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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Last year Microsoft and Nokia stated that they would bring turn-by-turn voice navigation, powered by Nokia, to all WP8 devices and yesterday that promise came true. This screenshot gallery shows how Nokia Drive+ Beta works on the HTC 8X.
Wondering what to do with your old device now you have the latest shiny gadget? Here's some upcycling inspiration if you need something to do during the holidays
Take a trip down memory lane with these old PC ads. We sure have come a long way since then -- on style and pricing.
What will be the next big thing? As cellular carriers merge and become stronger, mobile makers may not survive. Will big data analytics take off, and will 3D printing arrive with a bevy of legal and ethical issues? Here's a look ahead at 2013 and what we can expect.
Microsoft and Intel have come together to show strength in numbers with a pop-up shop that's carrying the largest single collection of Windows 8 machines in Scandinavia.
Microsoft Q&A with Mary Jo Foley: Windows 9, Azure and SharePoint plans, Nadella's performance, and much more
Veteran Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley provides insights on Windows 9, Microsoft's cloud strategy, and much more in this exclusive analyst call and Q&A.
A look back at the hot topics, major discoveries, and technological breakthroughs of 2012: from privacy to surveillance, major product launches, successes and catastrophes.
Do you hanker after retro? Check out these awesome Steampunk tech gadgets and geeky peripherals
The results are in! These are the top-10 tech gadgets of 2012 in the US, according to search data provided by Google.
While everyone's busy telling you what to buy this holiday season, here's a list of some of the hottest gifts this year -- and why you might want to consider NOT buying them!
Thanksgiving is over, and we're heading into December. It's time for a look back at all the blunders, catastrophes, epic fails and major screw-ups of 2012.
Missing technology during the holiday? Want something sweet to eat after dinner? How about a geek cake to satisfy your cravings?
Nokia did a fabulous job with the 920, but that doesn't mean you should forget the 800 series either. The Lumia 810 is a nice device that performs as well as any other Windows Phone 8 device.
This is a gallery showcasing some of Microsoft's UI thoughts during the most visually-exciting period of Windows development: Windows Longhorn.
Windows Phone 8 devices launch in Europe this weekend and I have been spending the last few days with the Nokia Lumia 920, the high end device from Nokia.