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Thursday, 3 Apr 2014
At Build 2014, Microsoft also found some time to tease some future updates. One that's bound to please long-time Windows users is the return of the Start menu. And it comes with a twist.
Windows Phone 8.1's Cortana digital personal assistant will launch shortly in the U.S. as a 'beta', and then in the U.S., the U.K., and China in the second half of 2014. For us in Asia Pacific, we've to wait till 2015.
Microsoft has announced at Build that Windows will now be free for OEMs building devices smaller than 9 inches.
Nokia Announces Windows Phone 8.1-running Lumia 930, Lumia 635 & Lumia 630 (Updated with Hands-on Photos)
Towards the end of the first keynote at the Build conference, Nokia announced three new Lumia smartphones for Windows Phone 8.1, including the flagship Lumia 930, the affordable Lumia 635 and the first dual-SIM Lumia 630.
At Build 2014, Microsoft has also taken some time to demo the Modern-style version of Office. But this touch-friendly Office looks to be still far away from an official release.
Less than six months after releasing Windows 8.1, the first major update for the operating system is set to arrive next week with many UI tweaks to please keyboard and mouse users.
At the Build developer conference today in San Francisco, Microsoft has announced Windows Phone 8.1. And for the first time, we got to hear the voice of the Cortana digital personal assistant.
Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014
Following Amazon's announcements to lower prices on their Web Service subscriptions, Microsoft is stepping up with cuts of their own, with reductions to Windows Azure services.
Friday, 28 Mar 2014
iPad-optimized versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint have now hit the App Store. Another piece of good news is that home use of Office Mobile for iPhone and Android phones no longer needs an Office 365 subscription.
Monday, 24 Mar 2014
Microsoft has revealed DirectX 12 will work across key Microsoft devices from phones and tablets, to desktop PCs and laptops, and its new Xbox One game console. The gaming and programming API has been redesigned for faster and more efficient performance.