In Pictures: Microsoft's most monumental hits, misses, and moments of 2013

They say you don't move forward by standing still. In a frenzied grasp for relevance in the mobile age, Microsoft spent 2013 shaking things up at a cellular level.

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Reply hazy, try again: The Windows Store As it stands today, the Windows Store is mostly a miss. It lags behind Google Play and the App Store in virtually every way, and while Microsoft's digital market surpassed the 100,000-app mark halfway through the year, there are still some glaring omissions.

Nevertheless, some important cornerstones were laid this year. The Windows Store got a killer revamp in Windows 8.1. Overall app growth has remained steady, just slooooooow. More important, most of the major categories have at least basic coverage, and 2013 saw some big-name additions, including Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, the NFL, and more.

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