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Why Microsoft's engineering changes will be the real Windows Threshold story

Microsoft is building, testing and updating Windows in a very different way, starting with Windows Threshold. In many ways, those changes matter more than the new bits themselves.

Look out New York City! Microsoft to open flagship retail store on Fifth Avenue

When we opened the first Microsoft retail store back on Oct. 22, 2009, our intention was simple: deliver outstanding choice, value and service for everyone who walks into our stores. Microsoft Stores were designed to create a meaningful, direct connection to our customers and give them the best place to experience and purchase Microsoft technology. Show More Summary

New apps and services from Microsoft customers and partners on display at Sibos financial services conference in Boston

At Sibos this week, Microsoft customers and partners are showcasing new technology to help financial institutions become digital banks. This includes a host of new Windows 8 apps, demonstrations on how the cloud can help banks do business...Show More Summary

Microsoft confirms plans to open Fifth Avenue New York flagship store

Microsoft confirms it is planning to open its first New York City flagship retail store on Fifth Avenue, just blocks from one of Apple's flagship stores.

Microsoft's next Windows release: What's in a name?

On September 30 at its first official Windows 'Threshold' reveal, Microsoft officials may go public with the name of the coming OS, in addition to sharing some product specifics.

New wireless display adapter revealed and the Microsoft Cube unveiled – Weekend Reading: Sept. 26th Edition

The rain has returned to Seattle, but it didn’t dampen the news this week. Read on to see how Microsoft is helping to evolve business — and the digital dance party. No more huddling around the small screen to share photos! MicrosoftShow More Summary

Microsoft to relaunch its WinHEC hardware engineering confab

After a more than six-year hiatus, Microsoft is relaunching its WinHEC Windows hardware engineering conference, with a March 2015 debut planned for Shenzhen, China.

Make your cloud safer: How to enable two-factor authentication for the most popular cloud services

Step-by-step instructions to help you tighten security and dramatically reduce the risk that crucial cloud services will be compromised. If you use a Microsoft or Google account, Office 365, Dropbox, Facebook, or Twitter, keep readi...

Microsoft to cut prices on select Azure mobile, networking services

Microsoft, in keeping with its pledge to match Amazon price cuts on commodity cloud services, is dropping prices on select Azure cloud services starting October 1.

Nokia: We're still HERE on Windows Phone

Even as it expands to support iOS and Android, Nokia isn't abandoning the Windows Phone platform with its HERE mapping technology.

Latest retail figures show a stable PC market, led by Apple and cheap notebooks

It looks like the PC market will live for at least another quarter. New sales figures from the U.S. retail channel show slight gains over last year during the back-to-school buying season. Apple had the most impressive results, with sub-$300 notebooks (including Chromebooks) also doing well.

Meet the Microsoft Cube

What do you get when you have a giant square sculpture, made from a continuous projection surface, powered by five computers and four Kinects, all working in concert? The Microsoft Cube: an interactive art installation, unveiled this week at Seattle’s Decibel Festival. Show More Summary

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is the biggest phablet of them all, but is it better?

With its 6-inch display, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is a perfect example of the phablet category. Technically it's a phone, but in day-to-day use it's an incredibly small, light tablet. Here are my impressions after a week of use.

Microsoft's new wireless display adapter available for preorder for $59.95

Microsoft's new wireless display adapter will allow devices running Windows 8.1 and Android 4.2.1 (and later) to connect to HDTVs, monitors and projectors.

What happens to Windows 7 on October 31, 2014?

Microsoft is approaching the next cut-off date in Windows 7's lifecycle next month. Here's what is and isn't happening after October 31, 2014.

Eight questions to ask before you buy your next smartphone

Wireless providers in the United States make it easy to pay more than you should for a smartphone and an accompanying data plan. Here are eight questions you can ask (and answer) to make sure you get the best possible deal.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 aims to break down sales-marketing silos

Microsoft's next CRM release codenamed 'Vega,' available in cloud and on-premises flavors, is due in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Microsoft updates OneDrive and Skype for iOS 8

Microsoft, continuing in its mobile-first, cross-platform vein, is updating its services and software for Apple's latest operating system release.

When it comes to smartphones, size matters

Is the iPhone 6 big enough? In recent years the market has made it clear that bigger is better, at least up to a point. Apple's new devices, launched this week with much fanfare, have startled some longtime fans but are still downright conservative compared to the competition.

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