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Microsoft OneNote tops Mac App store
OneNote for Mac has become the most popular free Mac app in the App Store in a single day, besting OS X update Mavericks, which was released in October.
Microsoft picks Provoke as cloud solutions partner
Microsoft selects Provoke Solutions to drive a comprehensive education and awareness campaign about Microsoft cloud solutions, which will unfold over the next six months.
One small step for Microsoft… one giant leap for Mac users
OneNote for Mac is today available for free download from the Mac App Store, as Microsoft delivers three versions of its electronic note-taking application to the public.
Microsoft set to unveil Office for iPad…
New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will unveil Office for iPad at Microsoft’s cloud and mobile conference in San Francisco...
Microsoft's Cloud OS Summit: Learn the wider benefits of cloud technologies...
How can cloud technologies drive more efficiency and deliver new forms of value to your organisation? Microsoft’s answer is the Cloud OS.
Microsoft unveils new ‘Personal’ Office 365 SKU
"We recognise that there are households of all shapes and sizes and we’re committed to delivering the right Office for everyone – whether that be one person or an entire household."
If I could turn back time... well, 10 years to be exact
"We would have a stronger position in the phone market today if I could re-do, for example, the last 10 years."
Google turns the screw on competitors...
Google has announced it is to lower the prices of its Google Drive subscriptions, placing even greater pressure on its competitors.
How tech can combat the incoming storm...
The job of studying New Zealand's abundant natural resources falls on the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and their Microsoft Lync unified communications (UC) solution with Lync-optimised Polycom IP desktop phones.
Microsoft: Xbox One's "sugar-coated"
Microsoft's Phil Spencer has conceded that Microsoft's Xbox One messaging across the May 2013 reveal event and E3 2013 could have been handled better.
Titanfall servers switched on today for NZ gamers
EA, Respawn and Microsoft have announced that Australian servers will be coming online starting today to support Titanfall in Australia and New Zealand.
Microsoft issues SMB Windows XP warning...
In today’s fast-paced world, efficiency is everything. Bigger, better, faster – that’s what everyone, small businesses included, seems to be chasing. However, technology at many small businesses today remains stuck in the past.
Either do your job, or don’t do your job
"If you’re going do a job, do a job. And if you’re not going to do a job, don’t do a job. And that is the key of everything."
Windows 8.1 - what you should know
On 8 April 2014 Microsoft retires support for Windows XP: there’s now some urgency to upgrade to a more modern operating system.
From Sochi to start-ups - what SMBs can learn...
With all of the Olympics media coverage over the last few weeks, it’s clear that the strategies and insights of world-class athletes are ones many businesses could apply to their own success.
Android devices fuel strong tablet growth...
Worldwide sales of tablets to end users reached 195.4 million units in 2013, a 68 percent increase on 2012, according to Gartner.
Finally, a Lync solution that works...
After trying numerous internet service providers to get its Microsoft Lync unified communications services operational, an Auckland-based IT services provider turned to Kordia for its Microsoft Lync certified OnKor offering.
Introducing the basics of Windows 8.1 apps...
The Windows App Store works just like the Apple App Store and Google Play...
Top Microsoft execs head for Redmond exit…
Satya Nadella’s first real task as new Microsoft CEO will be replacing two Redmond executives, who look set to walk out of the door amid more high-level changes this week.
Microsoft NZ issues one month Windows XP warning...
Microsoft is urging New Zealand consumers still running the 12-year old software to take action now and upgrade their system to avoid exposure to cyber-attacks.
Partners: Know which Office 365 SKU to sell...
For the benefit of channel partners across New Zealand, The Channel explains which Office 365 SKU to sell to clients.
Microsoft NZ: A year of reinvention
Over the past year, as the world has continued to pursue lives and workplaces with greater connectedness and mobility, Microsoft has equally set itself upon a path of reinvention.
X marks the spot for game-changing Nokia
"This may be a few years too late, but it is a much needed move by Nokia to recapture share of the smartphone market by becoming part of the Android ecosystem."
Microsoft ramps up Windows Phone commitment with new partners
"While certainly pragmatic, the Nokia X strategy must have been a hard one for the traditionally proud Microsoft to swallow."