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This story has been modified from the original. It now correctly states that Windows and Office software obtained through the Microsoft Action Pack may be used for business use, while the BizSpark software may only be used for development and testing.
Microsoft is consolidating a number of its startup outreach programs into a single, new Microsoft Ventures unit.
Microsoft introduces the YouthSpark philanthropy program, in which it's investing half a billion dollars over three years.
Microsoft's Windows Store -- the built-in app store for Windows 8 and Windows RT -- is fully open to developers as of today.
More than 15 companies are kicking in a total of $400 million in money, services, and training for the White House-backed effort to help entrepreneurs get off the ground.
With two weeks to go before Windows 8 and Windows RT launch, Microsoft and partners are slowly opening the availability pipe. Check out the pricing.
Microsoft and Jive have reached very different conclusions about what software they should be giving away, and to whom.
Microsoft announces that Team Lifelens of the U.S., a finalist in the 2011 Imagine Cup competition, has won a $75,000 grant.
Company launches program to attract Web developers, but it's going to need more than a low initial price tag to beat open source in Web development.
Microsoft's retail prices? Ignore them. Plus, secret programs for tech companies.