Production of action game Scalebound has reportedly been terminated

Microsoft has terminated the production of Scalebound, one of the Xbox One's most eagerly-awaited video games, emerging reports suggest.  

Scalebound, which started life as a single-player spree through a dream world of dragons and monsters, was first revealed by director Hideki Kamiya at Microsoft's E3 press conference in 2014.

Microsoft announces Surface Hub try-and-buy program

Software giant Microsoft has announced a new try-and-buy program for its gigantic Surface Hub PC, to give customers the ability to try out the Hub before actually purchasing it.

The super-sized Surface Hub PC has largely been designed as an attention-grabbing device for conference rooms, for use while video conferencing, collaboration, and digital whiteboarding. The Hub is available in two screen sizes, 55 inches and 84 inches, which are respectively priced at $8,999 and $21,999.

Microsoft finalizes acquisition of LinkedIn

In a Thursday announcement, software giant Microsoft and business social network LinkedIn have revealed that they have closed their acquisition deal; with Microsoft having paid $26 billion to take over LinkedIn.

The finalization of Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition deal - the largest-ever acquisition by Microsoft - comes nearly six months after reports first started making rounds about Microsoft's plans to purchase the business social network.

Microsoft’s new Windows 10 test version includes a virtual touchpad

On Wednesday, Microsoft released the test version of its Creators Update for Windows 10, enhancing its operating system with a virtual touchpad.

The latest Windows 10 test version -- build 14965 -- rolled out by Microsoft to Windows Insiders on Wednesday includes a virtual touchpad which will essentially give Windows 10 users the ability to control external monitors from tablets, without attaching a mouse.

Microsoft: Upcoming UUP technology will reduce the size of Windows 10 updates

In a noteworthy announcement made this week, software biggie Microsoft has revealed that its forthcoming 'Unified Update Platform' (UUP) technology will help the company reduce the size of future Windows 10 updates by one- third.

The imminent use of the UUP technology by Microsoft marks the latest behind-the-scenes change being made by the company in its Windows 10 OS, underscoring a tweak of the Windows update process.

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 uptake status reveals slowed adoption pace

In a disclosure made on Monday, software biggie Microsoft said that the latest version of Windows operating system - Windows 10 - is currently running on 400 million devices. The disclosure implies that the adoption pace of Windows 10 OS has slowed down.

The latest Windows 10 uptake status was revealed by Microsoft on Monday, in coincidence with the commencement of 2016 edition of its Ignite conference in Atlanta.