Nokia looks to be readying new Lumia hardware and/or software on the first day of Microsoft's Build 2014 conference in San Francisco next week.
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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 will rebrand its cloud platform from 'Windows Azure' to 'Microsoft Azure' as part of the company's push to emphasize its cross-platform services prowess.
As the end of Windows XP support on April 8 approaches, Microsoft is making available a new trade-in offer for those willing to switch their XP machines for Windows 8.1 ones.
There's no shortage of Windows PCs and tablets from which to choose, but there's still no good way to make the choice.
Musical chairs among Microsoft's board members continues, with Seagate's CEO departing the board.
Microsoft has taken the covers off its latest gaming/graphics programming interface, known as DirectX 12, that will be supported across Windows, Windows Phone and the Xbox One OS by next year.
A former Microsoft employee has been charged with passing on Microsoft trade secrets involving Windows 8.
Microsoft has RTM'd SQL Server 2014, which includes a new in-memory OLTP engine built jointly by Microsoft Research and the SQL Server team.
Rumors are swirling that Microsoft may buy or invest significantly in mobile-development tool vendor Xamarin.
Microsoft Xbox veteran Marc Whitten is leaving the company and joining Sonos.