- News tagged "microsoft"
Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012
With Windows 8's launch date just ten days away, the countdown is officially underway with Microsoft rolling out its first 30 second commercial for the new OS. Check it out inside:
Microsoft has unleashed the first advertisement for its yet-to-be-priced Surface tablet, which is slated to go on sale on October 26.
In order to catch up to competitors such as Apple and Amazon, Microsoft has announced the launch of their own digital music service which goes by the name of Xbox Music. Currently available for the Xbox 360, the service will be expanded to smartphones, tablets and PCs with the launch of Windows 8.
Monday, 15 Oct 2012
Microsoft plans to name Google as a defendant in an ongoing legal feud against phone-maker, Motorola Mobility. This move marks the first time the two software giants have entered into direct legal conflict over Google's Android mobile operating system.
Friday, 12 Oct 2012
Two weeks to the October 26 launch of Windows 8, and we finally have pricing and packaging confirmation from Microsoft. The Windows 8 Pro upgrade DVD costs US$69.99, and an online upgrade costs US$39.99.
In a blog post today, Microsoft announced that the company’s latest version of the Office productivity software suite has reached the Release to Manufacturing stage, and is slated for release in the first quarter of 2013.
Thursday, 11 Oct 2012
The Microsoft Cloud Security Readiness Tool helps organizations better understand and improve their current IT state, identify relevant industry regulations, and evaluate whether cloud adoption will meet their business needs.
If you're running the RTM version of Windows 8, remember to check the Windows Store for updates to the built-in apps. The Redmond giant will continue to issue updates all the way to the OS' October 26 public launch.
Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012
A study conducted by security software company Sophos has shown that Microsoft's search engine Bing is more likely to show results related to spam or malware infected websites than any other search engine.
Thursday, 4 Oct 2012
Microsoft's co-founder, Paul Allen, describes various elements of Windows 8 as "puzzling" as the company readies itself for the launch of the new operating system in late October.