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New Lumia 435: Top-notch Lumia Windows Phone experience at an affordable price

On Wednesday, Microsoft introduced the Lumia 435 and Lumia 435 Dual SIM — smartphones that help more people stay connected and that offer the same top-notch Lumia Windows Phone experience at an affordable price. The Lumia 435, with a...Show More Summary

New Lumia 532 is an affordable powerhouse with a quad-core processor

Meet the new Lumia 532 and Lumia 532 Dual SIM, Microsoft’s latest quad-core smartphone with an affordable price tag. The phone, with a 4-inch display, comes with Action Center, Word Flow, Live Folders and in some markets, Cortana. While...Show More Summary

Year's first Patch Tuesday highlights conflict between Microsoft and Google

After nearly a decade, Microsoft's Patch Tuesday has become part of a routine for security researchers and IT pros. But Google's new hard-line policy on disclosing security vulnerabilities added drama to this Patch Tuesday, and the fireworks will continue unless the two companies can synchronize their calendars.

Registration for Build 2015 opens Jan. 22

Microsoft will enable developers to do some amazing things in 2015. Our shift to a mobile-first, cloud-first company is in full swing. You can already see a new developer opportunity emerging from the changes we’ve announced for Windows,...Show More Summary

Microsoft primes the pump for Windows 10 mobile

Microsoft has released a Phone Insider application for Windows Phones in anticipation of the arrival of the first Windows 10 mobile preview release.

Windows 7 support: What happens on January 13, 2015?

January 13 is the date when Microsoft's mainstream support for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 ends. Here's what this means, and doesn't.

Developer Rudy Huyn brings apps to the people

Write it. Rewrite it. Write it. Erase it. Cut it. Paste it. Trash-it-trash-it-trash-it. I’m supposed to be writing about Rudy Huyn. Instead, I’m composing my own house music about the writing process with iDaft, an app he created for Windows Phone using beats from French band Daft Punk’s song “Technologic.” My next song is more provocative. Show More Summary

How the three biggest PC OEMs are facing an uncertain future

Lenovo, HP, and Dell are increasing their collective dominance of the PC market, with Apple as the only threat. So how are the three big OEMs coping with sweeping changes in the computing landscape?

CES unveils bounty of creative, premium and portable Windows devices — Weekend Reading: Jan. 9th Edition

Welcome to 2015’s first edition of Weekend Reading! We kick off the new year with stories on the bevy of Windows devices revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show, the debut of the Next at Microsoft Podcast series with a segment on George Takei and access to Office 365 to all Maryland public school students. Show More Summary

Microsoft's 'Spartan' browser: More details leak

Microsoft's new browser, part of its Windows 10 platform, may include Cortana integration, digital-inking support and grouped tabbing, according to new leaks.

Microsoft January Azure updates: Docker, Key Vault, large VMs

Microsoft has made available its first Docker image for Linux in the Azure Marketplace, and is delivering its largest VM for the public cloud, as well as a new cryptographic key storage offering.

Microsoft's advance security notification service no longer publicly available

Microsoft is taking its Advance Notification Service private, claiming the change is due to changes in the way users want their advance security notifications.

Mark your Microsoft calendars for 2015

Microsoft's conference and event calendar for 2015 is taking shape. Here's what's on the list so far.

Microsoft rolls out updated Parature customer-care release

Microsoft's new Parature customer-care release, part of its Dynamics family, includes more than 30 new features.

Microsoft lays out year-long roadmap for unifying OneDrive sync engines

In a new announcement, the company says it plans to unify its consumer and commercial OneDrive engines, but some changes might arrive after the initial release of Windows 10.

Windows ecosystem continues to deliver differentiated devices and experiences

In a mobile-first, cloud-first world, it is the devices that enable all the experiences to come together for consumers, businesses, developers and IT. Soon there will be more than 3 billion people with Internet-connected devices powered by cloud-based apps and services. Show More Summary

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.

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