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Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012

Samsung Electronics Adopts Windows Azure for Smart TV Infrastructure in the Cloud

Samsung Electronics Adopts Windows Azure for Smart TV Infrastructure in the Cloud

Compared with the cost of expanding its in-house IT services, Samsung achieved a tenfold cost reduction by choosing to manage its infrastructure in the cloud.

Upgrade From Windows XP, Vista or 7 to Windows 8 Pro For Just US$39.99

Upgrade From Windows XP, Vista or 7 to Windows 8 Pro For Just US$39.99

We previously reported that Microsoft is offering a special price for customers buying a new Windows 7 PC to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro. It has now announced a new offer that lets existing Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 users upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just US$39.99.

Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012

Why Windows Phone 8 Will Not Be Available on Existing Windows Phone Devices

Why Windows Phone 8 Will Not Be Available on Existing Windows Phone Devices

Microsoft’s senior marketing manager for Windows Phone, Greg Sullivan, sheds more light on why existing WP7 and WP7.5 handsets will not be getting the Windows Phone 8 update.

Microsoft Acquires Yammer for US$1.2 Billion

Microsoft Acquires Yammer for US$1.2 Billion

Microsoft makes its move to acquire Yammer, a cloud-based enterprise social networking service, for US$1.2 billion in cash. Yammer will continue to be headed by current CEO David Sacks although the company will be integrated with Microsoft's Office Division after the acquisition.

Company Hub Concept Coming to Windows Phone 8

Company Hub Concept Coming to Windows Phone 8

At Microsoft's TechEd Europe 2012, Microsoft briefly shared with us of the Company Hub concept, a one-stop location where an enterprise can host, manage and push relevant information, docs, apps and more that are relevant to each individual.

Windows Phone 8 to Accelerate Apps Availability Manifold

Windows Phone 8 to Accelerate Apps Availability Manifold

With the Shared Windows Core that is prevalent in Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8, it's a lot easier to share code from one platform to another, thus accelerating app availability across devices. Microsoft's senior product managers further confirm this at TechEd Europe 2012.

Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012

Microsoft Building Own Windows Phone 8? (Update)

Microsoft Building Own Windows Phone 8? (Update)

Hot on the heels of Microsoft's surprise announcement of the Windows RT and Windows 8 tablets, comes the rumors of a Microsoft branded Windows Phone 8 -- whose sole purpose might be to lead manufacturers in the right direction.

Thursday, 21 Jun 2012

First Windows Phone 8 Devices to Use Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus Processor

First Windows Phone 8 Devices to Use Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus Processor

According to an Engadget report, new Windows Phone 8 devices will use the dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus processor.

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012

Microsoft Surface Tablets to Come in Two Screen Resolutions?

Microsoft Surface Tablets to Come in Two Screen Resolutions?

A spec sheet posted online by Microsoft seems to suggest that the Surface tablet for Windows 8 Pro will use a Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 display. What about the Windows RT version?

Microsoft Unveils Two Surface Tablets

Microsoft Unveils Two Surface Tablets

Microsoft showcased two Windows 8 tablets at a recent press event in Los Angeles - the Surface for Windows 8 Pro, and Surface for Windows RT. Read on to find out how they're not quite alike despite their similar looks.

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