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Microsoft ‘Oslo’ aims to be your office assistant

Microsoft’s standalone app learns your behavior to help find and organize information that's relevant to you.

Microsoft Azure tools aim to help companies manage hybrid clouds

At its annual Tech Ed conference, Microsoft has released a range of hybrid cloud administration tools and services

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Windows 8.1 users: Download latest version by June 10 to continue getting patches

Microsoft offers another month of patches to Windows 8.1 users who haven't updated.

Microsoft trumpets Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone 8.1, but reviews vary

Some users commenting about Windows Phone 8.1's browser complain about how it handles tabs.

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Why the PS4's DualShock controller has a LED bar: Controlling virtual reality

You can use it to tell when your controller is on or to aid the PlayStation Eye, but the real reason Sony put the light bar on the DualShock 4 was virtual reality.

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Apple's PR strategy, App.net, RSS, and a potential Surface Mini

With Apple's PR chief stepping down, we ask whether the company's public-relations strategy can translate elsewhere. Also, we discuss the relative merits of App.net, RSS, and a hypothetical Surface mini. With guests Caitlin McGarry, Dan Frakes, and Brad Chacos.

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Office Mix screencasting tool enters public preview following Adobe Voice release

Yesterday, Office Mix was a private preview. Today, it's public. For now, however, the two pieces of software work on different platforms.

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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.

More than a Mini? Multiple Surface models tipped for May 20 event

Surfaces powered by both Windows 8 and Windows RT could be unveiled on May 20.

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Microsoft invigorates Office with Office Mix

Microsoft has opened a private preview of Office Mix, which pumps up staid Office presentations with interactive features.