Microsoft is betting on holographic applications and everything from Skype to Minecraft will be in play.
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Microsoft has purchased email startup Acompli, which makes iOS and Android mobile e-mail applications, for an undisclosed amount.
Microsoft is preparing to release a preview of a new version of its Azure SQL database before year-end which is aimed at simplifying the move of database applications to the cloud.
Samsung now claims there's another reason it stopped paying Android patent licensing fees to Microsoft: antitrust issues.
Microsoft is targeting the second half of calendar 2015 as its latest release target for both its next-generation Office client and server applications.
Microsoft is building new container technologies into the next Windows Server release, enabling Dockerized applications to run on Windows Server on-premises or on Azure.
Software as a Service offerings -- such as SalesForce.com, Office356, Microsoft Dynamics and AthenaHealth -- hold out the promise of replacing enterprise applications and serving as platforms for future development. While the promise can be fulfilled, organizations have to take some responsibility too.
Opponents to Google's EU search proposal have stepped up calls to reject the deal as the EC's competition chief prepares to step down.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella plans to visit China at a time when the company is under investigation by the Chinese government over alleged antitrust behavior.
Microsoft allegedly showed "unwillingness" to co-operate with China's investigation, at a time when the country moves towards building its own operating system.
Chinese regulator visits Accenture's Dalian office to access Microsoft-related documents as part of an ongoing anti-monolopy investigation on the software vendor. The NYSE-listed consulting firm insists it's "not part of the antitrust probe".
Chinese media believe Microsoft was raided as a result of withdrawing support for Windows XP.
The exploit attempt targeted the Visual Basic Scripting for Applications feature in Microsoft Word.
Microsoft, Apple and Google have all made big announcements at their developer conferences. What do they mean for developers and how we design and build applications?
Microsoft and SAP are extending their 20-year partnership with new deliverables on the cloud, business-intelligence and mobile-app front.
A close services partner of both Microsoft and Cornerstone, the Florida-based integrator boasts expertise in cloud-enabling specialized applications.
Microsoft has purchased GreenButton, a company that 'cloud enables' existing software applications without recoding, for an undisclosed amount.
Microsoft has taken steps to ease onerous restrictions that have curtailed development of business applications for Windows 8. But some say the company still hasn't gone far enough.
Microsoft is updating its remote desktop applications for non-Windows platforms, but still has yet to make available a Microsoft-developed version for Windows Phone.
Since Microsoft reorganized last July, there has been little information about what its new Applications & Services team is doing or how it's organized. Now we know a bit more.
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