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Build 2014, Day 1: The highlights, the surprises

Microsoft made a splash on the very first day with impressive upgrades coming for Windows, Windows Phone and more.

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Cortana takes the spotlight as Microsoft updates Windows, Windows Phone, Office

Microsoft opens its Build 2014 conference by announcing everything from a rebirth of the Windows Start menu to universal apps.

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Microsoft makes Windows free on phones, small tablets, and gizmos - but not PCs

Microsoft's fortune was built on selling its software, but now it's giving Windows away for free in the war against Android.

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Meet Cortana: Microsoft announces sweeping Windows Phone 8.1 update

Microsoft revealed the grand Windows Phone 8.1 update at Build 2014, and don't let the ".1" fool you: It's a doozy.

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One cell-phone factory may delay Microsoft's Nokia buy for six months

A tax audit may hold up the entire deal until it's sorted out in the courts, according to a report.

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Microsoft's Build 2014 conference: What we know, what we expect

Microsoft's developer conference will usher in the "Spring Update" to Windows 8.1, and more news on Microsoft's touch-based Office suite.

Nokia brings Refocus camera app to all Lumias running Windows Phone 8

The Refocus app lets users take a photo and later choose what they want in focus

Microsoft shakes up Windows Phone with dual-boot Android hybrids and free licenses

Smartphone buyers may soon have a choice between Android and Windows Phone...in the same device.

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Windows Phone passes BlackBerry in U.S., comScore says

IDC reported the shift early last year.

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Leaked video shows Cortana, Windows Phone's smarter Siri clone, in action

Cortana wants to know all about you so she can help you better, leveraging her buddies Bing and Foursquare, among others.

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It's happening: Android and Windows Phone on one device

India-based Karbonn Mobile figures its business-centric customers wouldn't mind having the best of both worlds in the palm of their hand.

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Leak reveals Cortana, Windows Phone 8.1's mashup of Siri and Google Now

New screenshots show the settings and 'face' of Cortana, Microsoft's Siri challenger.

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Management vendors show Windows Phone some love

Microsoft also has to ship enterprise feature pack on time, analyst said