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Submission + - Sinofsky leaves Microsoft, Julie Larson-Green now in charge of Windows Division (winbeta.org)

BogenDorpher writes: Steven Sinofsky, the man who was behind the development and marketing of Windows (including the recently released Windows 8), Internet Explorer, Outlook.com, and SkyDrive had apparently left the company. In his place, Julie Larson-Green will run the Windows division while Tami Reller will take charge of the business of Windows.
Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft lanches Outlook.com, introduces metrofied mail on the web (winbeta.org)

BogenDorpher writes: Microsoft, in an attempt to unify it's UI across all platforms, have today launched Outlook.com, a new add-on to it's popular Hotmail service. Outlook.com is practically the same as Hotmail, with the addition of a brand new metro user interface that cleans the whole thing up to make it clean and simple.
Desktops (Apple)

Submission + - Hackers targeting security hole in Microsoft Office for Mac (winbeta.org)

BogenDorpher writes: For those who run Microsoft's Office for Mac, be warned of a new security hole that is being actively targeted by hackers. This new threat actually relies on a three-year old vulnerability in the way Office for Mac handles different types of Microsoft Word Files.
Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft details Windows 8 for ARM (WOA) (winbeta.org)

BogenDorpher writes: In a new Building Windows 8 blog post, Microsoft details Windows 8 on ARM, now known as WOA. As Microsoft explains, WOA is a new member of the Windows family that builds on the foundation of Windows. Best of all, it will have Office 15 apps integrated.
Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft details the Windows Store (winbeta.org)

BogenDorpher writes: Microsoft details the full Windows Store customer experience including browsing for apps and searching though a catalog of apps. On top of that, Microsoft has made it easy to update apps in Windows 8.
Microsoft

Submission + - Developer states he's pirating Windows 8 (winbeta.org)

BogenDorpher writes: "Well this is interesting read. A developer is openly stating that he will be pirating Microsoft's upcoming operating system, Windows 8, because he is tired of the company's Windows activation issues. He argues that pirating Windows is easier than actually activating a legit copy."
Microsoft

Submission + - Mass Effect 3 demo for Xbox coming this February (winbeta.org)

BogenDorpher writes: Mass Effect, one of the most popular games on the Xbox to date, is preparing for another installment of the series. A Mass Effect 3 demo will be launching on February 14th 2012, and will include Kinect voice integration!
Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft announces Kinect for Windows (winbeta.org)

BogenDorpher writes: During the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced that the Kinect would be available for Windows begining February 1st of this year. On top of that, the price was revealed to be $250, which is $100 more than the Kinect for Xbox.
Data Storage

Submission + - Windows 8 to have Storage Spaces (t.co)

BogenDorpher writes: "In a new Windows 8 blog post, Microsoft details a new feature to Windows 8 called Storage Spaces. This new feature allows for a safe and efficient storage pool for those who have large amounts of data and fear drive failures."
Media

Submission + - Xbox Kinect used to create music video (winbeta.org)

BogenDorpher writes: We all know that the Microsoft Kinect is a cool way to interact with games and entertainment. But did you know it can be used to create a music video? New Look's "Nap on the Bow" utilizes the Kinect for a jaw dropping music video.
Microsoft

Submission + - Hung Jury in Microsoft-Novell Win95 antitrust case (winbeta.org)

BogenDorpher writes: Jurors in a federal court antitrust case involving Microsoft and Novell were unable to reach an unanimous verdict today in a case that deals with Microsoft and its predatory behavior towards the WordPerfect productivity suite back in the 1990s.
Microsoft

Submission + - Windows 8 now allows you to sign in via a picture (winbeta.org)

BogenDorpher writes: Microsoft is showing off a new feature called "picture password" in Windows 8. Microsoft is claiming that this new feature is optional and not a replacement to the text password, but instead a cool and secure new way to sign-in

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