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Metro apps infiltrate the desktop in leaked Windows 8.1 Update 1 images

Images from a prolific Windows leaker show Metro apps pinned to the desktop taskbar.

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CIOs tell Microsoft: Take the time you need to pick the right CEO

Microsoft can't afford picking the wrong person as its next CEO, they say

Windows XP still on the way out, but anti-malware support for its users to continue

Microsoft said the decision will assist customers with their migrations away from Windows XP.

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Report: Ford's Alan Mulally says he won't go to Microsoft

The Ford CEO said he wouldn't be leaving, at least not until after 2014

PC makers embrace Windows+Android, but the devil's in the details

OEMs asked for Dual OS devices, says Intel CEO, but will consumers want them?

PC Plus Android: Microsoft to face computer makers' rebellion at CES

Windows 8.1 PCs that also run Android should 'scare the heck' out of Microsoft, says analyst

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Easily find far-flung customization options with Windows' secret GodMode

All of Windows' customization options, all in one place.

After mixed Black Friday sales, Microsoft’s holiday hopes could hinge on its stores

A few faithful retailers are a good start, but Microsoft's stand-alone stores and Best Buy stores-within-stores give buyers a curated experience that could help sales for the holidays and beyond.

Windows versions may be split for consumers, business

Microsoft may revisit its earlier policy of separate release schedules for business and consumer versions of Windows.

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Windows XP retirement nears

After a dozen years, Windows XP is ready to retire, and Microsoft promises to cut off tech support and security updates soon.

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Microsoft times Build conference to fall outside Apple's shadow

The developer event moves up a couple months to April 2014.

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The king of Black Friday: 7-inch Android tablets

According to NPD, sales of familiar products -- TVs and tablets -- led the way on Black Friday, although emerging categories (headphones?!) also recorded strong showings.

Windows 7 gets reprieve for PC makers

Microsoft tells Neowin.net that there is no end-of-life for Windows 7, at least from PC makers.

Microsoft to patch critical TIFF hole next week

A vulnerability that allowed attackers to potentially take over your PC using malicious TIFF images will be patched, Microsoft says.

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Microsoft CEO watch continues: Mulally commits to Ford, not Microsoft

Ford chief executive Alan Mulally says, again, that he's interested in leaving the car maker. Bloomberg reports that Mulally isn't going anywhere through 2014.