FEATURED: Xbox One Hits 2 Million In SalesOn Wednesday, Microsoft announced the latest sales numbers related to its Xbox One next generation console units. Microsoft in a statement released to the media stated that the console has sold more than 2 million units in its first 18 days on the market.
On Wednesday, Microsoft took another stab at Google and its Gmail service with a new online tool that will allow users to switch from Gmail to Outlook with ease. The new service allows users to import their Gmail account to Outlook.com, and should be live to users soon.
On Tuesday, Microsoft updated its Photosynth software for its users and gives photo users a ton of new features that they will love and enjoy. The updates to the Photosynth software will enable them to take photos in amazingly new ways and enjoy them in all new ways.
On Monday, as part of the new progress of securing its users, Microsoft announced a series of security measures that are aimed to keep Microsoft Account holders more secure across its platforms. The rollouts will occur over the next few days, and should be very noticeable for many.
As the evolution of Windows software continues, the retail sales of Windows 7 has slowly come to an end according to Microsoft on Friday. The company slowly has ended the retail sales of Windows 7, but made it official on its website, which will urge Windows 8 sales to many.
In the latest battles between Microsoft and Google, Microsoft on Friday released its latest commercial. The commercial is the second one that shows how Chromebooks are not real laptops, and how only real laptops feature Windows and Office products, which is the focus of the commercial.
On Thursday, Microsoft’s search engine Bing released a brand new Bing Maps experience to users around the globe. The new Bing Maps experience is made for the Windos 8.1 operating system, and harnesses the mapping power of Bing with the vast amounts of map data within.
As the rampant speculation for whom will be the next CEO at Microsoft, one of the main names talked about, is no longer available. A statement released by Ford on Thursday confirmed than Alan Mulally will be staying at Ford through 2014, and takes him out of the running.
On Wednesday, Microsoft talked all about expanding its Azure services globally and expanding its enterprise communication tool. The mixture of the updates for Azure and Lync for Windows 8.1 gives enterprise users more reasons to use Microsoft this year and in the future.
Late Wednesday night, Microsoft came out with a remarkable post regarding its position to customer security and data on the Internet. The post in regards to recent claims about NSA and governmental breaches featuring Microsoft and other tech companies puts new safeguards for data ahead.
On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled their awaited game creation tool on Windows 8.1 for users to create exciting games. The Project Spark beta is the newest thing from Microsoft that will give anyone, from a developer to enthusiast to create games for Xbox One’s, Xbox 360, or Windows 8.1 machines.
In a holiday inspired move on Tuesday, Microsoft and NORAD teamed up to deliver the latest installment of their Santa Claus inspired app. The next generation Santa Claus tracking app has been touch inspired, and is built for Microsoft Tablets and Internet Explorer 11.
On Monday, the merger between Microsoft and Nokia got another step to final approval, as the United States Department of Justice gave the merger the OK. The approval as expected came on November 29th, but wasn’t formally announced publicly until Monday, which should please many.
On Monday, Microsoft is in the holiday giving mood, and for students and teachers, the gifts of Office 365 is one of the best gifts ever. The company expanded the availability of the Student Advantage program to students in over 35,000 educational institutions worldwide.
In the latest CEO updates for Microsoft’s search for their next boss, the number of leading contenders has narrowed down according to a report released on Thursday. The names of Alan Mulally and Satya Nadella are becoming the two main people racing to lead Microsoft in the next years.