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Microsoft Surface Book 2 Unveiled: What Changed From The Original Surface Book?

Microsoft unveiled the long-rumored Surface Book 2, which is a considerable upgrade compared to the original Surface Book. Changes include faster processors and graphic cards, an improved design, and an additional size option.

Microsoft October 17, 2017

The Microsoft Treehouse Is Real: Built For Employees Who Like Working Outdoors

Microsoft built treehouses for its employees to use as working spaces at its Redmond, Washington headquarters. Microsoft believes the research that working outdoors provides workers with a variety of benefits.

Microsoft October 16, 2017

Microsoft To Unveil New Surface Hardware On Oct. 31, Surface Phone Unlikely

Microsoft will unveil at least one new Surface product at its Future Decoded event in London, happening Oct. 31 to Nov. 1. However, it’s not going to be the Surface Phone.

Microsoft September 7, 2017

Windows Mixed Reality Will Plunge You Into VR For As Low As $399, With Steam Support And New 'Halo' Game

Microsoft revealed that its upcoming Windows Mixed Reality headsets will bring virtual reality technology to homes for as low as $399. The platform will host the next 'Halo' game, and will also support Steam VR content.

Microsoft August 29, 2017

Microsoft Surface Device Return Rates Revealed In Leaked Memo: How Will Microsoft Bounce Back From Consumer Reports Recommendation Withdrawal?

A leaked internal memo revealed the return rates for five Microsoft Surface devices, with the Surface Book as the worst offender. How will Microsoft bounce back from the withdrawal of Consumer Reports' recommendation?

Microsoft August 15, 2017

Consumer Reports Withdraws Microsoft Surface Recommendation: 25 Percent Of Owners Will Experience Problems Two Years After Purchase

Consumer Reports withdrew its recommendation for several Microsoft Surface devices, namely the 128 GB and 512 GB Surface Book and the 128 GB and 256 GB Surface Laptop. Should owners of these laptop and tablets panic?

Microsoft August 11, 2017

Microsoft Rolls Out Surface Plus Program: Customers Will Get To Upgrade Their Surface Device Every 18 Months

Microsoft rolled out the Surface Plus program, which will make it easier for users to own and upgrade Surface devices. The program covers the Surface Laptop, Surface Pro, Surface Book, and Surface Studio for individual customers.

Microsoft August 2, 2017

MS Paint Is Going Away ... To The Windows Store As A Free Downloadable App

Microsoft just instantly made everyone calm. The company has now confirmed that MS Paint isn’t going anywhere – users will be able to download it for free from the Windows Store.

Microsoft July 25, 2017

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update To Remove Several Features: MS Paint, Screen Savers On The Chopping Block

Microsoft will remove or deprecate 22 Windows 10 features upon the release of the Fall Creators Update, expected to be in September. Among the features that are on the chopping block are MS Paint and screen savers.

Microsoft July 24, 2017

Microsoft Sees Strong Earnings This Quarter Thanks To The Cloud

This quarter has turned out to be a good one for Microsoft. The company's cloud and productivity divisions saw strong growth even though its personal computing departments were pulled down by lagging phone sales.

Microsoft July 21, 2017

Microsoft Confirms That Older PCs May Lose Windows 10 Support

Microsoft has confirmed that certain PCs may lose Windows 10 support as time goes on. The reason has to do with its Windows as a service policy.

Microsoft July 20, 2017

Microsoft Unveils Cortana-Powered GLAS Smart Thermostat: Here's What We Know So Far About The Nest Challenger

Microsoft has unveiled the GLAS smart thermostat, a Cortana-powered device created with Johnson Controls. From what we know so far about it, the GLAS smart thermostat will give the Nest Learning Thermostat a run for its money.

Microsoft July 20, 2017

Microsoft To Offer Windows 10 Subscriptions With Virtualization Use Rights

Microsoft has now unveiled subscription plans for Windows 10 Enterprise, which includes virtualization use rights. This will enable Windows virtual machines to be hosted in qualified hosting partners.

Microsoft July 17, 2017

Microsoft Ends Support For Windows Phone 8.1: What Is The Future Of the Mobile OS?

Microsoft is ending support for the mobile edition of Windows 8.1, but is this the end for a mobile Windows OS? We don't think so and here's why.

Microsoft July 11, 2017

New Windows Insider Build Includes Edge Improvements, Notifications, A Fix To DPI Issues, And More

Microsoft is preparing a new build of Windows Insider that will have several new features. Chief among them is the fix for high DPI displays and improvements to the Edge browser.

Microsoft July 8, 2017

New Surface Pro Random Shutdown And Hibernation Issues: Microsoft Looking Into It

The 2017 Microsoft Surface Pro is randomly turning off or hibernating, according to user reports. Microsoft says it only affects a small number of users and it's looking into the matter.

Microsoft July 8, 2017

Microsoft Confirms Rumors Of Layoffs As It Prepares To Cut As Many As 3,000 Jobs

Microsoft has confirmed that it will begin layoffs as it shifts focus toward its cloud division. It is estimated that as many as 3,000 jobs could be lost due to this shift.

Microsoft July 6, 2017

Windows Timeline Will Not Be Arriving With Fall Creators Update

One of Windows 10's biggest upcoming features has been delayed. Microsoft has confirmed that Timeline will not make it until the Fall Creators Update.

Microsoft July 4, 2017

Microsoft's Annoying Windows 10 Update Reminders To Start Again, But Don't Ignore Them Unless You Want Malware

Microsoft will start bugging you to update Windows 10 to the Creators Update if you're behind, but with all the malware that's been going around, it's probably best you listen.

Microsoft July 3, 2017

Leak: Photos Of Microsoft's Canceled Surface Mini Show What Could Have Been

Exclusive images of the canceled Surface Mini have now leaked for the first time, showing the 8-inch tablet that looks like a Moleskine notebook. Could Microsoft release another version, one with upgraded internals?

Microsoft July 2, 2017

Microsoft Promises To Release Windows Server Updates Semiannually

Microsoft has announced that Windows Server updates will be more frequent than ever before. Much like its release cycle for Office and Windows 10 updates, Windows Server will also get two major updates per year moving forward.

Microsoft June 16, 2017

Surface Laptop, Surface Pro Start Rolling Out Beyond The US

Microsoft’s newest devices from the Surface line, the Surface Pro and the Surface Laptop, have just become available worldwide. The two devices evolve the company’s Surface range, further challenging the status quo of the laptop.

Microsoft June 16, 2017

Gamers Now Obsolete: Microsoft AI Achieves Perfect Score In 'Ms. Pac-Man'

An artificial intelligence system created by Microsoft achieved the perfect score in the 1980s arcade game 'Ms. Pac-Man.' The feat has not been achieved by human gamers, even after so many years of trying.

Microsoft June 14, 2017

Cortana Wants To Save You Money As You Shop

Online shopping can be a great way to save time and money, but Microsoft has unveiled a new feature that may make it even easier. Here's how Cortana aims to save shoppers money when they use the Edge browser.

Microsoft June 12, 2017

Microsoft Faces Another Antitrust Charge, This Time From Russian Cybersecurity Firm Kaspersky Lab

Over the last decade, it seems like every major tech company has faced antitrust charges for business practices in Europe. Microsoft just got hit with another, this time by Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab.

Microsoft June 7, 2017

Windows 10 Update Leak Reveals Microsoft's Plan For Powerhouse PCs

Last week, Microsoft accidentally released an internal build of Windows 10 Pro and revealed an updated version of the OS for high-end PCs. A few intrepid Twitter users have managed to uncover a few fresh details about the newest iteration of Windows 10.

Microsoft June 5, 2017

Microsoft Accidentally Releases Windows Update That Bricks Devices: Is There A Fix?

A recently released build from the Windows Insider program has caused issues for users of the PC and Mobile versions of Windows 10. Here's the problem and how to fix it.

Microsoft June 3, 2017

Microsoft's Paul Allen Unveils The World's Largest Airplane And It's Ready For Testing

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, has lifted the curtain on what is officially the world's largest airplane. With a wingspan the length of a football field, the new plane is intended to help the launch of new satellites and is ready for testing.

Microsoft June 1, 2017

Surface Pro 4 Firmware Update Improves Battery Life, Optimizes Touch Functionality, And More

Microsoft rolled out a system update for its Surface Pro 4 laptop-tablet hybrid. The update not only improves the device’s stability and touch functionality, but also enhances the Surface Pro 4’s battery life when it is in Sleep Mode.

Microsoft May 28, 2017

4 Characters In A Website's Code Can Crash Windows 7 And Windows 8 Computers: Is There A Fix?

A new bug found on Windows 7 and Windows 8 causes computers running on the operating systems to crash. The glitch is triggered by four characters that can cause the dreaded blue screen of death.

Microsoft May 27, 2017

Microsoft Allegedly Held Back Windows XP Patch To Stop WannaCry: Why Did It Do That?

Microsoft allegedly held back the Windows XP patch that would have fixed the vulnerability that WannaCry exploited. The report comes after the company called out the NSA and other government agencies for their role in the propagation of the ransomware.

Microsoft May 19, 2017

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Successor's Press Renders Leak, But It's Not Surface Pro 5

A series of renders of the upcoming Surface Pro, which is a rehashed version of the Surface Pro 4, leaked online. The device is anticipated to feature the same design as its predecessor, but is expected to have upgraded specs.

Microsoft May 20, 2017

Microsoft Calls Out NSA For Stockpiling Cybersecurity Secrets: WannaCry Ransomware Should Serve As 'Wake-Up Call'

Microsoft called out the National Security Agency for stockpiling cybersecurity vulnerabilities that led to the massively damaging WannaCry ransomware attacks. The company believes that the technology industry, customers, and governments need to team up against hackers.

Microsoft May 15, 2017

4 Reasons Why We'll Choose The Surface Pro 4 Over The Microsoft Surface Laptop

Both the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Laptop are great devices, packing sharp displays and passable specs. But here’s why you should buy the Surface Pro 4 anyway.

Microsoft May 13, 2017

Microsoft Scrambles To Fix 'Crazy Bad' Zero-Day Vulnerability In Windows: What Makes The Bug So Dangerous?

Microsoft has rolled out an emergency patch to fix a severe zero-day bug in Windows that exposes users to massive risk. Why is the bug considered to be the worst remote code execution vulnerability for Windows in recent memory?

Microsoft May 11, 2017

Microsoft Surface Phone Releasing Soon? Mobile Device Could Be Announced At New Surface Event In Shanghai

In an interview, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella provided subtle hints on the long rumored Surface Phone. The mobile device could possibly be unveiled very soon at an upcoming Surface event in Shanghai.

Microsoft May 8, 2017

Microsoft To 'Show The World What's Next' On May 23, And It Could Be The Surface Pro 5

Microsoft just confirmed that it’s going to hold an event in Shanghai on May 23. Reports say that the company is poised to unveil new hardware, specifically, the long-awaited Surface Pro 5.

Microsoft May 5, 2017

Microsoft Wants You To Use Edge, Adds PDF And Defender Features Via Latest Windows 10 Redstone 3 Build

Microsoft has now released the latest Windows 10 preview, carrying the build number 16188. The newest update brings along improvements to Edge’s baked-in PDF reader and enables Windows Defender Application Guard.

Microsoft May 4, 2017

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 S: Will 'S' Stand For Success, Or Will It Sink Like The Windows RT?

Microsoft has unveiled Windows 10 S, a version of the operating system that is designed for the classroom. Will Windows 10 S lead to Chromebook killers, or will it be the second coming of the failed Windows RT?

Microsoft May 3, 2017

Microsoft Surface Laptop With Windows 10 S Officially Debuts: Specs, Features, Pricing, And Availability [Video]

Microsoft officially unveiled the education-focused Surface Laptop running the new Windows 10 S, saying that it's the 'most balanced Surface' it ever made. Here's what you need to know in terms of specs, features, pricing and availability.

Microsoft May 2, 2017

Surface Laptop Gets Leaked Right Before Microsoft's Education Event

The rumored Surface Laptop is out a day before Microsoft Education event. The laptop is speculated to be Microsoft’s answer to the Chromebook.

Microsoft May 2, 2017

Microsoft Edge Updates Will Be Available From Windows Store Once Redstone 3 Goes Live

Microsoft’s Edge will now be separate from the biannual Windows 10 updates. The Windows web browser will soon get more frequent updates from the Windows Store.

Microsoft May 3, 2017

Microsoft's Q3 FY17 Earnings Report Shows Azure, Office, And Windows Revenues Go Up, While Surface Goes Down

Microsoft has now released its earnings report for Q3 2017. The results suggest that while the company is successful in its Intelligent Cloud business, it needs to brush up on its Surface efforts.

Microsoft April 28, 2017

Microsoft Urges Users To Hold Off On Manually Installing Windows 10 Creators Update

Windows 10 Creators Update is already up for download for newer devices. However, Microsoft advises everyone to postpone manual installation of the update until it is automatically offered to all.

Microsoft April 27, 2017

Microsoft Rolls Out Windows 10 Mail And Calendar Features For Gmail Users

Microsoft has announced its plan to roll out the new Mail & Calendar apps for Gmail users. Check out the latest features and why one should think twice before getting it.

Microsoft April 22, 2017

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