As Microsoft continues its transition to more of a mobile first, cloud first vendor, its traditional Windows and Office licensing businesses are feeling the impact, as its Q2 FY 2015 numbers show.
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Microsoft's touch-first Office suite, as well as its desktop Office 2016 suite, are inching closer to public preview.
Windows Phone users can finally ditch third-party Dropbox apps for the real thing as of today.
Microsoft will show off Windows 10 mobile and touch-first Office for Windows at its January 21 Windows 10 event, but the first mobile preview isn't likely until February.
Just how vulnerable was Microsoft Windows last year, and which services were most at risk?
Which posts did 'All About Microsoft' readers click on most in 2014? Windows stories topped the charts, but there were a few surprises in the mix, too.
The only real surprise I see is a good one having to do with Windows XP and Office 2003. There was other good news and lots of bad.
As rumors suggested, Microsoft is deprecating Public Websites from SharePoint Online and Office 365 in January 2015. Here's more on why and what happens next.
Anyone keen on Microsoft's new presentation app Sway can give the preview product a whirl today, while Australians and New Zealanders can try out an updated Sway app for iOS.
Microsoft has added bitcoin as a payment option for US-based Microsoft account purchases of Xbox games and mobile content, along with other products and services in its Windows Store.
Seven updates include one to Exchange Server which was scheduled for last month and withheld.
Starting with Windows 10, Microsoft's plan for making money on Windows is via other services that will be attached to the operating system, rather than depending on OS licensing as much as in the past.
Three updates are rated critical. The critical update for Office affects Office for Mac as well.
Fresh off its acquisition by EMC, the data backup provider continues to extend its data recovery and backup services beyond Salesforce and Google Apps.
HP has announced an extension of its Office 365 relationship with Microsoft with new business services, as well as Exchange Online hosting capabilities in HP datacenters.
The office retailer will also have the original iPad Air for $319, the iPad with Retina Display for $279, and the Toshiba Encore Mini Windows 8.1 tablet for $99.99.
The newly merged retailer also will be offering the HP Stream 7 Windows tablet for $79.99 and a 13.3-inch Toshiba Chromebook for $199.99.
Following the hire, rumors abound of a potential Cambridge, UK office for the iPad and iPhone maker.
Microsoft sets Office free and adds utility on the iPhone, Apple beats Samsung in China, and the Apple Watch is rumored to be quite expensive.
Amazon Web Services has refreshed WorkSpaces with an updated bundle system and more options for Office.
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