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Microsoft Launches Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview - prepares IT professionals for launch day

Microsoft Launches Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview - prepares IT professionals for launch day

Michael Archambault 38

Users have been enjoying Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 Consumer Preview over the last few weeks and now enterprise users get their turn. Today Microsoft announced availability for their Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview. The new enterprise build adds premium features to the platform that improve mobility, security, management, and virtualization. Added Enterprise Features Windows to Go...

Microsoft requests itself to be removed from Google searches due to copyright infringement

Microsoft requests itself to be removed from Google searches due to copyright infringement

Michael Archambault 115

In an attempt to remove pirated material from Google, copyright holders will submit Digital Millennium Copyright Act requests to take down links to specific pages. Last week an odd request appeared from Microsoft, asking Google to take down their own pages. Microsoft claimed that they were copyrighting themselves – face palm. As you might imagine, the request was a mistake and Google...

SkyDrive gets more robust for online users, adds high DPI photo support, native text file editor, and more

SkyDrive gets more robust for online users, adds high DPI photo support, native text file editor, and more

Sam Sabri 56

Three screens and a cloud is a powerful idea that is moving the technology industry forward. Each ecosystem has its own idea of how that cloud should look and function. If you’re in the Microsoft camp you’re probably using SkyDrive as your cloud. The latest update for the web version of SkyDrive just became even more awesome with high DPI support and much, much more. If you use...

Microsoft to open new retail stores in Burlington, Oklahoma, and Jacksonville

Microsoft to open new retail stores in Burlington, Oklahoma, and Jacksonville

Michael Archambault 52

What’s better than a new Microsoft Store opening up? Nothing in our minds! Microsoft just posted a bulletin on their site noting that a new retail store would be opening up at some point in the near future at the Burlington Mall in Massachusetts. Our friends over at Neowin claim the store will be opening September 19th, but we cannot find a source to confirm or deny that fact. The...

Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview available for Windows 7 with new features and improvements

Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview available for Windows 7 with new features and improvements

Michael Archambault 42

Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 Consumer Preview introduced their latest version of the Trident based web browser, Internet Explorer 11. Today the company has released the developer preview of IE11 for those still on Windows 7. Internet Explorer 11 promises to bring improved performance, faster page load times, new standards support for next generation sites, and a completely redesigned “F12”...

Xbox 360 remains the highest selling console in the USA - hits 30 consecutive months

Xbox 360 remains the highest selling console in the USA - hits 30 consecutive months

Michael Archambault 75

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 has always been an incredibly impressive console in terms of sales and the company’s recent announcement of its successor, the Xbox One, has not slowed it down one bit. The Xbox 360 remains the top sold console and has hit thirty consecutive months. According to Microsoft, the Xbox 360 has maintained its position as the top US console last month selling over 140,000...

Microsoft ignores the post-PC world and reports $4.97 billion profit on top of $19.90 billion revenue for Q4 2013

Microsoft ignores the post-PC world and reports $4.97 billion profit on top of $19.90 billion revenue for Q4 2013

Sam Sabri 83

Microsoft recently celebrated the start of a new year – at least for those who watch Microsoft. July marks the start of the fiscal year for Microsoft and today they’ve shared their financial results for their fourth quarter of 2013. The big news? The company had a 10 percent increase in revenue for the same quarter the previous year. The Redmond company reported $19.90 billion in...

Bing Snapshot gets an update - helps you differentiate between rappers and dog breeds

Bing Snapshot gets an update - helps you differentiate between rappers and dog breeds

Michael Archambault 15

A few months ago Microsoft’s Bing search engine introduced a new feature known as Snapshot, which added the ability to instantly see snippets of information about a search query before submitting it. At first Snapshot only supported people searches (which Microsoft accounted for 10% of all searches). Today, the company is expanding Snapshot with new auto-suggest categories. Bing will...

Microsoft's "On the Whiteboard" takes us to a top secret medieval torture chamber

Microsoft's "On the Whiteboard" takes us to a top secret medieval torture chamber

Michael Archambault 20

Microsoft’s “On the Whiteboard” video series is beginning to show us how terrifying the Redmond campus actually is. Last week our host, Pamela Woon, took us on a tour to a place where no one can hear you scream. This week we are touring a building that is described by Surface team member, Ben Reed, as “a medieval dungeon where each room has a device that is a torture chamber.” The top...