Microsoft may be making All-in-one desktops similar to iMac


Microsoft is rumored to be making All-in-one PCs (AIO) soon. According to recent industry sources, it seems the company is working with supply chain operators to develop AIO PCs, possibly as a part of its successful “Surface” line. Although Microsoft has not confirmed this, it seems the estimated launch time will be third quarter of 2016 or later.

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Microsoft is giving away free XBox One to students, with the purchase of Surface Pro 4


If you are a student and in the market for a new laptop, here’s your chance to bag a free XBox One! Yep, as surprising as it sounds, the Redmond-giant is currently running a promotion that will allow students to get a free XBox One ($299 value without tax), with the purchase of a new Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book.

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Microsoft manufactures its 1 millionth XBox Elite controller

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Xbox One Elite wireless controller (not to be confused with the standard controller) has reached a new milestone. This controller was originally launched in October 2015, and since then the demand has almost always been higher than supply. A tweet from the head of XBox division, Phil Spencer, confirmed that the company has manufactured its 1 millionth Elite controller today.

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Microsoft’s Surface sales climb 29% while Windows Phone falls by 49%


Sales of Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book contributed to a healthy 29% rise in sales for Microsoft. In sheer numbers, that is $1.35 billion from last year’s $1.1 billion. However, while Surface sales was successful, the company’s phone division took a 49% plunge, creating a major disappointment.

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Microsoft drops support for Windows 7 and Windows 8 for newer PCs


If your computer has a newer IntelAMD or Qualcomm CPU, it can only receive Microsoft support for Windows 10. Not Windows 7, not Windows 8. Yep, as crazy as it sounds, Microsoft recently announced that the company will no longer provide support for Windows 7 or Windows 8 customers, if they are using newer computers.

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Microsoft drops support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10


If you are not using Microsoft Edge or upgraded to Internet Explorer 11 already (in case you are not using Windows 10), you will need to do so ASAP. Effective January 12, 2016, the Redmond giant has officially dropped support for all previous versions of IE (8, 9 and 10). While IE isn’t exactly a popular browser anymore, Microsoft continued supporting it in order to “safeguard users”.

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