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Is your Surface Pro a bit full? Slot in an SD card, it's not from Apple

Is your Surface Pro a bit full? Slot in an SD card, it's not from Apple | Microsoft | Scoop.it

It's being widely reported that the Surface Pro arrives with a lot of its onboard storage already full up: but this is a foolish criticism to focus on.

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"iPad a bit full? Bad luck, buy a new one" ...

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Acer's definition of Windows 8 failure: Is it fair?

Acer's definition of Windows 8 failure: Is it fair? | Microsoft | Scoop.it
Acer CEO says Windows 8 didn't ignite PC market growth so it's not successful. Perhaps the PC market has changed permanently and it's a strategic error to bet on Windows home runs going forward.
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Unfair and shortsighted indeed ...

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Microsoft posts $21.46 billion revenue for Q2 2013, Windows division up despite PC decline

Microsoft posts $21.46 billion revenue for Q2 2013, Windows division up despite PC decline | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft's Q2 2013 earnings report is in, and the company is announcing revenue of $21.46 billion — just a 2.7 percent increase from the same period last year.

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Windows division saw a 24 percent increase in revenue from the prior year ...

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Shabbir Jadliwala's curator insight, January 25, 2013 2:36 AM

Still way behind Apple and Samsung

Nikita Melnikovs's curator insight, January 25, 2013 6:29 AM

An interesting article, decribing an increase of Microsoft's sales revenue because of its new technological products, such as Surface, Windows 7 or Windows 8.

IS Decisions's comment, February 1, 2013 2:45 PM
Thanks for your input guys!
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Microsoft's big (rest of) January: A look ahead

Microsoft's big (rest of) January: A look ahead | Microsoft | Scoop.it
Microsoft has a ton of major announcements and launches that could be announced in the last third of January and we take a look at what we can expect from the company.
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Busy month in Redmond indeed ...

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Microsoft's Surface Pro Tablet Changes the Game

Microsoft's Surface Pro Tablet Changes the Game | Microsoft | Scoop.it
Even if the Surface Pro is not strictly a laptop killer, it nonetheless changes the game. It's a machine nobody's built before, and it should get a lot of imaginations whirring. For thousands of people, it will be an ideal mobile companion.
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Will Surface Pro mean the end of the question: “Hmm, should I take my laptop or my iPad?”

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Microsoft updates Skype for Windows with Outlook integration

Microsoft updates Skype for Windows with Outlook integration | Microsoft | Scoop.it
A new version of Skype for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP adds Outlook integration, among other features and fixes.
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That makes Skype more attractive to business users ...

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Hacker finds way to run desktop applications on Windows RT

Hacker finds way to run desktop applications on Windows RT | Microsoft | Scoop.it
The method exploits a kernel vulnerability to bypass the restriction Microsoft built into Windows RT, the hacker said
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This should come at no surprise ...

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Microsoft's Next CEO: Who's on the Short List?

Microsoft's Next CEO: Who's on the Short List? | Microsoft | Scoop.it
Following the surprising immediate departure of Windows President Steven Sinofsky late last year, many are asking who will be CEO Steve Ballmer's successor.
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Crystal Ball-mer ...

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To touch or not to touch: That is the Windows 8 question

To touch or not to touch: That is the Windows 8 question | Microsoft | Scoop.it
The next time someone complains that Windows 8 touchscreens give you "gorilla arm," you have my permission to stomp on them like that ape in the old American Tourister commercials.
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Good question beautifully answered by Ed Bott ...

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 Lifted by $617 Million Defense Deal

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Lifted by $617 Million Defense Deal | Microsoft | Scoop.it
Microsoft Corp. won a $617 million contract with the U.S. Defense Department to provide its latest software, including the Windows 8 operating system.
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One swallow doesn't make a summer, but it's a big one ...

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BYOD on Windows 8: Syncing your desktop and data across multiple devices

BYOD on Windows 8: Syncing your desktop and data across multiple devices | Microsoft | Scoop.it
Using Windows 8 across a number of devices and struggling to synchronise your work and files? Then check out this guide.
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Great sync features ...

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Microsoft Wins Out Over Apple And Google, Acquires Home Entertainment And Automation Company R2 Studios

Microsoft Wins Out Over Apple And Google, Acquires Home Entertainment And Automation Company R2 Studios | Microsoft | Scoop.it
Late last year, it was reported that Microsoft, Apple and Google were all speaking to id8 Group R2 Studios Inc. about a potential acquisition of the startup, and now the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft has indeed sealed the deal.
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Good news for Xbox and Microsoft home control solutions ...

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Why Microsoft May Be a 'Classic Value Trap'

Why Microsoft May Be a 'Classic Value Trap' | Microsoft | Scoop.it
Blogger Barry Ritholtz says investors should avoid Microsoft, whose management appears to be an entrenched "yes-men crew" run by a "friend of Bill"
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It's The Enterprise, Stupid!

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Windows 8 now up to 2.36% market share but Microsoft sees Windows 7 decline for the first time

Windows 8 now up to 2.36% market share but Microsoft sees Windows 7 decline for the first time | Microsoft | Scoop.it

We're entering a new year, and already Windows 7 has lost market share for the first time since its release. Windows 8 meanwhile continues to push forward.

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Windows overall market share is still 91.71 percent ...

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Surface Pro release date Feb 9; it's 'New and exciting' says Microsoft

Surface Pro release date Feb 9; it's 'New and exciting' says Microsoft | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Surface Pro now has its release date. Microsoft announces it'll be available on February 9—in the U.S. and Canada, at least (the plan for other countries isn't clear).

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Bloggy bits about Surface Pro gathered by Richi Jennings ...

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Video | Surface Windows 8 Pro Overview

Learn more about Surface Windows 8 Pro. See more, share more, and do more with Surface.
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I'm a PC. No, wait, I'm a tablet ...

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Apple iPad not replacing laptops, Microsoft Surface can: SAP

Apple iPad not replacing laptops, Microsoft Surface can: SAP | Microsoft | Scoop.it
Microsoft is expected this month to roll out a "Surface Pro" tablet compatible with legacy PC software developed over decades.
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Different solutions for different needs ...

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Video | 2012: A Year of Microsoft Milestones

From Windows 8 to Surface to 'Halo 4,' 2012 was a momentous year for Microsoft.

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Self-celebrating but good reminder of what happened at Microsoft in 2012 ...

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Hands-on with Microsoft's Surface Pro

Hands-on with Microsoft's Surface Pro | Microsoft | Scoop.it
Microsoft has given ZDNet a brief look at its eagerly awaited x86 tablet, which runs the full version of Windows 8.
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Yummy!

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Microsoft’s SkyDrive gets new unified sharing view, HTML5 swiping gestures, drag and drop options

Microsoft’s SkyDrive gets new unified sharing view, HTML5 swiping gestures, drag and drop options | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a slew of improvements to SkyDrive.com, noting they are being released today and should be available for all "soon.

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Valuable enhancements...

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Six Hidden Windows 8 Features You Can't Live Without

Six Hidden Windows 8 Features You Can't Live Without | Microsoft | Scoop.it
Windows 8 can take some getting used to. While the desktop app works very much like Windows 7, there are plenty of new shortcuts, options, and tricks built into the operating system.
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A couple of great tips here ...

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Windows RT jailbroken to run ARM-based desktop apps

Windows RT jailbroken to run ARM-based desktop apps | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft's Windows RT operating system has finally been jailbroken. Security researcher clrokr claims to have developed a way to allow desktop applications to run on Microsoft's ARM-based OS.

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It will be interesting to see how will Microsoft react ...

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A new year, a new Microsoft roadmap: Stepping up the delivery pace

A new year, a new Microsoft roadmap: Stepping up the delivery pace | Microsoft | Scoop.it
With a number of its flagship software products, Microsoft may be making good on promises to roll out new major releases more rapidly.
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More questions than answers here ...

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Surface Pro release date set for late January

Surface Pro release date set for late January | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet is set to go on sale in late January.

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A couple of weeks of patience ...

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Meet Microsoft, the world's best kept R&D secret

Meet Microsoft, the world's best kept R&D secret | Microsoft | Scoop.it
Robots, holodecks and augmented reality. Nope, it's not a sci-fi movie. It's just a sampling of the insanely awesome projects of Microsoft Research.
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The Cassandras who predict doom for Microsoft should read this article ...

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