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The acquisition of Nokia went through without a ton of problems, and with it, Microsoft got a ton of new engineers and hardware experts. It’s first big push with Android took place on Tuesday, as the company announced the X2, an affordable unlocked Android handset.
The Surface Pro 3 has only been on the store shelves for the past week, but Microsoft is eager to get the tablet into as many hands as possible. On Monday, the company announced a promotion for Macbook Air users to get them to trade in their laptops for a Surface Pro 3.
Office 365 users got a big boost of storage courtesy of Microsoft on Monday, and users should be excited with this vast boost in online storage. The move by Microsoft gives Office 365 users a huge upgrade in storage amounts from 15GB up to 1TB if needed.
Webmasters and web creators who use different tools to monitor their sites, have several different tools at their disposal. On Friday, Microsoft announced a new set of Bing Knowledge tools that arrived in the Webmaster Tools section, which will make them more efficient.
Those who use Microsoft Azure for their corporations and enterprise needs, have found Azure’s constantly updating tools a much needed bundle of good job. On Friday, Microsoft announced that Azure Site Recovery Update has been updated in Preview, which will please many.
Microsoft just released the latest version of Skype for the iPhone, with version 5.0, and got a lot of attention with its updates and redesign. But with any update, users found some flaws with it and Skype was listening. On Thursday, Microsoft released version 5.1 for iPhone.
As part of the Office 365 ecosystem, Microsoft is looking for new customers and ways to keep current customers interested in the future of the subscription system. On Thursday, Microsoft announced a Office 365 roadmap, and will show off its future via the web interface.
Microsoft continues to invest heavily in its Yammer enterprise tool for users, and with its continual evolution, it makes huge progress to please users. On Wednesday, Microsoft introduced new integration with salesforce.com, and should gain more salesforce customers with its updates.
Skype continues to progress its way through the world of computing, and as it has, Linux has been a platform that has dragged behind others. On Wednesday, Microsoft updated its Skype platform for Linux with version 22.214.171.124, and gives users a lot of new features for Linux.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 has been a relatively huge success for the company, as the second-generation pro tablet has captured the hearts of professionals. On Tuesday though, Microsoft lowered the cost of the Surface Pro 2 by up to $200, ahead of the Surface Pro 3 launch due soon.
Over the past few years, the term home automation has gained steam across the tech world, and several companies including Google, Apple, and Microsoft have been mentioned. On Tuesday, Microsoft joined the forefront of it by launching a new startup accelerator for that niche.
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is still the most popular web browser on the planet, and with its changes, is looking for IE developers to help it make the next version better. On Monday, Microsoft announced the Internet Explorer Developer Channel, which will build the next IE.
Microsoft Azure continues to evolve, and it continues to learn more about data than ever before. With its learning, Azure is constantly taking all new data points and putting them together in readily available data for it to understand. On Monday, Azure ML was announced to showcase that.
Anyone who has read our Microsoft news, should know about the Red Stripe deals from Microsoft. Their weekly deals highlight great apps that are available for Windows, Windows Phone, and other Windows platforms. The latest Red Stripe deals show off games and great mapping programs.
The recent SMX Conference this week was mainly all about search engine marketing, but two of Microsoft’s key executives took the stage to talk about Cortana. What they said about Cortana shares a little insight into the program, and possibly about its future expansion.
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