Microsoft may be planning to turn its internal-facing big-data storage and computation service into an externally-facing commercial cloud service.
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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 readying a fix meant to remedy an issue with the Intel Core i7 Surface Pro 3 tablets that is meant to remedy overheating issues reported by some users.
With an enterprise technical preview coming in a few weeks, and an ARM-based test version due early next year, the next version of Windows is approaching rapidly.
What caused a five-hour-plus outage in Microsoft's Visual Studio Online service earlier this month? Microsoft officials share the details.
Microsoft is making available previews of two new Azure services: Its DocumentDB NoSQL service and its full-text search service built on Elasticsearch.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the Microsoft board, effective immediately.
HTC launched a Windows Phone version of its HTC One on Verizon -- its first Windows Phone flagship in two years.
Microsoft's newest version of OneNote for Android is optimized to work on tablets and adds support for digital inking. The 'modern' version of OneNote for Windows 8.x also is getting an update.
Over the past few days, Azure and other Microsoft cloud services have been down for a number of users worldwide.
Microsoft is aiming to make available a technology preview of Windows Threshold around late September or early October.