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It's been two years since first reports of Office for iPad's existence came to light. Are politics or evolving product strategies (or both) to blame for its continued absence?
According to a new report, Microsoft is aiming to sell 16 million Windows tablets this holiday season. Maybe its alleged $405 million retail Windows marketing budget for FY'14 will help.
The latest web usage numbers from NetMarketShare for October show that free is the key to success. Microsoft's Windows 8.1 and Apple's new OS X Mavericks, both released as free updates, found their way onto a significant number of PCs for the month.
Microsoft officials are continuing to tweak the reporting structure inside the company, a few months after management announced a corporate-wide reorg.
Microsoft has fixed an issue with its Azure cloud service that affected some users attempting to move a cloud service from staging to production. It's still repairing some related cloud services.
On Windows and most other platforms, unpatched third party programs are a major point of vulnerability. Microsoft was timid about addressing the problem until Apple showed the way.
If you continue to use Windows XP after it goes end-of-life next April you won't just be without security patches. You'll be without signature updates for your Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus.
Nevertheless, even without new tablets shipped during the third quarter, Apple was still the top vendor worldwide.
The latest security threat report from Microsoft shows the outlook for Windows XP users is getting grimmer. Things are bad, getting worse, and in six months the trouble really starts.
When Android first launched, it was widely panned by critics and consumers alike. Five years later, it’s installed on more than half of all U.S. devices. Despite its initial struggles, Windows RT could still strike it lucky, according to two of the chipmaker's product executives.
The soft spots in Microsoft's first quarter of its fiscal 2014 are more apparent when using the old reporting categories.
Overall, Microsoft's quarter fared well---especially considering the glum expectations going into the results. Enterprise and Xbox are firing. Windows 8.1 success remains to be seen at least for a quarter.
Microsoft has purchased Washington, D.C. startup Apiphany, a maker of an application-programming-interface management platform, which it plans to make available as part of Windows Azure.
One of the former brains behind Microsoft's Kinect is spearheading the company's efforts in new devices, including wearable technologies.
Do you use Microsoft's Sysinternals tools regularly, like I do? Do you always want to be using the latest versions? Here's a way you'll never fall behind.