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 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.
Microsoft has done a lot to simplify the server experience in Windows Server 2012 Essentials, which mixes both business and consumer features.
If you're looking forward to Windows 8, you might be interested in the new, updated hardware aimed at the upcoming platform.
The Olympics open this Friday, but some events kick off today so grab one of these smartphone or tablet apps and follow all of the action on the go.
Microsoft's new Office has a design that makes it easy to focus on work, rather than drowning in extraneous information. Office 2013 looks set to make users more productive without requiring them to learn new ways of working, even on new kinds of devices.
Microsoft has officially unveiled the consumer preview of Office 2013. The new edition has a dramatically different look and feel, as well as tight connections to cloud-based services. Here's what you'll find inside.
After five gruelling days, Microsoft's Imagine Cup 2012 wrapped up yesterday. Over 100 teams from 75 countries made it to the finals this year, all bringing along inventions intended to solve the world's toughest problems.
Microsoft has thrown a curve ball with Windows 8 on a tablet: it's slick, intuitive and actually makes you want to use it. More than that, it manages to keep disappointments to a minimum. So what exactly has the company done to get me interested in Windows again?
A hands-on look at Microsoft's new Surface tablet, which comes with either Windows 8 Pro or Windows RT, and features an HD display, a stand and a magnetic keyboard attachment
Windows Phone 8, the latest version of Microsoft's mobile operating system, comes with tweaks to the UI, integrated Skype, and a mobile wallet feature. Windows Phone 7 users, however, won't be able to upgrade to the full version
If Microsoft's goal with its surprise announcement on Monday, June 18, was to get the attention of the press, consider it mission accomplished. The company's controversial announcement was scrutinized, analyzed, dissected, and critiqued by just about every slice of the tech press. Even the business press got in on the act.Here's a summary of the week's coverage.
Microsoft offers us the first real glimpse of the upcoming Windows Phone 8 platform.