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Desktop land grab: Essential tips for multimonitor productivity

Two or more monitors can enhance your computing experience for work—and play. Here's how to set them up for the best possible viewing experience.

Microsoft's Kevin Turner

Microsoft COO Turner says even more innovation is coming this year

Was Microsoft's launch of Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Office 365, and more not enough for you? Microsoft's Kevin Turner says you ain't seen nothing yet.

July's Patch Tuesday fixes 6 critical Microsoft flaws

Along with rolling out seven new security bulletins for Patch Tuesday, Microsoft also introduced a new policy giving developers 180 days to fix bugs.

Tami Reller, Microsoft

Microsoft: PC manufacturers will get Windows 8.1 in August

Microsoft's Tami Reller tells its Worldwide Partner Conference that OEMs will have Windows 8.1 by August, as Microsoft reboots its corporate Windows message,

Weekend Project! Install the Windows 8.1 preview

If the Fourth of July's heat is too much, why not sit inside and install Windows 8.1 while you kick back with a refreshing beverage?

Ex-Windows 8 chief agrees not to badmouth Microsoft, gets stock payout

Microsoft's former head of Windows 8 development has agreed not to badmouth Microsoft or work for some of its competitors and in return will receive a payout for unvested stock in the company, according to a regulatory filing Wednesday.

Windows 8.1 Photos app loses Facebook, Flickr, and other image sources

Microsoft will drop integration for Facebook and Flickr from the Photos app in Windows 8.1.

Have some frugal fun with these 11 free Windows 8 games

Games can come cheap in the Microsoft Windows 8 store. In fact, a lot of the best stuff is free. Check out these 11 titles that won't cost you a dime but will keep you entertained for hours.

The delightful dozen: 12 fantastic (and free) Windows 8 apps

In the world of apps, there is indeed such a thing as a free lunch, making this roundup of 12 superb—and free!—Windows 8 apps a virtual smorgasbord.

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Windows 8.1 'smart search' will show you Bing ads

Microsoft said Tuesday that results generated by its "smart search" technology will have ads from Bing. Hurray.