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Microsoft leaks Windows 8.1 Update 1 before April release
Washington, Mar. 08 : Microsoft reportedly leaked its yet-to-be-unveiled Windows 8.1 Update 1 OS, much before its scheduled launch.
Now, computer that could figure out whether you are happy or sad
London, March 7 : Researchers have built a system that uses the depth-sensing, motion-capture camera in Microsoft's Kinect to determine the emotion that's conveyed by a person's body movements.
Facebook Messenger app to finally debut on Windows Phone
Washington, Mar. 06 : Windows Phone users would finally be able to have a dedicated Facebook Messenger app on their device as promised by Microsoft.
Microsoft launches Skype with HD video support for Outlook.com ...
Washington, March 5 : Microsoft has reportedly launched Skype for Outlook along with HD video calling for PC users, and improvements to call notifications and support for Safari on Macs.
Ballmer admits having few regrets as boss of Microsoft
Washington, Mar. 05 : Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has reportedly admitted that he has had a few regrets at his previous company but not too many to mention.
Microsoft prepares Windows 8.1 Update 1 for April launch
Washington, Mar. 05 : Microsoft has reportedly wrapped up updating its Windows 8.1 Update 1 OS that is set for a release next month.
Nadella names ex-Hillary Clinton pollster Microsoft's chief strategist
Washington, Mar. 4 : Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella has made his first move to leave a mark on the tech giant by brining changes to the senior leadership team.
Microsoft to introduce social, machine learning to Office 365
Washington, Mar. 04 : Microsoft has reportedly announced that it would bring some big changes to its Office 365 suite, which would include social and machine learning technology.
Karbonn Mobile set to roll out first dual-booting Android-Windows ...
Washington, March 4 : Karbonn Mobile, an India based company has reportedly signed licensing agreement with Microsoft to make handsets that support both Android and Windows Phone.
Microsoft to use pop-up warnings telling users to switch from Windows ...
Washington, Mar. 04 : Microsoft has reportedly decided to use pop-ups telling Windows XP users to upgrade their operating systems, to preferably 'Windows 8.1.'
Microsoft to bring Xbox Live cross-functionality on iOS, Android games
Washington, Mar. 04 : Microsoft has reportedly announced plans to bring its Xbox Live service to iOS and Android games, allowing for cross-functionality of the popular social gaming service.
Bill Gates regains 'world's richest person' title
Washington, Mar. 04 : Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has been reportedly named the 'world's richest person' by Forbes yet again.
Microsoft, Google unwilling partners inside one device?
Washington, March 3 : The attempt of Microsoft and Google to set aside their sworn rivalry and share their place as the operating systems inside the Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 has reportedly not turned out well.
Supreme Court asks Nokia India to make proposal for settling tax row
New Delhi, March 3 : The Supreme Court Monday asked Nokia India Pvt. Ltd. to make an offer to the Income Tax department for settling their tax row which has raised difficulties in the takeover of the mobile handset manufacturer's Chennai plant by Microsoft.
Top Microsoft execs Bates, Reller headed for exit
Washington, Mar. 03 : Microsoft's Vice Presidents Tony Bates and Tami Reller are headed for an exit from the company, a report has claimed.
Microsoft's new ad claims Apple Macs not good for weddings
Washington, Mar. 03 : In its latest ad, Microsoft has reportedly aimed at Apple Macs, saying the lack of touch screen on the systems make them inefficient while planning a wedding.
Microsoft 'overestimated willingness of customers in dumping Windows ...
Washington, Mar. 03 : Microsoft appealed to its customers to dump the soon-to-retire Windows XP operating system and also ask their friends or family members to switch to the latest 8.1 OS, however, an expert has reportedly pointed out that the software maker grossly overestimated the loyalty of ...
Microsoft hints at new apps for Office suite
Washington, Mar. 02 : Microsoft has reportedly hinted that it was working on adding new apps to its Office suite.
Microsoft experimenting with free Windows 8.1 version to attract more ...
Washington, March 1 : Microsoft is reportedly experimenting with a free version of Windows 8.1 that is said to bundle key Microsoft apps and services.
Microsoft to give upgraded Windows for free?
California, March 1 : As Microsoft plans to wind up Windows 8.1 operating system next month, the firm plans to announce a free version of Windows in a bid to persuade customers to upgrade to latest versions.
Microsoft's ranking slides down to 24th on Fortune's 2014 most ...
Washington, Feb. 28 : Microsoft has reportedly slipped from its earlier rank of 17th in 2013 to 24th in 2014, according to Fortune's annual ranking of the world's most admired companies released recently.
Microsoft to cut Windows Phone licensing fees by 70% to target ...
Washington, Feb. 27 : Microsoft is reportedly said to soon cut down on the licensing fee for its Windows Phone by up to 70 percent in a bid to target the low-end of the smartphone market and compete with budget Androids.
Microsoft again urges XP, Office 2003 users to switch
Washington, Feb. 27 : Microsoft has reportedly again reminded its customers, who are still not ready to part with Windows XP operating system and Office 2003 suite, about the security consequences once the company ends support in April.
84% of PCs move away from Windows XP
New Delhi, Feb 25 : IT giant Microsoft India on Tuesday announced that more than 80% of PCs in large enterprises in India have successfully moved away from Windows XP, thereby reducing the risk to their operations.
Spotify set to update Windows Phone app this spring
Washington, Feb. 25 : Spotify is reportedly planning to induce all its latest features to Microsoft's mobile platform in the coming weeks.
Microsoft to unveil Windows Phone 8.1 update this spring
Washington, Feb. 24 : Microsoft has reportedly detailed a few features of its upcoming Windows phone, even as it refrained from specifying it as "Windows Phone 8.1".
Microsoft less excited about Nokia Android handset
Washington, Feb. 24 : Microsoft is reportedly less excited about Nokia working on Android devices.
Ford to dump Microsoft for Blackberry QNX system in sync system
Washington, Feb. 24 : Ford is reportedly planning to drop Microsoft's voice-activated sync system for the cheaper QNX system made by BlackBerry.
Microsoft to cut Windows 8.1 price by 70 percent for low cost devices
Washington, Feb. 23 : Microsoft is reportedly offering a discount of 70 percent on Windows 8.1 for low-cost devices with a starting range of 229 dollars.
Microsoft's digital assistant 'Cortana' to store users' data in ...
Washington, Feb. 23 : Microsoft's upcoming digital assistant 'Cortana' will reportedly store users' private data in a 'Notebook' that the user could look up later.