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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In a Reddit AMA, Microsoft's Office for iPad engineers tackle some questions about the new suite Microsoft introduced a couple weeks ago.
Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Word and Publisher are patched, some products for the last time.
The most successful and yet most problematic version of Windows passed on as Microsoft provided its last full measure of support today.
Microsoft may have ended support for Windows XP but those left clinging to the aged operating system still have some ways of managing the risks.
The promotion is part of the push to retire the aging OS and will run through April 19.
If you're late to upgrade or have decided not to change your operating system, check out these tips to keep the system as secure as possible.
After months and years of warnings, Microsoft has finally pulled the plug on XP. Here's ZDNet's round-up of what happens next and why you should care.
China's Ministry of Commerce has given its approval for the sale of Nokia's devices and services business to Microsoft.
Enprise Group, which sold cloud provisioning system EMS Cortex to Citrix in 2011, reenters the cloud software market.
As of April 8, Microsoft will make available to all Windows 8.1 users an update for the operating system. In order to continue to get patches, 8.1 users need to move to it soon.
Microsoft's Scott Guthrie talks about his new role, priorities and plans for the company's powerful Cloud & Enterprise unit in his first press Q&A since becoming part of the Microsoft senior leadership team.
What we're seeing from Microsoft today didn't happen in five short weeks, but there are plenty of things the company's new CEO deserves credit for.
Readers may have given the ZDNet Great Debate to the 'yawn' vote, but the fact that Office for iPad apps are flying off the shelves suggests that Microsoft has indeed captured the imaginations of increasingly mobile users. Whether it can keep them, is the big question.
With its own personal assistant Cortana coming, Microsoft has lifted the lid on its ambition to bring the Windows Phone experience to the dashboard regardless of whether it's powered by Windows, Linux or Android.
The Dutch government has followed the United Kingdom’s lead, signing a multimillion Euro deal with Microsoft for the company to continue providing support for its Windows XP systems.