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ITC Judge: Microsoft Didn't Infringe Google Patent

Microsoft's Xbox gaming consoles do not infringe a patent held by Google, a judge for the ITC indicated on Friday.

'Windows Blue' Screenshots Depict Coming OS Improvements

The rumored "Windows Blue" update wave is getting a bit more solid.

Microsoft To Deliver Windows 8/RT App Updates on Tuesday

Small-bore app improvements will be arriving as early as Tuesday.

'First To File' U.S. Patent System Goes Into Effect This Month

This month marks a change in the U.S. patent system in which the first inventor to file a patent application gets precedence.

Microsoft Goes Public on Government Snooping Requests

Microsoft today released its very first report profiling law enforcement agency requests to access user content and subscriber information.

Microsoft Releases Windows Embedded 8 to OEMs

Microsoft today released two of its new Windows Embedded 8 operating system products today, with a third product expected next month.

Microsoft Outlines Yammer Integration Plans

Social networking innovations in Microsoft's products will increasingly center on Microsoft's Yammer acquisition, according to a Microsoft executive.

Microsoft Outlines Dynamics Vision and Roadmap at Convergence 2013

Microsoft executives kicked off Convergence 2013 in New Orleans Tuesday, with talk about the company's Dynamics vision and improvements to come.

Support for Windows Phone 8 and 7.8 Ending Summer 2014

According to a Microsoft document, mainstream support for Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8 will end July 8, 2014.

Windows 7 SP1 Getting Pushed to End Users This Month

Microsoft will start rolling out Windows 7 Service Pack 1 automatically via Windows Update to its customers, starting tomorrow.

BizTalk Server 2013 Expected in April with Per-Core Licensing

Microsoft may release BizTalk Server 2013 in April, with pricing based on a new per-core licensing model.

Gartner: Stick With Yammer over SharePoint for Social

Microsoft's opaque plans for Yammer shouldn't give pause to organizations deploying social networking solutions.

Microsoft Issues Hotfix Rollup for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft this week released a hotfix rollup that addresses 90 issues with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Google Announces Android Leadership Change

Google today announced an executive shuffle that affects its highly successful Android mobile operating system efforts.

IDC: Windows Tablets To Have Single-Digit Market Share in 2017

Tablets running Windows 8 and Windows RT will make some market gains over the next five years but will still badly trail Android- and iOS-based systems, according to research and consulting firm IDC.

9 IE Flaws Addressed in March Security Bulletin 

Microsoft's monthly security update arrived today with seven bulletins that address 20 flaws across a myriad of products.

New Lync 2013 App for Windows Phone 8 Released

Microsoft released its latest Lync 2013 client app for Windows Phone 8 today, and promised that iOS clients would arrive later this week.

Microsoft Starting New IE 10 Flash Policy This Month

Microsoft will enable the Adobe Flash Player "to run by default" in Internet Explorer 10.

Microsoft Cuts OEM Costs as Windows 8 Adoption Falls Below Vista

Microsoft is responding to a less than robust uptake of new Windows 8 devices by cutting the licensing costs for its original equipment manufacturing partners.

System Center Advisor Now Available as No-Cost Service

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that System Center Advisor is now a free service and that organizations don't have to have Software Assurance coverage on their servers to use it.

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