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Review: Forward To The Past With Windows Update

Many people hated Windows 8 when it came out in October 2012. Microsoft responded a year later with Windows 8.1. With the free update, people can change settings to boot computers directly into the desktop.

CBS Seattle–04/16/2014

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Windows 8 Updates Expected At Microsoft Conference

Microsoft is following through on a promise to update its Windows 8 operating system on a regular basis to respond to consumers’ complaints and other feedback.

CBS Seattle–04/01/2014

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Microsoft Says It Snooped On Hotmail To Track Leak

Microsoft Corp. acknowledged it had searched emails in a blogger’s Hotmail account to track down who was leaking company secrets.

CBS Seattle–03/21/2014

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To Spin Or Not To Spin: Does Microsoft Need Xbox?

As the company begins selling its first new Xbox in eight years Friday, some critics say Microsoft should spin the gaming unit off. They argue that Xbox distracts management from the company’s fast-growing cloud computing business

CBS Seattle–11/22/2013

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Microsoft Releasing Windows 8.1, A Year In Making

Microsoft is releasing its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download starting Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8, the dramatically different operating system that attempts to bridge the divide between tablets and PCs.

CBS Seattle–10/16/2013

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Microsoft Launches Xbox Music On Web For Free

Microsoft is making its Xbox Music streaming service available for free on the Web — even to those who don’t use Windows 8.

CBS Seattle–09/10/2013

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Microsoft Reshuffles Company Structure

Microsoft Corp. is reshuffling its business in an attempt to promote faster innovation and a sharper focus on devices and services. The move comes amid lukewarm response to the latest version of its flagship Windows operating system and a steady decline in demand for PCs.

CBS Seattle–07/11/2013

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Microsoft Windows 8 Update Will Be Free

Microsoft says a planned update to its Windows 8 operating system will be made available for free later this year.

CBS Seattle–05/14/2013

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Microsoft Touching Up Windows 8 To Address Gripes

Microsoft is retooling the latest version of its Windows operating system to address complaints and confusion that have been blamed for deepening a slump in personal computer sales.

CBS Seattle–05/07/2013

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Microsoft Says Windows Head Sinofsky Leaving

Microsoft Corp. said Monday that Steven Sinofsky (pictured), the president of its Windows and Windows Live operations, is leaving the company.

11/12/2012

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