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Former Microsoft CEO Ballmer steps down from the board

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the Microsoft board, effective immediately.

Steve Ballmer steps down as Microsoft board member

Effective Aug. 19, 2014, Steve Ballmer has stepped down from the Microsoft Board of Directors. Read Ballmer’s letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Nadella’s response.

HTC's Android flagship phone gets a Windows Phone option

HTC launched a Windows Phone version of its HTC One on Verizon -- its first Windows Phone flagship in two years.

Microsoft rolls out free OneNote app for Android tablets

Microsoft's newest version of OneNote for Android is optimized to work on tablets and adds support for digital inking. The 'modern' version of OneNote for Windows 8.x also is getting an update.

Introducing the HTC One (M8) for Windows

Starting Tuesday, the HTC One (M8) for Windows, the first device to ship in the U.S. with the Windows Phone 8.1 Update, will be available exclusively through Verizon Wireless online and in stores. It comes loaded with features such as Cortana, Live Folders and Action Center. Show More Summary

After a 10-year Linux migration, Munich considers switching back to Windows and Office

For the past decade, Munich has been the poster child for open-source advocates, who pointed to its successful migration from a Microsoft platform to one built on Linux and Office. Now, a newly elected government has called in experts to see whether it's time to switch back.

Microsoft's Azure virtual machine, cloud services down for many

Over the past few days, Azure and other Microsoft cloud services have been down for a number of users worldwide.

Quiet riot: Dave Campbell and the art of humble disruption

Disruptive. According to Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary, it’s the adjective form of disrupt, which means to break apart or throw into disorder. But in the tech industry, it’s become the buzz word for transformation, tearing something...Show More Summary

Microsoft to deliver Windows 'Threshold' tech preview around late September

Microsoft is aiming to make available a technology preview of Windows Threshold around late September or early October.

Microsoft weighs new names for its TechEd conference successor

Microsoft is surveying select users and partners about what it should name its unified IT pro show slated for next year. Here are the names said to be on the short list.

Weekend Reading: Aug. 15th Edition — Xbox ignites gamescom, Satya Nadella names Hackathon winner, gets ice bath

We soared this week with big news for gamers, the naming of Hackathon and Microsoft Ventures winners, and the announcement of a high-flying partnership with a major airline. Read on! It was wall-to-wall Xbox at gamescom 2014, Europe’s biggest video games expo. Show More Summary

Internet Explorer on Android or iOS? Not in Microsoft's current plans

The cross-platform push may be on at 'cloud first/mobile first' Microsoft, but for now, Internet Explorer isn't one of the products the company is planning to make available on iOS or Android.

Microsoft's Visual Studio Online outage hits users worldwide

Microsoft's Visual Studio Online service has been down for a number of hours for many, if not all, users.

Saudi Airlines flies to new heights with business intelligence solution from Microsoft

Saudi Airlines, one of the largest airlines in the Middle East, has chosen Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Power BI for Office 365, Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 to analyze, visualize and share data in a unified way. Show More Summary

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella reveals grand prize winner of //oneweek Hackathon: Ability Eye Gaze

Their vision was simple, said Matthew Mack, one of the leaders of the //oneweek Hackathon team known as Ability Eye Gaze. “Until there is a cure for ALS, technology is a cure.” The Eye Gaze team had set out to do a project to help Steve Gleason, a former pro football player who is living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Show More Summary

Microsoft names the 10 startups participating in its home-automation accelerator

Microsoft is bringing 10 startups focusing on home-automation into its new home-automation accelerator starting this fall.

This month's update rollup for Windows 8.1 delivers more than just bug fixes

Monthly update rollups for Windows are nothing new, but this month's release breaks some new ground. Alongside the normal collection of bug fixes, the August 2014 Update Rollup includes a handful of new features. Here's what you'll find.

Updates coming to Xbox One include more social features, new ways to watch TV

Starting in the early access program later this month, new social features making it easier for gamers to connect with their friends and new ways to access their TV and entertainment throughout their homes will be coming to Xbox One, writes Major Nelson in a blog post. Show More Summary

Microsoft delivers August firmware updates for its Surface tablets

Microsoft is making firmware updates available for Surface RT, Surface Pro and Surface Pro 3 on its August Patch Tuesday. Here's what's inside.

What's next for Microsoft's OneNote

Microsoft's OneNote team has a lot on its plate, from honing its new Android tablet client, to improving the overall meeting experience.

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