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2014
04/07 Windows XP security deadline arrives
03/03 Bill Gates regains 'world's richest' tag
02/04 Microsoft names Nadella as new boss
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03/03 Bill Gates regains 'world's richest' tag
02/04 Microsoft names Nadella as new boss
2013
12/09 Tech firms seek US surveillance reform
11/17 Search engines to block abuse images
09/02 Microsoft to buy Nokia phones unit
08/23 Microsoft chief Ballmer to retire
06/19 Microsoft U-turn in Xbox games row
06/11 Tech firms urge security transparency
12/09 Tech firms seek US surveillance reform
08/23 Microsoft chief Ballmer to retire
2012
10/29 Windows Phone 8 operating system launched
10/24 Microsoft to make more hardware
07/19 Microsoft makes first ever loss
07/05 Android phones 'used for botnet'
08/15 Bill Gates backs 'future' toilet
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2011
10/07 Europe clears Microsoft Skype bid
05/10 Microsoft buys phone firm Skype
02/10 New Microsoft browser goes live
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2010
12/23 Microsoft warns on IE browser bug
10/28 Microsoft lifted by record sales
10/18 Top Microsoft executive resigns
08/27 Billionaire sues hi-tech giants
01/16 Germany issues Explorer warning
09/09 China's tycoons shun Gates-Buffett
10/18 Top Microsoft executive resigns
09/09 China's tycoons shun Gates-Buffett
2009
07/29 Microsoft and Yahoo seal web deal
02/13 Microsoft bounty for worm creator
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2008
05/03 Microsoft walks away from Yahoo
02/27 EU fines Microsoft record $1.4bn
02/01 Microsoft wants to purchase Yahoo
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2006
07/21 Zune challenge beckons for iPod
06/15 Gates to end daily Microsoft role
06/25 Buffett gives $30 billion Gates Foundation
01/27 Davos: Gates triples TB research funding
06/25 Buffett gives $30 billion Gates Foundation
06/15 Gates to end daily Microsoft role
2005
08/10 Microsoft in $7m spam settlement
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2004
03/24 Microsoft hit by record EU fine
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2003
11/05 Anti-virus fight gets cash boost
01/25 Computer worm blocks ATMs
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2001
11/02 Microsoft reaches anti-trust deal
10/25 Windows XP hits the streets
09/06 Feds drop Microsoft breakup
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2000
04/04 Microsoft loses antitrust suit
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01/14 Microsoft CEO Gates Steps Down

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Windows XP security deadline arrives


April 2014 ... more > Top ^
Apr. 7
  There will be no more official security updates and bug fixes for the operating system from Microsoft


March 2014 ... more > Top ^
Mar.3 Bill Gates regains 'world's richest' tag
  Microsoft founder has regained the top spot as the world's richest person. Total net worth was estimated at $76bn this year


February 2014 ... more > Top ^
Feb.4 Microsoft names Nadella as new boss
  Indian-born Satya Nadella is currently Microsoft's head of Cloud and Enterprise. He takes over from Steve Ballmer who announced plans to step down


year 2013 Top ^

Dec.9 Tech firms seek US surveillance reform. San Francisco Bay Area Nov.17 Search engines to block abuse images
  Leading search engine companies Google and Microsoft have agreed measures to make it harder to find child abuse images online Sep.17 Microsoft in $40bn share buyback
  Microsoft has announced a share buyback worth $40bn and will raise its dividend payout to shareholders by 22% Sep.2 Microsoft to buy Nokia phones unit Aug.23 Microsoft chief Ballmer to retire
  Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer is to retire from the technology giant within the next 12 months. Shares in Microsoft leapt 9% on the news Aug.10 Plane crash kills ex-Microsoft exec. Connecticut Jun.19 Microsoft U-turn in Xbox games row  Microsoft has made a dramatic U-turn over its decision to impose restrictions on pre-owned titles on its new Xbox One console Jun.11 Tech firms urge security transparency
  Google, Facebook and Microsoft have asked the government to allow them to disclose the security requests they receive for handing over user data
May.30 Start button returns to Windows 8  Microsoft has confirmed a Start button is returning to the desktop mode's taskbar of its Windows 8 operating system Mar.6  EU fines Microsoft over web browser Feb.22 Hackers attack Microsoft computers  Microsoft has become the latest US technology company to confirm that it has been targeted by computer hackers

year 2012 Top ^

Oct.29 Windows Phone 8 operating system launched  Microsoft has formally launched the Windows Phone 8 operating system in a bid to reclaim smartphone market share Oct.24 Microsoft to make more hardware  Microsoft's chief boss Steve Ballmer has confirmed he plans to release more devices Aug.15 Bill Gates backs 'future' toilet  The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is looking for future loos that can improve sanitation around the world Jul.19 Microsoft makes first ever loss   The computing giant Microsoft has made its first-ever quarterly loss after it wrote off some of the value of its online advertising business Jul.5 Android phones 'used for botnet'  Smartphones running Google's Android software have been hijacked by an illegal botnet, according to a Microsoft researcher Jun.18 Microsoft unveils iPad rival Surface

year 2011 Top ^

Oct.7  Europe clears Microsoft Skype bid May.10 Microsoft buys phone firm Skype
Feb.10 New Microsoft browser goes live Jan.5 Microsoft uses mobile phone chips

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.23 Microsoft warns on IE browser bug
Oct.28 Microsoft lifted by record sales Oct.18 Top Microsoft executive resigns Sep.9  China's tycoons shun Gates-Buffett Aug.27 Billionaire sues hi-tech giants Jul.22 Windows 7 boosts Microsoft profit Jul.13 'Virtual human' makes Xbox debut Jul.3 Buffett gives charities $1.93bn May.18 Hotmail makeover targets rivals Feb.25 Microsoft shuts down global spam network Feb.15 Microsoft launches Windows 7 mobile Jan.29  Google phases out support for IE6 Jan.16  Germany issues Explorer warning

year 2009 Top ^

Nov.16 Microsoft co-founder Allen has cancer
Oct.21 Microsoft unleashes new Windows Oct.15  Call for rethink on data storage Oct.5 Hotmail accounts 'posted online' Sep.22 Microsoft increases search share Aug.21  Tech giants unite against Google Jul.29 Microsoft and Yahoo seal web deal Feb.13 Microsoft bounty for worm creator  A reward of $250,000 has been offered by Microsoft to find who is behind the Downadup/Conficker virus

year 2008 Top ^

Dec.17  Microsoft plans quick fix for IE Oct.28  Microsoft delivers pre-beta Windows 7 Aug.21  Web browser to get 'privacy mode' May.3 Microsoft walks away from Yahoo
  Microsoft has dropped its 3-month-old bid to buy internet firm because the two sides cannot agree on an acceptable sale price
Feb.27 EU fines Microsoft record $1.4bn. European Union Feb.1 Microsoft wants to purchase Yahoo  Microsoft has offered to buy the search engine company for $44.6bn in cash and shares. The offer is 62% above Yahoo's closing share price Jan.25  Bill Gates new project: Farming

year 2007 Top ^

Dec.4  'Kill switch' dropped from Vista Jan.30  Operating system Vista arrives

year 2006 Top ^

Aug.13  Gates: 'Women key to Aids policy' Jul.21 Zune challenge beckons for iPod
Jul.19  Gates gives $287m to HIV research Jun.25  Buffett gives $30 billion Gates Foundation Jun.15 Gates to end daily Microsoft role Jan.27  Davos: Gates triples TB research funding

year 2005 Top ^

Aug.10 Microsoft in $7m spam settlement


year 2004 Top ^

Mar.24  Microsoft hit by record EU fine Feb.12  Microsoft source code leaked out Feb.10  Microsoft admits 'critical' flaw

year 2003 Top ^

Nov.5 Anti-virus fight gets cash boost
Aug.15  Microsoft fights 'flawed' worm Apr.21  Microsoft changes licensing rules Feb.27  Bill Gates again richest man in world Jan.25  Computer worm blocks ATMs

year 2001 Top ^

Dec.20  Fix your Windows, says Microsoft Nov.2 Microsoft reaches anti-trust deal  Washington: Microsoft would be obliged to provide rivals with information about middleware products Oct.25 Windows XP hits the streets  Microsoft has launched the latest version of its main product using a $250m marketing drive Sep.6  Feds drop Microsoft breakup Jun.28  Court vacates Microsoft ruling Apr.21 Gates toppled as world's richest  Microsoft billionaire has been ousted as the richest by Walton, the chairman of the Wal-Mart retail empire

year 2000 Top ^

Apr.4 Microsoft loses antitrust suit
  Washington: Microsoft is confident that it will eventually overturn the decision by a judge that it violated anti-monopoly laws Jan.14 Microsoft CEO Gates Steps Down
  Seattle: Bill Gates is handing the reins to his former Harvard classmate, Steve Ballmer, the company's president