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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CEO Satya Nadella dropped a few possible clues about where he and Microsoft may be going during his first earnings-call outing. Here's my attempt to read between the lines.
Tony Prophet, most recently an HP Senior Vice President of Operations, is the new head of Windows Marketing.
Microsoft's first quarter with Satya Nadella at the helm was a good one. The enterprise unit delivers the dollars again.
Microsoft is retiring its SQL Web and Business cloud-database service tiers in April 2015 and replacing them with new Basic, Standard and Premium ones.
Microsoft's move to put Office on non-Windows tablets could improve attach rates for Qualcomm's LTE chips. Or so Qualcomm hopes.
Microsoft has reissued Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013, which the company withdrew earlier this month after reported problems with the update.
Microsoft has made available for download a preview version of its Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone 8.1.
Microsoft is seeking to promote its search engine with an ad-free version of Bing which blocks adult content and includes additional privacy controls.
Microsoft's subscription-based software suite moves to general availability in the Chinese market, almost three years after it was first launched in June 2011.
Windows Phone 8.1 is available as a Developer Preview and the new and improved Word Flow keyboard with shape writing is stunning. Microsoft researchers took an amazing keyboard and made it even better.
What comes after Windows 8.1 Update? Sources say a second update is on its way, and that Microsoft's unified OS group is picking up the delivery pace.
Need screaming-fast Windows server performance? A new, integrated all-flash array with Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 integrated on board promises just that. Here's what you need to know.
Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview has released to heaps of praise. Yet it's not enough to convince users to switch to the platform. Messaging, performance, regional support and mailbox management are areas to improve.
Microsoft has added a new, promised 'basic' tier to its Azure cloud pricing structure.
The surveillance platform analyzes real-time crime data and was previously implemented in New York City