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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Using Office 365 in enterprises isn't always easy on iPads and Android devices. A new update to an already useful third-party app makes it possible to share and collaborate from a single window.
The Nokia Lumia 2520 is an excellent tablet alternative to the iPad with Windows RT 8.1 serving well in the tablet role. Even without a keyboard, the Lumia 2520 is a great tablet to consider for the holidays.
You've heard it a million times by now -- it's devices and services all the way in Redmond. But have you thought about what that means?
Redmond giant will undertake a large encryption effort across its cloud services portfolio and data centre links, while stepping up its legal objections to governments accessing customer data.
A new AU$8 million research facility will look at the social aspects of creating tomorrow's user interfaces.
Microsoft will allow cloud customers in a new Brazil Region to store their data locally once Microsoft brings that area online in early 2014.
The EU has approved Microsoft's planned purchase of Nokia's mobile devices and services business.
Microsoft may be considering delivering the consumer- and business-focused versions of Windows client on different schedules, going forward, according to Terry Myerson, head of the operating system group.
A new long-term study by malware research group AV-Test shows that Adobe's Reader and Flash and all versions of Java are together responsible for a total of 66 percent of the vulnerabilities in Windows systems exploited by malware.
Microsoft's concern about competition from Chromebooks may become clear as shoppers look for gifts for the holidays.
Is Windows RT dead? Is the desktop going away ? What's 'Threshold' got to do with it? Here's my latest attempt to try to make sense of where Microsoft's Windows roadmap will lead in the next couple years and beyond.
Buy a Windows 8 or 8.1 PC or tablet at a participating retailer and you will get a $25 gift card to the Windows Store for apps or games.
Microsoft launches a beefed up Office 365 product for students that offers free locally installed desktop software.
Microsoft is making its latest version of MDOP, its collection of virtualization, management and security tools for Windows 8.1, available for download.
The U.S. DOJ has given its approval to Microsoft's planned $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business.