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 betting on holographic applications and everything from Skype to Minecraft will be in play.
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's 'Bingification' of applications officially has begun with its integration of Bing search into Word Online.
Microsoft continues to actively extend its Bing search capability to the Android platform, including Android Wear watches and smartphones.
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.
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.
Microsoft is kicking off its multi-month staged rollout of Delve, a new Office 365 search and presentation application.
Bing's 'Image Widget' lands the software, services, and devices giant in hot water. The damages to Getty are "incalculable," the lawsuit says.
Newly released figures from two popular web analytics firms show a PC market that is essentially static. The most interesting detail: Apple's push to update its installed base to the latest OS X version has largely succeeded, while Microsoft is less successful with its efforts to get Windows 8 users to move to the free 8.1 update.
A US judge has lifted a stay on a ruling, forcing Microsoft to hand over data it stores overseas. But the software giant said it will not comply, pending an appeal.
The challenges facing Microsoft Windows are many, but none so big as the casual PC user's changing habits.
Microsoft is making available previews of two new Azure services: Its DocumentDB NoSQL service and its full-text search service built on Elasticsearch.
Sleek and cheap, Chromebooks have been one of the few bright spots in the PC market. Expect Microsoft to fight back quickly.
Microsoft shows off more behind-the-scenes work its being doing to make Bing smarter.
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.
Microsoft has launched a form to allow Europeans to ask it to remove certain links from Bing search results.
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