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Microsoft on Wednesday announced another reorganization of its smartphone business with plans to streamline operations and eliminate redundant personnel. The company will lay off 1850 of its employees in Finland and other countries and will take a $950 million charge. The actions seem to be in line with Microsoft’s plans to focus on development of flagship smartphones and leave the market of mass handsets. When Microsoft closed its acquisition of Nokia in late April, 2014, it received approximately 25,000 new employees from around the world, who were involved into development, production, sales, and distribution of smartphones and feature phones. Shortly after, in July, 2014, Microsoft laid off 12,500 former Nokia staff as a part of its major reorganization, when it let go 18,000 Microsoft employees...

Hands On: Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, & New Lumia Phones

After the press event today, Microsoft had all of the devices available for a hands-on experience. Of all the devices, I was most excited to see the Surface Book...

48 by Brett Howse on 10/6/2015

Microsoft Launches Three New Lumia Phones

Today Microsoft officially revealed three phones which have been showing up in leaks for the past while. Leaks always seem to take away some of the wow factor at...

56 by Brett Howse on 10/6/2015

Microsoft Reveals the Surface Book

Pretty much since the original Surface was born, I, and many others, have wished that Microsoft would try their hands at a laptop computer. It’s not even that the...

113 by Brett Howse on 10/6/2015

Microsoft Announces the Surface Pro 4, from $900

Devices Day at Microsoft grows every year. We have seen the numerous Surface announcements come through the special event held in NYC, as well as the peripheral devices around...

93 by Ian Cutress on 10/6/2015

Microsoft Windows 10 Devices Day NYC Live Blog

We're here in New York City for today's Microsoft hardware event. Thus far Microsoft has been very dilligent about avoiding leaks, so with any luck they should be able...

46 by Ian Cutress & Brett Howse on 10/6/2015

Windows 10 Feature Focus: CompactOS

Microsoft took a serious look at how to save space from the operating system files with Windows 8.1 Update. What they came up with at the time was WIMBoot...

67 by Brett Howse on 10/2/2015

Windows 10 Feature Focus: .NET Native

Programming languages seem to be cyclical. Low level languages give developers the chance to have very fast code with the minimum of commands necessary, but the closer you code...

30 by Brett Howse on 10/2/2015

Fable Legends Early Preview: DirectX 12 Benchmark Analysis

DirectX 12 is now out in the wild as a part of Windows 10 and the updated driver model WDDM 2.0 that comes with it. Unlike DX11, there are...

141 by Ryan Smith, Ian Cutress & Daniel Williams on 9/24/2015

Microsoft Office 2016 Is Released Worldwide Today

Today Microsoft is launching a pretty important set of products. Office 2016 is now available worldwide, and marks the first major update to the suite since Office 2013 was...

35 by Brett Howse on 9/22/2015

Windows 10 Build 10547 Brings Some Nice Changes For Insiders

It’s Friday and Gabe Aul has unleashed another new build of Windows 10 to people in the Windows Insider Program’s fast ring. Unlike the last build which was mostly...

71 by Brett Howse on 9/18/2015

Microsoft Quietly Rolls Out Windows RT Update To Enable Windows 10 Style Start Menu

When Windows 10 was first announced, one of the first questions was would this upgrade be available for Windows RT devices running on ARM based platforms. The answer was...

19 by Brett Howse on 9/16/2015

Windows 10 Mobile One Step Closer to Release: Build 10536 Released To Insiders

When Microsoft launched Windows 10 on the PC, it was just one part of a bigger story, and today Microsoft released a new build of Windows 10 Mobile for...

25 by Brett Howse on 9/15/2015

Microsoft Announces Surface Enterprise Initiative, Partners With Dell, HP, And More

This morning, Corporate VP of the Windows and Devices Group Yusuf Mehdi made a fairly startling announcement. Microsoft has created a new partnership to help drive Windows 10 adoption...

21 by Brett Howse on 9/8/2015

Microsoft Announces VP9 Support Is Coming To Edge

Today Microsoft announced that support for VP9 and the WebM container is in development for the Microsoft Edge browser that ships with Windows 10. Over the past couple of...

16 by Brandon Chester on 9/8/2015

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 35 - Windows 10 and Skylake

AnandTech Podcast #35: The summer season has been busier than usual. Microsoft released Windows 10, it’s latest operating system, as a free upgrade to current Windows 7 and Windows...

11 by Ian Cutress on 8/31/2015

The Windows 10 Review: The Old & New Face of Windows

Let’s flash back to 2012. About three years ago, Windows 8, the last major release of Microsoft’s ubiquitous operating system, was released to manufacturers. This was to be Microsoft’s...

284 by Brett Howse on 8/25/2015

Microsoft Makes Cortana For Android Available As A Public Beta

Earlier this year Microsoft announced that their digital assistant Cortana would be making its way to iOS and Android in addition to its launch on Windows Phone and Windows...

12 by Brandon Chester on 8/24/2015

Windows 10 Insider Preview Continues: Build 10525 Released To Fast Ring

Even though Windows 10 is now officially launched, the Insider Program is going to continue. People that have joined the preview program now have a new build of Windows...

47 by Brett Howse on 8/18/2015

Xbox One Will Be Upgraded To Windows 10 In November

Just a couple of days ago, Windows 10 was launched for the PC and the rollout is underway. But that is just a single aspect of Windows 10, and...

25 by Brett Howse on 8/5/2015

Xbox One To Get TV DVR Capabilities

Those that never got to experience Windows Media Center as the hub of a home entertainment system likely wonder why there is such a vocal group of people who...

19 by Brett Howse on 8/4/2015

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