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's easy to touch-enable your existing PC without breaking the bank. Here are a few recommendation,along with some pros and cons for you to note.
It was five years ago this month that Microsoft officially dropped its plan to acquire Yahoo for $47.5 billion. In hindsight, losing that battle was the best thing that could have happened to Microsoft.
There's a mismatch between what users and managers think they are doing with enterprise collaboration tools, and what they are really doing.
Nokia is currently in the process of implementing a mobile device management offering from AirWatch, which will impact around 25,000 staff members globally.
Many expect Microsoft to announce its next-generation Xbox (720 or Durango maybe?) but it could be missing one its best features - a projector which extends your video over an entire wall.
VPN support may not be coming to Windows Phone 8 this year, as was rumored and hoped for by many business users. But Good Technology's secure messaging app is now on WP8.
Microsoft’s best-kept email secret is an online tool that allows you to connect any custom domain to its shiny new Outlook.com back end, for personal or business mail. It’s free, and it works amazingly well.
With less than a year to go until support for Windows XP runs out, Microsoft warns Indian businesses they will have to pay hundreds of dollars per user for not migrating to a newer Windows OS.
Buyers are unlikely to care about the odd half inch of screen size here or there. These days, only one thing matters: Price.
Microsoft has put a price tag on its Surface Pro for a number of European markets, with the slate to debut before the end of the month in most of them.
The long-awaited Surface Pro tablet will be sold through Microsoft online, JB Hi-Fi, and Harvey Norman, with prices starting at AU$999.
Google is seeking to block Microsoft's new YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 because it blocks ads and allows downloading of videos from YouTube's site, in violation of its terms of service.
IBM is shutting the doors on Lotus 1-2-3, the software program that made the IBM PC and Microsoft household names.
A group of security researchers in Germany found some suspicious traffic on their web servers after a Skype instant messaging session. After a single experiment, they concluded that Microsoft is snooping on its customers. But a closer look at the facts suggests that this is a well-documented security feature at work.
Windows 'Blue' represents an effort on Microsoft's part to change the way we think of the Windows update cycle, perhaps to get us ready for a subscription service.