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Remote Desktop Services Now Allowed on Windows Azure VMs

New Windows Azure licensing terms (PUR) allow the use of Remote Desktop Services (RDS) on Azure Virtual Machines (WMs).

Microsoft Announces New Windows Embedded 8 Volume Licensing for Enterprises

New Windows Embedded 8 Volume licensing option allows enterprises to buy directly and unlock additional features in their existing industry devices.

June 2013 Windows Phone Toolkit; Xbox One Update; New ‘Bounty Program’

Xbox One connectivity, licensing requirements updates. Microsoft ‘bounty program’ cash for finding vulnerabilities. Setting up Client Hyper-V in Windows 8. June 2013 Windows Phone Toolkit.

Hon Hai Joins a Growing List of Microsoft’s Android and Chrome Patent Licenses

Microsoft, Foxconn sign patent for Android/Chrome devices. Outlook.com Android app–new UI, Exchange ActiveSync support. “Mañana Mail” Outlook add-in. LinkedIn Windows Phone app–Live Tiles, Speech, and more. Visual Studio 2012 CTP1 Update 3.

Office 2013 Now Transferable to New Device; Windows 8 Pro OEM Discount Prices Leaks

Office 2013 retail license agreement updates now allow customers transfer Office 2013 to a different computer if their device fails or they get a new one. Windows 8 “Trade up to touch” at staple. New discount plans leaks.

Microsoft ‘Office 2013 Supports a Single Installation’, Is Non-transferable

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013, Office Home and Business 2013 and Office Professional 2013 support “only single installation” on a computer and is non-transferable.

Microsoft Sold 60 Million Windows 8; Fixes Surface RT Sound & Other Two Critical Windows Flaws

Microsoft has sold 60 million licenses of Windows 8 as well as the number of Windows Store apps has quadrupled now “passed the 100 million app download mark.” Fixes Surface RT Sound and other critical flaws in Windows and other products.

Windows 8 40M Licenses Sold; 200B Azure Active Directory Authentications; Windows Phone 8 Random Reboot Fix Coming in Dec.

Right on the one month anniversary of the general availability of Windows 8, Microsoft announced that “40 million Windows 8 licenses has been sold to-date.”

Tami Reller, the Chief Marketing and Financial Officer for Windows at the Credit Suisse Annual Tech Conference on November 27 said, “The journey is just beginning, but I …

New Surface RT Ad Fouces ‘Touch Cover’; Windows Store Apps Crack Released; CAL Pricing Change on Dec 1

A new Windows 8 tv advertisement for the Surface RT, bring the Touch Cover and the kickstand in the spotlight.

Microsoft’s previous Windows 8 ads focused Windows Start Screen and the Picture Password option.

According to a report, Windows Store apps protection has now been cracked, …

Windows Store Hits 20K Apps; Windows 8 Product Keys Now Embedded in BIOS; Xbox TV Debut Next Year!; Kinect for Windows Help Put Kids at Ease at Alex’s Cancer Treatment Center

Windows Store available across devices on all Windows 8 platforms, grow to more than 20,000 apps worldwide, according to latest numbers, “there are now total 20,610 apps available in the Windows Store, with 17,958 of them are offered under a freeware license.”

“20,610 apps worldwide in the Windows Store …

Microsoft Retail Store Corte Madera; Agile Platform for Intelligent Systems; Signed exFAT Licensing with Five Comapnies; $100M Investment in Brazil

Microsoft opened a new retail store in Corte Madera, Calif. The opening, one of many at Microsoft in recent weeks, is part of the company’s ongoing expansion of its brick-and-mortar retail stores program.

“We’ve welcomed more than 15 million customers and counting so far, and have learned a lot from them,” said Jonathan …

How to Get a Commercial-use License for Office for Windows RT

Office for Windows RT (or Office RT) which comes bundled with all Windows RT devices “would only be for non-commercial use (the included version is Office Home and Student 2013 Windows RT edition).”

“This version of Office — which includes ARM versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote only, is “not for use …

RIM Signs exFAT Licensing Agreement, Microsoft; EU Moves Forward with Browser Choice Antitrust Probe

Microsoft and Research In Motion (RIM) on Tuesday September 18 have signed a patent licensing agreement that gives RIM broad access to the latest Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) for certain BlackBerry devices of RIM.

“Today’s smartphones and tablets require the capacity to display richer images and data than traditional cellular phones,” said …

Invites Out for October 25th Windows 8 & Surface RT Launch Event in NY; Build a Windows 8 PC Just Under $100 Per Copy

Microsoft begin sending out invites across the United States for the Windows 8 and Surface RT, launch event that will take place in New York City, on October 25.

Microsoft haven’t given out much details about the event, such as the specific venue, time or agenda for the launch — and the invitation …

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