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 Windows 8 is here, but with no UK launch activities I was slightly dubious as to how many people would drag themselves to central London for Currys/PC World's launch event. So, just how many did?
Microsoft has been pretty coy about letting its upcoming Windows Phone 8 devices off the leash, so we haven't seen much about them. Here's a glimpse of the ATIV S - essentially the Galaxy S III, with a different OS.
Do a floorplan sketch, send out sales orders and proactively engage Web site users by using some of these Windows Phone apps, and be more efficient while on the move.
Controversial Global hacking conference Hack In The Box just celebrated its ten-year mark in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event attracted hackers from all over the world and company participants that included Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, Amazon, sponsor 'friends' such as Megaupload, and many more.
A behind-the-scenes look at the labs where Microsoft designed its first-ever Windows PC, plus an inside look at the device itself.
Microsoft and Google are archrivals on the business front, but they share a lot of customers. It's a classic example of co-opetition. Surprisingly, Google services and Windows 8 apps work well together. Here's what you can expect when you connect Chrome, Gmail, and other Google products and services to Windows 8.
HTC has released details of the first handsets it will release that run Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system: the Windows Phone 8 X and S by HTC.
Microsoft's new Windows 8 interface, formerly known as Metro, is a clear break from the ageing desktop metaphor. Is it the industry's way forward, or just confusing brand differentiation? Either way, it's got design-history cred.
Server Manager, the admin console for Microsoft's latest server OS, has a modern-style GUI, and is a one-stop shop for managing devices, tools and services.
HP has just unveiled four new 'All-in-one' systems - HP Spectre One, HP Envy 23, HP Envy 20 TouchSmart and the HP Pavilion 20 - in a range of prices that should suit all budgets.
Nokia and Microsoft took the wraps off Nokia's newest feature packed smartphones. The company hopes to beat iPhone 5 to the punch.
Microsoft unveils its first new logo in 25 years and only its fourth since 1975.
Windows 8 Enterprise includes the tools needed to make a Windows To Go USB drive. Here's how it's done.
The RTM release of Windows 8 Enterprise, which is designed for corporate deployments, shows off a few recent UI tweaks.
Eventually, Outlook.com will replace Hotmail. For now, though, Microsoft is releasing its new email service (previously code-named NewMail) as a preview that's open to the public. Here's what's inside.