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 Office team has a new approach designed to allow it to share more of Office's code across not just Windows, but also Android, iOS and the Web.
Microsoft's smartwatch could be available before consumers can get their hands on Apple Watch.
The days of highly integrated, one-brand-fits-all computing are ending fast, and the challenge for the offcuts is to succeed where their lineage failed. But is the biggest split yet to come?
A non-patch security update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 was causing systems to reboot. It's been a rough few months for Microsoft's update quality control.
Veteran tech journalist and Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley provides insights on Windows 10 in this exclusive Tech Pro Research analyst call and Q&A session.
Cheaper notebooks are getting PCs selling again after a long lull.
Microsoft will be talking more about its mobile, cloud and dev/ops products, services and strategies at its Connect() event in New York in mid-November.
Microsoft's new unified enterprise tech conference has a name and is now open for registration.
Microsoft's HDInsight Hadoop-on-Azure service is getting Apache Storm real-time analytics support in preview form.
Microsoft is building new container technologies into the next Windows Server release, enabling Dockerized applications to run on Windows Server on-premises or on Azure.
After last year's enthusiasm, tablets are now facing a cooler reception from buyers faced with a far more complex choice of form factors.
For years, Google has been the undisputed leader in online advertising, but Facebook is gaining quickly in the fast-evolving market.
Foreign companies looking to take advantage of Irish corporate tax laws will be unable to do so from the start of 2015, with the total phase out of the loophole to arrive in 2020.
On this Microsoft Patch Tuesday, the ARM-based Surface 2 is getting a number of firmware updates. But Intel-based Surface Pro 3 users have more weeks to wait for more Wi-Fi fixes.