Microsoft made available for download minor updates for its Skype application for Windows Phone 8, the Windows desktop and its SkyDrive storage cloud service.
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Mary Jo Foley
Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for more than 25 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).
As part of its devices and services makeover, Microsoft has a new plan for reaching out to top-tier developers of all sizes to get them to take a look at the new and expanded Microsoft toolbox.
Call it capitulation. Call it listening to customers. But whatever you call it, making Windows 8 more usable with expected coming Blue tweaks is a positive, not a negative.
Are Microsoft's new, more rapidly delivered releases like Windows Blue and the Visual Studio 2012 updates just 'service packs in chunks'? One Microsoft exec explains why they're not.
Current and potential Microsoft Surface Pro users who've been pining for lacking Wacom driver support for pressure-sensitive applications like Photoshop: Your wait may soon be over.
A report claims Microsoft is considering buying the Barnes & Noble Nook Media venture for $1 billion. Are there any signs indicating this is in the cards?
A mid-week Microsoft news round-up with the latest on Office for Mac 2011 14.4.3; Windows Embedded 'Blue'; and more information on Microsoft's YouTube app for Windows Phone.
Smaller 'specialty stores' are increasingly key to Microsoft's retail strategy.
Microsoft is moving ahead with new features in its Office Web Apps -- a key piece of its devices and services corporate makeover -- with its 'Gemini' wave of deliverables.
Microsoft Windows engineering chief Julie Larson-Green says a public preview of Windows Blue will be out for all Windows 8 users at the end of June.