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Bing.com unveils Personalized Cards on Bing home page

Bing has unveiled a set of Personalized Cards on the Bing Home page. The cards which you see at bottom of Bing Home Page show news of various topics and can be personalized according to your interests. This new Bing [...]

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Microsoft releases Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for developers

Finally, the wait is over! Microsoft has launched Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for developers.With the Windows Phone 8.1 now available for registered developers it is really interesting to take a look at the new operating system which many of us [...]

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The story behind the Windows XP Bliss wallpaper

Microsoft disconnected its support to its most used OS, Windows XP on April 8th, 2014. Microsoft therefore decided to bid a farewell to this OS in an innovative (and touching as well) way. They decided to publish the story behind [...]

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Microsoft Services not affected by OpenSSL Heartbleed bug

The new-found OpenSSL bug named as Heartbleed has caused worry for all the commercial as well as other websites that are internet-based. However, Microsoft announced in a blog that their services are unaffected by the vulnerability caused by OpenSSL Heartbleed. [...]

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Microsoft releases new Bing Translator Plugin for WordPress

 Microsoft Open Technologies have released a new Bing Translator plugin for WordPress developers and webmasters. This new Bing translator Plugin allows visitors to translate your site into their preferred language in one click without leaving the page. Thus, users now [...]

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Outlook.com stops support for new custom domain sign ups

Google Apps Free Edition was killed long ago. The tech-giant then (in 2012), had shocked the tech community by announcing the end of support for the suite. It was considered as one of the best options available for small businesses and [...]

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Serious security flaw in popular WordPress Jetpack plugin detected

Many bloggers who use WordPress, also use the Jetpack plugin to add features and functionality to their websites. The plugin lets you easily add several features and functionality like Sites stats, email subscriptions, grammar checker, social buttons, integration and sharing, [...]

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Microsoft launches Escape from XP game

To showcase the capabilities of Microsoft’s proprietary browser Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft has released a game titled Escape from XP, that also serves to remind users that Windows XP support ended on 8th April. Escape from XP game The game [...]

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Websites still using Windows XP OS for hosting, vulnerable to hackers

Although Microsoft has ended support for its age-old but still viable OS – Windows XP, thousands of websites continue its use for hosting purposes, opening themselves to hackers. Yes, it’s not just users who have refused to transition the old OS [...]

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Google wants Windows XP users to switch to Chromebook

The 12 year-old Microsoft XP OS support ended yesterday, forcing scores of Windows users to protect their aging systems either via third-party software installation or upgrade it to newer modern operating system. Both, Microsoft and Google see Windows XP’s end-of-life as [...]

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Microsoft suspends distribution of Windows 8.1 Update to WSUS servers

Microsoft has suspended distribution of the Windows 8.1 Update (KB2919355) to some enterprise customers after a bug was discovered that could  cause some systems updated with the KB2919355 update, to stop scanning against Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack [...]

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Windows 8.1 to get the Start Menu and more, soon!

Microsoft looks set to follow the path it abandoned in the past with the introduction of Windows 8. The company unveiled its plans to re-introduce the Start Menu in Windows, as per the announcement made at the annual BUILD developer conference. [...]

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Windows XP to get final bunch of security patches this Tuesday

Microsoft via its Security Bulletin Advance Notification announced that it will be shipping out updated versions of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, security, Non-security and high-priority updates, this Tuesday, 8th April. 8th April is also the day Microsoft [...]

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Microsoft makes WinJS JavaScript library Open Source

On April 2nd, 2014 Microsoft Open Tech made the WinJS Javascript Library as an Open Source. The source code of WinJS or Windows Library for JavaScript was released under the Apache 2.0 license. As per this news, the source code [...]

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Bing Knowledge Widget for webmasters released

Microsoft has released the Bing Knowledge Widget for webmasters and publishers. The easy-to deploy, JavaScript-based widget detects and visualizes entities on the webpage and displays rich information about them. The widget will allow visitors on your webpage to have quick [...]

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Word, Excel, PPT & OneNote for iPad downloads exceeds 12 million

Office for iPad has crossed 12 million downloads in just one week of its launch, Microsoft proudly announced via Twitter. Microsoft introduced Office for iPad Suite on March 27, 2014 which includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for iPad. The apps [...]

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Lumia smartphones to get new features with Windows Phone 8.1

Nokia Lumia Smartphones users get ready for giving your device a new life! Microsoft, at Build 2014 provided an initial glimpse of the new Windows Phone 8.1 OS. It looks immersive and good news that follows is the update is [...]

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Windows will be FREE for OEM devices with 9 inch or less, screen size

Microsoft has announced it would be making the Windows operating system available free of cost to smart phones and tablet manufacturers that build products with screen size smaller than 9 inches. Windows will be free for small devices Until now, [...]

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Windows Phone 8.1 introduces cool new features

Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8.1 at its BUILD 2014 keynote event. The company also revealed that the update would be arriving on new Windows smartphones as early as late-April and early May, and rolling out to compatible phones ‘in the [...]

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Microsoft SQL Server 2014 now Available for Deployment

Microsoft SQL Server laid the foundation of the company’s cloud-first data platform. Its latest version SQL 14 has been made available to the general public. It was locked up to manufacturers for a brief period of 2 weeks, but now, [...]

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Microsoft Security Essentials too starts warning Windows XP users

Windows XP users may already have started seeing the pop-up message from Microsoft saying that Windows XP End of Support is on April 8th, 2014. This had alarmed some Windows XP users, who were not aware that Microsoft had pushed [...]

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Microsoft Office apps, now available for your iPad

Microsoft has decided to offer Office apps and services for iPad. Satya Nadella announced that the company is bringing Microsoft Office, a popular productivity suite, to iPad. The decision of getting Office apps on iPad was taken during a major press conference [...]

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MS-DOS and Word for Windows code goes Open Source

The company that started with a simple OS, has grown into a potential global corporation with over 100,000-plus employees in a few short decades. As the figures stands, Microsoft has managed to sell more than 200 million licenses of Windows [...]

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Windows Azure to be renamed as Microsoft Azure

Microsoft today announced that, starting 3rd April, 2014, they will be renaming Windows Azure to Microsoft Azure, saying that the change in the name reflects Microsoft’s strategy. Microsoft is focused on making Azure as the public cloud platform for customers as [...]

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Microsoft Infographic: Office 2003 is reaching End of Support too

Microsoft’s latest infographic narrates an interesting journey of Smartphones, tablets and PCs over the last decade. One of the most notable things that happened 10 years ago was the introduction of Microsoft Office 2003 into the market. Soon Microsoft Office [...]

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Microsoft issues warning about unpatched zero day vulnerability in Word

Do not open or preview any .RTF email attachments from strangers or suspicious websites – it could be a malicious attack. Microsoft today announced an unpatched, Zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Word 2010 that is being actively exploited by attackers. A [...]

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Microsoft announces Big Dream Movement for Girls

When it comes to taking the initiative about society welfare, Microsoft has always been the front runner and has initiated several welfare activities for many years. Here Microsoft is back with one such great initiative called as Microsoft’s Big Dream [...]