Surface and Surface Pro 2 buyers get 200GB SkyDrive storage for two years, free international Skype calls for one year

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Need another reason to pick up Microsoft’s latest iteration of the Surface tablet, the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2? How’s 200GB of free SkyDrive storage for the first two years, plus what Microsoft’s calling “the best of Skype” (free international calling and WiFi hotspot access) for the first year? Because that’s exactly what you’ll… Read more »

Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote to ship free with x86 Windows 8 tablets (update: only with those smaller than 10 inches)

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During today’s Computex keynote, Microsoft Windows chief Tami Reller just announced that new x86 Windows 8 tablets will ship with Office in the box. The executive didn’t detail the software offering, beyond mentioning that Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote will all be included. Windows RT devices, for their part, will now also include pre-installed Outlook,… Read more »

Microsoft pushing Surface RT update to tackle WiFi and performance issues

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If you’ve had any sustained glitches with your Surface RT, check for a software update — Microsoft might just have sorted it out. A February refresh pushing out today should mend problems with WiFi reliability that have led to the tablet showing “Limited” access. It also eliminates sluggishness in the power and volume controls, as… Read more »