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First 4G LTE Windows Phones Hit Stores, Help People Do Everyday Tasks Faster
Kourtney Kardashian, Vernon Davis and Stephanie Izard join Windows Phone to launch the new Nokia Lumia 900 by giving away “free time.”
Italian Businesses Improve Information-Sharing, Bolster Productivity, Reduce IT Costs With Cloud-Based Microsoft Office 365
Large or small, public or private, Office 365 customers in Italy are enjoying greater efficiency with less IT infrastructure.
Microsoft, City of Los Angeles Announce Program That Increases Activity and Well-Being of Seniors
Microsoft and its partners plan to expand to a total of 16 senior centers in Los Angeles.
Chilean Firm Selects Windows Azure Cloud as Best Place to Host Network
To build and host a scalable B2B site that could handle millions of users, Signature South Consulting chose Windows Azure, which has met all its needs and reduced its hosting costs by 60 percent.
Reddy Ice Boosts Productivity While Reducing Costs With Microsoft Hyper-V Server Virtualization Technology
Leading packaged ice company upgrades to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and Microsoft Hyper-V Server after an unsuccessful pilot test with Google Mail and VMware and continues to explore an array of additional Microsoft technologies.
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Release of New 4G Phones a Milestone for Windows Phone, Nokia Partnership
AT&T today launched two new 4G LTE-capable Windows Phones – the sleek, award-winning Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC Titan II. The launch is an important milestone for partners Microsoft and Nokia, and an AT&T spokesman said the Lumia 900 will be a centerpiece of its spring advertising campaign.
Exergamers Wellness Club Uses Kinect and HealthVault to Enhance Seniors’ Well-being
Seniors in Los Angeles experience improved fitness and increased happiness as a result of an innovative public-private partnership that uses interactive gaming and health-monitoring tools from Microsoft.
‘Kinect Star Wars:’ A Tour de Force by Fans, for Fans
Meet the Force-sensitive fans who helped bring the Star Wars universe to life in “Kinect Star Wars,” the ultimate Jedi experience for Padawans of all ages.
Jasmine Villegas and Internet Explorer Invite Fans to Be Part of New Interactive Music Video Experience
Fans take center stage and become part of the action in new HTML5 music video.
Intelligent Systems in Motion at IDC’s SMART TECHnology World
With the next information revolution underway, Microsoft offers a state of the union for enterprise IT.
Hillcrest Family Health Clinics Realizes Efficiency and Improved Data Access With Intelligent System
Clinic network recoups its investment in the Windows Embedded-based solution within three years through streamlined device management, reduced downtime and ability to care for more patients.
Ford Drives Vivid Picture of the Cloud and Connected Cars With Microsoft
SYNC with MyFord Touch provides a platform to help drivers stay connected and secure more long-term value from their vehicles.
Report Captures Picture of Global Opportunity Divide for Largest Youth Population in History
Youths echo findings from International Youth Foundation report, which urges actions to help young people succeed.
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New Azure SQL Database Service Tiers Coming September
Microsoft is planning to roll out its new service tiers for Azure SQL Database sometime next month with a new pricing plan, the company said on Wednesday.
With Azure ML, Microsoft Lowers the Barriers to Predictive Analytics
The cloud-based service would let partners deploy complex machine-learning models for their customers in a matter of hours, instead of months.
Microsoft May Implement New Update Schedule with Windows 9
The next version of Windows may feature a more regular update release cycle similar to Office 365, according to a new report.
Faster Windows Cycle Brings Subtle Changes to Microsoft Support Policies
The traditional Windows release cycle of once every three years -- with a service pack or two thrown in -- became mostly old news last year, when Microsoft switched to annual product releases.
Microsoft Launches Azure Search Preview, Other Improvements
Microsoft last week rolled out preview releases of Azure DocumentDB and Azure Search, as well as announced the general availability of Azure HDInsight.
Microsoft Feature Phones To Run Opera Browser by Default
Opera Software has entered a deal with Microsoft in which its Opera Mini browser will come preinstalled on new Microsoft feature phones, the company announced on Thursday.
Ballmer Resigns from Microsoft's Board of Directors
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board of directors effective Aug. 19.
Microsoft Brings OneNote to Android Tablets
Microsoft on Tuesday announced a number of updates to its OneNote notetaking app for both Android and Windows devices.
Windows 9 Preview May Be Released by Early October
A "technology preview" version of Microsoft's next Windows operating system may be released sometime this fall, according to a recent report.
Windows Phone Left Out of Smartphone Market Boom
The market for smartphones is bigger than ever, but Android and iOS continue to vastly outperform all other platforms, including Windows Phone.
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