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Windows 10 and Windows 8 explained

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:51:22 +0000

How Microsoft’s Windows 10 is like Coca-Cola Classic The most anticipated feature of Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows 10, set for release on Wednesday, isn’t some new application. It’s the return of the traditional Start screen, which Microsoft ditched in August 2012, with Windows 8. For that reason, Windows 10 is a lot like Coca-Cola Classic. Let [...] Related posts:
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Microsoft announces .NET open source and free Visual Studio Community

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 03:54:45 +0000

Microsoft takes .NET open source and cross-platform, adds new development capabilities with Visual Studio 2015, .NET 2015 and Visual Studio Online On Wednesday, Microsoft Corp. reinforced its commitment to cross-platform developer experiences by open sourcing the full server-side .NET stack and expanding .NET to run on the Linux and Mac OS platforms. Microsoft also released [...] Related posts:
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Microsoft to lay off 18,000 as it digests Nokia

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:32:34 +0000

Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella dropped the other shoe today by announcing layoffs of up to 18,000 employees over the next year. 13,000 will be announced imminently and of those,  “our work toward synergies and strategic alignment on Nokia Devices and Services is expected to account for about 12,500 jobs, comprising both professional and factory [...] Related posts:
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Microsoft to cut Windows price for low cost PCs and tablets

Sat, 22 Feb 2014 03:35:02 +0000

Tim Culpan and Dina Bass from Bloomberg have got a scoop – Microsoft Said to Cut Windows Price 70% to Counter Rivals: Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is cutting the price of Windows 8.1 by 70 percent for makers of low-cost computers and tablets as they try to fend off cheaper rivals like Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Chromebooks, [...] Related posts:
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Microsoft: Nadella CEO, Thompson Chairman, Gates Founder and Technology Advisor

Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:18:46 +0000

Confirming the most recent rumors, Microsoft went inside and chose 22 year veteran Satya Nadella as the new CEO. Perhaps more interesting is that board member John Thompson becomes Chairman: Thompson has been a member of Microsoft’s board for two years. He has also been leading Microsoft’s CEO search for the past five months-plus. (In [...] Related posts:
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So is the Microsoft CEO Succession Circus Finally Over?

Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:16:29 +0000

Inside The Microsoft CEO Search: Even as Microsoft is poised to name a new CEO — it has been reported that the company will name insider Satya Nadella, head of its cloud and enterprise group — the process leading up to the announcement has emerged as, quite literally, a textbook example of how not to [...] Related posts:
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Ballmer Announces Retirement, Microsoft Stock Jumps

Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:32:11 +0000

Microsoft announced today that CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within a year as soon as a successor is named. The stock market treated this as very good news (courtesy Zero Hedge)   As always, I expect the traders got carried away by unwarranted exuberance. Mr. Ballmer may have been unable to break Microsoft out of [...] Related posts:
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EU fines Microsoft $733M for browser choice lapse

Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:00:50 +0000

As we suggested last October, forgetting to offer a browser choice on Windows 7 SP1 turned out to be an expensive mistake for Microsoft: The European Union Commission has fined Microsoft Corp. €561 million ($733 million) for breaking the terms of an earlier agreement to offer users a choice of internet browser. The penalty is [...] Related posts:
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Dell Warns Microsoft of Windows RT Brand Confusion

Tue, 18 Dec 2012 03:01:42 +0000

Microsoft urged to ditch Windows brand by Dell: A top Dell executive warned Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer not to call its new tablet operating system “Windows RT” because the operating system wasn’t compatible with other versions of Windows and the name would only lead to widespread confusion. Speaking to analysts at the Dell World conference [...] Related posts:
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Steven Sinofsky out as Microsoft Windows head honcho

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 03:00:32 +0000

Breaking: Windows Head Steven Sinofsky to Leave Microsoft Windows unit president Steven Sinofsky is leaving the company, effective immediately, AllThingsD has confirmed. The move comes less than a month after Sinofsky presided over the launch of Windows 8 and Microsoft’s Surface tablet–products seen as key to the future if the PC software pioneer is to [...] Related posts:
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