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Microsoft Lays Out Intellectual Property 'Peace' Conditions to Google

Microsoft today accused Google of using diversionary tactics in a legal fight over intellectual property associated with the Android mobile operating system and other software technologies.

Microsoft Acknowledges Possible Partner Strain Over Surface Tablet

The upcoming Windows 8 Surface tablet could strain relationships with its hardware partners, said Microsoft on Thursday.

Microsoft Looks To Be On the Right Track With Surface

Brien lays out why he is optimistic about Microsoft's Windows 8 tablet, and why you may be ditching the iPad for the Surface.

Always-On VPN Equals Always-On Security

The security of a home network wherever you go.

Microsoft Buys Touchscreen Tech Company

Microsoft announced Monday that it is acquiring Perceptive Pixel Inc., a provider of large-scale, multi-touch technology, for an undisclosed amount.

Aluratek and Coby Electronics Ink Android IP Deals With Microsoft

Microsoft announced today that two companies will pay it royalties for the rights to use technologies associated with Google's Chrome and Android operating systems.

Windows 8's General Availability Set for October, Windows Server 2012 To Reach RTM in August

Windows 8 will be generally available in October and will release to manufacturing (RTM) in the first week of August, according to a Microsoft announcement.

Microsoft OEM Chief Steps Down

Microsoft's Steven Guggenheimer, who has served as corporate vice president of the original equipment manufacturing (OEM) division for four years, is leaving his position for a new role within the company.

Analyst Breaks Down Microsoft's BYOD Licensing Scenarios

The bring-your-own-device concept is a simple one, but Windows shops may find the licensing somewhat perplexing.

Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 8 With 'Shared Windows Core'

Microsoft executives on Wednesday previewed Windows Phone 8, the company's next-generation smartphone operating system.

UPDATE: Microsoft Rumored to Be Producing Windows Phone Hardware

A Wall Street analyst reportedly said on Thursday that Microsoft may be engaged in making its own Windows Phone hardware.

Stretching Surface Speculation to Security

Will Microsoft's Surface help to bring in good security practices into the tablet world?

Microsoft Reveals Windows 8 Surface Tablet

CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled Microsoft Surface, a fully-functional Windows 8 tablet, during a presentation yesterday in Los Angeles, Calif.

RemoteFX Named as Microsoft's New VDI 'Umbrella Brand'

Microsoft announced at TechEd this week that it has advanced RemoteFX as a brand that covers a collection of its virtual desktop infrastructure technologies.

Windows Azure To Gain IaaS, Linux and Hybrid Cloud Support

The most significant update yet to Microsoft's Windows Azure service will bring long-awaited Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) capabilities and support for Linux instances to the cloud platform.

Microsoft Talks Windows 8 and 'Ecosystem Convergence' at Computex

Microsoft's vision of a world of connected devices got a full airing at Computex today in Taipei, Taiwan.

Many Enterprise Developers Haven't Tested Windows 8

Despite the release of the Windows 8 release candidate, Microsoft may face an uphill battle in convincing the vast majority of enterprise developers to test it -- at least initially.

Google Improves Chrome OS and Announces New Hardware Products

Google announced some Chrome OS improvements on Tuesday.

Microsoft Explains Windows 8 Boot Options

Users of Windows 8 will experience a different way of accessing their PC's boot options, which Microsoft described on Tuesday.

Nvidia Unveils Virtualized GPU Supporting Multiple Users

Nvidia has announced the "first" virtualized graphics processing unit for virtual desktop infrastructure deployments in a datacenter.

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