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As we had reported on Friday, Microsoft in a bold and surprising move purchased the game company Mojang for $2.5 billion. The Minecraft game maker, who is based in Stockholm, is the fourth non-US based purchase for Microsoft this year, and is showing Microsoft’s eagerness to expand into new markets, and spend its overseas cash.
SKype TX is a product that is mainly geared at professionals, but its a product that many amateurs and wannabe video makers will be finding very interesting. On Friday, Skype came out with its official partners for the product, which should please those looking for Skype TX soon.
In a surprise move for the company, news on Friday was all about Microsoft and its pending purchase of a game company. The news about Microsoft purchasing Minecraft Mojang might be odd to some, but focuses Microsoft’s attention to gaming.
Azure is a huge hit around the globe for its global storage and backup tools for small and large businesses. But on Thursday, Microsoft released Azure’s newest streaming and content protection tools, which should pleae many who are looking for that.
Microsoft has made Skype for Windows Phone a project and has updated it over the long run. That plus the Surface Pro 3 has been an ongoing product from Microsoft that gets a lot of attention. On Wednesday, Microsoft issued updates to both products, which both need updates.
One of the limitations of OneDrive for many users was the size of files that they could sync and share on the service. As previously discussed here, Microsoft on Wednesday officially updated OneDrive’s service, and allows for larger files and much easier sharing.
Excel junkies love the power of Excel and the limitless number of features that the program can offer. Those who user Power Maps within Excel know this for sure. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced Power Map updates for September, which makes it easier and more exciting.
The Xbox One from Microsoft is getting updates faster than anyone would ever imagine, and the monthly updates are making users happy. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced the latest updates coming to the Xbox One in October, which are numerous at best, and will make for a very happy October.
Microsoft has a lot of competition in the Windows 8.1 world, and its biggest competitor of late has been Google. With Google launching Chromebooks in the schools and elsewhere, a cheap Chromebook means no Windows. Monday saw HP and Microsoft launch its first sub $300 laptop.
As we have discussed in a number of articles, Office 365 for the business and enterprise has become a huge deal. With it, Microsoft is evolving the product and giving customers more features with it. On Monday, Microsoft announced the upcoming Delve, which is fascinating.
On the Xbox One, Skype is an almost essental app, as it allows gamers, fans, and families to communicate with each other with total ease. On Friday, Microsoft issued a 1.8 update to the Skype for Xbox One app, which brought major updates to the app, to please many Xbox One users.
The MSN portal for many is a default portal for users, and hasn’t gotten a lot of updates in the past. Microsoft in revamping its products online, has been hinting about a MSN update for sometime. Late Friday, MSN was reborn, and with it got a huge update of news and online content.
One of the biggest pet peaves that iPhone users had about Skype on their iPhones was the inability to host group audio calls. It was possible on the desktop, but not on the iPhone. On Thursday, Skype in its version 5.4 changed that, and pleased iPhone users with the move.
During the IFA 2014 show, Microsoft on Thursday came out with all of its announcements which blew people away. With the announcements, Microsoft announced two new phones, and a brand new update to Windows Phone 8.1 called Denim, which will drastically affect the Windows Phone universe.
Office 365 is clearly a huge hit for Microsoft, and for enterprise users who use cloud storage solutions other than OneDrive, that has been an issue. On Wednesday, Box announced during its big conference that Box for Office 365 is going into live beta for desktop immediately.
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