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Tasked with promoting Office 365? Microsoft has a website for you

The new Office 365 Customer Success Center is for 'champions' responsible for driving adoption of the suite, the company says.

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With Windows 9, Microsoft will try to put Windows 8 era behind it

The company is expected to unveil a preview of the Windows 8 successor on Tuesday. Will it fix Windows 8?

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Microsoft republishes pulled Windows update, but still recommends a registry hack

Microsoft gives the green light for users to download an update that it had asked users to uninstall a week ago. But it's not as simple as all that.

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Lenovo stops selling small-screen Windows tablets in the U.S. due to lack of demand

Lenovo pulls 8-inch Windows 8 tablets, redirects ThinkPad 8 stocks to developing countries, where there's more interest

Why Support Matters: Thwarting Data Loss Through Upgrading Windows

Once Microsoft flips the switch to turn off XP support, your already vulnerable systems and data will become even riskier and costlier to maintain. Upgrading Windows is the key to preventing serious problems.

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Report: Microsoft shoveling more dirt onto Windows 8.1 with 'Threshold'

Reports say that Microsoft is pushing the tiled interface on Windows 8.1 further into the background with the next major iteration of Windows.

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Windows 8.1 users won't receive any more patches unless spring update is installed

As promised, Microsoft will no longer let Windows 8.1 users install patches and updates unless they upgrade to the Windows 8.1 Update released this spring.

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Touchable Office suite headed to Android before Windows 8, report says

Windows 8 users, it seems, have a long wait ahead of them before they'll see a Metro version of Office.

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Bing Maps adds better Cortana integration, recommendations

Microsoft weaves its Maps app more tightly into its Cortana digital assistant, although it will also require a forthcoming Windows Phone update. Personalized recommendations have also been added from Yelp and TripAdvisor.

How to boost SMB productivity with Windows 7 and 8

Whether you've already upgraded from XP or you're still preparing to, your business can reap some solid benefits from Windows 7 and 8 by following some simple procedures. Here's how.

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Microsoft announces Windows 8.1 with Bing for low-cost devices

It's like Windows 8.1, but with Bing as the default search engine in Internet Explorer. So, uh, it's like Windows 8.1?

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Report: iOS 8-based iPad to copy Microsoft's snapped windows

Apple's next version of iOS will include multiwindow functionality that will mimic the Microsoft Surface, according to a report.

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Surface Mini inbound? Microsoft teases 'small' Surface event on May 20

With the long-rumored Surface Mini possibly a-coming, here's what we know about Microsoft's micro-tablet so far.

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Windows 8 gains natural-language Smart Search, with hints that Cortana could follow

If you can ask Windows a question as a real sentence, speaking that sentence seems the next logical step. But Microsoft would neither confirm nor deny that Cortana could be coming to Windows.