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|41:|| Microsoft's 'Metro' Is No More, It's Windows 8 UI|
Anything currently/formerly known as a "Metro-Style application" (with or without a hyphen) will now be known officially as a "Windows 8 application." References to the "Metro user interface" will now be replaced by "Windows 8 user interface."
|Aug 10, 2012|
|42:|| Microsoft To Change 'Metro' Interface Name With Immediate Effect|
The Windows team is "working on a replacement term" according to the memo, "and plans to land on that by the end of this week."
|Aug 3, 2012|
|43:|| Microsoft Switches hotmail to outlook.com|
The revamped service will help sort messages as they arrive and allow users to make internet calls on Skype.[br][br]"We are giving you the first email service that is connected to Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google, and soon, Skype, to bring relevant context and communications to your email,"
|Aug 1, 2012|
|44:|| Microsoft Reports First Loss Ever, Q4 Revenues of $18.06 Billion|
"OSD operating loss increased $5.9 billion primarily due to a goodwill impairment charge of $6.2 billion, which we recorded as a result of our annual goodwill impairment test in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012. The non-cash, non-tax-deductible charge related mainly to goodwill acquired through our 2007 acquisition of aQuantive, Inc. While our search business has been improving, our expectations for future growth and profitability for OSD are lower than our previous estimates. We do not expect the impairment charge to affect OSD's ongoing business or financial performance.[br][br]Excluding the $6.2 billion goodwill impairment charge, OSD operating loss decreased $266 million or 36pct, due to higher revenue and lower cost of revenue and sales and marketing expenses.
|July 20, 2012|
|45:|| Microsoft Office 2013 Preview Now Available|
Office 2013 brings Office into the cloud and offers built in PDF editing amongst many other features.
|July 17, 2012|
|46:|| Microsoft "writes down" Aquantive for $6.2 billion|
Microsoft has written down the value of an online advertising firm it bought five years ago by $6.2bn.
|July 3, 2012|
|47:|| EU Court Upholds Microsoft's Antitrust Fine, Reduced Slightly To $1.12 Billion|
Europe's second highest court has upheld a competition ruling against Microsoft saying it "essentially upholds the Commission's decision".
|June 27, 2012|
|48:|| Microsoft releases own tablet "Surface" for Windows 8 and RT|
Microsoft-made hardware to be available starting with release of Windows 8 and Windows RT.
|June 19, 2012|
|49:|| Microsoft to Acquire Yammer Social Network|
Business-software company Yammer Inc. agreed to sell itself to Microsoft Corp. for more than $1 billion, according a person familiar with the matter.
|June 15, 2012|
|50:|| Windows 8 Release Preview now available|
As expected, Microsoft shipped Windows 8 Release Preview today. This should be the final beta we get until the final release.
|June 1, 2012|
|51:|| Microsoft Launches So.cl Student Social Network|
So.cl isn't designed to be a Facebook challenger.
|May 21, 2012|
|52:|| Microsoft Invests $300 Million In Barnes and Noble|
The partnership with Microsoft could give the Nook the kind of content and global expansion to make it a bigger player in the tablet business,
|Apr 30, 2012|
|53:|| Microsoft Reports Q3 Revenue 6pct Up at $17.41 Billion|
"We're driving toward exciting launches across the entire company, while delivering strong financial results," said Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer at Microsoft.
|Apr 20, 2012|
|54:|| Announcing the Windows 8 Editions|
The product names are Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT.
|Apr 17, 2012|
|55:|| Microsoft and Others Raid Command and Control Over Botnets|
In our most complex effort to disrupt botnets to date, Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit, in collaboration with Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS ISAC) and NACHA, The Electronic Payments Association, as well as Kyrus Tech Inc., has executed a coordinated global action against some of the worst known cybercrime operations fueling online fraud and identity theft today.
|Mar 26, 2012|
|56:|| Windows 8 Consumer Preview Announced|
With Windows 8, the whole experience of Windows has been reimagined. It's designed to work on a wide range of devices, from touch-enabled tablets, to laptops, to desktops and all-in-ones. We've designed Windows 8 to give you instant access to your apps, your files, and the information you care about most so you can spend less time navigating and more time doing what you actually want to do.[br][br]You can move between Windows 8 PCs easily and access your files and settings from virtually anywhere. We've made touch a first-class experience and navigating with a mouse and keyboard fast and fluid. And just like Windows 7, reliability and security features are built in.
|Feb 29, 2012|
|57:|| Cisco Will Challenge Microsoft Skype Deal at EU Court|
Cisco has said it will challenge Microsoft's $8.5bn takeover of Skype at the EU's top court.
|Feb 16, 2012|
|58:|| Microsoft So.cl: A New Way For Students to Collaborate|
Called So.cl and pronounced 'social,' the experimental research project is being made available to students in information and design schools at the University of Washington, Syracuse University, and New York University.[br][br]In time, more schools will be added, potentially expanding So.cl's use as a learning and information-gathering tool.
|Dec 15, 2011|
|59:|| Skype officially becomes a new business division within Microsoft|
Well, it's official. The Microsoft-Skype deal has officially closed as it was approved by the board of directors of both companies, as well as the FTC.
|Oct 14, 2011|
|60:|| Europe Clears The Way For Microsoft's Acquisition of Skype|
The European Commission said that its investigation of the takeover showed that the firms' activities mainly overlapped for video communications, where Microsoft is active through its Windows Live Messenger.[br][br]"However, the Commission considers that there are no competition concerns in this growing market where numerous players, including Google, are present," it said in a statement.
|Oct 7, 2011|
|61:|| Microsoft Takes Down Kelihos Botnet|
Kelihos, also known by some as 'Waledac 2.0' given its suspected ties to the first botnet Microsoft took down, is not as massive as the Rustock spambot. However, this takedown represents a significant advance in Microsoft's fight against botnets nonetheless.
|Sept 28, 2011|
|62:|| Microsoft Lets Developers Get Windows 8 Test Version|
Although the company is giving the early code to developers, Microsoft isn't saying when the operating system will ship.
|Sept 13, 2011|
|63:|| Microsoft to Give Hotmail an Image (and feature) Makeover|
Microsoft is planning a Hotmail press event in October that may mark the introduction of a new (and maybe HTML5-based) version of its Web-based e-mail service.
|Sept 10, 2011|
|64:|| Bing, The Costly Distraction For Microsoft|
The division that houses Bing lost $2.6 billion in the latest fiscal year. Facebook, or even Apple, might make a better home for Bing.
|July 26, 2011|
|65:|| Microsoft Reports Record Q4 Revenue of $17.37 Billion|
Microsoft Corp. today announced record fourth-quarter revenue of $17.37 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, an 8pct increase from the same period of the prior year.[br][br]For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, Microsoft reported record revenue of $69.94 billion, a 12pct increase from the prior year. Operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the year were $27.16 billion, $23.15 billion, and $2.69, which represented increases of 13pct, 23pct, and 28pct, respectively, when compared with the prior year.
|July 22, 2011|
|66:|| Microsoft Offering $250,000 Reward Over Rustock Botnet|
After publishing notices in two Russian newspapers last month to notify the Rustock operators of the civil lawsuit, we decided to augment our civil discovery efforts to identify those responsible for controlling the notorious Rustock botnet by issuing a monetary reward in the amount of $250,000 for new information that results in the identification, arrest and criminal conviction of such individual(s).
|July 19, 2011|
|67:|| Windows 8 Preview|
|June 2, 2011|
|68:|| Microsoft To Acquire Skype For $8.5 Billion|
Microsoft Corp. and Skype Global S.a r.l today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Skype, the leading Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion in cash from the investor group led by Silver Lake. The agreement has been approved by the boards of directors of both Microsoft and Skype.
|May 10, 2011|
|69:|| Microsoft Reports Q3 With 13pct Increase|
Microsoft Corp. today announced third-quarter revenue of $16.43 billion for the quarter ended Mar. 31, 2011, a 13% increase from the same period of the prior year. Operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $5.71 billion, $5.23 billion, and $0.61 per share, which represented increases of 10%, 31%, and 36%, respectively, when compared with the prior year period.
|Apr 29, 2011|
|70:|| Microsoft Announces New Leader For Advertising and Online Business, Frank Holland|
Microsoft Corp. today announced that Frank Holland, corporate vice president, has been selected to lead Microsoft's global advertising sales business, the Advertising and Online organization. Given the strategic importance of advertising sales to Microsoft, and the company's deep commitments to our advertising customers and partners, Holland and the business will report directly to Kevin Turner, chief operating officer.
|Apr 22, 2011|
|71:|| Microsoft Office 365 for Business Ready|
Now anyone can try Office 365, Microsofts cloud productivity package for businesses.[br][br]The Office 365 Beta comes in Small Business Enterprise versions.
|Apr 18, 2011|
|72:|| Microsoft Patch, April, Is a Big One!|
There are nine security bulletins rated as Critical, while the remainder are considered Important. The patches and updates span all versions of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Visual Studio, and the .NET Framework.
|Apr 13, 2011|
|73:|| Microsoft Files Complaint With EU Commission Over Google's Dominance|
As troubling as the situation is in United States, it is worse in Europe. That is why our filing today focuses on a pattern of actions that Google has taken to entrench its dominance in the markets for online search and search advertising to the detriment of European consumers.[br][br]How does it do this? Google has built its business on indexing and displaying snippets of other organizations' Web content. It understands as well as anyone that search engines depend upon the openness of the Web in order to function properly, and it's quick to complain when others undermine this. Unfortunately, Google has engaged in a broadening pattern of walling off access to content and data that competitors need to provide search results to consumers and to attract advertisers.
|Mar 31, 2011|
|74:|| Microsoft Reports Record $0.77 Earnings Per Share in Second Quarter|
Microsoft Corp. today announced record second-quarter revenue of $19.95 billion for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2010. Operating income, net income and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $8.17 billion, $6.63 billion and $0.77 per share, respectively.[br][br]"We are enthusiastic about the consumer response to our holiday lineup of products, including the launch of Kinect. The 8 million units of Kinect sensors sold in just 60 days far exceeded our expectations," said Peter Klein, chief financial officer at Microsoft. "The pace of business spending, combined with strong consumer demand, led to another quarter of operating margin expansion and solid earnings per share growth."
|Jan 28, 2011|
|75:|| Win32k.sys Zero Day Flaw A Potential 'nightmare'|
"A new zero-day flaw has hit Windows, and it seems capable of slipping past user account controls, security researchers have said."
|Nov 26, 2010|
|76:|| Microsoft Reports First Quarter Revenue of $16.2 Billion|
"This was an exceptional quarter, combining solid enterprise growth and continued strong consumer demand for Office 2010, Windows 7, and Xbox 360 consoles and games,"
|Oct 29, 2010|
|77:|| Ray Ozzie Retiring From Microsoft|
"Ballmer: While Ray will be onboard for a while, I'd like to thank him today for his contributions to Microsoft, both as a leader and as a long-time Microsoft ISV."
|Oct 20, 2010|
|78:|| Microsoft to offer hosted version of Office|
Microsoft's newest direction with Office is to put it online. If you wanted hosted Microsoft Office, SharePoint, or Exchange then they'll have something for you.
|Oct 20, 2010|
|79:|| E.U. Browser Antitrust With MS IE Barely Makes a Dent|
"Six months into the process, the initiative appears to be having only a minor influence on consumers, prompting a renewed debate about the effectiveness of such antitrust remedies."
|Oct 12, 2010|
|80:|| Microsoft Announces Nine Windows Phone 7 Phones|
"Microsoft Corp. today joined its partners in revealing nine new Windows Phone 7 handsets that will be available this holiday season from leading mobile operators in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific."
|Oct 11, 2010|