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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.

Microsoft no longer needs to remind EU Windows users they have a browser choice

Microsoft is no longer legally required to remind Windows users in the European Union that they have a choice of browsers beyond IE, as has been the case for the past five years.

10 technologies that made me more productive in 2014

Hardware. Software. Services. We live in amazing times, and the technologies we use every day would have been considered magical just a few short years ago. Here are 10 small pieces of magic that made my life easier this year.

Microsoft: We have more than 1.5 million Windows 10 'Insiders'

Microsoft officials say there are about 450,000, or 30 percent of its total registered Windows 10 Insiders, actively testing the next Windows release.

Microsoft Business Predictions for 2015: IoT matures, cybersecurity bulks up, and machine learning gives businesses a big advantage

During my career I’ve been fortunate to work with organizations in both the public and private sector as they adopt cloud technologies to transform, become more responsive and achieve measurable business results.  Today companies inShow More Summary

Microsoft's 'Arcadia' team is building a streaming app and game service

Microsoft's Operating Systems Group is staffing up a new team that is building an app and game streaming service for the company's 'core platforms.'

Microsoft remakes its Active Directory tool for linking Windows Server, Azure

Microsoft has released a new public preview of Azure Active Directory Connect, a tool for connecting Windows Server AD to Azure AD. It will replace DirSync and the standalone Azure AD Sync tools.

Business, Media and Civil Society Speak Up in Key Privacy Case

Today represents an important milestone in our litigation concerning the U.S. Government’s attempt to use a search warrant to compel Microsoft to obtain and turn over email of a customer stored in Ireland. That’s because nine groups are filing their “friend of the court” briefs in New York today. Show More Summary

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