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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

Cortana now predicts outcomes for Soccer (Football) tournaments

Back in April, Bing unveiled an experiment they built that gives you a prediction of an outcome of a given event. Their first iteration of this was to attempt to predict which contestants are most likely to be eliminated or move on to the next round of voting for shows like The Voice, American Idol and Dancing With The Stars. Show More Summary

Windows 'Threshold': More on Microsoft's plan to win over Windows 7 users

One of Microsoft's main goals with 'Threshold,' the next major version of Windows, is to win over Windows 7 hold outs. Here's the latest on Microsoft's plan, according to my sources.

Early Surface Pro 3 users struggle with wireless networking glitches

After only one week of public sales, some early Surface Pro 3 buyers have confirmed an issue with routers using the relatively new 802.11ac standard. When will a fix be available?

Microsoft rumored to be planning to replace 'Surface' branding with 'Lumia'

Would it help or hurt Microsoft more if the company consolidated its mobile branding using the 'Nokia' and 'Lumia' brands instead of using the current 'Surface' branding?

Microsoft explains roots of this week's Office 365 downtime

Microsoft officials explain the causes of the back-to-back Lync Online and Exchange Online outages experienced by a number of Office 365 users this week.

Weekend Reading: June 27th Edition – More free storage is on the way with OneDrive

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the greatly increased OneDrive storage space coming in the next month for those who have free or subscription accounts, Xbox One’s holiday lineup of exclusive games winning awards...Show More Summary

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