Windows 8.1 Update 1 is shaping up to be a fairly substantial update. But it's not clear that Microsoft is going to go so far as to hide the Metro Start screen by default.
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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 plans to deliver new updates to its Intune device-management service next week, and a handful of others later this year.
A team of Microsoft evangelists and developers in China has developed a proof-of-concept app aimed at making Windows 8 app sideloading of business apps more palatable.
As January comes to a close, here's another attempt at making sense of the firmware updates Microsoft delivered this month for ARM-and Intel-based Surfaces.
There may be more Microsoft rebranding in the works, if new screen shots of 'Office Online' are what they appear to be.
Microsoft has announced its replacement name for its SkyDrive cloud storage service. It's now OneDrive.
The 30th anniversary of the introduction of the Apple Mac has spurred a lot of reminiscences. For me, my first computer purchase was an IBM PC, however...
Microsoft is making good on its year-ago promise to match Amazon on cloud pricing with new worldwide cloud-storage price cuts coming in March.
Windows 8.1 Update 1 may be headed for a March 2014 release and could include some under-the-hood changes to reduce memory and disk space requirements for cheaper tablets.
Microsoft's enterprise software sales are still carrying the devices and services company, as the company's latest earnings report makes plain.