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2015 to test Microsoft's resolve and execution

Microsoft faces not only its 40th anniversary in 2015, but a host of challenges that will define it for years to come.

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Microsoft nixes EU browser ballot screen

Microsoft has pulled the plug on the browser ballot screen it was forced to display in the aftermath of a threat by the European Union's antitrust agency five years ago.

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China was tough on U.S. tech firms in 2014

This was a lousy year for U.S. tech firms doing business in China, and 2015 may be no better.

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At Microsoft, quality seems to be job none

Microsoft has blown my mind with its Windows 10 update, and not in a good way.

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Leaked Windows 10 preview build 9901 stripped naked

Before next month's expected consumer preview, we're able to see where Microsoft is going with the new features, in leaked build 9901. I got nobody left to believe...

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Microsoft mellows, embraces Windows leaks

Microsoft didn't seem bothered about another leak of Windows 10. "How could we be upset about lots of people wanting to try our new stuff?" tweeted Gabe Aul, the engineering general manager for Microsoft's operating system group....

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Microsoft sets Windows 10's consumer reveal for Jan. 21

Microsoft has scheduled more Windows 10 revelations for Jan. 21, 2015, sending invitations today to journalists, reviewers and bloggers.

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Dropbox rolls out desktop Microsoft Office collaboration tool in early access

Dropbox introduced its Project Harmony solution for collaboration in the desktop Microsoft Office suite in early access.

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Patch Tuesday updates aim for Exchange and Explorer flaws

Microsoft has rolled out its latest round of "Patch Tuesday" security fixes, with fixes for Internet Explorer and Exchange Server topping the list of programs needing attention by IT administrators.

Microsoft tells Windows 10 users to uninstall Office

Microsoft today took the unusual step of telling users running Windows 10's Technical Preview to uninstall Office before applying one of today's Patch Tuesday updates.

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For Microsoft, new Windows revenue may mean 'subscriptions'

After Microsoft's chief operating officer last week said the company was going to change the Windows business model, analysts tried to figure out exactly what he meant.

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Microsoft's alt-OS strategy strikes loyalists as class warfare

Long-time Windows users may feel like second-class citizens as Microsoft continues to push its products and services onto alternate platforms, but the problem will clear up next year, analysts said.

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Free Windows? Not a chance

Microsoft is dousing speculation that it would make Windows free across the board.

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Why Apple's support for Day of Code matters

Race, sex, creed should not be barriers to participation in building the technology that drives tomorrow

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Microsoft slates 7 security updates for next week, resurrects Exchange fix

Microsoft plans to release seven security updates on Tuesday, three of them critical, to patch Internet Explorer, Windows, various pieces of the Office suite, and the SharePoint and Exchange server software.

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Windows 10 could prompt upgrades of 600M aging PCs

Hardware makers can't wait for the day Windows 10 arrives.

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Microsoft buys Acompli to enhance Outlook for iOS, Android

Setting the stage for advanced Office mail functionality on non-Windows platforms, Microsoft has acquired Acompli, a startup that provides software for organizing email on mobile devices.

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8 significant software releases of 2014

Interesting, annoying and possibly game-changing releases from Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Apple and more.

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