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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.

Microsoft giving away free IT training -- and a job -- to soldiers

In a bid to help soldiers transition from the military to civilian life, Microsoft is offering a free IT training for soldiers in the military, plus a job.

When Windows breaks: How to fix it, piece by piece

Your browser goes bonkers! Your firewall freaks out! No worries: Windows can repair many problems itself. Here's how.

Microsoft warns Windows XP users that malware will jump

Microsoft continues to try to scare Windows XP users into upgrading, saying the chance that malware will infect their PCs could jump by two-thirds.

Windows 8/8.1 sloooowly nears 10 percent of PC market

The combined might of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 should break double digits by the end of the year. However, a key issue for Microsoft remains the large number of PCs still running Windows XP.

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Microsoft won't turn on Windows Defender for unprotected PCs

A Microsoft executive misspoke when she said that Windows would turn on the built-in Windows Defender technology for users who had let their antimalware subscriptions lapse.

Apple's tablet lead shrinks as Android gains momentum

Android tablets drove tablet sales growth in the third quarter of 2013. Appleā€™s iPad shipments were flat, and Windows tablets continued to struggle, according to two research reports.

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