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Photo tour: We seek Surface discounts at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference

Photo tour: We seek Surface discounts at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference

Paul Acevedo 25

Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 (abbreviated as WPC, not to be confused with Windows Phone Central) is currently going on at the spacious George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX. The yearly event focuses on Microsoft’s IT and Enterprise business, allowing companies designated as Microsoft Partners to come together for learning, networking, and much more. A few...

Microsoft Surface and Lumia 920 show up in Stephen King’s “Under the Dome” mini-series

Microsoft Surface and Lumia 920 show up in Stephen King’s “Under the Dome” mini-series

Daniel Rubino 50

It’s been awhile since we’ve covered some obvious product-placement shots and this time, it’s not too different as US broadcaster CBS is once again at the forefront. The show, or rather mini-series, is Stephen King’s adaptation of “Under the Dome”, which has a group of people suddenly cut off from the rest of the world as a literal invisible dome suddenly surrounds their town. The show...

[UPDATE] Join the Microsoft OneNote team tomorrow for a Q&A Reddit session

[UPDATE] Join the Microsoft OneNote team tomorrow for a Q&A Reddit session

Michael Archambault 27

Tomorrow Microsoft’s OneNote team members will be taking over reddit for a question and answer session in the site’s “IAmA” subreddit. The community is welcomed to interact with the team and learn more about how they contribute to Microsoft’s popular Office suite. OneNote allows users to collect notes, drawings, screen clippings and audio into synchronized notebooks, which can then be...

Details emerge of possible Microsoft reorg, including Bates and Larson-Greene moves

Details emerge of possible Microsoft reorg, including Bates and Larson-Greene moves

Daniel Rubino 55

We’ve been hearing since the beginning of June that Microsoft, and specifically CEO Steve Ballmer, were prepping a major reorganization of the company to better reflect their new role as a “devices and services” company. Rumors were that we would hear about the specifics of the plan by July 1st but that time has come and gone. Now, Bloomberg is citing a few sources on one possible plan...

Klout integrates Bing search prevalence - Warren Buffett gets excited

Klout integrates Bing search prevalence - Warren Buffett gets excited

Michael Archambault 17

Do you stay awake at night dreaming of Klout scores and that you will one day have the impossible “100” rating? If so, you really need to talk to someone – Klout shouldn’t be dragging you down like a bad seafood dish. The good news for you Klout addicts is that the company is now introducing Bing search prevalence into your scores. Last fall the company announced a partnership with...

Microsoft announces new Surface programs; states that it has been getting

Microsoft announces new Surface programs; states that it has been getting "a lot of interest"

Michael Archambault 81

While analysts are stating that Microsoft’s Surface isn’t doing as well as hoped, yesterday the Redmond technology company stated that they have “had a LOT of interest from businesses, schools and universities wanting to use Surface.” Today, Surface is currently available in 29 different markets and over 10,000 physical stores worldwide. Three major announcement about Surfaces...

Microsoft confirms that a 256 GB Surface Pro is on the way [Update]

Microsoft confirms that a 256 GB Surface Pro is on the way [Update]

Michael Archambault 49

Just moments after we posted about a 256 GB Surface Pro showing up on CDW’s website for $1,199, we have received word from a Microsoft source that the company is in fact gearing up to launch the new tablet SKU officially. At this time we have no further information except that Microsoft has been “prepping for this announcement” and the release of the tablet on Microsoft’s Store should...

Microsoft launches Xbox Music web client; enjoy millions of tunes through your web browser

Microsoft launches Xbox Music web client; enjoy millions of tunes through your web browser

Rich Edmonds 70

Microsoft has today unveiled and launched a new client for Xbox Music. Subscribers to the service can now enjoy music through the web interface. The new client (found at music.xbox.com) shares a similar look and feel to the Windows 8.1 Xbox Music app we recently looked at, which isn't a negative. Keeping it all familiar is a bonus for those who utilise multiple platforms. Functionality...