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Will Microsoft Increase Windows Prices?

Buzz among the bees is that Microsoft could increase its Windows licensing plans, and the company is eyeing certain types of PCs for this move that is sure to have an impact on prices. Most specifically, those

Microsoft Targets IP Address That Activates Pirated Windows

A tried and tested way to get tried and tested results? Microsoft has gone after an IP address that it believes tried to activate pirated copy of Windows and Office. The lawsuit filed claims both copyright and

Windows 7 OEM License Sales Ending This Week

Time for Microsoft to bring its modern operating systems into the spotlight. Windows 7 OEM license sales are soon to be part of history, with the company ending sales of such installations by the end of this

Russia Purchased Just 7 Windows Licenses Between July And August

Talk about unyielding intentions! Russia, along with China, is one of the few countries that is slowly shifting away from Microsoft software, at least on government PCs. As a result, the country has placed fewer orders for

More Than 200 Million Windows 8 Licenses Sold, Microsoft Confirms

Remember Tami Reller? The senior Microsoft executive? Of course, you do. She has been out the spotlight these past couple of months, but nevertheless, leads up marketing work at Redmond. Another things that has been out of

Microsoft Reportedly Generates $3.4 Billion Per Year From Android Licenses

Microsoft currently holds several important patents that cover a number of Android features like synchronization, security and file storage. And the company has now focused its attention to license its patents portfolio. Analysts now estimate that Microsoft

Nokia Will Receive More Money From Microsoft This Year In The Form Of Platform Support

Nokia may be back to winning ways, but the company will still get more in payments from Microsoft as part of its agreement with Redmond, than it will pay in the form of OS royalties. The company

Windows 7 has sold 400 million licenses

During the Day 1 keynote of our annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Steve Ballmer revealed that Windows 7 has officially sold 400 million licenses to-date. That equates to 7 copies of Windows 7 sold a second. Windows