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Microsoft like any other company is looking to get as much advertising money thrown at its products than ever before. News came out on Friday, that Microsoft is courting political campaign ads to run along side the Xbox One and Xbox Live Dashboard which should prove interesting.
The latest Red Stripe Deals in the Windows Store are often the best place to find deals on Windows programs at great prices. On Thursday, Microsoft announced the latest two additions to the sale, and can save 50 percent off the price and give users two great applications.
The demand for the public’s knowledge of large companies law enforcement requests have become a latest trend due to the NSA and other security concerns. On Thursday, Microsoft detailed and released their 2013 Law Enforcement Requests Report which shows what they released to authorities.
Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular apps on the mobile platform, and allows friends and family to chat across Facebook. On Wednesday, the popular Facebook Messenger app arrived on the Windows Phone platform, and will be a great addition to Windows Phone users.
Skype is quickly becoming one of Microsoft’s most valuable properties, and is being tightly integrated into a number of its services. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced that now users will be able to use Skype within Outlook.com, and it has launched worldwide for use.
As Microsoft has renamed its online storage from SkyDrive to OneDrive, the recent relaunches were pointed to just personal storage and has left enterprise and business users wondering about their status. On Monday, Microsoft updated the OneDrive For Business at the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas.
As Microsoft has gone through a long debated and talked about CEO and management shift, the roles of those who are executives at the company were discussed as possible future quitters. On Monday, the talk about Tony Bates and Tami Reller leaving the company become more apparent.
The Lync desktop client is something that millions of enterprise and business customers use on a daily basis. As one of Microsoft’s major communication tools, updating is important for Microsoft. On Thursday, the company detailed the latest updates for the Lync Desktop Client.
The migration of Skype into the Microsoft ecosystem has taken some time, and users have had to migrate their user names from both platforms in order to use the service. On Wednesday, new Skype users were finally able to signup for the service using only their Microsoft account.
The OneDrive service from Microsoft is quickly becoming a service that is being used by people around the globe. On Wednesday, in association with Bing Rewards, getting 100 GB of OneDrive storage now became easier via a promotion to get users to use Bing Rewards more than ever!
Windows Azure is quickly becoming a large scale enterprise product for Microsoft, and with it, a huge global enterprise tool at that. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced that the Windows Azure service will be available in Japan, which should please many Japanese companies.
The worries about Microsoft’s Windows Phone has traditionally been the limited amount of partners that Microsoft has allowed to be part of their program. At the Mobile World Congress on Monday, Microsoft named nine new partners as future Windows Phone partners for the phones.
Julie Larson-Green has been a Microsoft employee for a number of years, and has held numerous top roles within the company. On Monday, Julie Larson-Green was named the new Chief Experience Officer of the Applications and Services Group, a major upgrade for her.
As Microsoft continues to battle Apple and Google for marketshare in the computer realm, the power to get Windows to more consumers and businesses continues. On Friday, Microsoft went out and lowered Windows 8.1 costs by 70 percent to low-cost computer makers to get their attention.