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 readying two new mice, both of which feature buttons designed to help Windows 8 users find their way back to the Start screen.
A new Kinect for Windows sensor which shares many of the same technological underpinnings as the just-announced Kinect for Xbox One sensor, is due out in 2014.
Microsoft's Bing is morphing from a 'mere' search engine into more of a service that will power next-generation devices Windows Blue PCs and tablets, as well as the Xbox One.
A private link between the Janet network and Microsoft's Windows Azure's datacentre will eliminate the need to send data over the public internet.
Adding Microsoft's Windows Azure to the mix means university data will no longer have to traverse over the public Internet. But with it comes its own risks.
Google India is reducing the prices for Google Apps to attract smaller businesses in what appears to be a response to Microsoft's marketing blitzkrieg for its Office 365 product.
A new Windows video (presumably a TV commercial) knocks the iPad over multitasking, its lack of a PowerPoint app and the price of the 64GB configuration.
The Microsoft-Google feud continues, with Microsoft meeting some -- but not all -- of Google's terms-of-service demands around the Microsoft's recently developed YouTube app.
MS CRM on your Xbox One? Will any and all Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps be allowed to run on the just-announced Xbox One?
There's no doubt that the Xbox One is a games console, but it's a games console with a twist -- it's also an entertainment system.
With firms finding cheaper alternatives to the big names such as CA and HP, a chasing group of newer entrants in IT operations management is expanding fast.
[UPDATE] Microsoft, via its official licensing partner 21Vianet, will offer the public preview version of its platform-as-a-service offering next month. Japan will also have two local sub-regions to support the Azure expansion into Asia.
Microsoft's Xbox One home-entertainment console, available later this year, has ties to Windows 8 and Windows Azure.
Hortonworks has released its open-source implementation of its Hadoop implementation for Windows, paving the way for Microsoft to deliver its own Hadoop software and services.
Business has always had a love-hate relationship with the slate – so will anything be different for Microsoft's next assault on the market?