Today Microsoft launched a new platform called Microsoft Health, and to accompany this they are officially launching the long rumored health and fitness band, called, well, Microsoft Band. And to satisfy the new cross platform initiatives by the company, Microsoft Health is compatible with several fitness tracking services such as UP by Jawbone, MapMyFitness, MyFitnessPal, and Runkeeper. The Microsoft Band will be compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, which should satisfy most smartphone owners, and there is a Heath app available for each platform as well. Microsoft Health is described as a cloud based service which can unite data from different health and fitness devices and services into a single secure location. This will allow a more holistic picture of your health and fitness...

Windows 8.1 Preview Released

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52 by Ryan Smith on 6/26/2013

Outlook 2013 RT Coming Free to Windows RT 8.1 Tablets Later this Year

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10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/5/2013

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76 by Jarred Walton on 5/30/2013

The Great Equalizer Part 2: Surface Pro vs. Android Devices in 3DMark

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57 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/2/2013

Microsoft Surface Pro mSATA SSD Upgrade: Dangerous but Successful

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35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/17/2013

Microsoft Surface Pro Teardown: mSATA SSD Inside

After we published our Surface Pro review I went back and updated it to confirm that the SSD inside was indeed of the mSATA variety. My particular review sample...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/13/2013

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229 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/5/2013

Three Months with Microsoft's Office 365

Windows and Office. It’s a duo that has made up the core of Microsoft’s business since before I was born, and remains the cornerstone upon which the rest of...

113 by Vivek Gowri on 1/31/2013

Hands on with Microsoft's Surface Pro, Available in US & Canada on February 9th

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56 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/22/2013

Microsoft Announces New Surface RT SKU: 64GB Without Touch Cover

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18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/22/2013

Rounding Out the Surface Announcements: New Markets and New Touch Covers

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4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/22/2013

Microsoft Announces Surface Pro Pricing and Availability: 17W IVB Starting at $899 in January 2013

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93 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/29/2012

Microsoft Releases Windows 8 & Windows RT

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63 by Ryan Smith on 10/26/2012

The Windows RT Review

Meet Windows RT. It’s Microsoft’s first major foray into the modern tablet market, the shipping version of Windows-on-ARM, and it’s one of Microsoft’s most important product launches ever. Windows...

233 by Vivek Gowri & Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/25/2012

Microsoft Surface Review

A week ago, I sat in an auditorium and listened to Steve Sinofsky talk about the tablet market. He talked about how the iPad was a great device, and...

235 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/23/2012

Inside Microsoft's Surface RT Tablet

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73 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/16/2012

Microsoft Surface RT Starting at $499, Available 10/26, Preorder Today

Earlier this summer Microsoft did the somewhat unexpected and announced first party Windows RT and Windows 8 tablet hardware under the Surface brand. Microsoft wanted to have flagship devices...

68 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/16/2012

Windows 8 Pre-Orders Start; $39.99 Download Option on October 26th

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76 by Ryan Smith on 10/15/2012

Office for Mac 2011 Gets Retina Display Support

Since the launch of the MacBook Pro with Retina display in June, Microsoft had announced full compatibility of Office for Mac 2011 with Mountain Lion, but had neither confirmed...

11 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 9/19/2012

The Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC

Check out our hands on with the devices here. At an event today in NYC, HTC unveiled its first two Windows Phone 8 devices: the Windows Phone 8X and 8S...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/19/2012

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