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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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.
Microsoft's decision to open source more of its .Net platform didn't happen overnight, or even in the past few weeks. It was a move years in the making.
Microsoft has taken steps to ease onerous restrictions that have curtailed development of business applications for Windows 8. But some say the company still hasn't gone far enough.
Four months after I swore off Office for Mac in favour of Apache OpenOffice, I'm happy to say that the change has stuck. OpenOffice may not have everything Office power users need, but for the other 99 percent it's capable, reliable, and more compatible with Word than even Apple's Pages.
At long last, Microsoft has given up force-feeding the Windows 8 Metro/Modern interface on users. Have they done it in time to keep their user-base?
Microsoft fills out features on its cut-price Azure cloud platform as its share of the Fortune 500 inches up.