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Topic: Windows

Microsoft shuffles Windows Phone management to build momentum

12/13/2011, 02:12 am

Microsoft has rearranged its management team for Windows Phone, shifting division head Andy Lees to a "time-critical opportunity" to build momentum for its Windows Phone and Windows 8 operating systems, a move that some have viewed as a sign of failure.

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Windows Store discounts, optional subscriptions to undercut Apple's App Store

12/07/2011, 02:12 am

Microsoft released new details of its Windows 8 plans on Tuesday, differentiating its upcoming Windows Store from Apple's own App Store and Mac App Store by offering a 20/80 revenue split to developers after their first $25,000 in sales and allowing third-party in-app purchase and subscription options.

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Microsoft looking to drum up Windows Phone interest with 55-foot NYC replica

11/08/2011, 01:11 am

Microsoft has installed a six-story interactive Windows Phone structure in New York City's Herald Square as a promotional stunt to increase awareness of its struggling smartphone platform.

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Microsoft axed Courier tablet in favor of 'Windows Everywhere' strategy - report

11/02/2011, 01:11 am

Software giant Microsoft scrapped the Courier tablet project last year because the device diverged from its strategy of bringing Windows everywhere without compromise, a new report claims.

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Worldwide Mac browser share hits 6.9%, iOS takes 62% mobile share

11/01/2011, 12:11 pm

Apple's presence on the Web continues to expand, with browser use of both iOS and Mac OS X seeing growth in October that propelled the company to new heights.

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Microsoft faces iPad, iWorks without articulated plan for Windows 8 Office

09/19/2011, 06:09 pm

While eager to demonstrate next year's Windows 8, Microsoft has been reticent to make any promises about a tablet friendly new version of Office sporting the new Metro look, a clear departure from Apple's strategy of presenting the original iPad with a suite of new iWork apps, but only after both were finished and ready to sell.

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Microsoft jettisons Flash with 'plug-in free' Windows 8 Metro IE10

09/15/2011, 12:09 am

The tablet-optimized Metro version of Internet Explorer 10 in Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 will be a "plug-in free experience," as the company follows Apple's lead in abandoning Adobe Flash in favor of HTML5 on tablets.

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Microsoft unveils Windows 8 tablet effort with Samsung prototype

09/14/2011, 12:09 am

Microsoft offered an extended preview of its upcoming Windows 8 operating system at a conference on Tuesday, providing developers with a prototype Samsung tablet running a "pre-beta" version of the OS.

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Parallels Desktop 7 upgrade available now, with Mac OS X Lion hosting, integration

09/01/2011, 05:09 pm

A new Parallels Desktop 7 adds faster performance and new support for Mac OS X Lion, including Windows integration of apps in Launchpad and windows in Mission Control and the ability to run an instance of Lion within Lion itself.

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Microsoft reveals team working on Windows 8 'App Store'

08/17/2011, 11:08 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday revealed that it will follow in Apple's footsteps by building an "App Store" for the next generation of its flagship OS, codenamed Windows 8.

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Apple issues Quicktime 7.7 for Windows, Leopard and updates printer drivers

08/03/2011, 09:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued QuickTime 7.7 for Windows and Mac OS X Leopard, as well as a batch of driver updates for printers and scanners from Samsung, HP and Brother.

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Microsoft's Windows revenues disappoint with 2% decline in fiscal 2011

07/21/2011, 10:07 pm

After Microsoft on Thursday announced record revenue of $17.37 billion, analysts quickly voiced concerns over the news that revenue from the company's Windows division declined 2 percent in fiscal 2011.

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Microsoft shoots down Windows Phone 7 tablet hopes, says tablets are PCs

07/12/2011, 07:07 pm

Claiming that tablets should be considered personal computers rather than new age mobile devices, Microsoft on Tuesday again dashed hopes of tablets running the company's new mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7 OS.

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Gartner cuts 2011 PC forecast; Microsoft considering own-brand Windows 8 tablet

06/08/2011, 11:06 pm

Gartner lowered its forecast Wednesday for global PC growth in 2011 as demand for netbooks continues to slump and Apple's iPad causes disruption, while Microsoft is reportedly considering launching its own brand of Windows 8 tablet PCs next year.

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Pranksters affix Windows logo to upcoming Hamburg Apple Store

06/04/2011, 09:06 pm

A group of pranksters disguised themselves as construction workers on Saturday in order to post a Windows logo onto the facade of a future Apple Store in Hamburg, Germany.

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Microsoft demonstrates Windows 8 with HTML5 apps

06/01/2011, 09:06 pm

Microsoft has provided a look at how it plans to bring Windows to more mobile devices in the future, leveraging ARM processors and using HTML5 as the basis of a new app platform.

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Microsoft retracts Ballmer's Windows 8 in 2012 comments

05/25/2011, 02:05 am

After Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer appeared to confirm earlier this week that the next generation of Windows will arrive next year, a spokesperson has clarified the comments as "a misstatement."

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Microsoft says next-gen Windows systems coming next year

05/23/2011, 09:05 pm

Speaking at a developer forum in Tokyo, Japan on Monday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed plans for a 2012 launch of the "next generation of Windows systems," which will include Windows 8 slates and tablets.

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Apple's Mac OS X, iOS now fueling 3.5 times the profits of Microsoft Windows

05/04/2011, 05:05 pm

Apple's dramatic growth in hardware sales has reversed the longstanding notion that software licensing is the best way to make money in the tech industry.

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Fears of iPad cannibalization drive PC estimates downward

04/28/2011, 11:04 pm

Slowing shipments of PCs have prompted some analysts to revise their 2011 PC shipment estimates downward over concerns that Apple's iPad is eating into sales of PCs.

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