Microsoft is continuing to grab consumer customers for its Office subscription business at a rapid clip.
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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 is rolling out some user interface changes to its Office Web Apps, including the addition of a new 'Tell Me' help field to assist with command navigation.
What's Microsoft done lately for Office 365 ProPlus subscribers? A new Microsoft blog post provides some answers to that very question.
Microsoft is continuing to tweak the Windows 8 user interface to make life easier for users who prefer the desktop experience, as new Windows 8.1 Update 1 screen shot leaks indicate.
Microsoft's second-generation, ARM-based Surface 2 devices are again available via the Microsoft online store. Those looking for Surface Pro 2s, docking stations or power covers: There's no new word on availability.
Microsoft has made available for download the first of a number of expected updates to its Visual Studio 2013 development-tool suite.
The fix for a faulty firmware update for Microsoft's second-generation, Intel-based Surface Pro 2 tablets may be starting to roll out, according to some users.
A ruggedized handheld device from Korea's Bluebird offers customers a choice of Android or the Windows Embedded 8 Handheld operating system on a single form factor.
Windows Azure is is compliant with the PCI DSS, a standard designed to help thwart credit-card data fraud. Meanwhile, Azure's Hyper-V Recovery Manager is now generally available.
A Nokia Android phone running a Windows Phone interface and Microsoft services might not be as outlandish as it might initially sound.