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 has started rolling out its take on the smarter inbox to Office 365 users.
The most serious vulnerability could allow an attacker to gain control of a Windows Server just by sending packets. For undisclosed reasons, Microsoft withheld two updates scheduled for release.
Microsoft is rebranding its unified-communications line-up from Lync to Skype for Business, and is readying the next releases of those products for the first half of 2015.
UPDATED. I ran the numbers and vulnerabilities in browsers are up this year, as is their severity. We know more about this for Internet Explorer because Microsoft provides the most data.
Microsoft has taken the wraps off its first non-Nokia branded Lumia, aimed squarely at first-time smartphone buyers and emerging markets.
Windows 10 will bring a lot more than a new Start menu. Ed Bott pinpoints several changes that will bolster security, make life easier for enterprise admins, and accommodate the multiple-device trend.
Microsoft is bundling together four of its subscription services into a new $199 Work & Play Bundle which it is offering in the U.S. through early January 2015.
Microsoft veteran Lisa Brummel, the head of human resources at the company since 2005, is retiring at the end of 2014.
A new version of the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit mostly improves compatibility with applications software, and specifically with Java and Chrome.
Microsoft's Sway aggregation/presentation app offers clues about the company's future intentions in the productivity and platforms space.
The MoTR guys had more time with mobile devices over the past couple of weeks, including the new Nexus tablet, new phones, wearables, and more.
Microsoft is attempting to redefine 'productivity' with new apps like Sway and the coming 'Revolve' contact-calendar app that embed more intelligence inside.
The Microsoft boss says juxtaposition of cloud and mobile "is where the world is going".
SAP has a new CTO in Quentin Clark, who brings a lot of cloud and big data analytics to the table. It remains to be seen if Clark can turbo-charge SAP's big growth initiatives.
Eight months after launching its Enterprise Mobility Suite, how close is Microsoft to enabling users to manage not just devices, but also the apps and data on those devices?