, recover on the couch and enjoy all the great new TV apps in the Windows and Windows Phone Stores. Or break out of the house and watch your favorite television shows and movies on-the-go. Show More Summary

Office 365 price increase ahead for some enterprises and more Microsoft news of the week

Microsoft's new Office 365 pricing, new Outlook Web App functionality, an update to Visual Studio 2013 and more on that coming Microsoft smartband close out this short week.

Microsoft's relationship with Android: 'It's complicated'

The more I watch the evolution of technology, the more similarities I see between today’s Google and the ruthless Microsoft of the early 1990s. Can old age and treachery vanquish youth and skill?

New games from Gameloft heat up the Windows and Windows Phone Stores

Summer is on, and so is great gaming on your Windows PC, Tablet and Phone. Award-winning game developer Gameloft is helping to heat things up with multiple top quality new releases now available for your gaming pleasure: 1. Blitz Brigade...Show More Summary

Microsoft buys game-development plug-in creator SyntaxTree

Microsoft has acquired SyntaxTree, the developer of the UnityVS plug-in for Visual Studio.

Writing a SQLite wrapper component for universal Windows apps

This post was written by Dave Risney, Software Design Engineer in the Operating Systems Group New to Windows Phone 8.1 is the ability to create and run apps written in JavaScript like you can on Windows 8.1. However, there are some differences in the specific APIs available to apps on Windows Phone 8.1. Show More Summary

Microsoft joins key industry groups to deliver on promise of the Internet of Things

The following post is from Kevin Dallas, General Manager, IoT, Microsoft. The Internet of Things (IoT) represents an undeniable opportunity across a range of industries, a topic many of my colleagues have covered at length over the past few months. Show More Summary

Microsoft and Canon cross license mobile, imaging patents

Microsoft and Canon are cross licensing their respective mobile and digital imaging patent portfolios.

Is Office exec Julia White the face of a new Microsoft?

Editor’s note: The following is a post from Thomas Kohnstamm, a writer for To say that a lot was at stake would be an understatement. The San Francisco launch event for Office for iPad was Satya Nadella’s first appearance as the CEO of Microsoft in the Bay Area tech industry and media epicenter. Show More Summary

Microsoft takes a step to get Windows 8 users current with new automatic update

Microsoft quietly released an update for its Windows RT operating system that allows users to automatically update from Windows RT to Windows RT 8.1. The goal: Get users current.

5 tips for tip-top typing on Windows Phone

When I was tapping out "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" over and over again in my elementary school typing class, my backspace button saw some heavy use. Nowadays, autocorrect is there to fix any false taps from my fumbling...Show More Summary

T-Mobile announces the Lumia 635

Today, T-Mobile is announcing the Lumia 635 – the first Lumia to come powered by Windows Phone 8.1 in the U.S. and the successor to the Lumia 521. The Lumia 635 will first be available from T-Mobile on the Home Shopping Network to Simple...Show More Summary

Microsoft takes on global cybercrime epidemic in tenth malware disruption

The following post is from Richard Domingues Boscovich, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit. Playing offense against cybercriminals is what drives me and everyone here at the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit. Today,...Show More Summary

Microsoft stores now stocking Insteon home-automation kits

Microsoft now is selling in its online and retail stores Insteon home-automation kits and devices for use with Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices.

10 of the best new indie games for Windows Phone in June

Our growing community of independent developers continue to bring their best to Windows and Windows Phone each month. June is no exception, with almost too many great new titles to choose from. You can always find fresh finds in our Indie Game Spotlight Collection. Show More Summary

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