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The 10 Biggest Microsoft News Stories Of 2018

From surging cloud growth, to Windows 10 update woes, to the blockbuster GitHub acquisition, we round up the biggest Microsoft stories that affected solution providers this year.

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10. Surface Go

Microsoft continued to expand its Surface lineup in 2018, with the company introducing a smaller and affordably priced 2-in-1 Surface tablet—the Surface Go. The tablet marks Microsoft's first release of a cheaper Surface in three years (following the Surface 3 in 2015). While the Surface Go shares some elements in common with Microsoft's productivity-focused Surface Pro, including the ability to work with a detachable keyboard, the tablet has some key differences, as well. Those include a 10-inch display, versus 12.3 inches on the Surface Pro, that helps enable the lower price tag (starting at $399). The size and pricing help to make the Surface Go a legitimate rival to Apple's iPad--and the tablet has come during a year that also saw Microsoft launch the Surface Pro 6, the Surface Laptop 2 and a new version of the Surface Studio all-in-one.

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