As Microsoft continues its transition to more of a mobile first, cloud first vendor, its traditional Windows and Office licensing businesses are feeling the impact, as its Q2 FY 2015 numbers show.
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Microsoft's touch-first Office suite, as well as its desktop Office 2016 suite, are inching closer to public preview.
Windows Phone users can finally ditch third-party Dropbox apps for the real thing as of today.
The lobby group representing technology giants including Google, Twitter, Microsoft, and Facebook has said that the mandatory data-retention legislation before the Australian parliament could see its own services caught up by the scheme.
Microsoft will show off Windows 10 mobile and touch-first Office for Windows at its January 21 Windows 10 event, but the first mobile preview isn't likely until February.
Just how vulnerable was Microsoft Windows last year, and which services were most at risk?
Which posts did 'All About Microsoft' readers click on most in 2014? Windows stories topped the charts, but there were a few surprises in the mix, too.
The only real surprise I see is a good one having to do with Windows XP and Office 2003. There was other good news and lots of bad.
Kusnetzky Group analysts spoke with over 200 different suppliers of technology and services in 2014. Here's a quick summary of what we learned and where we think the market is headed in the coming year.
Microsoft has added bitcoin as a payment option for US-based Microsoft account purchases of Xbox games and mobile content, along with other products and services in its Windows Store.
Seven updates include one to Exchange Server which was scheduled for last month and withheld.
Starting with Windows 10, Microsoft's plan for making money on Windows is via other services that will be attached to the operating system, rather than depending on OS licensing as much as in the past.
Close collaboration between development and operations teams can lead to more resilient and secure cloud applications. The challenge is culture, not technology.
Three updates are rated critical. The critical update for Office affects Office for Mac as well.
Fresh off its acquisition by EMC, the data backup provider continues to extend its data recovery and backup services beyond Salesforce and Google Apps.
HP Technology Services will offer Chef's IT automation platform as part of its Datacenter Care infrastructure automation offering.
HP has announced an extension of its Office 365 relationship with Microsoft with new business services, as well as Exchange Online hosting capabilities in HP datacenters.
Technology-based services continue to perform well even in a difficult year.
The office retailer will also have the original iPad Air for $319, the iPad with Retina Display for $279, and the Toshiba Encore Mini Windows 8.1 tablet for $99.99.
The newly merged retailer also will be offering the HP Stream 7 Windows tablet for $79.99 and a 13.3-inch Toshiba Chromebook for $199.99.
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