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Kinect Fusion Is Coming For Windows SDK
Kinect Fusion, the Microsoft Research project which uses the Kinect sensor to create 3D models of objects and environments, will be made available in the Kinect for Windows SDK. No word yet on when exactly that ...
Microsoft Office for iOS, Android Could Debut Next Year
iOS and Android users may finally see a mobile version of Microsoft Office designed for their devices. Office Mobile, as it's dubbed, would let Microsoft account users view Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files on their ...
Microsoft Slates First Windows 8, RT Patches
Microsoft announced it will issue six security updates next week, including three for Windows 8 and its tablet spin-off Windows RT. The half-dozen updates will patch 19 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE) ...
Windows Head Steven Sinofsky Leaves Microsoft
Steven Sinofsky, the Microsoft executive in charge of Windows, has left the company. Julie Larson-Green is to assume control of Windows software and hardware engineering, and CFO Tami Reller will be in charge of the ...
Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7
Dana Wollman has known for some time that Microsoft was working on bringing Internet Explorer 10 to Windows 7 - in fact, the company published a blog post promising the preview version would be ready sometime in ...
Windows 8 PC Orders Are Weak
Computer sellers have scaled back their expectations of the sales pop they'll get from Windows 8 this year. Brian White, of Topeka Capital Markets, said that his checks of Asian computer manufacturers - the relatively ...
Unlicensed Installations of Windows 8 Pro
Users running pirated copies of Windows 8 Pro can reportedly upgrade to a fully licensed and permanently activated version of the OS by simply installing a free Windows 8 Media Center upgrade offered by Microsoft. The ...
Microsoft Promises to Support Surface RT for 4+ Years
Microsoft will support its Surface RT tablet with updates, including security patches, until April 2017, or nearly four-and-a-half years after its launch. The support lifecycle for the Surface with Windows RT tablet is ...
Microsoft: 40 Million Windows 8 Licenses Sold
Tami Reller, chief marketing and financial officer for Windows, announced the number during her appearance at the Credit Suisse Annual Tech Conference. Microsoft had not released any sales figures for Windows 8 other ...
Microsoft Updates Visual Studio 2012 Testing Tools
Microsoft's Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 is now available for download. The update allows users to develop applications for Windows XP and more thoroughly test their work. The previous version of Microsoft's development ...
Microsoft Launches HelpBridge App
When a disaster happens, chances are you want to get in touch with your loved ones as soon as possible, either to tell them that you’re fine or to make sure they are. To make this easier, Microsoft is launching ...
Office 2013 Costs Just $9.95 for Some
Microsoft added Office 2013 to the Home Use Program (HUP), which lets employees of some companies and organizations buy the new suite for $9.95. The deal had been tipped previously by several sources, including a ...
Surface Pro Sales Begin on February 9th
The full Windows 8 tablet, which made its behind-the-scenes debut in Las Vegas during CES, has been awaited since last year's Los Angeles Surface event. Originally expected in late January and 90 days after the launch ...
Azure-Based Video Streaming Service Goes Live
Microsoft continues to expand its cloud offerings with the general availability of Windows Azure Media Services, which lets enterprises skip building their own infrastructure for streaming on-demand video. The service, ...
Microsoft Delivers Fixes for Windows 8, Windows RT
As previously announced, the February cumulative update includes fixes designed to improve Surface Wi-Fi reliability and connectivity, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed. Microsoft also has provided a fix for the ...
Microsoft Moves Outlook.com Out of Preview
Six months after its initial launch, the preview of Outlook.com, Microsoft’s free webmail service that is meant to replace the aging Hotmail brand and design, now has over 60 million active users according to the ...