Microsoft Moves to the Cloud to Entice Enterprise Customers

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What are the first products that come to mind when you think about Microsoft? Undoubtedly, it’s got to be Windows and Office. This is very clearly illustrated by the company’s revenue figures, but the bulging vein in Ballmer’s neck is looking to expand their business in, well, business apps.

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No Tablet-Centric Windows OS Until At Least 2012

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Despite what some of those slate sellers might lead you to believe, Windows 7 is pretty terrible for tablets. I don’t care if you’re only interested in enterprise customers; the interface just doesn’t work for a finger-based usage and Microsoft kinda knows that. And that’s why they’re taking so bloody long to come up with an OS that works better for tablets.

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The “Reason” Why Nokia Said No To Google Android

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Ask a good number of smartphone enthusiasts and they may have told you that Nokia should have ditched Symbian in favor of Android a long time ago. Why, then, did the Finnish phone giant opt out of embracing Google? Why did it choose Microsoft instead?

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Sony Ericsson has new Windows Phone 7 devices in the pipeline

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As promised, or most likely closer to, as rumored. Dating back to last summer it seemed that Sony Ericsson had decided to invest its interest more deeply in the area of Windows Phone 7. When rumors first arose, the Swedish collaborative venture only passively mentioned that it was looking into the new Microsoft mobile OS as a possible platform for its devices. However, as shipments and demand began to decline, Sony Ericsson must have started to explore new opportunities in an attempt to draw interest to its products in a saturated smartphone market.

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Microsoft phantom data conspiracy sends out 50MB of Windows Phone 7 data each night

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You’ve heard of vampire power. That’s when you leave something plugged into the wall and it continues to draw electricity even if it doesn’t need it. Well, a similar phenomenon seems to be happening with Windows Phone 7 devices, sucking extra data when the user doesn’t even think it is.

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Windows Phone 7 now with 5,000 mobile apps (and growing)

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No, this number is nowhere near as impressive as what you’d find through the App Store for the Apple iPhone and other iOS devices, but it represents a major milestone for Microsoft’s latest mobile operating system. If you happen to be rocking something like the Samsung Focus or HTC Surround, you can now go to the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace and find no fewer than 5,000 apps.

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ExoPC Wintel tablet squeaks into Microsoft store for pre-order

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Better late than never? If you’re desperately out shopping for Christmas presents this week, you might want to to stop by your local Microsoft Store if you have one in your area. No, don’t go there to buy a Zune or a Windows 7 license. Instead, you might want to check ou the ExoPC tablet.

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Could Microsoft give a sneak peek of Windows 8 at CES?

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Next month’s CES could be one of the most fascinating events to date, with a whole slew of new technologies emerging. An indicator from the last few months of products coming out of the vine, the 2011 CES’ primary focus will be on tablets, as companies jostle for position to take on the market-leading iPad.

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Windows Phone 7 incentives give some a free Xbox and others a Zune Pass

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That’s what you call synergy. Or leveraging your other brands. Or going all out with your marketing. Whatever you want to call it, it seems that Microsoft is taking this whole Windows Phone 7 business pretty seriously and it’s not afraid to give out some free stuff to attract your interest.

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