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Will Windows 8 slip until 2013?

Will Windows 8 slip until 2013? | Microsoft | Scoop.it

There's been a lot of speculation that Windows 8 may ship earlier than expected --- as early as the middle of June 2012.

But now a well-known Microsoft analyst says that Windows 8 devices may not be ready until 2013, which would put a serious crimp in Microsoft's attempt to make headway in the tablet market.

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Nokia hints at Windows 8 tablets as early as next June

Nokia hints at Windows 8 tablets as early as next June | Microsoft | Scoop.it

In a slip of the tongue that was quickly denied by both Microsoft and the main corporate arm of Nokia, the French division of the Finnish giant appeared to state that Windows 8 tablets could be in the market as early as June of 2012.

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Microsoft means business but that doesn't mean the consumer market is lost

Microsoft means business but that doesn't mean the consumer market is lost | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft has its sights set on reclaiming consumer market share, while maintaining its hold on the enterprise.

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What to expect at Microsoft’s annual meeting this week

What to expect at Microsoft’s annual meeting this week | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft will hold its annual meeting of shareholders Tuesday morning in Bellevue, just down the road from its Redmond headquarters, providing investors an opportunity to hear directly from CEO Steve Ballmer and also to question Ballmer, Bill Gates, finance chief Peter Klein and legal boss Brad Smith.

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Windows Updates on Windows 8 will be a lot less intrusive

Windows Updates on Windows 8 will be a lot less intrusive | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft shared its plans for Windows Update inside Windows 8 on Monday. The software maker is planning to make its update packages a lot less intrusive to Windows 8 users.

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Microsoft Translator launches Language Labs – Contextual Thesaurus, Bookmarklet, and Universal Text Input

Microsoft Translator launches Language Labs – Contextual Thesaurus, Bookmarklet, and Universal Text Input | Microsoft | Scoop.it

The Microsoft Translator team, which powers the translation service behind Bing, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, and recently Facebook and other global services like eBay and Trip Advisor, recently launched a new portal called Language Labs. The new portal features experimental new features and research prototypes from the Microsoft Translator research team.

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10 small but impressive ways Mango improves the WP7 experience

10 small but impressive ways Mango improves the WP7 experience | Microsoft | Scoop.it

 

 

Mango’s biggest changes have grabbed most of the headlines, but WP7 users will appreciate the small improvements, too.

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Microsoft: Where's your $199 Windows Tablet?

Microsoft: Where's your $199 Windows Tablet? | Microsoft | Scoop.it

A tablet computer combining Windows Phone Mango OS and cloud computing could be a mobile monster.

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Microsoft should not try to control hardware vendors

Microsoft should not try to control hardware vendors | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft should treat their partners as real partners rather than acting like parents who have to set rules to get the kids to do what’s right.

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Samsung confirms Windows 8 tablet coming in second half of 2012

Samsung confirms Windows 8 tablet coming in second half of 2012 | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Samsung has said it will release its first tablet computers running Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system in the second half of next year, adding to its portfolio of Android-powered portable devices, Uhm Kyu Ho, Samsung’s head of sales and marketing revealed in an interview with Bloomberg.

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Could and should Microsoft change the heart of Windows Phone?

Could and should Microsoft change the heart of Windows Phone? | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Could and should Microsoft replace the Windows Embedded Compact kernel in Windows Phone with the MinWin/NT kernel?

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Microsoft erects huge Windows Phone in New York City

Microsoft erects huge Windows Phone in New York City | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft is preparing for its “big” Windows Phone event tomorrow by erecting a huge Windows Phone in New York City.

The Windows Phone is located within the pedestrian plaza of Herald Square in New York City. Microsoft is inviting passers by to check out the event at 12 noon on Monday November 7.

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Microsoft Pumps Up Rhetoric Against Google

Microsoft Pumps Up Rhetoric Against Google | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Perhaps stung by Google Apps landing a big contract with General Motors, Redmond lashed out against the search giant.

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Microsoft rolling out Windows Phone update to fix Exchange and Voicemail bugs

Microsoft rolling out Windows Phone update to fix Exchange and Voicemail bugs | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft has started distributing a new operating system update for Windows Phone 7.5. The update brings the operating system version up to 7.10.7740.16 and appears to be available for a variety of devices.

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Ballmer says "Windows Era" everlasting

Ballmer says "Windows Era" everlasting | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer proclaimed an everlasting "Windows Era" as the software giant's board easily won re-election at an annual meeting of shareholders on Tuesday.

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Inside look reveals new details on Microsoft’s secret “Socl” social network

Inside look reveals new details on Microsoft’s secret “Socl” social network | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft has been readying its own answer to Facebook and Google+ over the past months. The software giant accidentally released an internal test version of its “Tulalip” social search service earlier this year.

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Microsoft outlines plans to deliver Windows 8 versions of its embedded products

Microsoft outlines plans to deliver Windows 8 versions of its embedded products | Microsoft | Scoop.it

 Microsoft has begun sharing early ship targets for the next, Windows 8-centric versions of some of its many embedded operating systems.

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The Story Behind the Windows XP "Bliss" Background

The Story Behind the Windows XP "Bliss" Background | Microsoft | Scoop.it

It turns out that the Bliss background hails from Sonoma in northern California. And it was taken by a former photographer for National Geographic.

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Windows Phone Mango: 10 New Apps You Must Check Out

Windows Phone Mango: 10 New Apps You Must Check Out | Microsoft | Scoop.it

It’s never easy being a third-party app developer. Besides needing a great app idea, you must master your platform’s SDK, and then work hard to make sure your app has visibility in whatever platform ecosystem you’ve chosen to infiltrate.

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Microsoft’s new documentary about startups is brutally honest about Microsoft

Microsoft’s new documentary about startups is brutally honest about Microsoft | Microsoft | Scoop.it

I just finished a full-length sneak preview of the company’s new film. Yes, an honest-to-goodness Microsoft fim, called Ctrl+Alt+Compete. 

It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the startup world, making its world premiere at the Napa Valley Film Festival on Friday.

It’s a very good movie. In content and pacing, it actually felt to me more like a high-quality television documentary, telling the stories of five startups over the course an hour.

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(Not so) crazy Microsoft rumors: Microsoft to unload Commerce Server

(Not so) crazy Microsoft rumors: Microsoft to unload Commerce Server | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft has been mum about its Commerce Server product plans for the past several months.

Maybe it’s because Microsoft is about to hand off the platform to one of its reseller partners.

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Microsoft Hardware launches new digital art project “The Art of Touch”

Microsoft Hardware launches new digital art project “The Art of Touch” | Microsoft | Scoop.it

 

 

Microsoft Hardware is launching a new digital art project today called The Art of Touch. The campaign is inspired by Microsoft’s Touch Mouse family of mice. And it’s pretty cool.

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BN asks DOJ to look into Microsoft's patent licensing

BN asks DOJ to look into Microsoft's patent licensing | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Barnes & Noble is asking the Department of Justice to review whether Microsoft's patent-licensing agreements with makers of Android devices are anti-competitive.

"Microsoft is embarking on a campaign of asserting trivial and outmoded patents against manufacturers of Android devices," attorney Peter Barbur said in an Oct. 17 letter to a DOJ official.

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8 is Enough: Living with Microsoft's Developer Preview

8 is Enough: Living with Microsoft's Developer Preview | Microsoft | Scoop.it

When Microsoft released the Windows 8 Developer Preview at BUILD in September, I immediately vowed I'd install it on all of my PCs and begin using this early, buggy pre-release product every single day.

And when I arrived home from Anaheim, I proceeded to do just that: Installed the Developer Preview on each of my daily use machines, either as the sole OS or in a dual-boot configuration.

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How Microsoft Learned to Stop Worrying and (Almost) Love Open Source

How Microsoft Learned to Stop Worrying and (Almost) Love Open Source | Microsoft | Scoop.it

The year was 2006, and Sam Ramji had just been named Microsoft’s head of open source software strategy. Up to then, Redmond’s most famous contribution to the open source community was CEO Steve Ballmer comparing Linux to a malignant cancer. Even Ramji was skeptical — and a little afraid — of his new job.

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