If a college student or mobile professional asked Mary Jo Foley whether to spend roughly $700 on a Surface 3 (with the separately priced keyboard and pen) or on a laptop, she'd still recommend a laptop.
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Microsoft has inked a number of deals to help Windows 10 make progress in China, particularly on mobile.
When IBM signed up for Basic and DOS in 1980, Microsoft was tiny (40 staff) compared to Big Blue (341,279). But in the latest round of quarterly results, Microsoft unveiled bigger revenues, and it has 10x more cash in the bank.
Redmond's latest salary survey shows employers paying 25 percent more and up for Azure and big data work.
The electronics retailer is also taking $50 off a Steam Machine gaming PC console and offering a Lenovo Windows 8.1 desktop for $199.99, though its deals are only available in its retail stores.
Microsoft is reportedly laying off its entire research and development team in Shenzhen, China, with few employees taking the payout currently being offered by Redmond.
The fallout from Microsoft's latest round of layoffs is continuing, with a reorg and job cuts affecting the company's Trustworthy Computing group.
Talk about Chromebooks and the conversation will eventually turn to the threat they are to Microsoft and Windows 8. That is true, but the lowly laptop from Google may be a bigger concern for Intel.
Microsoft employees belonging to the firm's Nokia handset arm have taken to the streets in China, protesting against job losses deemed "hostile" and "violent."
In its ads, Microsoft says the Surface Pro 3 is "the tablet that can replace your laptop." With the addition of a new docking station, the Surface Pro has its eye on your desktop PC, too.
Forget MacBook Airs. Which is the better Windows 8 laptop: The new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 or the Acer Aspire S7? Here's my two cents.
Microsoft introduced its third generation Surface Pro as "the tablet that can replace your laptop." Really?
A close services partner of both Microsoft and Cornerstone, the Florida-based integrator boasts expertise in cloud-enabling specialized applications.
Word of a 14-inch laptop running Android by HP has leaked and some are excited about it. Not this guy, who finds no benefits from a laptop with Google's touch OS.
Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure are likely to be the three lead dogs in cloud infrastructure services. Why? Economics, scale, and skills.
The promotion is part of the push to retire the aging OS and will run through April 19.
Microsoft is poised to become a Windows Phone manufacturer in its own right, but is still managing to add new partners to its roster.
Microsoft's Windows Embedded team seemingly has a new name, and may be expanding to have a broader charter.
In just a few years, Micromax has grabbed the second largest market share in smartphones in India, and is poised to enter Russia in a big way. Its latest gambit for world supremacy: The LapTab.
As Poland's outsourcing industry continues to grow, the country's IT services companies are finding new ways to make sure their next generation of staff have the right skills for the job.
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