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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.
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.
Microsoft's fitness band may be the first device to leverage the coming Windows 10 Internet of Things operating system, as well as a number of brand-new Azure cloud services.
Cost benefits make it tough for enterprises not to adopt cloud services in spite of the security risks, so they should embrace it by putting in place the necessary processes, say panelists at a discussion moderated by ZDNet blogger Eileen Yu.
If Microsoft is working on an Android and iOS friendly fitness band, it would fit neatly into its new strategy of promoting its services even when it can't sell you Windows.
The tax year is over, and the financial services and accounting software company reaped the benefits in its third-quarter earnings.
Amazon Web Services WorkSpaces, which allows firms to deploy Windows 7 virtual images to desktops, laptops and tablets, is now available from AWS' EU datacentre in Dublin.
A deal with a Spanish financial services company looks to be Nokia's largest enterprise win to date with Windows Phone.
Microsoft will rebrand its cloud platform from 'Windows Azure' to 'Microsoft Azure' as part of the company's push to emphasize its cross-platform services prowess.
Cloud infrastructure market leader Amazon Web Services upgrades its tools so that Windows Server 2012 virtual-machine images can move between on-premise systems and EC2.
If and when Microsoft makes Windows 8 free, how will it monetize it if so many of its core services and key apps are built-in for no extra charge? Let the experiments commence.
Redmond has joined the Facebook-led datacentre infrastructure and offered up its designs for a 12U shared server chassis used in its Windows Azure, Bing, and Office 365 services.
A Nokia Android phone running a Windows Phone interface and Microsoft services might not be as outlandish as it might initially sound.
Microsoft's "devices and services" mantra means that the company, eventually, has to make Windows free.
The app called Guardian leverages Microsoft Windows Azure cloud services and Bing Maps APIs to enable a "track me" feature. It also has an SOS function that sends out distress messages via SMS, e-mail, or Facebook.
Microsoft is continuing to move more of its cloud services onto Windows Azure. The latest in the queue: Skype and SkyDrive.
Nokia's biggest Windows Phone yet, at six inches, offers some benefits for those not put off by a meatier form factor.
Amazon Web Services and its buddy Eucalyptus, Microsoft Windows Azure, Apache CloudStack and OpenStack are all racing to be stack of software organizations will use to build their Cloud-based workloads. Mirantis' CEO, Adrian Ionel, believes OpenStack has all of the earmarks of the winner. Do you agree?
What is one Windows? "What it really means common user interface, common programming interface, common security architecture and user interface adaptability and common developer model and key services," said Ballmer.
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