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 has a $49 adapter kit that will allow Xbox One sensors to work with Windows 8 and 8.1 PCs and tablets.
Windows 10 will build in standards-based two-factor authentication to every device, effectively neutering most phishing attacks and password database breaches. The company also announced new features aimed at securing corporate machines from malware attacks and data leaks.
Microsoft's Garage is morphing from an internal hacking lab to an incubator for lightweight consumer-focused apps for Android, iOS and Windows.
Veteran tech journalist and Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley provides insights on Windows 10 in this exclusive Tech Pro Research analyst call and Q&A session.
Microsoft and IBM have forged a new alliance bringing more of IBM's enterprise software and services to Azure, and Microsoft's enterprise software to IBM's cloud platforms.
Research operating systems aren't designed to replace Windows, or even create features for Windows; they're for research.
Microsoft has revealed that it will be renaming Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia as part of its efforts to phase out the Nokia brand.
A vulnerability exists in Windows OLE for all versions except Server 2003. The company has released a workaround to block known attacks, but newer attacks could still get through.
Microsoft has made available for download several new Windows 10 features to those running the Windows 10 Technical preview release.
A number of academics have submitted an open letter to Microsoft Research management protesting the recent closing of the company's Silicon Valley research lab.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's total compensation package worth $84.3 million, according to Microsoft's latest proxy statement. Here's the breakdown of what's included.
ASX-listed Empired has bought the New Zealand Microsoft services specialist for NZ$19.3 million.
Microsoft is further targeting startups and ISVs with the opening of the Azure Marketplace, led by the launch of Cloudera for Azure.