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Microsoft is making it easy to stop Windows 10 rebooting your PC randomly for updates
The Verge
Microsoft is unveiling some changes to the way Windows Updates are applied to Windows 10 PCs with the upcoming Creators Update. The software giant has long been criticized by Windows 10 users for its aggressive approach to applying updates, and it's ...
Microsoft's latest Windows 10 test build supports ability to block non-Store appsZDNet
Microsoft adds Store app-only restriction as option in Windows 10Computerworld
Windows 10 update - Microsoft overhauls Cortana and security protection in new
Tom's Hardware -OnMSFT (blog) -MSPoweruser -MSPoweruser
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Microsoft CFO Focused on Growing LinkedIn
When it comes to Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) $26 billion acquisition of professional social network LinkedIn, the deal isn't about finding synergies and duplicate costs but about growing its user base, said Microsoft's Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood ...

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Microsoft employees donate a record $142M to non-profits, and have a lot of fun along the way
Microsoft has again broken its record for employee giving, donating $142 million to nearly 19,000 charities last year. That's a 14 percent increase over the previous year's donations, and the sixth straight year that Microsoft workers have given away ...
Microsoft Philanthropies has committed more than $1 billion in cloud services in its first yearOnMSFT (blog)
Microsoft and its employees donated over $650 million in cash, cloud services and software in 2016PR Newswire (press release)

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Why Microsoft Launching an Xbox Subscription Gaming Service Was Practically Inevitable
Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass service, unveiled on Tuesday and due in the spring, gives Xbox One users the ability to download and play "over 100 Xbox One and backward compatible Xbox 360 games." Initial supported titles include Halo 5: Guardians, NBA ...
New Xbox Game Pass Service Doesn't Impact Games With Gold, Microsoft SaysGameSpot
Microsoft has (possibly) begun giving away Xbox Onesies againOnMSFT (blog)
Microsoft says its newest Xbox service won't kill GameStop after allYahoo Finance -The INQUIRER
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Microsoft: Role models key to solving girls in STEM crisis
Computer Business Review
A Microsoft study into STEM has revealed that businesses and schools only have a small 5-year window in which to foster a love for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Not only is that small window a huge challenge, but those ideally placed to ...

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Microsoft to discontinue Skype Wi-Fi as of March 31
Microsoft is advising those with Skype Credit to use it toward calling mobile and landline numbers. Microsoft's official reason given for Skype Wi-Fi's imminent demise: "We're retiring Skype Wi-Fi globally so we can better focus our efforts on bringing ...
Microsoft Monday: Major Windows 10 Upgrade Revealed, Halo Split-Screen To Return, Skype Lite ArrivesForbes
Skype Wi-Fi is Being Retired, No Word Yet on Microsoft (blog)
Microsoft is binning its Skype WiFi hotspot serviceThe INQUIRER
Economic Times -Neowin -BetaNews -Skype Support
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Network World

Microsoft may owe you $100 if you bought from the Microsoft Store
Network World
Microsoft has settled a class-action lawsuit regarding sales at its Microsoft Store outlets. And if you made a purchase at one of those stores, you might be owed as much as $100. The lawsuit alleged that Microsoft Store receipts contained too much ...
Microsoft will pay $1.2M to settle class-action suit over misprinted retail store receiptsAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
The Microsoft Store's unintentional cash back offer | PC PerspectivePC Perspective

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Digital Trends

Microsoft Office 365's new Editor pane: Can Word's AI really make you a better writer?
Microsoft has added a new pane view for its AI proof reader, Editor. Image: Microsoft. Microsoft has rolled out new quick-editing features for Editor, its machine learning-powered proof reader for Office 365 subscribers. Microsoft announced Editor last ...
Microsoft adds more intelligence to make Office 365 safer and easier to useDigital Trends
Microsoft Graph: The APIs to Office 365's hidden richesInfoWorld

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Microsoft CFO Amy Hood at Morgan Stanley conference -
"You want to keep the core growing and they're doing a great job of that," chief financial officer Amy Hood said.

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Microsoft Takes Aim At PlayStation Now With Netflix-Like Xbox Game Pass
Microsoft has just rolled out an attractive new subscription service called “Xbox Game Pass” that may be the most “Netflix for video games”-like entry to date. It's a $9.99 per month subscription that gives players access to 100+ Xbox One/Xbox 360 ...
Xbox Game Pass: Microsoft to Launch Netflix-Style $10 Monthly ServiceVariety
Microsoft Unveils $10 Monthly Gaming Subscription Service For Xbox One [Update]Kotaku
GameStop, Best Buy Hit As Microsoft Prepares Netflix-Style Online Gaming PlanInvestor's Business Daily
Business Insider -The Independent -Polygon -Xbox Wire
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