Microsoft has added support for yet another Linux distribution on Azure: Clear Linux OS.
Microsoft has added support for yet another Linux distribution on Azure: Clear Linux OS.
Slack's Desktop client is available in the Windows 10 app Store. Here's how and why it got there.
Microsoft plans to seek continued partnership opportunities with Baidu following the move of Microsoft's former vice president Qi Lu to head up Baidu's AI and act as COO at the Chinese search giant.
Windows 10 has a generous assortment of performance monitoring tools. One of those tools, hidden in Task Manager, can help you watch the performance of a network connection or disk controller in real time.
Microsoft may be building a dedicated ebook store into the Windows 10 Creators Update, according to a new report, giving it one more asset for its 'Universal Store' holy grail.
Microsoft's latest acquisition, 3D data-optimization vendor Simplygon, is part of Redmond's strategy to make 3D part of future users' experiences.
If you build and maintain Windows 7 PCs, you've probably experienced marathon installs involving hundreds of updates. Ed Bott offers a better, more efficient route to handling the process.
Nadella thinks Microsoft and its tech rivals should focus AI on tasks that help humans rather than replace jobs.
Microsoft warns business customers to begin migrating from Windows 7, exactly three years before it reaches end of life.
Analysis: Microsoft favors the "just enough" approach to appease privacy regulators, but it ignores a fundamental customer complaint.
A newly revealed Microsoft patent application for a foldable phone and hinge has reignited speculation about the company's plans to re-enter the mobile-device space.
Systems running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update were shielded from two exploits even before Microsoft had issued patches for them, its researchers have found.
Microsoft has made some changes to its monthly patch rollups for Windows 7, 8.1, Windows Server 2008 and Server 2012, with more tweaks to come in February. Here's what's happening.
Microsoft has acquired Montreal-based deep-learning startup Maluuba for an undisclosed amount.
Windows 10 test build 15007, with more new features for both PC and Mobile, hits the Fast Ring just days after the latest Insider preview.
Microsoft is adding a new staff-management application to several of its Office 365 business plans.
Pick a form factor, any form factor. Can new, shape-shifting designs restore the PC industry to its former glory? Or will boring old desktops and clamshell laptops continue to define the PC?
Microsoft just launched the public beta of Cortana for Android smartphones. Is Cortana better than Google Now? You be the judge.
Are you are going on a business trip and want to be efficient and maximise the time spent at your destination? Download these useful free Windows apps for your Windows 8 and Windows 10 PCs and save yourself time to enjoy more of your trip away.
Here's a quick tour of the official Office 2016 release for the Mac, now available to Office 365 subscribers.
My Surface Pro 3 spends all week in the dock with an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse. At night and on the weekends it pops out into tablet mode with these apps.
Struggling to get things done? Grab some or all of these Android apps for your phone or tablet to get a useful productivity boost.
With the average American getting nearly $3,000 of their money back from the government many are looking to treat themselves to a new mobile device. Matthew Miller has ten recommendations for you.
The stands, the smartphones, the smartwatches, and the smartcars.
We asked Siri and Cortana the same questions to see whether the Apple -- or Microsoft -- personal assistant gave the best answer to our questions for work and leisure.
Who's the busiest developer on Android these days? Some of the most impressive business apps are coming from an unlikely source, with Microsoft's business apps appearing on the Google Play Store and getting rave reviews.
Want to get more out of your Windows Phone at work? Download the best of these apps and rev up your productivity in the workplace.
Touch-friendly versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are now available in preview editions for use on devices running Windows 10. Here's what you'll find in each one.
A mix of compromises and extras makes one of the last Nokia smartphones an intriguing proposition.
Microsoft markets the power of Office in your hands with the Surface Pro 3, but with SoftMaker Office HD for Android you can get desktop-level functionality on your Android tablet too.
The year's first Technical Preview release of Windows 10 introduces some crucial new features, including the personal assistant, Cortana, as well as a new hub for notifications and some updated apps. Here's what to look for.
Microsoft is opening its third Transparency Center, to be located in the Chinese capital of Beijing.
This isn't as crazy as it sounds.
This discussion between ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan and Microsoft columnist Mary Jo Foley explores the Steve Ballmer legacy at Microsoft and Mary Jo's take on the new CEO's biggest challenge.
This discussion between ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan and Microsoft columnist Mary Jo Foley explores the Steve Ballmer legacy at Microsoft and Mary Jo's take on how he'll be remembered. (Hint: It's complicated.)
This discussion between ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan and Microsoft columnist Mary Jo Foley explores the Steve Ballmer legacy at Microsoft and Mary Jo's thoughts on his hits, misses and quirks. (Shoe fetish, anyone?)
This discussion between ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan and Microsoft columnist Mary Jo Foley explores the Steve Ballmer legacy at Microsoft and Mary Jo's thoughts on his steadfast championing of Xbox, even as it lost money.
Microsoft's relatively affordable Atom x7-powered Surface 3 can 'work like a laptop when you need it', so long as you stick to mainstream workloads and remember that a keyboard is an extra-cost option.
If you need a Windows 8.1 computer that's flexible enough to be a tablet, a laptop (if you add the optional keyboard) and even (if you add the optional docking station) a desktop PC, then the Surface Pro 3 manages the trade-offs as well as anything on the market.
Microsoft is not known for educational computing tools, but with Office Mix it's turning PowerPoint into a tool for building online lessons.
Microsoft is developing a set of cloud-based tools for managing and deploying session virtualisation servers, allowing you to publish and share apps on Windows, iOS, Android, OS X and (soon) Windows Phone devices. We take the beta for a test drive.
A new version of Microsoft's database has been released, with enhanced in-memory support and Azure-hosted backup.
The Haswell-based Surface Pro 2 delivers improved performance and battery life, and its dual-angle kickstand is also welcome. However, the Pro 2's unchanged chassis design feels bulkier and heavier than ever, and it becomes very expensive when fully accessorised.
The Lumia 1020 has a truly impressive 41-megapixel camera and a high-quality 4.5-inch AMOLED screen, but many Windows Phone fans might do better with the 920 and a good dedicated camera.
The Lumia 925 is a slimmer and lighter Windows Phone 8 handset than its 920 predecessor, with a neater and more ergonomic design. It lacks integrated wireless charging but supports LTE and NFC, and has an excellent 4.5in. AMOLED screen.
Microsoft's ARM-based tablet has plenty of good points, but there are enough downsides to make caution advisable. The hardware platform and the Windows RT ecosystem will undoubtedly improve, so we'd suggest giving version 1.0 a miss unless you're an avid early adopter.
Microsoft is looking ahead to a future of private and public clouds, where information is everything, and users can access it however they want. Is Microsoft's latest server OS up to the job?
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials was disappointing, but there's a lot to like in its successor, which provides a small file-and-print server with integrated systems management and backup tools that's ideal for a small business or a home office.
After a week of using Office 2013 we're pleasantly surprised. The changes Microsoft has made to support Windows 8 — and specifically Windows 8 tablets — are logical, and they work well with more traditional ways of using Office.
Version 3.0 of Microsoft's cloud-hosted management platform is now available, adding support for mobile devices — including iPhones, iPads and Android.
Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 is a solid, mature product that brings powerful collaboration and communications tools in an easy-to-use and manage package, priced right for small businesses.
This huge overhaul of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) brings simplified hierarchy, role-based security, a new console, flexible application deployment and mobile management.