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Microsoft is beginning to beta test a version of Skype that will work from a variety of browsers, and which ultimately will alleviate the need for Skype app or plug-in downloads.
Microsoft is releasing Cortana, its personal digital assistant for Windows Phone, in beta in China and the U.K., and in 'alpha' form in Australia, Canada and India.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella showed off a new Skype Translator demo in his latest public appearance. But he talked about a lot more than just the coming beta.
Microsoft is developing a set of cloud-based tools for managing and deploying session virtualisation servers, allowing you to publish and share apps on Windows, iOS, Android, OS X and (soon) Windows Phone devices. We take the beta for a test drive.
Microsoft officials finally and officially revealed Microsoft's Cortana personal assistant and Windows Phone 8.1 operating system at Build 2014.
Microsoft has added another tool to its Windows-development arsenal with the just-released beta of 'Project Siena.'
Microsoft has a new Windows Phone development tool (in beta) that is targeted at non-programmers. Will Windows Phone App Studio help shrink the app gap with iPhones and Android phones?
A new version of the official Facebook app, plus Skype video messaging for Windows 7 are now in the testing pipeline, according to Microsoft officials.
A fully open-source version of Hortonworks Data Platform for Windows, built with contributions from Microsoft, is available to beta testers.
Skype has added a new video messaging capability to Skype on iOS, Mac and Android. Windows support is coming too... some day.
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 is in private beta. Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 just arrived this week.The Office team is not moving away from the service-pack model the way that Windows is.
Microsoft plans to deliver to hosters the fully released version of its Windows Azure cloud services for Windows Server 2012 by early 2013.
The Microsoft Windows Azure Activity Directory developer preview is available for download, as is a beta of the Microsoft Azure Service Bus for Windows Server.
The software giant says the replacement for Small Business Server 2011 will offer 'simplicity', despite claims from customers that the line-up reorganisation may force them to trade up to pricier offerings
As promised, Microsoft has rolled out a second public beta of its User Experience Virtualization tool that will be part of its MDOP bundle.
Microsoft is rolling out new test versions of a number of its tools for Windows business users that are meant to complement Windows 8.
Never mind a photograph; now you can (finally) capture a 360-degree panorama on Windows Phone with Microsoft Photosynth.Is Windows Phone behind or is Microsoft beta-testing apps on other platforms first?
As enterprises consider alternatives to Microsoft Office in the cloud era, Google is zipping along with Enterprise Apps and now QuickOffice and IBM has IBM Docs in beta but all is fairly quiet on the OpenOffice mobile/cloud front. Xform Computing is one developer trying to take OpenOffice to the mobile masses.
Microsoft is readying the Release Candidate of Visual Studio 11, which will include some UI modifications made in response to beta testers' feedback.
Microsoft will release a beta, near-finished version of Windows 8 in the first week of June, the company said on Tuesday.
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