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With Windows 10, a contrite Microsoft will try to atone for Windows 8 mistakes

The company outlined a series of enhancements due with the new OS aimed at attracting business customers


Tasked with promoting Office 365? Microsoft has a website for you

The new Office 365 Customer Success Center is for 'champions' responsible for driving adoption of the suite

With new OS, Microsoft will try to put Windows 8 era behind it

The company is expected to unveil a preview of the Windows 8 successor on Tuesday

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6 Tips for Replacing Your Windows Laptop With a Surface Pro 3

Planning to ditch your laptop for a Windows tablet such as the Surface Pro 3? These tips will help you set up, secure and make the most of your new device.

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Windows 8's Uptake Climbs But Still Trails Vista's

Windows 8's uptake shoved into a forward gear last month for the first time since May, but the OS trailed Windows Vista's tempo of six years ago.

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Microsoft Pulls Software Update as It Looks Ahead to Windows 9

The latest Windows 8.1 software update was not only boring, it contained a nasty flaw. Microsoft pulled the update and appears to be focusing on its next major release, Windows 9.

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Microsoft Pulls August Windows Update After Users Report Crashes

Microsoft has pulled the links to its August update for Windows 8.1 and recommends that users uninstall it. If you've already downloaded the updates, however, there is a fix.

Windows 8's No-Name Update Plan Nails OS's Coffin Shut

Policy of smaller, faster updates also heralds broad changes to Windows in the future, say analysts; puts enterprises even further behind 8-ball

Windows 8.1 Biz Users Face Patch Freeze as Microsoft Sets Critical Updates

Businesses running Windows 8.1 must have April's 'Update 1' in place or they get no patch satisfaction

Windows 8's Uptake Falls Again, Now Slower Than Dud Vista

Loses user share second straight month; officially a poorer performer than Vista

Microsoft Wants You to Forget Windows 8

Look to Vista for how Redmond will treat Windows 8 as it moves on to the next bright, shiny OS

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Microsoft Still Having Trouble Convincing Users to Buy Windows 8

Survey says use of Windows 8, 8.1 dipped in June.

The Top 10 Windows 8 Questions Everyone Asks

You've finally made the leap to Windows 8 (or, more probably, Windows 8.1), and a pretty big leap it was. Everything looks different. Everything acts differently. Even a simple task like shutting down your PC suddenly becomes a...

Give Us the Windows 8 Start Menu and No One Will Get Hurt

It's looking like Microsoft won't be bringing back the Start menu until 2015. Way to put the customer first, Microsoft!

Windows 8.1 Users Won't Receive Today's Patches Unless the Spring Update is Installed

Microsoft will not let Windows 8.1 users install patches/updates unless they upgrade to the Windows 8.1 Update released this spring.

Windows Start Menu May Not Return Until Next Year

Microsoft's plan to bring the desktop Start menu back to Windows may not materialize this year.

Surface Pro 3 Deep-Dive Review: Has Microsoft Finally Got it Right?

Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3 is supposed to work as both a tablet and a laptop. After working with it for a week, does our reviewer agree?

Microsoft Prays for Service Revenue with Free Windows 8.1 with Bing for Tablets

Microsoft today confirmed that it will be giving a new version of its OS, "Windows 8.1 with Bing," to tablet makers free of charge as it tries to boost the market and sales shares of its flagship OS.

China Retaliates, Nixes Windows 8 on Government PCs

China has banned the use of Windows 8 on government computers, a move officials there claimed was a reaction to the end of Windows XP's support.

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