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Microsoft Planning ‘Threshold’ Wave of Releases for Spring 2015

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When I blogged recently about Microsoft’s plans on the operating-systems front following Windows 8.1, I mentioned a couple of “spring 2015” releases. It turns out the Microsoft codename for that wave of deliverables is “Threshold.” A couple of my contacts have confirmed that Microsoft Executive Vice President Terry Myerson recently mentioned the Threshold codename in […]

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 19, 2013

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One of the best parts of Android is Google Now, the world’s best task manager. One of Apple’s most innovative features in recent years has been Siri. So what does Microsoft have up its sleeve to compete? Meet Cortana, a Halo-inspired personal assistant, coming… eventually… to Windows Phone. As Windows Phone moves toward its “Blue” […]

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Microsoft’s “Cortana” Is Its Take On Siri, Google Now

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Back in June, screen shots of an early Windows Phone operating system build leaked (via a Lumia phone allegedly purchased on eBay). At that time, next-to-no attention was paid to an app, listed as “zCortana,” that was on the phone. But that Cortana app (with the “z” indicating it was a test build) is central […]