Developers will be able to use Corona Labs' software development kit to build 2D apps on Microsoft's Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, in addition to iOS, Android, Kindle and Nook, starting in 2014.
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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's HDInsight service -- a cloud-based distribution of Hadoop -- is generally available. Microsoft's planned complement for Windows Server has been replaced.
Microsoft's Surface docking station is available for purchase in the U.S. in limited quantities. It won't be more broadly available until early 2014.
The soft spots in Microsoft's first quarter of its fiscal 2014 are more apparent when using the old reporting categories.
Nine months after launching its Office client software as a service, Microsoft officials say Office 365 Home Premium has reached the 2 million-plus subscriber mark.
Microsoft's first-generation, Intel-based Surface Pro now starts at $699.
Microsoft has removed the Desktop tile as one of the Start Screen tiles it displays by default on its ARM-based Surface 2 devices. Here's what's changed.
Microsoft has purchased Washington, D.C. startup Apiphany, a maker of an application-programming-interface management platform, which it plans to make available as part of Windows Azure.
One of the former brains behind Microsoft's Kinect is spearheading the company's efforts in new devices, including wearable technologies.
Microsoft is continuing to flesh out its Bing developer platform with a new speech-recognition control, allowing coders to add speech input to their Windows 8 apps.