Microsoft is looking to the .NET Core to help bring its programming framework across different Windows flavors, as well as Linux and Mac OS X.
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Microsoft is porting its server-side .NET stack to Linux and Mac OS X, and is making more of that stack available as open source.
Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer may have hated Linux, but new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says Microsoft loves Linux. What changed Microsoft's mind?
The mayor of Munich has revealed that abandoning Linux and returning to Windows, after spending years moving away from Microsoft, would cost the German city millions of euros.
For the past decade, Munich has been the poster child for open-source advocates, who pointed to its successful migration from a Microsoft platform to one built on Linux and OpenOffice. Now, a newly elected government has called in experts to see whether it's time to switch back.
Microsoft has put a lot of dollars and effort into Windows Phone, even going as far as to buy Finnish handset firm Nokia in order to gain traction in the smartphone space. But despite this investment Windows Phone's usage share has grown from about one percent to around two percent over the past 12 months.
Microsoft is among the many cloud and Linux vendors supporting the first release of the open-source Docker application-deployment engine.
Microsoft's investment partner Nook Media is working with Samsung on a new Android-based Nook tablet. Is there still a place for Microsoft in this arrangement?
Microsoft's OneNote business is getting a big push in the newly reorganized Office business. Here's what else the company is prioritizing with its latest moves.
Joining the ranks of Apple, Microsoft, and others, Nokia is the latest tech giant to announce investment in the connected vehicle.
[UPDATED] A vulnerability in Flash Player for Windows, Mac and Linux is being exploited in the wild. An update is available from Adobe (and Google and Microsoft for their browsers).
Microsoft has confirmed Azure Services are pretty much immune to the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug, except for customers running Linux images in its cloud. Google, Amazon, Rackspace, Joyant, and others have clarified which of their services are affected, and which are in the clear.
Microsoft has made a $15 million investment in Foursquare and signed a multi-year contract to license Foursquare data, according to reports.
The allegations show the Microsoft executive, who was fired amid the allegations, traded in advance of a Barnes & Noble e-reader business investment by the software giant.
Things change drastically in April 2014, when Microsoft finally ends support for the much beloved Windows XP. It's time to convert to Windows 8 or Windows 7 or Mac or Linux or BYOD. And time is running out.
Valve has joined the Linux Foundation, making Steam Machine prototypes looking more and more like serious competition for Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4.
Don't look now, but Microsoft is continuing to open source many of its own technologies, even though it is still competing with Linux and Android vendors.
On the prowl for top startup tech, Microsoft has invested in a company that is tackling a hot-button enterprise problem.
Microsoft Ventures has backed its first startup in the enterprise sphere, SkyGiraffe.
Microsoft may be getting a new board member, investment firm ValueAct's President Mason Morfit.
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