Microsoft's 32GB Surface RT tablet will soon be available at a steep discount, emerging reports suggest.
According to a new report published by The Verge, the Microsoft Surface RT tablet will receive a price cut of $150. It means that the 32GB Surface RT, which currently cost $499, will soon be available for just $349.
The price of 64GB model of the RT tablet is expected to slip to $449. With a Touch Cover, the two models will retail for an additional hundred bucks.
Redmond-based software giant Microsoft has confirmed its MSN TV service, which is also known as WebTV, will not be available after September this year.
MSN TV is the first of its kind service to offer Internet access via television sets. In other words, it offers television-based Web browsing and e-mail service via wireless keyboards.
But, the company decided to shut down the service on September 30 as it failed to attract desired number of consumers.
Former Windows President Steven Sinofsky has finally settled his disputes over `retirement' with his former Redmond-based employers Microsoft.
A recently published Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) filing revealed that Sinofsky, who departed Microsoft abruptly soon after the launch of Windows 8 last year, agreed not to disparage Microsoft and work for its competitors until December 31, 2013.
Redmond-based software giant Microsoft on Monday announced its decision to stop accepting TechNet subscriptions as part of its plans to grow its free offerings.
TechNet allows information technology (IT) professionals to subscribe the service and get more information about Microsoft products. The company said it decided to close the subscription part of service after seeing usage shift from paid to free offerings.
The company also declared that IT professionals could buy TechNet subscriptions until 31st of August and activate those accounts until 30th of September.
Microsoft, the world's biggest software maker, is seeking a court's permission to disclose data on national security orders that it received under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
In a motion filed with the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, Microsoft said that it wanted to disclose the data to correct misimpressions about what it provided to the government.
Microsoft said it wanted to correct the misimpression "that it provides the United States government with direct access to its servers and network infrastructure."
Microsoft on Thursday announced a reward of up to $100,000 for any security researchers who find and report security vulnerabilities in its flagship operating system Windows 8.
The software giant announced the award to encourage security researchers to let the company know and fix any potential methods for bypassing the security built flagship operating system.
Under the bug bounty program win8-1p, researchers who can also show the company a method to block the new security vulnerability they have reported will be awarded additional $50,000.
Ongoing strong competition between Xbox-maker Microsoft and PlayStation-maker Sony is good for the gaming industry, according to Electronic Arts (EA) Chief Executive Peter Moore.
Moore said that an industry that is purely dominated by one particular powerhouse or manufacturer would neither be a good thing for EA not for gamers.
Speaking at E3, Moore stressed that the gaming industry would not have survived if it was dominated by one particular console maker. He added that strong competition was essential to keep the industry healthy.
Windows XP, software giant Microsoft's more than a decade old desktop operating system, is still popular and accounts for more than a third of the global installations.
According to figures released by Net Applications, Windows XP, which was released in August 2001, still accounts for 37.74 per cent of all Windows installations worldwide.
Software giant Microsoft has assured that its upcoming gaming console, the Xbox One, will not be always watching or listening.
The misty details surrounding the Xbox One led many gamers to assume that the Kinect component of the console will need to be always watching and listening as the ability to turn on the console through voice commands will require the Kinect to be always on.
Addressing the privacy concerns, a Microsoft spokesperson assured that the upcoming console would not act as the new Big Brother.
Software giant Microsoft has announced its plans to make enhancements and additions in Office Web Apps, the browser-based version of the company's popular Office suite, within the next twelve months.
The Redmond-based software firm said that their main objective behind making the planned enhancements in the Office Web Apps was to enable users to create polished Office documents from the very start to finish, all from the Web.
The new features will enable real-time co-authoring of documents as well as of the apps in Android tablets through mobile Chrome browser support.
Microsoft is considering cleaner and trendy logos for its various brands like Xbox, Skype and Bing.
The announcement about Microsoft's plans to introduce new logos, Windows Phone design studio GM Albert Shum and Wolff Olins creative director Todd Simmons at the Design Day 2013 Event, which recently took place in Norway.
The duo discussed the Redmond-based software giant's efforts to renovate its design identity. Mr. Simmons indicated that Microsoft products like Xbox, Skype and Bing would see new logos soon.
Redmond-based software giant has announced the general availability of its Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS), and promised that it would match Amazon's service in pricing.
Microsoft claims that its IaaS is an all-inclusive hybrid cloud service that offers a blend of all the benefits of the public cloud and existing IT infrastructure.
Bill Hilf, General Manager for Windows Azure Product Management, wrote on the official Azure blog that customers wanted to avail all the benefits of their already made investments while also able to enjoy the flexibility of the cloud.
Users of Office for Mac 2008 will either be running "unsupported" software or paying for per-incident support after mid-next week, as Microsoft will stop supporting the software from Thursday, April 9.
Currently, users are getting support under Microsoft's so-called "extended support" phase. After the expiry of the extended support, the company will not deliver any free security patches.
However, Microsoft Premier Services customers will be will be able to get support, but they will have to pay per-incident.
Microsoft has launched a new tool to make individuals and companies aware of its entire portfolio of more than 40,000 patents, as part of its efforts to avoid patent wars in the future.
The new tool, called Patent Tracker tool, allows anybody to look into which patents are owned by the software giant. Patent seekers can also download a list of the company’s patents in CSV format.
Software giant Microsoft Corp.'s Surface tablet computer will become available in Japan sometime next month, in March, according to a recent Nikkei report.
Citing anonymous sources, the report also says that Microsoft will launch Windows RT-based Surface tablet in the Japanese market. It may be noted here that Windows RT is a cheaper version of Windows 8 operating system.
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