Microsoft is beginning the process of making Windows 8.1 generally available worldwide.
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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 Windows 8.1 will be commercially available starting this week. What will Microsoft do for an encore on the Windows front?
Microsoft is continuing to flesh out its Yammer roadmap by adding more e-mail and SharePoint integration to its Yammer enterprise social-networking product.
Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 Update 3 will be arriving on new and existing Windows Phones over the coming weeks and months, while a new dev preview program kicks off immediately.
Best Buy is offering users $200 and $350 Best Buy gift cards for trading in their first-generation Surface RT and Pro devices, just ahead of Microsoft's launch of Surface 2.
Microsoft updated its Android version of the Outlook.com app, as well as its Lync clients for iPhone and iPad this week.
Might the next major version of the Windows Phone OS work on 7- to 10-inch devices? The latest Windows Phone rumors indicate it might be possible.
A new Disk Cleanup wizard plug-in, available as a hotfix for Windows 7 SP1, promises to free up disk space.
Microsoft seems to be ready to finally make use of its reseller channel to deliver its Surface tablets. A Surface reseller distribution program may be kicking off in Australia first.
Microsoft is rolling out new Skype updates for Android tablets, including the new Kindle Fires, as well as for iOS 7 devices.