Microsoft looks to be ready to trade OEMs a cheaper version of Windows 8.1 in exchange for shipping new devices with Bing preloaded as the default search engine.
All About Microsoft
Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley's blog covers the products, people and strategies that make Microsoft tick.
Mary Jo Foley
Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).
Microsoft is offering business users some useful Windows 8.1 tips, tricks and how-to content via a new blog-post series.
Microsoft's board wasn't gung-ho on the Steve Ballmer-backed idea of Microsoft purchasing Nokia's handset business, according to a new report.
A new leaked video appears to show off Microsoft's coming personal digital assistant, codenamed 'Cortana,' in action.
Microsoft's Windows 8.1 Update 1 is done and heading towards general availability in April, according to various sources.
Microsoft has begun closed, 'private preview' testing of its Windows Azure Government Cloud with select U.S. government customers.
Microsoft also has fixed a Skype call-ringing-after-pickup issue with a new plug-in enabling Skype integration with Outlook.com, officials say.
Microsoft's Dynamics team is continuing to lead the Windows 8 app charge. The ERP team has built a 'modern' app for shop-floor operators.
Microsoft's renamed cloud storage for business offering, OneDrive for Business, will be available for purchase starting April 1 and available as a standalone offering for the first time.
Microsoft will be making some big changes as to how Office 365 looks and works later this year with the addition of new Office Graph and 'Oslo' technologies.