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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With firms finding cheaper alternatives to the big names such as CA and HP, a chasing group of newer entrants in IT operations management is expanding fast.
Microsoft, via its official licensing partner 21Vianet, will offer the public preview version of its platform-as-a-service offering next month as it looks to tap China's cloud computing market potential.
Microsoft's Xbox One home-entertainment console, available later this year, has ties to Windows 8 and Windows Azure.
Hortonworks has released its open-source implementation of its Hadoop implementation for Windows, paving the way for Microsoft to deliver its own Hadoop software and services.
Business has always had a love-hate relationship with the slate – so will anything be different for Microsoft's next assault on the market?
With the Surface Pro set to hit Europe later this month, ZDNet rounds up the cheapest — and most expensive — places in Europe to buy one.
While all the focus has been on Microsoft pulling the plug on Windows XP support, next April is also going to be zero hour for the veteran email server.
After previously dismissing data sovereignty as a non-issue, Australian customers will have the option to consume Windows Azure services through local datacentres, at some unknown point in the future.
It's easy to touch-enable your existing PC without breaking the bank. Here are a few recommendation,along with some pros and cons for you to note.
It was five years ago this month that Microsoft officially dropped its plan to acquire Yahoo for $47.5 billion. In hindsight, losing that battle was the best thing that could have happened to Microsoft.
There's a mismatch between what users and managers think they are doing with enterprise collaboration tools, and what they are really doing.
Nokia is currently in the process of implementing a mobile device management offering from AirWatch, which will impact around 25,000 staff members globally.
Many expect Microsoft to announce its next-generation Xbox (720 or Durango maybe?) but it could be missing one its best features - a projector which extends your video over an entire wall.
VPN support may not be coming to Windows Phone 8 this year, as was rumored and hoped for by many business users. But Good Technology's secure messaging app is now on WP8.
Microsoft’s best-kept email secret is an online tool that allows you to connect any custom domain to its shiny new Outlook.com back end, for personal or business mail. It’s free, and it works amazingly well.