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Posted: December 16 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Swayupdate1 100x100 Png One of the newest products released within the Office band of products in 2014, is Microsoft Sway. Sway has been available in a very limited preview so far this year, but on Monday, Microsoft announced the expansion of the Sway preview, plus feature improvements for all to enjoy.

Posted: December 16 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Skypetranslator1 100x100 Png One of the more exciting products announced this year was from Skype, and it was around their Skype Translator service. This service, which allows for two users to communicate in foreign languages, also translates on the fly for them. On Monday, it finally was released, albeit in preview mode.


Posted: December 13 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Xboxonenov14sales 100x100 Jpg The Xbox One from Microsoft is the leader in sales for next-generation consoles, and its clear that Microsoft has quite a hit on their hands. On Friday, sales numbers were released for November 2014, and they show that the Xbox One beat the Playstation 4, to be the early holiday leader.

Posted: December 13 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Lyncwinphoneupdate 100x100 Png On Friday, Microsoft decided to release a ton of updates and news for a number of its global products. But, none of them were more important than the Azure updates for enterprise customers. That, plus updates made to the Lync client for Windows Phone means enterprise and business customers get great support.


Posted: December 12 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Win10event1 100x100 Jpg One of the most anticipated events for Microsoft in 2015, is clearly Windows 10. Rumors about a consumer event in January were speculated by many, but came to fact on Thursday. On Thursday, Microsoft sent out press invites to a Windows 10 event on January 21, 2015 in Redmond Washington.

Posted: December 12 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Msnsuitemobile1 100x100 Png Microsoft’s march to the Android platform continues to gain momentum as the company continues to evolve as a mobile app platform. On Thursday, Microsoft released a number of rebranded MSN apps for Android, and the refreshed Windows Phone only apps appeared on the Google Play Store for Android users and iOS users.


Posted: December 11 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Bingsearchoffice 100x100 Png Bing’s search capabilities have been known for sometime, and Microsoft realizes that when it’s been building out Bing over the past few years. On Wednesday, Microsoft announced a new product called Insights for Office, and this might change the way Office is used for a lot of people.

Posted: December 11 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Bitcoinmsftacct1 100x100 Png One of the more fascinating stories over the past few years has been the rise of Bitcoin. Some may get it, some might be scratching their heads, but tech lovers know its passion. Microsoft finally understands their needs, and on Wednesday integrated Bitcoin into payments for their Microsoft services.


Posted: December 10 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Twitchupdatexbone 100x100 Jpg One of the most anticipated features of the Xbox One has been the addition of Twitch, which allows broadcasting of games across the Internet. On Tuesday, Microsoft updated the Twitch app and services, making Twitch even more useful, which will help during the holiday season.

Posted: December 10 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Officelenscards1 100x100 Png One of the more interesting products developed by Microsoft in the past year is the Office Lens product. It’s more of an experiment for many, but its tight integration with OneNote has been widely applauded as something useful. Tuesday brought updates with it and business cards.


Posted: December 9 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Binglocalupdate1 100x100 Png Bing is gaining in its usage across the United States, and as the holiday season approaches quickly, the usefulness of Bing is becoming more apparent. On Monday, recent updates to Bing will highlight local business information, directions, and phone numbers for easier access.

Posted: December 9 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Androidappupdate1 100x100 Jpg Microsoft in a wierd way of doing it, has become a major Android player in the mobile workplace of today. It’s cross platform appraoch to developing has it with numerous Android apps in the market. Monday marked updates to some of them, including a lock screen app and a voice search app, plus OneDrive.


Posted: December 7 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Skypelyncvideocalls 100x100 Png Lync and Skype recently got a lot of interest in the past few weeks, as Lync was noted to get the transition to Skype For Business. But, news on Friday, adds video calling between the two apps, plus a new version of Skype for Windows marked as version for 7.0, pleases many users.

Posted: December 7 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Cortanaeurope1 100x100 Jpg One of the most eagerly wanted and used features of Windows Phone 8.1, has easily been Cortana. Cortana, the personalized personal assistant has gotten rave reviews from users. But, on Friday, peeks of it in Windows 10 plus expansion around the globe means Cortana has gotten big time appreciation and support.


Posted: December 5 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Bninvestment1 100x100 Jpg Microsoft made a key investment in Barnes and Noble in 2012, and the partnership between the two companies was to build an electronic book storefront and get the Nook going further. Two years later, that investment that investment was bought back and is now a thing of the past.


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Microsoft Event: New Xbox 720 To Be Revealed On May 21st 3 Orange April 26, 2013 Oliver Krautscheid
Office For Mac: Microsoft Updates Office Apps For Retina Display, So Quit Your Moaning 3 Orange August 18, 2012 Jon
Name Of Microsoft’s New Xbox? Xbox Fusion, 720 Or Infinity? 3 Orange May 6, 2013 Will McGuire
What Will Microsoft’s Wearables Future Be? 2 Orange msft-wearablepatent1 July 4, 2014 Dave Amodt
Microsoft Lands Minecraft On Xbox One In August 2 Orange msft-minecraftxboxone1 May 23, 2014 Dave Amodt
Adobe Lends Microsoft Flash Source Code, IE 10 Coming with Limited Flash Support 2 Orange May 25, 2012 Jon
Microsoft Lands Lumia 928 On Verizon Wireless: Impressive Specs 2 Orange May 27, 2013 Dave Amodt
New Free Touch Covers With Microsoft Surface Purchase 2 Orange June 1, 2013 Oliver Krautscheid
Bing Gets Massive Holiday Update 2 Orange msft-bingupdate-1 December 14, 2013 Dave Amodt
Operation Aurora targets Internet Explorer Vulnerability 2 Orange January 15, 2010 Oliver Krautscheid