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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.

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10 things we want to see in Microsoft's Surface Mini

Simply shrinking the big Surface design down to 8-inches ain't going to cut it

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Surface Mini inbound? Microsoft teases 'small' Surface event on May 20

With the long-rumored Surface Mini possibly a-coming, here's what we know about Microsoft's micro-tablet so far.

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Microsoft's Xbox chief shoots down gaming handheld idea

Xbox chief Phil Spencer puts the kibosh on a dedicated portable Xbox console, instead implying that Windows Phone is the future.

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Xbox's Halo series may strike covenant with Showtime

That's according to Variety, which says a more traditional TV program will air on the pay TV channel, as opposed to the interactive version Xbox Entertainment Studios is developing for Xbox consoles.

on techhive.com

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Study: Microsoft Office applications barely used by many employees

Migration to cloud apps could save a fortune, a study says. It also reveals some disturbing trends about how infrequently used these "essential" apps really are.

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Windows Phone chief promises file manager, improved Facebook app

While Microsoft's still focused on increasing the number of apps for Windows Phone, users are more concerned with quality, according to a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session with Joe Belfiore.

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Microsoft's Surface continues to lose money

The amount of money Microsoft spends to sell its Surface tablets continues to exceed the amount of revenue the tablet generates.

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Microsoft OneNote for iPhone, Mac receive major updates

Microsoft released updates for OneNote on Apple's most popular platforms, making it easier to pull in content from elsewhere and share it.

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Windows XP refuses to go down without a fight

Support ends, usage dips, but XP users are still legion.