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Microsoft announces Windows 10 S and new Surface laptop

A new version of Windows is on the way alongside a new iteration of Microsoft’s Surface hardware. Windows 10 S is a lightweight version of Windows 10. Not only is it designed to be less processor intensive due to the reduced number of background programs, but it also only runs …

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Microsoft cuts Surface price by £120

Microsoft has slashed the price of its struggling Surface tablet computers. The 32GB Surface RT is down from 400 to 279, while the 64GB model is down to 359. The Surface tablet was part of Microsoft’s ambitious Windows 8 launch, but the tablets have struggled to gain traction despite an …

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Complete Microsoft restructure sees new boss for Xbox

Microsoft has announced a major restructure of its business that sees Julie Larson-Green head up Xbox hardware and studios. The chaneges have abandoned the company’s divisional structure, which means an end to the ‘Entertainment and devices’ division, and will instead focus on ‘functions’ such as engineering, marketing, finance, research and …

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Microsoft Windows chief to take Xbox hardware role

The woman in charge of Windows is poised to lead up all Microsoft’s hardware division – including Xbox. Julie Larson-Green is in pole position to lead hardware engineering, a role that Don Mattrick was previously favourite for, reports Bloomberg. It could mean there will be no direct replacement for Mattrick …

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Microsoft Surface sales pegged at just 1.5m – report

Just 1.5m Surface tablets have been sold since the hardware’s launch in October, according to reports. Bloomberg claims to have word from insiders who reckon that sales of the entry-level Surface RT version stand at just over a million units while sales of the Surface Pro, which was released last …

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Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro launches next month

Microsoft has dated its next run at the tablet market. The firm announced its Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet will hit shelves next month, on February 9th. The device will be sold at Best Buy, Staples, and Microsoft Stores in both US and Canada at launch. The Pro model features …

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Microsoft: ‘We’re moving away from being a maker of packaged goods’

The future of the games industry is in the cloud, Microsoft VP Phil Harrison said today. He made his statement as he lifted the lid on the firm’s new London Studio: Lift London. The new studio is entirely focused on the cloud and will not be making physical video games. …

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Windows boss Steven Sinofsky leaves Microsoft as Surface launches with "modest" sales

Microsoft’s Windows boss Steven Sinofsky has, in a surprise move, suddenly left the company. No official reason has been given for the decision, but coming so soon after the launch of Microsoft’s iPad rival Surface it’s hard not to jump to conclusion – particularly when boss Steve Ballmer himself describes …

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Microsoft developing Xbox Surface tablet – report

A gaming-focused Xbox Surface tablet could be on the way from Microsoft. The Verge reports that the firm is finalizing designs for a 7-inch device that will run a custom version of Windows, which would confirm the validity of the specs sheet leaked earlier this year. The tablet will pack …

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Xbox key to pivotal week for Microsoft

Make no mistake. Microsoft’s new operating system, tablet and music service doesn’t mean Xbox is out of the spotlight. The platform holder hopes the raft of new hardware and software going live today (Friday, October 26th) has built bridges between the likes of Windows 8 and its console – and …

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