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Sphere 3D Corporation Enters Multi Year OEM Embedded Agreement with Microsoft Corporation
Dec 22 14
Sphere 3D Corporation announced that it has entered into a multi-year, global OEM Embedded Agreement with Microsoft Corporation that allows for the pre-installation of Microsoft Windows Embedded Server software in appliances that utilize Glassware 2.0(r) application virtualization technology. Through this agreement with Microsoft, Sphere 3D will be able to offer customers Glassware 2.0 application virtualization appliances with Windows Embedded Server preinstalled. Windows Embedded Server is a proven, robust, highly reliable operating system that is binary identical to general purpose Windows Server and provides high-performance, hybrid cloud-service capabilities and innovative storage options for building robust, industry-class server appliances.
Microsoft and Du Announce New Partnership
Dec 22 14
Du and Microsoft have announced a new partnership to boost online shopping experience for Windows device users. Through a direct operator billing facility, du customers with Microsoft devices will be able to purchase all the latest applications and games from the Windows Phone store and pay directly with their mobile account, without the need to use their credit cards online. The introduction of this payment method means customers can shop from anywhere in the world within seconds, whenever and wherever they want.
Microsoft Launches Lumia 535 Dual SIM in Kenya
Dec 21 14
Microsoft announced the availability of the Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM, the first Microsoft branded smartphone, in Kenya. Microsoft was offering five integrated experiences which include making Skype video calls with the 5 MP wide angle front facing camera, and seamlessly switch between voice and video with built-in Skype integration; accessing, editing and sharing Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents and OneNote notebooks, with the pre-installed Office suite; saving and syncing photos, videos and Office documents securely with 15GB of free OneDrive cloud storage; ability to connect with work and personal e-mail while on the go, with Microsoft Outlook built-in; showcase photos and videos or get even more productive with the large, 5 inch qHD display; and Never miss a call or text, and be reachable on both SIM cards at any time with Smart Dual SIM for maximum flexibility. Following the launch special, recommended retail price for the Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM is KES 13,800, and the device will be available in a range of colours including orange, white and black.
VirnetX, Inc and Microsoft Corporation Settle Pending Patent Disputes
Dec 19 14
VirnetX Holding Corporation and Microsoft Corporation announced that on December 17, 2014, VirnetX Inc. and Microsoft Corporation have signed an Amended Settlement and License Agreement. This agreement amends and restates certain terms of the original Settlement and License Agreement, dated May 14, 2010, between VirnetX Inc. and Microsoft Corporation. As a result of the agreement, the parties have settled their pending patent disputes. Under the terms of the amended agreement, Microsoft has agreed to pay $23 million to VirnetX to settle the patent dispute and expand Microsoft's license. The parties have also agreed to dismiss the patent infringement case brought by VirnetX Inc. before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and jointly move to terminate the pending inter partes review proceedings between Microsoft and VirnetX Inc. as to Microsoft. All other aspects of the agreement were not disclosed.
Microsoft Releases New Patch KB 3025380 for Windows 10 Technical Preview Testers
Dec 18 14
Microsoft released a new patch, KB 3025380, for Windows 10 Technical Preview testers. The update is available for build 9879. It doesn't appear to be available for the pirate build 9901. This update includes improvements to Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9879 that will let members of the Windows Insider Program to continue to receive future released builds of Technical Preview.