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Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Send her an email with your rants, rumors, tips and tattles. Confidentiality guaranteed.
Microsoft is delivering a second preview build of Windows 10 Mobile to testers, one which includes the company's new 'Spartan' browser, and new Mail, Calendar, Phone and Messaging apps.
Microsoft and Dropbox are enabling Office Online users to add their Dropbox accounts to the Webified version of Office.
Microsoft's AzureDB NoSQL database service and a related new open-source data-migration tool, are generally available.
Microsoft confirms it will have a Nano Server mode in Windows Server 2016, along with new Hyper-V containerization technology.
Microsoft is adding new features to its Skype Translator real-time language translation service, as part of the second phase of its current test preview.
Some Microsoft Outlook.com users are having problems syncing and sending mail.
Microsoft is working on two updates to the Windows 10 core, codenamed 'Redstone,' that are targeted to arrive in 2016, sources say.
Microsoft partner Xamarin is expanding its free student developer program to make it easier for students to build iOS and Android apps with Visual Studio.
Microsoft plans to integrate Revolution's R programming language implementation and platform for statistical computing and analytics into SQL Server, Azure HDInsight and Azure Machine Learning.
Microsoft is again bundling together several of its apps and services into a bundle that it's selling for $149 for a limited time in the U.S.
Microsoft has laid off 'hundreds' of its employees, many of whom worked in the company's IT division, in what may be the last wave of the 18,000 job cuts it announced last July.
Microsoft officials confirm the company will deliver the second tech preview of Windows Server 2016 in May.
Not dead yet: Microsoft, founded 40 years ago as of April 4, is still making some surprising strategic moves.
Microsoft is discontinuing manufacturing Kinect for Windows sensors and, instead, advising developers and customers to use those for built for Xbox One.
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