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August 27, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Parallels launches iPad app that makes your PC or Mac apps run like iOS apps

Could Parallels’ new app make the question of whether Microsoft will release Office on iPad a moot one?

Renton-based Parallels is launching Parallels Access, an iPad app that allows users to tunnel into their Mac or Windows-based PC, and then remotely use those apps on the iPad as if those apps were made for the iPad.

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August 22, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Former Windows head Steven Sinofsky joining Andreessen Horowitz

Former Windows President Steven Sinofsky (Photo from Microsoft)

Former Windows President Steven Sinofsky (Photo from Microsoft)

Former Windows President Steven Sinofsky has become a board partner in venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.

As a board partner, Sinofsky will represent Andreessen Horowitz on the boards of portfolio companies “when the opportunities present themselves,” but will not be a full-time member of the firm, he wrote in his blog, Learning by Shipping.

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July 3, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Sinofsky signs non-compete agreement with Microsoft; will help company in lawsuits against it

Former Windows President Steven Sinofsky (Photo from Microsoft)

Former Windows President Steven Sinofsky (Photo from Microsoft)

Steven Sinofsky, the former president of Windows who left the company in November, has agreed to not compete with the company by accepting employment at certain competitors or by encouraging certain Microsoft customers to choose competing products.

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May 30, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Former Windows President Steven Sinofsky on why he left Microsoft and what he thinks of Windows 8

Former Windows President Steven Sinofsky (Photo from Microsoft)

Former Windows President Steven Sinofsky (Photo from Microsoft)

Former Windows chief Steven Sinofsky says he left Microsoft last year because he reached a point where he wanted to be separate and not be a company guy. “You have to pick a time, so I picked a time,” he said at the D11 conference this morning, according to several bloggers covering the event.

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May 1, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Coming soon: Windows as a service?

Microsoft is in the midst of a transition into a devices-and-services company. Now comes a report that one of the products it may be working on offering as a service is its flagship operating system: Windows. The company is reportedly developing a pay-per-use “Windows desktop as a service” offering, codenamed Mohoro, according to Mary Jo…

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