Microsoft and Dropbox have a pretty neat alliance going. Both companies, though competing with one another in the online cloud storage market, increased collaboration and cooperation. Fans were in for a pleasant surprise not too long ago when news of the mobile Office apps getting some integrated Dropbox feature was...

While we continue to hear that iOS and Android will soon have their own versions of Microsoft Office, I think it is a bad move. Microsoft Surface, Windows 8/RT and Windows Phone 8 certainly have other key features that make them worthwhile, but their strong connection to Microsoft Office is equally important when it...

Microsoft recently updated its Xbox 360 dashboard. This is part of a move that brings Internet Explorer and other Windows 8-esque features over their popular gaming and multimedia console. Apparently they didn’t just giveth, they also taketh away. What’s gone in this mandatory update? They are axing two useful – if not...

Recently, we’ve been posting more and more updates about Windows 8 applications and the number of applications in the Windows Store. It suddenly occurred to me that there is one company that has been totally silent about Windows 8 – Facebook. Windows 8, arguably one of the largest software paradigm shifts in history is...

This week, Microsoft updated its services agreement. These were very BIG changes too with subtle, yet potentially significant changes to its policy on privacy and dispute settlement. The company notified users, informing them that the new Terms of Service would go into effect on October 19th. Microsoft’s revised policy...

Microsoft have released the first public preview of the next version of Office. It’s called Office 2013 and it has a ton of new features and Windows 8 compaitibility/hooks. Office 2013 can be downloaded now here! It requires either Windows 7 or Windows 8 so if you have XP or Vista, tough luck. 🙂

Today at the E3 conference in Los Angeles, Microsoft introduced Xbox SmartGlass. Here’s what Yusuf Mehdi, chief marketing officer for Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business had to say about SmartGlass: “SmartGlass takes all of your devices and first makes them all work together, and second works in concert with...

Microsoft are continuing to push the Kinect into new hardware platforms. The push seems to correspond with the upcoming release of Windows 8. You may remember that a year ago, we published a rumor that seemed to be heading in this direction. An excerpt: The Kinect 2 will be between 40 to 60% smaller than the current...

I just saw this pretty impressive video that you guys should take a look at. Microsoft are really doing some impressive things in the Mobile/Surface space. At Tech.Ed, Microsoft demonstrates a working application that integrates a Windows Phone, Microsoft Surface and Windows Slate to form a futuristic experience. By...