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Microsoft: Our mobile app store is beating Android and Apple, thanks to microtransactions

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'We have a child-proof PIN option, but it’s turned off by default' says head of the Windows Phone client store program at Microsoft, Zac Woodall
14 Apr 2014

Build gives Windows developers reasons to be cheerful

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The developer conference brought us open-sourced languages, Windows going free, and apps to span all Microsoft platforms. Has the software giant finally got its mojo back, asks Peter Gothard
08 Apr 2014

Windows XP expires today: here's what you need to do…

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What are the best practices for organisations wanting to shift away from XP?
08 Apr 2014

Apple acquires UK speech-recognition firm Novauris

Siri could be launched on in-car navigation or entertainment systems with help of NovaSearch
07 Apr 2014

Microsoft Build 2014: Windows 8 Phone security protocol “many, many years old” and full of bugs, admits Phone 8.1 security manager

“And our OEM partners are still our biggest weakness,” says Geir Olsen
04 Apr 2014

Microsoft Build 2014: Microsoft open sources a slew of software with .NET Foundation

Project Roslyn released into the wild live on stage in San Francisco
04 Apr 2014

Microsoft Build 2014: Nadella adopts “challenger mindset” with free Win 8 for small tablets and mouse-friendly OS updates

And Nokia joins the party with three new device announcements
02 Apr 2014

Microsoft Build 2014: Microsoft announces MDM-friendly Windows Phone 8.1, and new devices from Qualcomm and Prestigio

Per-app management, enterprise profiles and an AI assistant all coming
02 Apr 2014

London borough to roll out Google Chromebooks to escape Microsoft's licensing costs

Barking and Dagenham claims it would have to pay over £200,000 more to replace outgoing Windows XP desktops with Windows 7 PCs
02 Apr 2014

Basildon Borough Council deploys Microsoft Dynamics CRM in bid to cut costs and improve efficiency

Smarter decisions based on customer insight will enable the council to become more efficient, says project manager
28 Mar 2014

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella unveils Office for iPad

Nadella's announcement marks a shift to "mobile first, cloud first" strategy at Microsoft
28 Mar 2014

Box plans to raise $250m in IPO

CEO Aaron Levie had suggested to Computing that the firm was readying itself for an IPO back in October
25 Mar 2014

Ted Baker picks Microsoft Dynamics AX to support worldwide ambitions

Fashion company says Microsoft ERP will enable it to streamline operations
24 Mar 2014

Cisco launches $1bn push into cloud services

Networking giant latches on to growing cloud computing market - but won't compete head-to-head with Amazon
24 Mar 2014

Syrian hackers allege FBI pays Microsoft hundreds of thousands to access customer data

SEA reckons taxpayers are unwittingly funding government snooping operation
21 Mar 2014

NHS to continue forking out up to £40m for XP after Microsoft support ends

Whitehall favours one-year extension deal rather than moving on
21 Mar 2014

Is Microsoft finally breaking down its barriers of bureaucracy?

Microsoft's approach to iOS, Android and the overlaps between its own products, suggests that the firm may have finally changed tack
14 Mar 2014

RBS picks Microsoft SQL Server 2012 PDW solution in a bid to increase efficiency

RBS can now understand its customers better, claims chief analytics officer Alan Grogan
13 Mar 2014

Is Microsoft just testing the waters with Social Listening?

Sooraj Shah questions whether end-users are likely to find that Microsoft’s social tool adds any real value
12 Mar 2014

Facebook’s Instagram 'signs $50m advertising deal' with Omnicom

Deal could see likes of Pepsi, Microsoft and AT&T posting videos and photos on mobile photo-sharing app
10 Mar 2014

Dow Chemical: Microsoft Dynamics CRM has 'caught up with Salesforce offering'

Dow Chemical aims to upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 this April
06 Mar 2014

End of Windows XP support leaving organisations 'asleep at the wheel' and vulnerable to hackers - EY

'Hackers will use this as an opportunity to take advantage of those organisations that have not got their house in order,' warns EY
06 Mar 2014

Microsoft ‘has to support use of iOS, Android’ admits Microsoft Business Solutions chief Kirill Tatarinov

Software giant realises that 'the world is not all blue' - IDC analyst
06 Mar 2014

iPad being replaced by Microsoft Surface 2 tablets at Delta Air Lines

Director of IT Darrell Haskin says trials involving 630 Surface 2s will start this month
05 Mar 2014