Microsoft's new Surface 3 tablet goes on sale May 5. I've gotten to test-drive one for the past month.
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Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Send her an email with your rants, rumors, tips and tattles. Confidentiality guaranteed.
Microsoft's first public preview of the next version of its SQL Server database is coming this summer. Here's what to expect.
Microsoft's Azure Stack combines elements of the Azure and Windows Server operating system platforms into a new offering for private cloud customers and hosting providers.
A new test build of Microsoft's Office 2016 suite for Windows 7, 8 and 10 users is available, ahead of this fall's final release.
Microsoft is readying new on-premises previews of Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016, which will be available later this week.
Microsoft is providing IT pros with more granular levels of control over how Windows 10 as a service will work.
Microsoft officials claim the company's combined Azure, Office 365, CRM Online and Enterprise Mobility Suite revenues will be at a $20 billion run rate in three years.
Microsoft has christened the new, lighter-weight browser it's building into Windows 10 as Microsoft 'Edge.'
Microsoft is enabling Android and iOS apps to come to Windows 10 phones. Here's how this will work.
Microsoft execs claim Windows 10 will be installed on 1 billion devices within two to three years time, meaning by late summer 2018.
Microsoft officials are expected to talk about the company's cross-Windows development technologies -- and maybe its cross-operating-systems ones, too -- at this week's Build 2015 conference.
Microsoft has signed another patent licensing deal with a maker of Android and Chrome OS devices. This time it's ODM Qisda, based in Taiwan.
Microsoft is poised to take some drastic measures to try to fix its ailing Windows Phone business, say those attempting to read the latest financial filings.
With Amazon now disclosing its public-cloud revenues, how does Microsoft compare? It's hard to tell, given how Microsoft reports its cloud numbers.
Microsoft has made available another new test build of Windows 10 Desktop that includes a number of new features and updates, including new mail and calendar apps.
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