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Jim DuBois named Microsoft corporate vice president and CIO

Jim DuBois named Microsoft corporate vice president and CIO

Microsoft has announced today that Jim DuBois, a company faithful, has been appointed the new chief information officer, as well as corporate vice president. Under the new CIO position, DuBois will be responsible for "delivering a broad range of IT initiatives" to the company's customers base and employees. This isn't a new task for DuBois, who has been the interim CIO at Microsoft for the past half year.

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Former Microsoft exec charged with insider trading

Former Microsoft exec charged with insider trading

A former Microsoft senior manager has been charged with insider trading by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, passing confidential financial results information to a partner who then traded on the stock exchange and shared the ill-gotten gains. Brian Jorgenson, who worked in Microsoft's corporate finance and investments division, and friend Sean T. Stokke made $393,125 in total through the scheme, the SEC says; meanwhile, a parallel criminal action by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Washington has also been announced.

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Microsoft Surfaces scarce for the holidays as Music Kit remains in limbo

Microsoft Surfaces scarce for the holidays as Music Kit remains in limbo

Looking to buy a Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2 tablet computer in time for Christmas? Don't go to the source. It seems the Surface situation over at the online Microsoft Store is bleak. The online retailer has been out of its two hero tablet models for "the past several days," reports Neowin. But they're out there if you know where to keep digging. "X" marks the spot after the jump.

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Xbox 360 users rejoice: Microsoft hasn’t abandoned you

Xbox 360 users rejoice: Microsoft hasn’t abandoned you

While users of the recently past generation of gaming consoles could very well be (rightfully) worried about the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 taking away support from their precious Xbox 360 and PS3 units this season, Microsoft appears to be keeping scares at bay. What the company is doing instead is reassuring the public that they'll be continuing to push not only support for the thousands and thousands of Xbox 360 users in the world today, they'll be unveiling new projects in the near future. This begins with the 2014 Xbox 360 game countdown.

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Google grabs Microsoft Photosynth genius for smart machines

Google grabs Microsoft Photosynth genius for smart machines

Microsoft has lost a high-profile engineer involved in Bing maps, wearables research, and augmented reality, Blaise Agüera y Arcas, jumping ship to Google where he will reportedly work on machine learning. Having been named "Distinguished Engineer" at Microsoft in 2011, Agüera y Arcas joined the company in 2006 after his startup Seadragon Software was acquired; it went on to develop the Silverlight, Pivot, Photosynth and other technologies used in the Microsoft Live Labs, after the engineer wowed the audience in a 2007 TED talk about how 2D images could create 3D virtual environments as an early form of Photosynth.

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Windows 7 OEM sales end date redacted by Microsoft

Windows 7 OEM sales end date redacted by Microsoft

Earlier this month, Microsoft's operating system lifecycle chart was given an update with little (read: no) fanfare. With the update came two dates, one showing the end of retail sales for Windows 7, and one showing the end of OEM sales for the same aged OS. The revelation sparked grumbles and whatnot, but as it turns out, only half of the lifecycle chart was correct.

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Microsoft Build 2014 detailed: headed to Moscone Center in April

Microsoft Build 2014 detailed: headed to Moscone Center in April

The official Microsoft developer event series by the name of Build 2014 has been announced, moving to the Moscone Center in San Francisco. This location is the same as used by Apple, Samsung, and Google for their yearly developer events, making this one of the most developer-frenzied event centers in the world without a doubt. This event will be held on April 2nd on through the 4th of 2014.

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