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March 16th, 2012

Microsoft: No New Xbox at E3

As Microsoft celebrates the Xbox’s decennial – and the twelve years since the console was first announced – with a new website highlighting the console’s history, a company spokesperson announced today that there would be “no new Xbox at E3”. “While we appreciate all the interest in our long-range plans for the future, we can [...]

January 31st, 2012

Microsoft Says No New Xbox at E3

Last week a number of details emerged about Microsoft’s next generation Xbox, dubbed the Xbox 720. As Microsoft was mum on details at CES, an official announcement was expected for June’s E3. However according to Cedrick Delmas, marketing director of Microsoft France, all rumours about an announcement are “premature”. In an interview with French online [...]

January 20th, 2012

Microsoft Posts Record Revenue but Windows Continues to Decline

Despite quickly declining Windows sales, Microsoft’s latest earnings report show the company has posted record revenue. The company posted $20.89 billion in revenue (a 5 percent overall increase) during the second quarter of their fiscal year. Of that revenue $4.74 billion came from the Windows division, $4.24 billion came from the Entertainment & Devices division (a [...]

January 17th, 2012

Microsoft Reveals Details on New File System

Microsft has revealed details on the sucsessor to NTFS — Resilient File System (ReFS) — which is scheduled to make its first debut on Windows 8 Server Edition. Surendra Verma, a development manager on Microsoft’s storage and file system team, said ReFS will maintain “a high degree of compatibility with a subset of NTFS features [...]

January 9th, 2012

Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer to Deliver Last CES Keynote Tonight; Will Likely Announce Xbox 720

CES 2012 officially begins tonight with a keynote by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, where he will likely announce Microsoft’s next generation gaming console – the Xbox 720. Traditionally, Microsoft has always had the keynote at CES though in late 2011 the company announced that this CES would be their last. Microsoft’s head spokesperson, Frank Shaw [...]

October 28th, 2011

Microsoft to Tie Browser-to-OS in a Post Antitrust World

In the late 1990s, the United States Department of Justice alleged that Microsoft’s victory in the decade long ‘Browser Wars’ was due to the fact that Microsoft had bundled a copy of Internet Explorer within its Windows operating system. These allegations lead to the case United States v. Microsoft where the U.S. Justice Department and [...]

June 10th, 2011

Next Week’s Patch Tuesday Bigger Than Normal

Microsoft has given notice that next week’s Patch Tuesday will be bigger than normal, containing 16 security updates that will address 34 vulnerabilities. These updates will patch vulnerabilities found in Windows (from XP to 7), Internet Explorer, Office, Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft Silverlight. 9 of these updates are [...]

June 16th, 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 Launched

Microsoft has officially released the next generation of its Office software, with Microsoft Office 2010. Finally moving out of beta, Microsoft will begin shipping select Office 2010 retail packages world wide; these include Office Home and Student 2010, Office Home and Business 2010 and Office Professional 2010. The wide variety of consumer available office packages [...]

June 14th, 2010

Xbox 360 Kinect Revealed and Launch Date Officially Announced

Project Natal, announced at last years (2009) E3 event, was heralded by developer, Microsoft, as the next generation of console gaming, welcoming gamers to a completely controller free gaming experience. At this year’s E3, the company has finally given consumers the hard launch date, just in time for Christmas November 4th 2010, and provided the [...]

March 9th, 2010

Canadians Approved for Class Action Lawsuit Against Microsoft

It seems the “nice” Canadians aren’t being so nice when it comes to Microsoft’s perceived monopoly in the marketplace. A B.C. Provincial Supreme Court judge has approved a lawsuit to be classified as class action against Microsoft Canada that alleges anti-competitive practices and could seek more than $1 billion in damages. The plaintiffs, Pro-Sys Consultants, [...]