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Microsoft Announces Surface Pro 2 and Next-Gen Surface RT Tablets

Microsoft held a launch event today to announce the newest line of its hybrid PC Surface tablets.

BlackBerry Agrees To Be Acquired for $4.7 Billion, Plans To Go Private

Smartphone and tablet maker BlackBerry Limited announced today that it has reached a preliminary agreement to be acquired for $4.7 billion.

Study: Windows XP Still in Use by 28 Percent

Less than a third of organizations still need to move off Windows XP, according to an industry study.

Microsoft Clarifies Its Restructuring at Financial Analyst Meeting

Microsoft explained nuances regarding its restructuring efforts at its annual Financial Analyst Meeting on Thursday.

Windows Azure Now Supports Juju for Ubuntu Server Workloads

Canonical and Microsoft announced this week that the open source Ubuntu Juju tool used for services orchestration now works with Windows Azure.

IE 11 'Release Preview' for Windows 7 Now Available

Microsoft today rolled out a "release preview" test version of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7.

Microsoft Issues New Security Advisory on IE Flaw

Microsoft issued a security advisory today for all supported versions of Internet Explorer.

Microsoft Unveils Windows 8.1 Prices for New Purchasers

Microsoft described today how those not currently running Windows 8 can purchase the forthcoming Windows 8.1 operating system from online and retail stores.

Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition RTM Available to TechNet and MSDN Subscribers

Microsoft today issued the release-to-manufacturing version of Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition to its TechNet and MSDN subscribers.

Tips for Getting Windows Server 2012 R2 on the 'Cheap'

A report released last month by Directions on Microsoft offers a few suggestions on how to buy Microsoft's newest server.

Microsoft Touts IE 11's Speedier JPEG Processing

Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 displays JPEG graphics faster than previous IE browsers, Microsoft claims.

Report: Tablets Will Overtake PC Shipments in Q4

Tablet shipments will start to surpass PC shipments in the fourth quarter of this year, according to IDC.

Gartner Outlines How Organizations Can Plan for Windows 8.1

The research and consulting firm suggests three plans to deal with Windows 8.1.

Power-Saving Intel 'Bay Trail' Tablets Arriving in Q4

Intel described its code-named "Bay Trail" family of processors today as part of its Developer Forum event.

Microsoft Seeks To Disclose Number of Court Spy Requests

Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Yahoo on Monday all filed amended motions seeking broader disclosure of customer data access requests by the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Intel Unveils New Chips for Datacenter, PC and Smartphone

Intel laid out its vision, as well as some new product milestones, during a keynote speech on Tuesday.

UPDATE: Windows 8.1 RTM Available for MSDN and TechNet Subscribers

Microsoft today offered its MSDN and TechNet subscribers access to the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) ISO builds of its latest flagship operating systems.

Study: Most Orgs Not Using Mobile Device Management

Just 36 percent of IT organizations surveyed had fully deployed or are deploying mobile device management solutions, according to an industry study.

Microsoft Awarded $14.5 Million in Motorola Dispute

A jury this week awarded Microsoft almost $15 million in damages in a dispute with Motorola Mobility.

Microsoft Ups SharePoint Online File Limits

Microsoft today announced file-upload improvements to its SharePoint Online service.

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