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7 possible reveals at Microsoft's Surface event

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7 possible reveals at Microsoft's Surface event
Microsoft stands poised to unveil the next chapter in the ambitious, yet tumultuous Surface saga on Tuesday, with a quote-unquote "small" Surface event in New York City. The date's concrete, but the details are murky. Just what is Microsoft going to unveil? The Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 were only launched in late October, after all. Read More

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25 years of Microsoft Office roadkill
Love it or hate it, Microsoft Office has torn up the competition, leaving all manner of software carrion in its wake. Read More

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Microsoft's money pit: Surface has lost $1.2B
Microsoft has lost more than $1.2 billion so far on its Surface tablet business, an expensive experiment that makes tomorrow's revelations of new hardware an important milestone for the "devices" side of its corporate-refashioning strategy. Read More

Can Microsoft's new efforts reverse Windows Phone's struggles?
Two new reports put Windows Phone's market share at just 3% worldwide, which begs the question of how much more pain Microsoft can tolerate before it finally throws in the towel in favor of Android. I'm of the line of thought that it will never happen. Read More

SAP apps heading to Microsoft Azure cloud
Microsoft and SAP's long-standing partnership is being strengthened with the pending certification of SAP's ERP (enterprise resource planning) software for deployment on the Azure cloud infrastructure service. Read More

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