Thursday, March 7, 2013

Microsoft News

For a place that is increasingly irrelevant in the world of computing, Microsoft did manage to be in the news a lot this week. Not much of it was good news though.

The Good:

If you actually have "Metro" apps you want to run, this may be a better way to go about it:
Windows 8 Tip: Run Metro Apps in Windows on the Desktop

Inside Microsoft's house of the future

The Bad:

Microsoft restores transfer rights for retail Office 2013 copies

EU fines Microsoft $733M for breaking browser pact

Microsoft Offers Windows 8 Price Breaks to Spur Touch-Screen Laptops

Sorry, PC makers. Shipments will likely fall this year, IDC says

Staples: Windows 8, Surface Pro Tablet Sales Weaker Than Expected

Windows 8 uptake slows for third straight month - Computerworld

Five reasons why Windows 8 has failed | ZDNet

The Ugly:

Why be Scroogled when you can be MicroShafted... :-)
Much like Google, Microsoft also scans your email

Really, Microsoft is getting embarrasing...
Microsoft backs privacy bill in effort to keep Google Apps out of the classroom

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