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 is signing up testers for a soon-to-be-released preview of 'Office Mix,' which is a new, interactive presentation application.
Microsoft's $7.2 billion Nokia acquisition will be finalized on April 25.
Microsoft is highlighting some of its big-data and analytics projects at this week's TechFair research fair.
Apple commonly copies other mobile operating systems and makes apps and utilities better. In this case, Microsoft did the same thing with notifications and may have just come up with the best approach.
The withdrawal of support for XP helped one organisation decide its best option was a move away from Microsoft Windows as its main operating system.
“50 percent of us are the top scoring students in the national college entrance examination. 50 percent are majored in mathematics, and 50 percent are from Microsoft,” says group's co-founder.
Microsoft enterprise users now have until August, instead of May, to move to the 'Update' versions of Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8.1 in order to continue to receive future fixes and updates.
Microsoft has cut the hefty prices it has been charging for Custom Support Agreements via which large enterprises can continue to receive updates and fixes for Windows XP.
Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft have all committed to a voluntary agreement to include kill switches in future mobile devices.
Microsoft's Israeli R&D team has been doing a lot of work on business intelligence, some of which has been rolled into Microsoft's latest cloud offering.
Microsoft is kicking off a limited preview of a new Azure cloud service for managing and analyzing data from Internet of Things devices and sensors.
Microsoft has made the latest updates for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 available to volume licensees.
Microsoft's newest Office 365 subscription plan is now generally available and includes iPads among the devices it supports.
Google launches two Asia regions for its cloud to bring a faster experience to customers with users in the region.
Giving away Windows free to OEMs to load onto desktop and notebook PCs might seem like a good idea on the face of it, but in reality it's not necessary, and even if Microsoft were to do it, it's unlikely that it would do anything to overall PC sales.