Windows 10 on 500 million monthly active devices
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Up 200 million on a year ago


At its Build developer conference, Microsoft has told the assorted throngs and riff-raff that Windows 10 has now passed 500 million monthly active devices.

Azure goes database mad
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Appealing to the widest range of developers


As part of its cunning plan to make Azure a platform appeals to the widest range of developers possible, Microsoft has gone a bit database mad.

USB-C is half-baked claims Microsoft
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Not ready for the mainstream


When Microsoft unveiled the Surface Laptop last week, it surprised everyone by its lack of a USB Type-C port.

Microsoft echos Echo through Windows
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PC controls


Software king of the World Microsoft is about to get into the AI assistant market through Windows 10.

Microsoft issues emergency patch for Windows Defender
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Anti-malware engine triggers remote hacks after mere file scan

Microsoft has released an emergency patch for the malware scanning engine inside Windows Defender and other Windows products that allows remote attacks to be issued by sending an infected email or instant message to a user.

Microsoft teams with Harmon Kardon to create Invoke
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Cortana-powered rival to Amazon, Google and Apple home speakers

Microsoft, the so-called fourth major pillar of the information technology software sector - we can discount IBM - has just revealed a first glimpse at its upcoming smart home speaker that will go head to head with competition from Amazon, Google and Apple in the personal digital assistant category later this fall.

Microsoft thinks the smartphone is toast
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People are just not aware of it yet


After missing the smartphone boom, Microsoft is gearing itself to be at the forefront of the next one and is saying that the technology pioneered and propped up by Apple is doomed.

Microsoft prepares own goal with Windows 10 S
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Forcing itself onto the Edge


Software king of the world Microsoft is set to undo itself completely over Windows 10 by forcing punters to use its Edge browser and its god-awful Bing search engine.

There's a hardware bloodbath over education
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Apple, Google and Microsoft need no education


A hardware war is brewing over the US education market with Apple, Google and Microsoft mud-wrestling for the hearts and minds of educators and school districts.

Microsoft prepares Office desktop apps for Windows
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A transition from full-fledged Win32 apps to UWP


Microsoft is preparing to bring its full suite of Office desktop applications to the Windows Store, according to a statement from Windows chief Terry Myerson during the company’s education-focused event on Tuesday morning.