Archive for the ‘Microsoft’ Category

Microsoft unveils 12 Milestone Moments of 2012

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Microsoft has produced a video showing what the 12 milestone moments for the company in 2012.

Some of the highlights include Windows 8 and MS Office.

Watch the full video below:

Windows 8 key to Microsoft’s future

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, in a presentation in Anaheim, has told analysts Windows is still the core financial foundation of its business, despite growing concerns that slow personal computer sales are effecting the technology giant.

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Facebook overtakes Microsoft in UK, Google still on top

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Whilst Google is still the most popular website in the UK, Facebook is now in 2nd place, overtaking Microsoft related websites (MSN/WindowsLive/Bing).

A report from online measurement body UKOM/Nielsen has found, for the month of May,

  • Facebook attracted 26.8 million visitors
  • Microsoft wasn’t too far behind, on 26.2 million visitors
  • Google was the clear leader however, with 33.9 million visitors
  • Twitter had 6.1 million visitors
  • While LinkedIn had 3.6 million visitors

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One in 14 downloads malicious, warns Microsoft

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

A warning from Microsoft, hackers are starting to trick people into downloading viruses, rather than installing them on your PC without you noticing.

Feedback from the Internet Explorer (IE) web browser has shown that 1 out of every 14 programs downloaded contain malicious code.

Our top two tips,

Only download content from trusted sources


Keep your browser up to date!

You can read more over at the nzherald

Microsoft buys Skype for $US8.5b

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Microsoft has purchased Skype for US$8.5 billion, with the intention of increasing its online presence to rival that of Google and Facebook.

Skype had reportedly also attracted interest from Cisco, Facebook and Google. Skype is Microsofts largest ever acquisition, eclipsing its $6.3 billion purchase of Quantive.

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer said on Tuesday,

“Skype is a phenomenal service that is loved by millions of people around the world,”

“Together we will create the future of real-time communications so people can easily stay connected to family, friends, clients and colleagues anywhere in the world.”

Skype has 170 million users worldwide.

You can read more about the acquisition at the nzherald