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As many thought that the Nokia purchase by Microsoft would go through without any problems, in Asia it has hit a snag. News came out on Monday, that Asian regulators will be taking a little longer to review the purchase, and may take until April to finally give their approval.
As Windows Azure has caught wind across the globe and gained a number of worldwide customers, Microsoft on Monday planned to change the name of the service. The announcement which is scheduled for Tuesday, will rebrand the Windows Azure service as Microsoft Azure.
Microsoft is actively trying to get computer users off of Windows XP, as they have determined its end of life for next month. A move by the company on Friday has taken it a step further. Microsoft is now offering Windows XP users a discount to buy a Windows 8 machine.
As Microsoft has rebranded the SkyDrive app to OneDrive, Microsoft has been courting personal users to upgrade and use its features. Now, Microsoft is pulling out the punches and getting enterprise and business users on board with up to 1TB of storage available to them.
With over 1 million downloads already, Microsoft’s Blink app is clearly a favorite among Windows Phone users. On Thursday, the company released a brand new version of the app, which brings a ton of new features to the app, and gives users a fun way to share with friends across social media.
Office for the iPad has been a highly anticipated project from Microsoft, as the iPad currently suffers from a full fledged office productivity suite. Rumors on Wednesday circulated that Microsoft on March 27th, may finally unwrap its Office product for the iPad.
Microsoft’s controlled rollout of the Xbox One has been criticized by some, as Sony has launched the Playstation 4 in more countries already. But on Tuesday, Microsoft announced that 26 new markets will be getting the Xbox One this September, making those gamers very happy.
Major users of Android in the past few weeks have noticed decreased battery life while using KitKat, and Google in a post stated that Skype was the culprit. On Tuesday, Microsoft’s Skype unit released an updated app for Android users which should help them.
People who love the Microsoft Surface 2 have been wanting one with cellular abilities, as they travel frequently, and getting emails and the web is highly valued by them. On Monday, Microsoft announced that the Surface 2 featuring LTE will be available on Tuesday, to the cheers of many.
OneNote is one of Microsoft’s more popular applications, and rumors about it being released for the Mac has been a fairly discussed topic. On Monday, Microsoft released the OneNote for Mac product in addition to a freemium version of OneNote for Windows.
Skype has been integrated closely into almost every Microsoft platform, and most recently the Xbox One. On Friday, Skype was updated on the Xbox One platform, and this first update is sure to give users a number of new features that they will be able to use today on their Xbox One units.
Two interesting pieces of news from Microsoft passed across the web on Thursday, and while different, are interesting pieces of news. Microsoft updated its Office 365 line for personal subscriptions, and Microsoft also renewed its Barnes & Noble Partnership For E-Readers.
As Bing continues to evolve and add features, searching for the right image using Bing has always been a troubling thing. On Thursday, Bing finally updated the ability to match an image to a search, and doing it only takes a few clicks, which should improve usage overall.
The Microsoft OneNote app is a cross platform success, as the product is available for Windows, mobile, and tablets currently. But, missing from that is the Mac platform, until now. News about Microsoft releasing a fre version of the OneNote for the Mac has made Mac fans very happy.