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With Windows Threshold, key changes behind the curtain

On Tuesday, Microsoft will offer details about the next version of Windows. Much of what really matters, says ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, lies in how Redmond is building, testing and updating the OS.

By September 29, 2014

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Windows 8 tops 200M license mark

Microsoft surpasses the 200 million licenses sold milestone with Windows 8, according to Vice President of Marketing Tami Reller.

By February 13, 2014

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Windows 8.1 Update 1 coming March 11?

Windows 8.1 Update 1 could include some under-the-hood changes to reduce memory and disk space requirements for cheaper tablets.

By January 24, 2014

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Microsoft: Never mind that Windows 7 end-of-sales date

Microsoft officials now say the end-of-sales date for PCs pre-installed with Windows 7 is "to be determined," rather than October 30, 2014.

By December 10, 2013

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Why so slow on Office for iPad, Microsoft?

It's been two years since first reports of Office for iPad's existence came to light. Are politics or evolving product strategies (or both) to blame for the continued absence?

By November 4, 2013

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Microsoft looks to sell 16M Windows tablets over holidays

According to a new report, the tech giant is aiming to sell 16 million Windows tablets this holiday season. Maybe its alleged $405 million retail Windows marketing budget for fiscal 2014 will help.

By November 2, 2013

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Microsoft eyes resellers to deliver Surface tablets

Redmond seems ready to make use of its reseller channel to push its tablets. A distribution program may kick off in Australia first.

By October 9, 2013

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Microsoft meeting yields hints of 'Rio' streaming service

Microsoft execs' pleas for silence and secrecy didn't stop attendees of the company's annual meeting from sharing tidbits about new products and technologies in the pipeline.

By September 27, 2013

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Bye-bye, Ballmer. But who's next as Microsoft CEO?

Microsoft is beginning its search for a successor to CEO Steve Ballmer. Here's who might be on the internal short list of possible candidates.

By August 23, 2013

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Microsoft's reorg memo hints at InfoNav, Moorea, new meeting tech

CEO Steve Ballmer's reorg memo from last week is worth a closer look. There are some interesting hints about Microsoft's plans for rumored business intelligence, data curation, and meeting technologies.

By July 15, 2013