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Bill Gates Would Support Xbox Unit Spin-Off

05/05/2014, Prior to the announcement of Satya Nadella as Microsoft’s new CEO there was a lot of speculation about how Ballmer’s successor would run the company. There were rumors about the Xbox unit being spun-off from the main company but Nadella has...

Microsoft Office Not Fully Utilized By Employees [Study]

05/04/2014, When it comes to productivity software in the workplace, it is not surprising that many of our minds jump to software suites like Microsoft Office. Word is used to type up letters, draft contracts, create invoices, reports, and so on. Excel will be used...

Microsoft Might Partner With Showtime For Halo TV Series

05/04/2014, Back in May last year Microsoft announced the live-action Halo TV series that will be produced with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV. It has nearly been an year since the official announcement and not much has been revealed. A new report claims that...

Bill Gates Is No Longer Microsoft’s Largest Shareholder

05/02/2014, While Bill Gates might not be as active in Microsoft as he once was, say a decade or so ago, he still managed to hold onto the title of the person with the biggest shareholder in the company. He had started out with a whopping 64% share in the company...

Xbox One’s Launch In China Will Fail, According To American McGee

05/02/2014, It was just the other day that Microsoft announced that they would be officially bringing the Xbox One console to China this September. The console will be launched in the country and will see Microsoft’s partnership with local company, BesTV. This is...

Microsoft Interested In Preloading Feature For Xbox As Well

05/02/2014, Prior to Titanfall’s release on the PC, Respawn Entertainment revealed that gamers could go ahead and preload the game on their computers. This basically involved gamers downloading the game and installing it, so whenever the servers opened, they could...

Canadian College Handing Out Surface 2 Tablets To Students

05/01/2014, When it comes to tablets used in the education space, it boils down to personal preference as well as the type of educational/teaching apps that are available for a particular platform. So far we’ve seen how iPads, Android tablets, and Windows-based...

Microsoft Will Release Crucial Security Patch For Windows XP

05/01/2014, We’ve covered the end of support for Windows XP in detail. The iconic iteration of Microsoft’s OS has been around for over a decade and still powers over 25 percent of all PCs in the world despite the fact that Microsoft has killed support for...

BASIC Celebrates 50th Birthday

05/01/2014, Everyone loves birthdays, especially the younger ones who simply cannot wait to hit 21, where after that, many of us would prefer time to stay still. Well, BASIC, the programming language that has managed to pique the interests of budding programmers...

Xbox’s Phil Spencer Confirms They Are Exploring Virtual Reality

05/01/2014, Back in March there were rumors suggesting that Microsoft could be working on a virtual reality headset of their own. In all honesty this hardly comes as a surprise. In fact we would be surprised if Microsoft wasn’t working on such a device. After all...

Bing Smart Search Gets Improvements

04/30/2014, Microsoft has integrated its Bing search engine within Windows 8.1 when the software giant updated its operating system in October. Well, the company has just announced that it will be introducing some improvements to Bing Smart Search later in the week...

Windows Phone Chief To Hold AMA Session On Reddit

04/30/2014, Joe Belfiore is one of the most publicly active executives over at Microsoft. He can often be found answering to queries on message boards and through Twitter. April has been an exciting month for Windows Phone particularly with the announcement of its...

Microsoft Launches Two Windows 8.1 Apps For Windows Phone 8.1

04/30/2014, Microsoft has slowly been moving towards consolidation of its software and today that mission evidently continues with the launch of two Windows 8.1 applications for Windows Phone 8.1. The latest WP update was announced earlier this month and a developer...