This week has been full of leaks about Windows 8.1 Update 1 and Windows Phone 8.1. Due to these leaks we have learned a lot about what's coming from Microsoft and most of it is very exciting stuff. Learn more about these leaks plus other news, from this week's roundup.
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This week was all about launches of several smartphones during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. There's wasn't much going on when it comes to Windows or Xbox but plenty of interesting news are coming from the Windows Phone front. To learn more about this week's headlines in the Microsoft ecosystem, read this week's roundup:
This week Microsoft was very busy: they have rebranded Skydrive and Office Web Apps, launched new versions of these products with new names and new features. Their new CEO gave his first interview to the press and Nokia has shared some good news about upcoming product launches. To learn about these stories and more, don't hesitate to read this week's summary.
This was yet another busy week, with lots of announcements, both positive and negative. To give you some examples: Microsoft delivered several improvements to Skype and SkyDrive while recent sales numbers for Windows 8 and Xbox One were not as impressive as expected. To learn more details, don't hesitate to read this week's episode.
This week was dominated by Microsoft and its choice for CEO - Satya Nadella. Everybody had something to say about it and plenty have rushed to comment on what the new CEO should or should not do. Obviously, many other things happened, including Microsoft buying a big stage in Foursquare and Sony leaving the PC market. For links to these stories and more, read this week's roundup.
This week, Microsoft announced its rebranding of SkyDrive as OneDrive. Plans were revealed for a similar change for its Microsoft Office Web Apps. Microsoft's next CEO might have already been chosen from among the company's ranks while Bill Gates might lose his position as its chairman. This is what the rumors say. It remains to been seen if reality will confirm these stories. For more interesting news, tips and tutorials, check out this week's round-up.
This week, Microsoft reported record quarterly revenues. In the same report we also learn that Xbox One shipped 3.9 million consoles worldwide and that Office 365 Home Premium has reached 3.5 million subscribers. HP made headlines by stating it was bringing back Windows 7 by popular demand, but Ed Bott pointed out they never really stopped selling it. Windows 8.1's Update 1 is rumored to have a March release date. Nokia's financial report showed Nokia Lumia sales have doubled in 2013. For links to these stories and more, check out this week's round-up.
This week, rumors have surfaced concerning a possible $2 billion investment by Microsoft in Windows Phone makers. Microsoft has announced that antimalware support for Windows XP will be extended to 14 July 2015. The Syrian Electronic Army continues its attack on Microsoft, this time the group hacked into several employee email accounts and posted internal emails of the company on their website. Xbox sold 908000 units in December 2013, making it the best sold console of the holiday season in the US. For links to these stories and more, check out this week's round-up.
This week, Microsoft released sales numbers that showed Windows Phones were a holiday favorite around the world and outshipped iPhones in no less than 24 countries, while the Xbox One has topped 3 million units sold despite its release in only 13 countries at present. The Windows XP version of Security Essentials is set to retire together with the old operating system, on April 8. The Black Update for Nokia Lumia Windows Phones 8 has been rolled out and Ford CEO Alan Mulally has officially denied its interest in taking a position as Microsoft CEO. For links to these stories and more, check out this week's round-up.
The New Year started off with a surge in Windows 7 & 8 users to the detriment of Windows XP, no doubt due to its upcoming retirement. Surface Pro 2 now sports a faster processor, clocked at 1.9GHz. Internet Explorer 11 nabbed 10.42% of the browser market share only two months after its launch. Skype had a less than stellar start to the year, falling victim to a cyber attack. Also, Microsoft is allegedly in talks with Sony over a potential new line of Windows Phones. For links to these stories and more, check out this week's round-up.
Christmas will be here soon and, because of that, this week was not filled with many big tech news stories. However, some interesting rumors have surfaced about what Microsoft will do in 2014 and we have learned that Winamp might not die yet. For links to these stories and more, read this week's episode.
This week, Microsoft revealed that the Xbox One has sold over 2 million units and potential cut off dates for Windows 7 support have been made public. Security professionals released warnings about the potential disastrous consequences of the discontinuation of security updates for Windows XP while Fortune Magazine spoke to the soon to be former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about his legacy to the Redmond giant. For links to these stories and more, check out this week's round-up.