Microsoft now is selling in its online and retail stores Insteon home-automation kits and devices for use with Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices.
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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).
One of Microsoft's main goals with 'Threshold,' the next major version of Windows, is to win over Windows 7 hold-outs. Here's the latest on Microsoft's plan, according to my sources.
Would it help or hurt Microsoft more if the company consolidated its mobile branding using the 'Nokia' and 'Lumia' brands instead of using the current 'Surface' branding?
Microsoft officials explain the causes of the back-to-back Lync Online and Exchange Online outages experienced by a number of Office 365 users this week.
Microsoft has made available for download a new minor update to Office for Mac 2011. There's still no updated word on when the next major version will be available.
In the mobile market -- at least the higher-volume, lower-cost part of it -- the new Microsoft is looking to make money on services, not operating systems.
Some users of Microsoft's hosted Exchange Online service were without email for hours due to what Microsoft called a service interruption.
Users with ARM-based Windows RT devices can now try Microsoft's RemoteApp service to access remotely line-of-business apps.
North American users of Microsoft's Lync cloud-hosted unified-communications service have been experiencing connection issues for hours.
Microsoft is offering MacBook Air owners up to $650 in store credit for trading in their Apple devices for its new Surface Pro 3 tablets.