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Windows Into Microsoft

Michelle tackles Microsoft news straight out of Redmond, Washington.

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About Michelle

Michelle Iracheta is a journalism student at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston. She’s an intern at the Houston Chronicle's city desk… Read More


About Windows Into Microsoft

Windows Into Microsoft is a blog dedicated to all things Microsoft. This blog will be a glimpse into the company’s latest acquisitions and pursuits… Read More

Windows 8 a deterrent for tablet buyers

November 25, 2014 |

The Windows 8 platform is a “large reason” why consumers are hesitant to buy 2-in-1 tablets, according to a report out Tuesday by the International Data Corporation.

The report also stated that worldwide sales of tablets will take a tumble in … Read More

Microsoft cuts price of Xbox One to catch up to Sony

November 25, 2014 |

Microsoft announced Tuesday that its dropping the price of its Xbox One- special edition bundles included- to the all-time low of $329 for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This comes just a few weeks after Microsoft slashed the price to $349 and … Read More

Microsoft giveaway could hurt Windows users

November 10, 2014 |

In a surprise move last week, Microsoft announced that it will allow iOS and Android users free access to its Office software.

Yes, that’s right. The entire Microsoft Office Suite is available to iOS and Android users. That means that … Read More

Microsoft Band is just what we needed

November 3, 2014 |

So it’s not exactly the science fiction do-it-all device we were hoping it would be, but Microsoft’s new wearable device, Microsoft Band, is pretty darn close. It’s spiffy, too.

Experts are giving it rave reviews and touting it as the … Read More

Microsoft slashes price of Xbox One just in time for Black Friday

October 27, 2014 | 1

Starting Nov. 2, the price of the Xbox One will go down to $349 from its original price of $399.

Looks like Microsoft is hitting Sony harder than ever just in time for the holiday shopping season. Microsoft is trying … Read More

Is a smartwatch a good idea for Microsoft?

October 20, 2014 | 1

Microsoft is planning to release a smartwatch to compete with Google’s Galaxy Gear and Apple’s planned Watch just in time for the holiday season, according to Forbes.The watch will have a battery life of two days and will track a … Read More

The NFL doesn’t know what a Surface tablet is, but that’s OK

October 13, 2014 | 6

If you’ve been following football season this year, you might have noticed that all the NFL sportscasters and announcers are fiddling around with Microsoft Surface Pro tablets. The only problem is that they may not even realize that the Microsoft … Read More

Plex is coming to Xbox and here’s what you need to know!

October 6, 2014 |

Plex announced this weekend that its streaming services will make their way to Microsoft’s Xbox One and Xbox 360. The software will be compatible with Xbox One’s voice command and hand gestures making use incredibly easy, according to the Plex … Read More

Will Microsoft’s Wireless Display Adapter kill Chromecast?

September 25, 2014 |

Microsoft this week introduced the Microsoft Wireless Display adapter, which appears to be a direct competitor to Google’s Chromecast. The device works on both Windows and Android platforms.

The Microsoft Wireless Display adapter enables users to see what’s on their … Read More

Microsoft owns ‘Minecraft.’ Now what?

September 17, 2014 | 2

By now you may have heard about Microsoft’s recent decision to acquire Minecraft developer, Mojang. But if you haven’t, here’s the gist: Microsoft will soon own the Minecraft brand, and the Mojang team will join Microsoft Studios. Microsoft has agreed to buy … Read More