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Yoga styles and Windows 7: Dell XPS 11 hybrid, refreshed XPS 13 Ultrabook hit the streets

Dell's latest laptops flip, bend, and kick it OS old school to grab your attention.

Bona fides, benefits, and baggage: Rating 5 favorites for Microsoft's next CEO

Although Microsoft may be considering a number of qualified candidates, conventional wisdom says five front-runners are vying to lead the company forward.

Malware virus

Microsoft zero day attack more widespread than thought, with no Patch Tuesday fix coming

At least two large criminal cybergangs are actively exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft's Office, Vista, and Lync, but a fix won't be ready in time for patch Tuesday.

Microsoft IE anime

Microsoft's Internet Explorer anime is bizarre -- and awesome

Short skirt? Check. Energy beams? Check. Windows logo? Check. Wait, what?

Internet Explorer 11

Best parts of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 are for Windows 8.1 users

If you're still running Windows 7, there's no reason not to download Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11 browser. Just be aware there are additional features only for Windows 8.1 users.

Who will replace Steve Ballmer? A shortlist of reported frontrunners appears

Familiar names are among those in the running to replace Steve Ballmer as chief executive of Microsoft, according to a Reuters report.

Windows Vista, Lync, older Office versions under attack via new vulnerability

Attackers are exploiting security holes found in older versions of Office and Windows, plus current versions of Lync. A fix is available, however.

Windows Azure users can use hard drives to import and export data

Microsoft offers Azure customers ability to transfer their data offline to and from Azure storage accounts using hard disk drives.

Microsoft offers industry templates, special pricing for Dynamics CRM

Microsoft is hoping to differentiate its Dynamics CRM (customer relationship management) software from the likes of Salesforce.com with a new set of 18 industry templates that fit the application to verticals including sports management, health care and more specialized areas such as prison inmate data.