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's plan to integrate its Cortana digital assistant technology into Windows Threshold is looking more likely, according to a new report.
Azure will be a player in the enterprise space, but it's never going to be the top dog.
After cutting the bulk of people behind Nokia feature phones, Microsoft has launched a new cheap device for the billion or so first-time mobile buyers.
Microsoft keeps improving Windows Phone while Amazon's new Fire phone doesn't ignite either one of the MobileTechRoundup podcast hosts.
It's now technically and legally possible to build a 7-inch tablet running Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system. Will any OEM — including Microsoft — do so?
Join us for an exclusive Microsoft analyst call and Q&A session with veteran Microsoft watcher, Mary Jo Foley.
Business customers running Microsoft's Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 need to move to Windows 8.1 Update and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update by August 12 to continue to receive patches and fixes.
Zadara is offering to put virtual private storage arrays, which it manages and owns, into customers' datacentres – and they'll only pay for use.
Chinese regulator visits Accenture's Dalian office to access Microsoft-related documents as part of an ongoing anti-monolopy investigation on the software vendor. The NYSE-listed consulting firm insists it's "not part of the antitrust probe".
Next Tuesday Microsoft will release nine updates to Windows, Internet Explorer, the .NET Framework, SQL Server and Office. Two updates to Windows and IE are critical.
Did you know that Windows 8.1 Professional and Enterprise has built-in virtualization capabilities? Here's how to run multiple operating systems on a single PC.
Microsoft may be close to obtaining a Fifth Avenue store, providing the company with its first, real Manhattan flagship location.
It's a good thing that IE will warn you before running outdated versions of important ActiveX controls, but it's such a small thing compared to what Microsoft could do.
Working in the cloud on the Kindle Fire tablets just got easier with the OneDrive app now available in the Amazon App Store.
If you use Microsoft Outlook, chances are it's the first program you open every morning and the last one you close at night. In this gallery, I present six of my favorite time-saving shortcuts, including some that work exceptionally well together.