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Microsoft's Nadella preaches productivity to partners

Microsoft's new chief executive Satya Nadella elucidates his vision of platforms and productivity at Microsoft's partner conference, with hints of changes to Windows and Office to come.

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Insteon's Cortana integration will let Windows Phone users talk to their house

Siri isn't the only personal assistant that can turn on the lights for you. Cortana integration is coming to the Insteon smart-home ecosystem.

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Skype group calls now free on Surface, Windows tablets

Users can make group calls for free on Windows PCs, so why not tablets, too? Microsoft has solved that problem.

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Microsoft trains 'brain' to explain Pomeranians and make Cortana smarter, too

Microsoft continues its work on machine learning through a research project called "Adam." One of its goals is to make its Cortana digital assistant even more intuitive and helpful.

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Nokia's 'Cyan' update rolls out Windows Phone 8.1 to all WP8 Lumia handsets

The huge improvements in Windows Phone 8.1 will soon be available without jumping through any hoops.

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Chromebook sales explode in the workplace

Chromebooks are all the rage among businesses and large institutions looking to buy notebooks.

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Microsoft adopts 'challenger' mentality to win larger world of connected devices

Cheap devices and machine learning are just two of the ways Microsoft plans to stay relevant beyond PCs, the company said at its 2014 Windows Partner Conference.

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Take dragons on your next road trip with Microsoft's new Dragons Adventure game

Based on DreamWorks's How to Train Your Dragon movies, the game also incorporates real-world data like weather and points of interest to create adventures that last exactly as long as your kids are in the car.

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Cortana puts its perfect World Cup record on the line, as Google chimes in

The Microsoft digital assistant's pick to win the World Cup may not surprise you, but its prediction for the winner of the third-place game is a far gutsier call. And Google backs it up.

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Microsoft's productivity drive could kill software as we know it

Satya Nadella's strategy memo shows a new focus on how its software and services interconnect, not in the individual products themselves. So don't be surprised if they slowly melt away.