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Microsoft's Minecraft finally arrives on Windows Phone

After buying Minecraft developer Mojang in September for over $2 billion, the popular game arrives on the Windows Phone platform.

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Microsoft's Insights for Office adds context as you write

Microsoft's Insights for Office treats your Word document as a live Web page, allowing you to search for more information on words and phrases you highlight.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday addresses Exchange and Explorer flaws

Microsoft issued 7 security patches for the month, including three that are critical, covering security vulnerabilities found in Windows (both the server and desktop editions), Office, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server and Internet Explorer.

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Feds' bid to seize emails stored in Ireland threatens US citizens' privacy, Microsoft says

The US government would not allow another country to seize data stored on US soil in the same way, Microsoft said in a court filing.

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Microsoft Work and Play Bundle pricing approaches Crazy Eddie levels of cheap

Microsoft's Work and Play Bundle, which includes Office 365, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Live Music, and Skype, is cheaper than an Office 365 and Xbox Live Gold subscription together.

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Early version of Cortana on Windows 10 leaked via video

WinBeta gets its hands on an early version of Cortana for Windows 10. It's ugly, but it works. Sort of.

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Improved Skype 7 for Windows rolls out against backdrop of user complaints

Lync integration is the biggest improvement, along with touch enabling and a new compact view that helps you use your screen space more efficiently.

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Windows 10 no 'loss leader' for Microsoft, but making money may rely on services

Details of the Windows 10 business model will be announced early in 2015.

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What Windows Phone needs: A truly fabulous flagship phone

As Microsoft floods the market with cheaper handsets, it’s ignoring the power of one, great phone to lead the platform.

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Microsoft's Sway finds the picture for your words by pulling Creative Commons images via Bing

Sway will be able to import images from Bing complete with attribution, and it can even pre-populate images based on what you're writing.