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Office 2016 for Mac users lambaste Microsoft after upgrading to Apple's OS X El Capitan

After Apple released the new OS X El Capitan on Wednesday, users streamed to a Microsoft support discussion forum to report that Office 2016 for Mac regularly crashed, crippling their productivity.

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Windows 10 growth slows, but breaks 100M device mark

Windows 10's user share growth slowed significantly in September, but by the month's end approximately 110 million customers were running the new OS, data released today signaled.


Windows 10 adoption has slowed down considerably

Windows 10 adoption slows considerably after an explosive first month.

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Microsoft accidentally releases Windows 7 'test' patch, freaks out users

If you run Windows 7 and saw an unknown patch this morning that seemingly disappeared, relax. It was a Microsoft error.

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Windows slips to third place on Gartner's latest device forecast

Microsoft's Windows will become a third-place operating system by 2017, research firm Gartner said. By then, Apple's combination of iOS and OS X will have slipped by Windows on the number of devices shipped during the year.

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Microsoft board shrinks Nadella's 2016 stock award

The SEC filing didn't explain why the drop, but other top Microsoft execs also saw their stock awards take a hit.

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Spec showdown: Google's Pixel C tablet vs. Microsoft's Surface 3

Pixel C vs. Surface 3: fight!

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Review: The best 13-inch laptops for Windows 10

Laptops and convertibles from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft square off in our performance, workability, and battery tests

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Tim Cook on Apple and Microsoft partnership: 'It's what customers want'

At the BoxWorks conference, the Apple CEO explained why the former foes could gain more by collaborating than by competing.

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Microsoft reshuffles into 3 businesses for financial reporting

Microsoft changed how it will report its financial performance, reducing the number of operating divisions to three, in an effort to align with CEO Satya Nadella's emphasis on the cloud and productivity platforms, and opportunities to...

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Microsoft will let business users opt out of Windows 10 tracking

Privacy concerns have swirled around Windows 10 since its launch at the end of July. Microsoft responded Monday.

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Office and the iPad Pro: It's just business, stupid

Microsoft will require owners of Apple's iPad Pro to pay for almost all functionality in its Office suite, a point neither Microsoft nor Apple bothered to highlight this month when the latter invited the former to share stage time at...

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The future of Windows phones includes unlocking with facial recognition

Microsoft released a set of guidelines Friday detailing what it expects from different tiers of Windows 10 phones and tablets, offering a glimpse at what the company's hardware plans may look like.

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Microsoft strikes deal with China's Baidu, gets a chance to upgrade more than half a billion PCs to Windows 10

Microsoft has struck a deal with China's Baidu, the country's largest search provider, to push Windows 10 to China's massive consumer market.


Windows 10 begins to eat into Windows 7's usage share

Although it initially tempted Windows 8.1 users, Windows 10 has increasingly grown its usage share at the expense of the much more widely used Windows 7.

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6 quirky features of Windows 10

Issues with new featuresBy most measures, Windows 10 is a huge improvement over Windows 8 and 8.1, and it’s a very worthwhile upgrade from Windows 7. But, of course, no new OS is perfect upon launch. Here are 6 issues with some of...

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Review: Parallels 11 delivers seamless Windows/Mac integration

Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac uses virtualization to run Windows 10 on Apple hardware.

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Microsoft designed Windows 10 to pull users into Windows Store, and it might be working

The Windows Store needs more users, so the company’s built app discovery into the very fabric of Windows 10. It seems to be working.

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