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Windows 8.1 with Bing appears to pay for Windows... with Bing

Bing could be the revenue vehicle that will make Windows with Bing low-cost or free, according to a leak of the installer.

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Move over Mantle: Microsoft to reveal next-gen, 'closer to the metal' DirectX 12 at GDC

At this year's Game Developers Conference Microsoft will finally show off the new generation of its graphics API—six years in the making.

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At least Microsoft is talking about a touch-based Office

The company is looking at digital ink, voice commands, gestures and immersive capabilities to play a big role in that Office edition.

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When a monitor just isn't big enough, try Microsoft's SurroundWeb

A Microsoft research project paints your PC screen on the surrounding walls. Because, really, what are your apartment's walls actually doing?

Skype for Outlook.com rolls out worldwide with new HD video call support

Now you can chat about how much email stinks while achieving inbox zero.

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Microsoft reveals standalone OneDrive for Business cloud storage plans

In a bid to attract new users, Microsoft revealed a OneDrive for Business promotional pricing plan, including a standalone service, as part of its cavalcade of Office updates on Monday morning.

It's official: Microsoft sheds Bates, Reller from senior leadership team

Reller's departure means the last of the big brain trust behind Windows 8 have now left the building.

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Yes, Microsoft will use a popup to push users off of Windows XP

Believe it or not, this will be a legitimate message from Microsoft. Although we can't blame you if you don't click.

Microsoft to smarten up Office 365 with machine learning and social cues

Office 365 is getting a new app called Oslo to automate interactions between colleagues, and offering new tools for developers

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Last Windows 8 mastermind, former Skype CEO leaving Microsoft, reports say

Reports say former Windows 8 co-chief Tami Reller and former Skype CEO Tony Bates are leaving Microsoft for greener pastures.