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Posted: October 25 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Powerpointflaw 1 100x100 Png One of the biggest security flaws in modern software is known as the zero-daw flaw. These are often found by hackers, enthusiasts, and developers, and can pose tremendous risks to software. On Friday, news came out about Microsoft finding one in their Office product, but issuing a quick fix for it.

Posted: October 25 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Assassinscreditpreoder1 100x100 Png Games who love the Xbox One, loved that Microsoft embraced the Assassin’s Creed title of games from the beginning. The title has a long history of fans, and has been one of the most successful seris of games for the past decade. On Friday, Microsoft annoucned that the newest chapter is available on the Microsoft Xbox One for pre-order.


Posted: October 24 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Lumiachange1 100x100 Jpg When Microsoft purchased the Nokia line of mobile products and business, many experts thought that the eventual rebranding of the Lumia line of phones might be coming. On Thursday, Microsoft announced the new branding of Lumia, and it fell under the Microsoft Lumia brand name of products and phones.

Posted: October 24 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Earnings1q15a 100x100 Jpg Wall Street and analysts always look forward to the earnings numbers of companies this time of year, and Microsoft is one of the biggest companies that many analysts follow. On Thursday, Microsoft unveiled its first quarter revenue for 2015, and it was impressive on many levels.


Posted: October 24 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Xboxmusicfree1 100x100 Jpg One of the bright moments in Microsoft and the music industry was the introduction of free desktop streaming of Xbox Music. It allowed users to stream music to their desktops using Xbox Music, and was a great set of tunes. On Wednesday, Microsoft announced that will all change with the free tier going away December 1st.

Posted: October 24 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Kinectwindowsfinal1 100x100 Jpg One of the more interesting things that Microsoft has announced this year, is the product that will allow the Kinect Sensor from the Xbox to work on Windows PCs and tablets. On Wednesday, Microsoft announced the latest update, with a $50 price tag for those interested in doing this today.


Posted: October 22 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Yammersharebutton1 100x100 Jpg Yammer is a program that is mainly for the business and enterprise world, and sharing information with colleagues and business partners can often be challenging, and new tools are being developed by the minute to help these customers. Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out a new Yammer Share Button to help.

Posted: October 22 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Wipoctupdate1 100x100 Png One of the more exciting things about the upcoming release of Windows 10, is the Windows Insider Program. The Windows Insider Program is meant for those looking to test drive the next version of Windows 10, but also be ready for any bugs and problems that can come with pre-release software. On Tuesday, updates came and came a plenty.


Posted: October 21 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Skype224drawing 100x100 Png The Skype program and app for Windows Phone is one of the premiere apps for the phone, and Microsoft’s updating of the app has been lackluster as of late. On Monday, Microsoft finally updated the Skype app, giving users a new 2.24 version to enjoy on their Windows Phones.

Posted: October 21 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Officemixupdate1 100x100 Png Office Mix got a slow start from Microsoft and the Office 365 team, but as more users are starting to use it, it’s getting the love it needs from Microsoft. On Monday, Microsoft updates Office Mix, and now makes it easier to create, share, and show off.


Posted: October 20 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Cortanaupdate1 100x100 Jpg Cortana is a great tool that is built within Windows Phone 8.1, and is continually getting updates from Microsoft. As it continues to evolve, customers are starting to see Cortana get better, and on Friday got a number of updates that show it off nicely.

Posted: October 20 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Skypeinstantmacupdate 100x100 Png Skype for the Mac got a major update in the past week, and with it, people have questions, and Microsoft made it a point to update users on it. That, plus new conferences in 2015, make Microsoft a very happening place to follow as the year ends and 2015 starts soon enough for many.


Posted: October 16 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Skypeio8screenupdates1 100x100 Png Skype is one of those apps from Microsoft that needs to get constantly updated to fit the mobile phone technology of today. With the latest updates to the Apple line of iPhones, the screen sizes changed drastically, and Skype had to update. On Wednesday, Skype issued those changes as part of its 5.6 release.

Posted: October 16 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Lyncwin2013update 100x100 Png Two of the most used enterprise programs from Microsoft are Lync and Outlook Web App. They aren’t the most sexy of programs, but if you talk to almost any mobile professional, you will find these programs used a ton, and they are always looking for updates. On Wednesday, updates arrived on both programs.


Posted: October 15 2014 - Written by: Dave Amodt

Msft Skypeqik1 100x100 Jpg The advent of mobile video apps has brought a number of interesting video sharing apps for users. It doesn’t always mean long videos, and ones like Snapchat just allow for a short period of shared video. On Tuesday, Skype from Microsoft got in the game, with the introduction of Qik.


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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
Official Facebook App To Be Released for Windows Phone 2 Orange May 10, 2013 Will McGuire
Maps Pro Highlight Latest Windows Red Stripe Deals 2 Orange msft-redstriperayman June 14, 2014 Dave Amodt
SkyDrive On Android Devices: Get Modern UI On Android 2.3 Gingerbread And Higher 2 Orange August 31, 2012 Jon
What Will Microsoft’s Wearables Future Be? 2 Orange msft-wearablepatent1 July 4, 2014 Dave Amodt
Microsoft Lands Lumia 928 On Verizon Wireless: Impressive Specs 2 Orange May 27, 2013 Dave Amodt
Microsoft Lands Minecraft On Xbox One In August 2 Orange msft-minecraftxboxone1 May 23, 2014 Dave Amodt
New Free Touch Covers With Microsoft Surface Purchase 2 Orange June 1, 2013 Oliver Krautscheid