Revenue from the ads helps us feed the over worked hampsters so we can keep bringing you the latest news! You can also donate to keep us going. According to new details from , Microsoft will roll out another update to Windows 8.1 Update 2 sometime in September of this year, during the Autumn season. Microsoft may refer to this update as Windows 8.1 Update 2 or may even call it Windows 8.2, as there appears to be some sort of heated internal discussion on what to call it. Microsoft is expected to...

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Microsoft's new, new Windows cadence: Once a year is not enough

Posted 1 day ago ago at All About Microsoft with 6 recent echos

Russian leaker WZor is claiming that there will be an update 2 for Windows 8.1 coming this September. My sources say that date could be August. In either case, a second update looks like it will hit just five or six months after Microsoft made Windows 8.1 Update available. Yes, by calling what was formerly referred to as Update 1 simply Update, Microsoft made it seem there would be just one update to Windows 8.1. It not clear what this second update will ultimately be called. Update 2? Windows...

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This Week’s Deals with Gold

Posted 1 day ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 2 recent echos

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 28 April 2014. […]

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Warface Xbox 360 Edition Now Available

Posted 1 day ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 2 recent echos

Content: Warface Xbox 360 Edition Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: Engage in explosive action with this […]

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Microsoft Rereleases SP1 for SharePoint 2013

Posted 19 hours ago ago at RedmondMag.com with 1 recent echos

Microsoft had initially released SP1 for SharePoint Server 2013 back in late February. However, by early April, SP1 had been withdrawn. Some users had experienced problems with getting cumulative updates after applying SP1, according to Microsoft explanation at the time. The old Knowledge Base article KB 2817429, which had described the problem with SharePoint Server 2013 SP1, now points to a new article, KB 2880552, which has fresh links to the SP1 download page. The new April 17 download...

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Microsoft's goal is a 'lean and mean Windows running everywhere'

Posted 1 day ago ago at Neowin with 1 recent echos

Microsoft career website is often a treasure trove of information if you are willing to dig through the thousands of job postings the companycurrently has available. Often, through these postings, you can see the direction Microsoft is taking internally with its products and this helps the observer, better understand Microsoft vision. On this edition of reading career postings, we can see that Microsoft goal is to get a lean and mean Windows running everywhere. More so, Windows Phone 8 is the...

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Ubuntu 14.04 will power “first commercially available Ubuntu tablets”

Posted 6 days ago ago at Arstechnica with 1 recent echos

Canonical today is releasing Ubuntu 14.04, a Long Term Support LTS edition for desktops and servers and an update to the versions of Ubuntu for phones and tablets. LTS editions are released once every two years and receive five years of support from Canonical and thus gain wider adoption in businesses than the less stable server and desktop editions that come out every six months. Canonical eventually wants to create a single operating system that can be installed across desktops, phones, and...

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MSN Messenger and AIM instant messenger war: reverse engineering and sabotage

Posted 3 days ago ago at istartedsomething with 1 recent echos

After we finished the user part of the program, we had some down time while waiting for the server team to finish the Hotmail integration. We fixed every bug we could find, and then I added another little feature just for fun. One of the problems Microsoft foresaw was getting new users to join Messenger when so many people already used the other chat programs. The trouble was that the programs, then as now, didnt talk to one another; AOL didnt talk to Yahoo, which didnt talk to ICQ, and none of...

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