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.
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.
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.
The PC-on-a-stick will come pre-loaded with Windows 8.1 for $149, or Linux for just $89, when it starts shipping in March.
The computer giant wants to bring Windows to the masses again -- in the form of a tiny desktop box.
Keeping your Windows PC fully patched and updated is a vital defense against hackers and malware, but applying patching can be a pain. Here's a simple (and free) download that will help you streamline the process.
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.
Android now has 83 percent of the smartphone market, with Chinese vendors benefiting from market growth and a slump in Samsung's sales. Apple also did well, but Windows Phone lost ground on flat sales.
Seven updates include one to Exchange Server which was scheduled for last month and withheld.
Windows 10 tablets can be a success, but OEMs need to think harder about how they implement security on them, especially if they want to sell to enterprise.
Three updates are rated critical. The critical update for Office affects Office for Mac as well.
It's easy to touch-enable your existing Windows PC, and to do so without breaking the bank! Here are a few recommendations, along with pros and cons for each method.
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.
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.
PC sales are declining - despite the end-of-XP support bump - while Mac sales were up 18 percent in Q2 and 21 percent in Q3 of 2014. Why isn't the Mac declining along with Windows PCs?
We’ve had the PC, and the smartphone, and then the tablet. Now we are entering a new era, that of the wearable. And Microsoft’s sudden and rather dramatic entrance into the market with the Band is set to be a game changer.
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