Microsoft is building, testing and updating Windows in a very different way, starting with Windows Threshold. In many ways, those changes matter more than the new bits themselves.
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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 confirms it is planning to open its first New York City flagship retail store on Fifth Avenue, just blocks from one of Apple's flagship stores.
On September 30 at its first official Windows 'Threshold' reveal, Microsoft officials may go public with the name of the coming OS, in addition to sharing some product specifics.
After a more than six-year hiatus, Microsoft is relaunching its WinHEC Windows hardware engineering conference, with a March 2015 debut planned for Shenzhen, China.
Microsoft, in keeping with its pledge to match Amazon price cuts on commodity cloud services, is dropping prices on select Azure cloud services starting October 1.
Even as it expands to support iOS and Android, Nokia isn't abandoning the Windows Phone platform with its HERE mapping technology.
Microsoft's new wireless display adapter will allow devices running Windows 8.1 and Android 4.2.1 (and later) to connect to HDTVs, monitors and projectors.
Microsoft is approaching the next cut-off date in Windows 7's lifecycle next month. Here's what is and isn't happening after October 31, 2014.
Microsoft's next CRM release codenamed 'Vega,' available in cloud and on-premises flavors, is due in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Microsoft, continuing in its mobile-first, cross-platform vein, is updating its services and software for Apple's latest operating system release.