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Why Windows is free, but not on your PC

Microsoft shakes up its business model without touching its cash cow.

Microsoft's next Kinect camera may be staring you in the face

While Intel plans to integrate its RealSense cameras directly into laptops, Microsoft could work with what's already there.

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Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 gets native voice call transfers and Cortana integration

Skype is getting even deeper integration with Windows Phone in version 8.1 including seamless voice call transfers and voice command video calls.

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Build 2014, Day 1: The highlights, the surprises

Microsoft made a splash on the very first day with impressive upgrades coming for Windows, Windows Phone and more.

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Corporations to get improved Internet Explorer compatibility mode (but not consumers)

Do you have a list of sites that don't work well with Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11? A new Enterprise Mode could solve your problem, but you'll probably never see it.

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Cortana takes the spotlight as Microsoft updates Windows, Windows Phone, Office

Microsoft opens its Build 2014 conference by announcing everything from a rebirth of the Windows Start menu to universal apps.

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Windows for the next billion devices: Meet Windows for the Internet of Things

Robots and keyboards and makers, oh my! Microsoft's Windows for the Internet of Things aims beyond traditional computers.

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Hands-on: Windows 8.1 Update helps solve mouse and keyboard woes

Don't use touch? Neither do 60 percent of Windows PC users. The Windows 8.1 Update releasing April 8th aims to make the transition easier for mouse-and-keyboard faithful.

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Microsoft demos touch-focused Office apps at Build

Modern Office apps will be touch-first yet intimately familiar - and they'll scale across devices as part of Microsoft's new universal app initiative.

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Microsoft details mouse-focused Windows 8.1 Update

The new update isn't as exhaustive as Windows 8.1 was itself, but it'll still bring a smile to the faces of traditional PC users.