Microsoft researchers' work is finding a home in Bing-related products and technologies. The latest example: Bing Mobile's coming voice search enhancements.
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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).
We've heard about Windows Blue and Windows Phone Blue. Now we're getting a few tidbits about Windows Server Blue, the next release of Windows Server expected this summer.
Microsoft's channel partners are unearthing more details about Microsoft's volume-purchasing program for its Surface RTs and Pros.
Microsoft's Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Pro versions of its embedded operating system are available for OEMs to download.
In an apparent policy turnaround, Microsoft is now using cash to try to get more developers to write apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
Microsoft is providing more dates and details about how it is integrating its Yammer enterprise social-networking technology with Office 365.
Microsoft is allowing business customers to order Surfaces, accessories and three-year warranty plans in volume, via a new Commercial Order site.
Microsoft has acquired social-monitioring analytics vendor Netbreeze and is readying the next two updates to its Dynamics CRM platform, officials announced at the Convergence conference.
Microsoft has said Windows Phone 8 support ends in July 2014. There's a Blue lining to that cloud.
Microsoft is making available its first public preview of HDInsight, the Hadoop big-data framework on Windows Azure technology it is developing with Hortonworks.