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Microsoft's Bing now searches, finds Xbox Music

Microsoft has connected its Bing search engine to Xbox Music, allowing a quick and easy way to find your favorite tunes.

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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.

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Microsoft opens ad-free Bing for Schools search engine to all U.S. schools

Microsoft launched the pilot earlier this year in five of the largest U.S. public school districts

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How to start receiving personalized alerts on Bing

Here's how to take advantage of Bing's new personalization feature to get timely news and weather updates on Bing.com

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Bing gets personal ahead of Cortana launch

Bing.com is getting Google Now-ish with new personalized cards on the Bing homepage.

Bing adds context to people, places with 'snapshot' feature

Microsoft's new Bing tool shows results in a panel with related information from various sources.

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How to disable Windows 8's deep cloud integration, piece by piece

Microsoft provides granular control options that let you pick and choose which cloud-friendly features to utilize.

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Nokia Here Maps is heading to Windows 8.1 to fill in Bing's mapping gaps

Recent enhancements include high-resolution satellite views.

What's 1 bitcoin worth? Ask Bing

A new tool converts bitcoin to more than 50 currencies

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Satya Nadella: Can a data geek solve Microsoft's consumer puzzle?

Satya Nadella knows Microsoft in the abstract. But can he expand his knowledge of the cloud and server businesses into consumer and retail?