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10 reasons to upgrade to Windows 8.1
Microsoft has responded to the feedback from Windows 8 with some useful upgrades in Windows 8.1. Read More


Transforming your Business with Software as a Service
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Powerful Application Solutions for CRM & ERP
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Ballmer's last decisions at Microsoft prove to be his best
Departing CEO Steve Ballmer knew needed to change Microsoft, but couldn't change himself. So he fell on his own sword. Read More

20-plus eye-popping Black Friday tablet, computer & tech deals
Apple iPads, latest Android and Windows machines all in for big discounts. Oh, and free snow globes. Read More

Instagram, finally, debuts on Windows phones
Instagram is now available for Windows phones, some three years after the photo-sharing app's launch, the company announced Wednesday. Read More

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10 things we love about Windows Server 2012 R2
In Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft has released a compelling operating system update that's targeted directly at its virtualization and cloud competition. Here are 10 things we like about Windows Server 2012 R2. Read More

Gates talks CEO search, but reveals zip
Anyone looking for clues Tuesday from Microsoft's annual shareholders meeting about who will next lead the technology firm came away disappointed. Read More

Expert: Botnet takedowns are about garnering press, have no lasting impact
Previously, in September and earlier this summer, Microsoft and Symantec made headlines by taking down major botnets. Now, one expert calls their actions ineffective, and wonders if the only reason they happened was to garner good press. Read More

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Develop Your Service Delivery Monitoring Strategy
Service delivery monitoring is a critical enabler that IT infrastructure and operations leaders must invest in to foster the transition from IT to business technology. In this report, Jean-Pierre Garbani at Forrester Research provides insights into this transition and the monitoring solutions needed. Learn More.

Microsoft reveals Black Friday deals for Surface, laptops
Microsoft is whacking prices on Black Friday for its first generation Surface Windows RT tablets as well as for Windows 8 laptops and Xbox consoles. Read More

Fake Windows tech support calls continue to plague consumers
More than a year after the FTC heralded a major crackdown on fraudsters posing as Microsoft technical support personnel, consumers continue to receive calls from scammers. Read More

In role reversal, Ballmer stays composed, Gates chokes up, in shareholder meeting
In his last appearance at a Microsoft shareholder meeting as CEO, Steve Ballmer said he's completely certain the company is in very good shape to succeed in the next decade under someone else's captainship. Read More

Microsoft to deliver Office 2013 SP1 in early '14
Microsoft today said it will ship the first service pack for Office 2013 sometime early next year -- most likely in late February -- if it sticks to its usual release cadence. Read More


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