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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Affordable is proving to be the winning formula for Windows Phone, with the 520 not only dominating but extending its lead on Microsoft's mobile platform.
Microsoft appears to have tweaked its Skype application in China to make it tougher to monitor communications delivered over the Internet phone service, according to analysis from GreatFire.org.
Microsoft issued a security alert and is investigating a report issued by FireEye Labs warning of an MS Windows/Adobe Reader local privilege escalation zero-day in the wild.
Microsoft still thinks that printing and scanning are high on the list of consumer needs, and that people still get all enthusiastic about 'rich' applications.
Suspecting NSA interference, Microsoft is taking a leaf out of Google and Yahoo's books in efforts to prevent surveillance and wiretapping of its global datacenters.
And now, for your reading pleasure, the very worst from the tech world in 2013.
Windows RT is the operating system that many people want but don't know that it exists. But it's just not Windows, and it shouldn't be marketed as Windows.
Don't look now, but Microsoft is continuing to open source many of its own technologies, even though it is still competing with Linux and Android vendors.
A Microsoft official confirms the company is planning to trim the number of different versions of Windows in its portfolio.
Get some down time over Thanksgiving by preparing in advance for the inevitable 'Turkey Day' tech support requests deluge.
Just what does the future of Windows look like? And can we predict it from the tea leaves of Microsoft's developer tools?
Microsoft has updated with new features and fixes its Remote Desktop apps for iOS, Android and Mac OS X just about a month after releasing them.
Nearly 3,000 workers demand the handset maker abandon alleged punitive measures, which were implemented following Nokia's plans to offload its mobile phone business to Microsoft.
Microsoft will make the first service pack for its Office 2013 client and servers available in early 2014.
Microsoft is adding new automatic backup functionality to its SkyDrive cloud-storage app for iOS, and is adding new Facebook integration and upload capabilities to SkyDrive.com.