What do Azure and Yammer have to do with how Microsoft is changing the way it is developing, testing and delivering its Office products? More than many think.
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Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for more than 25 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 broadening availability of its Surface Pro PC/tablet hybrids during May and June, officials are saying.
Microsoft's Office team has an ambitious roadmap ahead of it. But can a team of 5,000 engineers move from delivering product releases every 2 to 3 years to every quarter, or even faster?
If Microsoft brings back the Start Button and adds a boot-to-desktop option with Windows Blue, should Windows developers still be counting on Metro as their future?
Think this through: Why might Microsoft be willing to look like it's 'caving' and introduce boot-to-desktop and Start Button options?
Microsoft didn't release an updated count of Windows 8 licenses sold as part of its third quarter earnings. But here's what the company did say about Windows.
More new features are coming to Microsoft's Outlook.com Web mail service, including support for alias sign-in, as well as for new international domain-specific email addresses.
Microsoft is joining the two-factor authentication ranks, adding support for this security mechanism across its products and services accessible via a Microsoft Account.
The Visual Studio team is continuing with its seemingly quarterly update pace, delivering the first public test build of the next update for Visual Studio 2012.
Xamarin is inviting testers to kick the tires of its new automated-testing cloud service for mobile developers, which is based on technology from Xamarin's new acquisition -- LessPainful.