Microsoft

Minecraft developer acquired by Microsoft for $2.5bn

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Minecraft to remain multi-platform despite Microsoft ownership

Windows 9 leak unveils OS ahead of 30 September launch

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Leaked screenshots and a video of the Windows 9 Technical Preview provide early glimpse of Microsoft’s next operating sy

Legal hammer on keyboard

Microsoft in contempt of court for not handing over Dublin email details

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Battle with US government continues

Microsoft to drop Windows Phone & Nokia brands?

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Microsoft is said to be planning to scrap the Windows Phone and Nokia branding in the wake of the next OS release

Security flaw

Microsoft Patch Tuesday fills massive zero-day hole in Internet Explorer

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Microsoft's web browser found to have 37 vulnerabilities

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Windows 9 notification centre details revealed

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The Windows 9 notification centre is reportedly available on some builds of the OS

Windows 9 could just be called ‘Windows’

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Despite seemingly confirming Microsoft’s next OS as Windows 9, it’s now suggested the software could simply be called ‘W

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Windows 8 adoption rates lower than Windows Vista

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Despite ongoing hatred directed at Windows Vista, the operating system was more popular than Windows 8

Windows 9 accidentally leaked by Microsoft China

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The software giant has revealed information about the platform on its Chinese social network

Surface 2 price cut as Surface Pro 3 sells out in UK

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Microsoft has temporarily cut prices for the Surface 2 in the US, while the Surface Pro 3 sells out in the UK

Investigation

Microsoft given 20 days to respond in Chinese antitrust case

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Software giant under investigation over Windows and Office compatibility

Law

Microsoft refuses to hand over emails to US authorities

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Software giant Microsoft will appeal the ruling that says it must provide data

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Windows 9 Tech Preview to get two monthly updates

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Microsoft are reportedly setting up two monthly updates for the Windows 9 Technology Preview

Microsoft clears out 'fake’ Windows Store apps

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Microsoft has removed apps it considers to be 'fake' by untrustworthy developers

Windows 9 to be free for Windows 8.1 users?

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Windows 9 is rumoured to be a free update for Windows 8.1 users, with more incentives for other customers

Windows XP

Windows XP SP4 unofficial download incoming

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The download has been created by a developer who was disgruntled that Microsoft withdrew support for the OS

Windows 9 could have interactive live tiles

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Microsoft is planning to include interactive live tiles and a new notification system as part of Windows 9

Internet Explorer

Microsoft facing Chinese antitrust probe over Media Player & IE distribution

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Software giant finds itself at centre of another investigation into its competitive behaviour

Opera

Opera Mini now default browser on budget Windows devices

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The browser to be pre-installed on the company's Nokia Series 30+, Series 40 and Asha software platforms

Steve Ballmer quits Microsoft board as NBA season approaches

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Former Microsoft CEO will devote time to running LA Clippers and teaching

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