As we look at how software will be evolving, traditional PC applications and mobile apps have some substantial differences, key among them the depth and flexibility traditional applications offer that are often an anathema to mobile users.
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Microsoft is making Windows 8.1 available to its PC partners for anywhere from 'zero dollars' to $15 per copy, according to recently disclosed OEM licensing information.
Microsoft wants Windows 10 to boost its mobile play, but that's not the only battle the software giant will have to fight.
Alibaba Group will strengthen its anti-counterfeit measures to protect the intellectual property rights of Microsoft as part of a new memorandum of understanding.
In addition to showing media files and running games from the Google Play store, the micro-console can make use of Razer's new Cortex: Stream software to stream PC games -- but at an additional cost.
Microsoft is making more organizational changes aimed at getting more software developers to write for its platforms.
From productivity to email to operating systems to mobile to hardware, David Gewirtz is no longer actively using Microsoft products. He's not a Microsoft hater. The transition just happened organically as he adopted products that better served his needs.
Carbonite will integrate MailStore's email archiving and full-text search and indexing capabilities into its portfolio of cloud backup services.
Microsoft's 'Bingification' of applications officially has begun with its integration of Bing search into Word Online.
A Pacific Crest survey highlights how Microsoft stands to gain over the next three years, CIOs are seeing software price increases and decreases in maintenance and prepackaged apps are on the way.
Microsoft has fired the latest salvo in a case to keep US agents from having access to customer data stored overseas.
Google is allowing users to run Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter on its cloud platform, and is now allowing them to run some of their licensed Microsoft enterprise apps on Google Cloud.
Microsoft and integrator partner Accenture have jointly funded and developed a hybrid cloud services/software bundle that will be available next year.
Microsoft continues to actively extend its Bing search capability to the Android platform, including Android Wear watches and smartphones.
It's got good hardware, good software - so what does Microsoft need to do to make Lumia a success?
Microsoft has purchased email startup Acompli, which makes iOS and Android mobile e-mail applications, for an undisclosed amount.
Microsoft may have accidentally announced its plan to acquire popular free email app Acompli.
IBM's reinvented email and collaboration software, dubbed Verse, comes with a Watson option where you can ask a question and get an email answer. Here's what I'd really want Watson to do for me.
Microsoft is finally getting real about open-source software.
Microsoft and IBM have forged a new alliance bringing more of IBM's enterprise software and services to Azure, and Microsoft's enterprise software to IBM's cloud platforms.
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