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|1:|| .NET is now officially open sourced|
Microsoft is providing the full .NET server stack in open source
|Nov 12, 2014|
|2:|| Ad-Supported Version of Microsoft Office|
"Microsoft Business Division president Stephen Elop said Microsoft would release an ad-supported version of Microsoft Office 14."
|Mar 6, 2009|
|3:|| Announcing the Windows 8 Editions|
The product names are Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT.
|Apr 17, 2012|
|4:|| Ballmer: Microsoft Is Working Hard To Bring Rival To iPad|
"It is job one urgency. No one is sleeping at the switch."
|July 30, 2010|
|5:|| Bill Gates Says, Microsoft "focused on its independent strategy"|
"Those comments seemed to set a different tone than on Tuesday in South Korea, where he said the company wasn't ruling out alternative partnerships after the failure to buy Yahoo."
|May 7, 2008|
|6:|| Bill Gates to Step Down as Chairman of Microsoft Today||June 27, 2008|
|7:|| 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|
|8:|| 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|
|9:|| Does Microsoft Still Matter? 2013 Will Decide|
2013 will be a make-or-break year for Microsoft. Not so much from a financial standpoint, but for how the company is perceived.
|Dec 27, 2012|
|10:|| 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|
|11:|| E.U. Fines Microsoft $731 Million Over IE Browser Choice|
"We take full responsibility for the technical error that caused this problem and have apologised for it," a spokesman for Microsoft said following the announcement.
|Mar 6, 2013|
|12:|| 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|
|13:|| EU Might Require Microsoft to Bundle Other Browsers|
"The EU tried an unbundling strategy with Microsoft before, and that effort failed miserably."
|June 2, 2009|
|14:|| EU To Charge Microsoft Over 2009 Browser Choice Breach|
EU regulators are preparing to charge Microsoft Corp for failing to comply with a 2009 ruling ordering it to offer users a choice of web browsers, the EU's antitrust chief said on Thursday.
|Sept 27, 2012|
|15:|| EU fines Microsoft $1.4 billion For Defying Sanctions|
"The European Union fines Microsoft for defying sanctions imposed on it for anti-competitive behaviour."
|Feb 27, 2008|
|16:|| Europe Browser Choice Screen Starts To Roll Out|
"Over the next few weeks, Microsoft will begin offering a 'Web browser choice screen' to Internet Explorer users in Europe, as required by the European Commission."
|Feb 19, 2010|
|17:|| 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|
|18:|| Former Yahoo VP to Head Up Microsoft Internet Unit||Dec 5, 2008|
|19:|| Google Apps Sync Appears to Disable Outlook Search|
"Because Outlook search relies upon the indexing performed by Windows Desktop Search, Outlook search functions are broken as a result."
|June 17, 2009|
|20:|| IE10 for Windows 7 Globally Available|
We will begin auto updating Windows 7 customers to IE10 in the weeks ahead, starting today with customers running the IE10 Release Preview.
|Feb 27, 2013|
|21:|| India, Brazil, South Africa Challenge Microsoft Office Docs Standard|
"India and Brazil have filed appeals against the adoption of the Microsoft-sponsored Office Open XML (OOXML) document format as an international standard."
|May 31, 2008|
|22:|| It's Official: Internet Explorer 8 Optional in Windows 7|
"Microsoft has acknowledged the findings of a pair of bloggers who discovered that starting with the next major test release of Windows 7, Internet Explorer 8 will be able to be removed."
|Mar 6, 2009|
|23:|| Judge OKs Class Action Lawsuit Over "Windows Vista Capable" Labeling|
"The lawsuit said Microsoft's labeling of some PCs as "Windows Vista Capable" was misleading because many of those computers were not powerful enough to run all of Vista's features, including the much-touted "Aero" user interface."
|Feb 24, 2008|
|24:|| 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|
|25:|| Microsoft 4Q Earnings, Profits Drop 29pct|
"We're still in tough economic conditions and we don't see that getting better in the near term,"
|July 23, 2009|
|26:|| Microsoft Acquires Semantic Search Engine, Powerset|
"Microsoft announced that it will acquire Powerset, a so-called "semantic" search engine that claims it can produce more relevant search results than Google by better reading and "understanding" search queries and Web pages."
|July 2, 2008|
|27:|| Microsoft Aims For "Top Two" in Web Advertising|
"The plan, which represents Microsoft's aspirations over the next three to five years, calls on Microsoft to increase the company's share in Web search, page views, percentage of time on the Internet and percentage of advertising dollars."
|Nov 16, 2007|
|28:|| Microsoft Announces 'Albany' (Private Beta) All-In-One Service|
"With just a few clicks, "Albany" subscribers will be able install the whole package, which includes Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007, giving them the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote for their personal and school projects"
|Apr 19, 2008|
|29:|| Microsoft Announces It Will Deliver 'Office' Web Applications|
"As part of the next release of Office, we're announcing that Microsoft will deliver Office Web applications, lightweight versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, through a browser."
|Oct 29, 2008|
|30:|| Microsoft Announces Mobile Ad Exchange|
"Microsoft says it has also lined up several mobile ad networks to participate in the exchange,..."
|Sept 17, 2010|
|31:|| 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|
|32:|| Microsoft Announces New Surface Details|
Microsoft Corp. today released new details about its highly anticipated Microsoft Surface, a tablet PC designed to be the ultimate stage for Windows.
|Oct 17, 2012|
|33:|| 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|
|34:|| Microsoft Announces Silverlight 2||Oct 14, 2008|
|35:|| Microsoft Backs Icahn's Bid to Oust Yahoo Board||July 8, 2008|
|36:|| Microsoft Bids $44.6Billion for Yahoo|
"Microsoft Corp. offered to buy search engine operator Yahoo Inc. for $44.6 billion in cash and stock in a move to boost its competitive edge in the online services market."
|Feb 1, 2008|
|37:|| Microsoft BizSpark Set Up To Help Startups|
"Microsoft has launched a broad new effort, known as Microsoft BizSpark, to help entrepreneurs and startups get off the ground using Microsoft tools and technology."
|Nov 5, 2008|
|38:|| Microsoft Board Names Satya Nadella as CEO|
After much speculation Satya Nadella has been named Microsoft's CEO
|Feb 4, 2014|
|39:|| Microsoft Brings In aQuantive CEO In Management Shake-Up|
"Brian McAndrews, the former CEO of the aQuantive digital advertising company that Microsoft bought last year, will assume greater responsibilities at the company's online services unit..."
|Feb 15, 2008|
|40:|| Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to retire within 12 months|
Microsoft Corp. today announced that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer has decided to retire as CEO within the next 12 months
|Aug 24, 2013|