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 might not be a bad idea to download and save the Windows XP Service Pack 3 installer in case you later have a need to move an XP machine to Windows 8. Here's where to find it (and some more thoughts on XP's end-of-life).
The Pwn2Own contest has secured at least 14 flaws for vendors to fix.
It's not scheduled to arrive for just a little more than a year from now but here are early details about what to expect on Microsoft's next big Windows release.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Microsoft Founder Bill Gates dropped a few tech tidbits, including that Microsoft 'was willing to buy' WhatsApp. He's also no Edward Snowden fan (no surprise).
Microsoft is adding a new Office 365 Personal variant to its hosted application line-up, and is changing the name of its shared-home offering to 'Office 365 Home.'
It looks like the Nook Windows 8 app may be superseded by a Microsoft reading app. But the planned Nook Windows Phone app is seemingly tabled.
Microsoft and Windows Phone makers are experimenting with new OS licensing options in an attempt to try to grow Windows Phone's market share beyond four percent globally.
Microsoft is looking to head off note-taking rival Evernote by introducing a free, full-fledged version of OneNote for Mac users.
Mason Morfit, the president of activist shareholder ValueAct Capital, is officially now a member of Microsoft's board of directors.
There have been none of the usual signs of a new Office for Mac in the works, but according a Microsoft Germany exec, a new and long overdue version will come this year.
Office 365 is three times the cost of Google Apps. It's worth it -- but probably not for the reason you expect...
There's a new Microsoft Q&A that aims to provide answers to some of the most common questions around Microsoft's client-access licenses.
Microsoft Surface 2, Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 users are getting multiple keyboard, Bluetooth and wireless network firmware updates.
Microsoft will begin shipping its battery-life-extending Power Covers for its Surface devices starting March 19 for $199.99.
Microsoft has addressed the 'ring after pickup' bug in the Metro-Style version of Skype for Windows 8.1, a week after remedying the issue in Skype for the Windows desktop.