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‘Microsoft rolls out Clutter tool to help you ignore email you don’t want to see’ – ‘Mashable’

Karissa Bell says, “Anyone with an overflowing inbox knows that separating the most important messages from the noise isn’t an easy task. That’s why Microsoft is rolling out Clutter, an inbox tool for Office 365 business customers that helps users prioritize email within Outlook. SEE ALSO: Microsoft lost the last decade. How Satya Nadella plans to win the next First previewed at Microsoft’s Exchange Conference earlier this year, Clutter aims to help users separate their most important email from everything else”. Microsoft rolls out Clutter tool to help you ignore email... [...]

‘Microsoft Will Show Us The Next Version Of Windows In Two Weeks’ – ‘ReadWrite’

David Hamilton says, “The word is official: Microsoft will host an event in San Francisco on September 30 with news on “what’s next for Windows”—a presentation all but certain to involve a good look at the long-awaited replacement for Windows 8, currently codenamed “Threshold.” Microsoft likewise appears likely to release a beta version of the operating system either at the event or shortly thereafter. That “technical preview” of Threshold will let developers and big organizations start planning for the major changes in the operating system. It’s... [...]

‘Microsoft Fights U.S. Government Over Rights to Data on Foreign Servers’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Microsoft Fights U.S. Government Over Rights to Data on Foreign Servers”. Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai says, “Microsoft is challenging a data request from the U.S. government in an unprecedented case that could have sweeping ramifications for online privacy around the world. In December 2013, the U.S. government obtained a search warrant requesting information about an email user for an investigation apparently involving drugs and money laundering. But Microsoft is refusing to cooperate because the data in question is stored in Ireland,... [...]

‘Microsoft Web Browser Security Bug Could Impact Millions of Users’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Microsoft Web Browser Security Bug Could Impact Millions of Users”. Adario Strange says, “Microsoft issued a security advisory on Saturday warning users of a vulnerability in its Internet Explorer web browser that could allow malicious “remote code execution.” The vulnerability affects all versions of the browser and, as of this writing, there is no patch available to fix the issue. Revealing the vulnerability on its website, Microsoft stated: The vulnerability exists in the way that Internet Explorer accesses an object... [...]

‘Microsoft Revenue $20.4 Billion For Q3 2014 Beats Estimates; Search Advertising Up 38 Percent’ – ‘Marketing Land’ Article

The latest article on  ‘Marketing Land’ is titled “Microsoft Revenue $20.4 Billion For Q3 2014 Beats Estimates; Search Advertising Up 38 Percent”. Ginny Marvin says, “In the first earnings report since Satya Nadella took the helm as CEO, Microsoft today announced revenue of $20.4 billion for third fiscal quarter of 2014, beating analysts’ estimate of $20.38 billion. Earnings per share came in at $0.68 per share, also beating estimates, which had pegged per share earnings at $.063. Revenue was essentially flat from the previous year and net income fell 6.6 percent... [...]

‘Microsoft’s Data Culture: It Just Might Work’ – ‘ReadWrite’

The latest post on ‘ReadWrite’ is titled “Microsoft’s Data Culture: It Just Might Work”. Matt Assay says, “No one would accuse me of being a Microsoft shill. Having grown up in Linux, I have a longstanding antipathy to Microsoft’s machinations against open source (which have been thawing of late, thankfully). But after more than 10 years of raging against the Redmond machine, I’ve also developed a profound appreciation for Microsoft’s ability to make difficult technologies approachable to average users. I’m therefore encouraged by Microsoft’s... [...]

‘The New “One Microsoft” Is—Finally—Poised For The Future’ – ‘ReadWrite’

The latest post on ‘ReadWrite’ is titled “The New “One Microsoft” Is—Finally—Poised For The Future”. Dan Rowinski says, “Microsoft has completely overhauled its corporate kernel. The stodgy old enterprise company whose former CEO once called open source Linux a “cancer” is gone. So is its notorious tendency to keep developers and consumers within its walled gardens. The “One Microsoft” goal that looked like more gaseous corporate rhetoric upon its debut last summer now is instead much closer to actual reality. You can see the proof both in Microsoft’s... [...]

‘Microsoft Launches OneNote for Mac, Makes Windows Version Free’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Microsoft Launches OneNote for Mac, Makes Windows Version Free”. Karissa Bell says, “Microsoft released a Mac version of its cloud-based note taking platform OneNote, Monday. The company also announced it would be offering both Mac and Windows versions of the software to users for free. Previously, the full Windows version of the app was only available to users who paid for the full Office Productivity suite of software, though mobile and web versions were already free“. Microsoft Launches OneNote for Mac, Makes Windows Version... [...]

‘Windows 8.1 May Become A Freebie OS’ – ‘ReadWrite’

The latest post on ‘ReadWrite’ is titled “Windows 8.1 May Become A Freebie OS”. Adriana Lee says, “Microsoft is reportedly building a variation of Windows dubbed “Windows 8.1 with Bing.” It’s apparently part of an experiment to offer the operating system with tighter integration to featured Microsoft apps and services—primarily, at least at first, Microsoft’s Bing search engine. Windows Bing may also be part of a plan to boost adoption by giving away the OS for free or at a reduced cost to both individual users interested in upgrading their Windows... [...]

‘Microsoft SkyDrive Morphs Into OneDrive, Bringing New Features’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Microsoft SkyDrive Morphs Into OneDrive, Bringing New Features”. Pete Pachal says, “Announced a few weeks ago, Microsoft is officially flipping the switch on transitioningSkyDrive into OneDrive. But it’s not just a name change — the service boasts new features including camera uploads on Android, a new collaboration tool and better video handling. Microsoft was forced to change the name of its cloud storage service after it lost a legal dispute with Sky Broadcasting in the U.K. It settled on the name OneDrive to emphasize the... [...]