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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It appears that Microsoft's online app store is suffering from a serious infestation of scam and fake apps turning up with discomforting regularity in popular searches.
Windows 9 will be important---if only to put Windows 8 to bed---but could be the last of Microsoft's big bang OS releases if CEO Satya Nadella's cloud-centric plan works out well.
Microsoft is making available previews of two new Azure services: Its DocumentDB NoSQL service and its full-text search service built on Elasticsearch.
Following a precipitous decline of 20 percent last year, year-over-year growth for the top five notebook PC brands collectively reached 16 percent in Q2 2014. But tablet PC shipments are still in freefall.
It seems that a corporate PC upgrade cycle may be underway, and while uncertainties remain about how big of an upgrade cycle this will be and how long it will last, it's interesting to take a look at what's driving it.
Join us for an exclusive Microsoft analyst call and Q&A session with veteran Microsoft watcher, Mary Jo Foley.
US carriers continue to offer low cost, no-contract phones, disrupting the subsidized model they have long relied upon to sell $650+ Apple iPhones.
Microsoft's feature phones will soon have the Norwegian company looking after their browsers.
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.
HTC launched a Windows Phone version of its HTC One on Verizon -- its first Windows Phone flagship in two years.
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.