Tag Archives: Microsoft

Microsoft releases repair disk for botched KB 2823324 patch | Microsoft windows – InfoWorld

If your machine comes up with blue screens of death (BSODs) after installing Microsoft’s ill-fatedKB 2823324/MS13-036 patch, Microsoft has just made available a download that will get your system going again. The CD image is only designed to bring back PCs that absolutely cannot be booted because of KB 2823324. It does not function as […]

Microsoft developing 7-inch Surface tablet – WSJ | Reuters

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp is developing a new lineup of Surface tablets, including a 7-inch version expected to go into mass production later this year, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the company’s plans. Microsoft executives felt they needed to keep pace with the growing popularity of smaller tablets like Google Inc’s […]

Microsoft makes good on promise, publishes list of 41K patents | Intellectual property – InfoWorld

Microsoft makes good on promise, publishes list of 41K patents | Intellectual property – InfoWorld. Microsoft today launched a searchable list of its complete patent portfolio as part of its defense of the patent system, particularly software patents. The list is currently composed of nearly 41,000 U.S. and international patents assigned to Microsoft or one of its […]

Microsoft signals push to smaller, lower-priced Windows tablets

http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/microsoft-signals-push-smaller-lower-priced-windows-tablets-215498 Microsoft has relaxed a Windows 8 certification requirement to allow devices with lower resolutions, a move analysts said signaled Microsoft would soon join the accelerating shift to smaller, less expensive tablets. “The sub-eight-inch part of the tablet market will be growing this year to about 55% of the entire market,” said Bob O’Donnell, an […]

DailyTech – UPDATED: Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5B in Cash

Microsoft digs into its deep pockets to snatch up Skype The Wall Street Journal reported earlier tonightthat Microsoft was in talks to purchase VoIP company Skype for between $7 billion and $8 billion. Kara Swisher just recently confirmed the acquisition in her BoomTowncolumn, starting that the deal is worth an estimated $8.5 billion. Earlier reports stated that Google and Facebook were […]

DailyTech – Windows 8 Appears to be Running Happily on ARM CPUs

Watch out Intel and AMD, power efficient ARM processors will soon be able to run Windows At CES 2011, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer showed off an early build of a next generation Windows operating systemrunning on an ARM architecture CPU.  This week at Microsoft’s MIX Developer Conference in Las Vegas, the company gave developers a surprise Easter […]

DailyTech – Microsoft Outs Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview

Microsoft looks ahead to Internet Explorer 10 Microsoft just got Internet Explorer 9 out the door, but that doesn’t meant that the boys from Redmond are taking a break — they are already gearing up for Internet Explorer 10. Microsoft dipped its toes in the HTML5 waters with IE9, but it is doing a full-blown cannonball […]

DailyTech – Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 9, Makes a Strong Case for Business Users

However, IE9 isn’t quite up to par with other consumer internet browsers on the market Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft Corp.’s latest and greatest browser released today in finalized form.  So why should we care? Well two stories dominated when it comes to IE9.  The first the media will be sure to talk about; the other you’ll […]