Microsoft is fiercely competitive, but the field is more challenging. Microsoft is competing with Google on search via its Bing effort and Apple in the mobile market. Meanwhile, the software giant is positioning its wares for cloud computing with software and services. The company's two cash cows - operating systems and the Office productivity suite - are performing well.
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Microsoft has accomplished a lot in the past six months, even while undergoing the CEO transition from Steve Ballmer to Satya Nadella. With Ballmer gone, will Nadella accelerate change?
NEC Australia will help the Western Australia Department of Water address water consumption levels in the state through a Microsoft solution stack.
Everyone knows the PC market has been in decline for the past few years. But one segment of that market is doing spectacularly well, and one company has managed to carve out enviable sales and profits by dominating that niche. Guess who?
Microsoft's Internet Explorer developers mulled changing the name of Internet Explorer to something else? Sure, that would work. Not.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the Microsoft board, effective immediately.
Join us for an exclusive Microsoft analyst call and Q&A session with veteran Microsoft watcher, Mary Jo Foley.
HTC launched a Windows Phone version of its HTC One on Verizon -- its first Windows Phone flagship in two years.
Microsoft's newest version of OneNote for Android is optimized to work on tablets and adds support for digital inking. The 'modern' version of OneNote for Windows 8.x also is getting an update.
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.
When it comes to the most popular database management systems, the top three are no surprise; but relatively unheralded PostgreSQL is gaining. And, despite what you may have heard, relational databases still rule.
Over the past few days, Azure and other Microsoft cloud services have been down for a number of users worldwide.
Over the course of five articles, David Gewirtz has explored Windows Phone and its place in the smartphone market. In this article, his final in the series, he shares his final conclusions. Is Windows Phone a strike out or a home run? Read the article to find out.
UPDATED. Customer reports of blue screens of death and reboot loops have led the company to withdraw several updates and recommend that users uninstall MS14-045.
Microsoft is aiming to make available a technology preview of Windows Threshold around late September or early October.
With no Snapchat for Windows Phone yet, Microsoft has quietly launched its own rival app.