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Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013

It's Official - Dell is Going Private with $2 Billion Loan from Microsoft

It's Official - Dell is Going Private with $2 Billion Loan from Microsoft

Recent talks of Dell going private turned out to be true after all with Dell entering into an agreement to be purchased back for US$24.4 billion by Dell's founder and CEO, Michael Dell in partnership with private equity firm Silver Lake, and with assistance from Microsoft and other financing institutions.

Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013

Microsoft Office 2013 & New Office 365 Subscription Plans Now Available for Consumers (Updated)

Microsoft Office 2013 & New Office 365 Subscription Plans Now Available for Consumers (Updated)

Microsoft has just announced the general availability of its new Office suite of productivity software. Besides buying a copy of the new Office for your PC, you can also get Office via a subscription plan. Two such plans for consumers are announced today: Office 365 Home Premium and Office 365 University.

Microsoft's Surface Pro Will Ship with Much Less Free Storage Than Expected

Microsoft's Surface Pro Will Ship with Much Less Free Storage Than Expected

Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet will ship with less free storage than marketed because of the Windows 8 install, built-in apps and recovery partition.

Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013

China May Allow Video Game Consoles Again After Ban in 2000

China May Allow Video Game Consoles Again After Ban in 2000

China might be lifting its ban on gaming consoles, which started in 2000. This could be good news for gaming console vendors who are having difficulty getting into China's vast market officially.

Acer Sees Little Success in Windows, Looks Towards Google and Chrome

Acer Sees Little Success in Windows, Looks Towards Google and Chrome

Acer President Jim Wong is disappointed with Windows 8 and says his company must look beyond Microsoft and build its smartphone business if it is to succeed.

Monday, 28 Jan 2013

Microsoft's New Office Set to Arrive January 29

Microsoft's New Office Set to Arrive January 29

Microsoft has confirmed via a teaser on its website that the new version of Office will arrive on January 29.

Friday, 25 Jan 2013

SkyDrive App for Windows 8/RT Gets Live Tile Support

SkyDrive App for Windows 8/RT Gets Live Tile Support

Microsoft has announced that the SkyDrive app from the Windows Store will start showing notifications on the live tile as you add new files to your SkyDrive. Hopefully, more features like offline sync for Windows RT will come soon.

Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013

Microsoft Surface Pro to Retail in US on 9 February

Microsoft Surface Pro to Retail in US on 9 February

Microsoft's 10.6-inch Surface Pro will be on sale in the US and Canada on the 9th of February, a tad later than their promised January launch date. The base 64GB model will be going for US$899, and will be running an Intel Core i5 processor as well as Windows 8 Pro.

Microsoft Might Invest Up to $3 Billion to Help Take Dell Private

Microsoft Might Invest Up to $3 Billion to Help Take Dell Private

Cash-rich Microsoft is said to be in talks to help take Dell private, and might invest up to $3 billion to do so.

Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013

Microsoft: Windows Phone 7.8 Update Coming in Early 2013 (Update)

Microsoft: Windows Phone 7.8 Update Coming in Early 2013 (Update)

Microsoft announced that the Windows Phone 7.8 update will be coming to existing Windows Phone 7.5 users in early 2013.

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