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HP slaps up Microsoft with Windows 7 ad
Windows 7 is back by popular demand, if you ask the guys at HP HQ that is...
Review: Microsoft Xbox One
Yes I disappeared for a while as I received the new Microsoft Xbox One and had to ‘test’ it out for a while :)
Nokia closing in on new CEO...
Tech firm Nokia is searching for a new CEO to replace Stephen Elop, who negotiated the company's handset sale to former employer Microsoft before rejoining the software giant as part of the deal.
What got Kiwis talking in the NZ Channel market last year...
Geoff Hunt, Des Ling, Alicia Keys, a struggling Trade Me rival, the Samsung S4, the newly released Microsoft Office, a desperate Renaissance, a $80m telco sale plus more - find out what made the news during 2013 in the New Zealand channel market...
Sun not yet set on Microsoft's Windows XP support threat
"Our goal is to provide great antimalware solutions for our consumer and business customers. We will continue to work with our customers and partners in doing so..."
Xbox launches military feel to new-look Titanfall controller
One of the many positives surrounding a big game release is the limited edition gaming gear that comes with it and Titanfall proves to be no exception.
Windows 9 in line as Microsoft drops Windows 8 flops?
"To distance itself from the Windows 8 debacle, Microsoft is currently planning to drop the Windows 8 name and brand this next release as Windows 9…"
Yet another Windows executive leaves Microsoft...
Following on from Jon DeVaan's Microsoft retirement earlier this week, Redmond's head of software testing has also cut his losses.
PS4 sales surpass 4 million consoles
The PlayStation 4 has sold over 4.2 million consoles as of December 28th, 2013, according to new figures released by Sony, exceeding the Xbox One by 1.2 million consoles.
Xbox One sales top 3 million mark
Since the Xbox One launched in 13 countries on November 22 last year, the console has sold over three million units.
Microsoft’s new CIO gets down to business
Twenty-year Redmond veteran labelled a "tech leader with a unique view of IT innovation and deep understanding of technical strategy."
Into the Dead now available for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone
Game publisher PikPok has announced that their original title, Into the Dead, is now available for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone.
Microsoft triggers hi-tech rat trap build among students
A trio of third-year University of Waikato computer science students has designed a unique monitoring system for hi-tech rat traps, which can be used to collect data on the range of pests that threaten the kiwi in its natural environment.
Ryse: Son of Rome releases “Colosseum Pack” add-on
Microsoft and Crytek are enhancing the “Ryse: Son of Rome” experience with a free game update to Gladiator Mode that includes two new level events.
Microsoft NZ: Trends in workforce mobility
We’ve all seen it – employees working at home, individuals working on laptops and tablets in cafés, workers triaging emails on their mobile phone.
10, 9, 8, 7, wait, is Ballmer still here…?
Redmond will ring in the New Year with Steve Ballmer still in the Microsoft hot-seat, with the tech giant not set to appoint a new CEO until early 2014.
Synnex rewards customers with Microsoft device bundles
Whether it be a Surface Pro or an Xbox One, three lucky Synnex customers have claimed top entertainment awards this week, thanks to their commitment to Microsoft's hardware and software.
Helpouts… a killer app for Video Collaboration?
A seasoned collaboration pro, it is pretty rare that I see something with a hook that stands above the amazing futuristic world that I live within every day; the unusual has become usual and not a lot surprises me now.
Revera joins Microsoft Cloud OS Network
Revera is gearing up to spearhead Microsoft’s Cloud OS Network in New Zealand.
Surface 2: Go leaner and meaner this Xmas…
Thinner, faster, and lighter than before. Surface 2 is always on, and ready to go when you are.
Microsoft: Kiwis beware, of World Cup cyber scare...
New Zealand may not have qualified, but for the many Kiwis making the trip to South America to the FIFA World Cup next summer, Microsoft has strong words of warning.
Microsoft NZ: Windows 8.1 reaches over 130,000 apps
Windows 8.1 is Windows 8 made better, with major improvements in personalization, Search, in-built apps from Microsoft, the Windows Store, app multi-tasking, and the return of the Start Button...
Xbox One smashes 2 million consoles mark
Xbox One looks become the most popular next-gen console this Christmas period with worldwide sales passing two million units, equating to around 111,111 Xbox One’s per day.
Find the Windows Phone that fits you…
With so much to choose from, Microsoft New Zealand unveils the full array of Windows Phone - all available to Kiwis this Christmas.