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Microsoft to start blocking annoying adware by default

The company revised the policies for classifying, detecting and handling adware programs in its security software

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The Windows XP upgrade question: Windows 7 or Windows 8?

Ready or not, it's time to move on from Windows XP. Here's how to choose your next operating system.

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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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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Microsoft makes Windows free on phones, small tablets, and gizmos - but not PCs

Microsoft's fortune was built on selling its software, but now it's giving Windows away for free in the war against Android.

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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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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.

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Windows XP still going strong despite looming end of support deadline

Microsoft may be giving up on Windows XP, but many users don't appear to be ready to do the same.

The Right Path: How upgrading your office from XP yields bottom-line benefits

Time has run out for Windows XP support. But the good news is, upgrading to Windows 7 or 8 will be much better for your business in the long run.