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 will make the first update to Windows Phone 8.1 available to developers the week of August 4. Here's what to expect in that update, feature-wise.
Microsoft is releasing Cortana, its personal digital assistant for Windows Phone, in beta in China and the U.K., and in 'alpha' form in Australia, Canada and India.
Microsoft is on the hunt for security startups in Israel, after launching a security-focused accelerator program in Tel Aviv in partnership with cloud services provider, Akamai.
The self-described 'productivity and platforms' company is championing this week some cross-divisional projects meant to show how enterprise and consumer tech can be combined to create new kinds of apps and services.
Microsoft is rolling out new OneNote features for iPhones, iPads and Macs, as well as first steps on the promised support for OneDrive for Business for Macs.
If you work in a traditional Windows-based shop, you could be in for a bumpy ride. Ed Bott explains how IT pros will need to adapt to a variety of changes.
First teased during its April Build conference, the Raspberry Pi-ish device is the result of the combined efforts of Microsoft, Intel and product manufacturer CircuitCo.
The Chinese state industry and commerce administration is also looking at senior executives over claims it had not fully disclosed information about Windows and Office.
Chinese government investigators dropped in on multiple Microsoft offices throughout the country, according to reports.
Satya Nadella has built a confident and believable strategy for Microsoft. The next step is to deliver on it.
Microsoft's One Windows strategy is only causing confusion because we seem to have forgotten what an operating system is.
Microsoft's OneNote used to be the hidden jewel in the Office crown, now on its own and with a public API, it's time for it to highlight Microsoft's new direction.
Microsoft is fine-tuning further its Office businesses and is moving Yammer under Office 365. Yammer Co-founder David Sacks is leaving Microsoft.
Microsoft is making its OneNote note-taking app available for free for the Fire Phone and Kindle Fire tablets through Amazon's Appstore for Android.
Microsoft is making Skype available on Amazon's Fire phone, making good on the company's commitment to provide its productivity tools on all mobile platforms.