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Microsoft gets its Windows mojo back

Microsoft today showed off more of its still-under-construction Windows 10, focusing on features like the voice-activated Cortana digital assistant and its "universal" app model to put the same apps on PCs, tablets, smartphones and...

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Microsoft Windows 10 preview release date: TODAY (just listen to me)

Get set to download the latest Windows 10 preview -- the release date is expected to be today, right after Microsoft's 'big reveal' event. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers don't need to discuss much.

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The Lumia 435 is Microsoft's cheapest smartphone yet at $80

Microsoft is hoping to turn around the fortunes of Windows Phone with a growing number of cheap smartphones. The Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 are its latest contenders.

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Microsoft to make the case for Windows 10 on PCs and phones

On Monday, the Windows Phone Store posted a pre-release operating system downloader app called Phone Insider, evidently for testing Windows 10.

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Microsoft's device share growth to outpace Apple's through 2016

Microsoft's share of shipped devices will climb slightly this year and pick up some steam in 2016, but Apple's share will grow at a more sluggish pace because of slow-downs for the iPhone and iPad.

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2015 is make or break for Microsoft

It could have a really good year with Windows, Office and the cloud and still find itself much less relevant because of its lackluster mobile performance.

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Microsoft still believes in feature phones, launches $29 Nokia 215

Launching a feature phone at the beginning of 2015 may seem strange, but Microsoft is convinced there is still a market for the Nokia 215 as a second phone and in parts of the world were electricity is scarce and budgets are small.

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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 keeps its word on developing consumer apps for Android, iOS

Microsoft has ported some of its consumer apps to run on iOS, Android and Amazon devices, following through on its pledge to make select apps available on competing mobile platforms.

Microsoft starts accepting Bitcoin payments

Opening up to new payment options, Microsoft has started accepting Bitcoin payments on its Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox stores.

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Lumia 535 edges Moto E with more storage, front camera

With the Lumia 535, Microsoft has delivered a worthy successor to the successful 520 that stacks up well against tough Android competitors like the Motorola Moto E, which the smartphone beats on several fronts.

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Microsoft's first Lumia coming Tuesday, likely to be new low-end smartphone

Microsoft's first Windows smartphone since it dumped the Nokia brand will arrive on Tuesday, and a teaser from the company hints that it will be a new low-end model.

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Cortana to give voice and ears to Dynamics CRM

Dynamics CRM 2015 will ship next month with multiple enhancements, including one literally audible: using Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1 devices, users will be able to talk to the customer relationship management suite.

Microsoft to use Nokia brand for entry-level phones

Microsoft will continue to sell low-end phones with the Nokia brand and has licensed the brand for these type of devices.

Microsoft's 'big opportunity' to goose device share stalls before it gets started

Microsoft's push to move its device needle from 14% just got harder. Gartner today forecast that the company's share will be flat this year and climb only slightly in 2015.

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Windows 10 download is 'incredible... empowering... amazing'

The Windows 10 download is melting the internets: Build 9841 Technical Preview in 3... 2... Wait... So what happened to version 9? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers make a rockumentary.

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12 things to know about Windows 10

Microsoft offered its first look at Windows 10 on Tuesday, touting a major release that will span all hardware from PCs to phones and try to address the ills that dogged Windows 8.

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With Windows 10, a contrite Microsoft tries to atone for Windows 8

Microsoft has issued a mea culpa for Windows 8 and pledged that Windows 10 will delight IT execs.

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