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Microsoft has updated its patent agreements -- both of which likely include Linux licensing elements -- with Fuji Xerox and Melco Holdings.
Microsoft has released yet another low-end device that it hopes will charm smartphone buyers who might otherwise have opted for a budget Android handset.
Polycom will customize its video collaboration tool Polycom Roundtable specifically for Skype for Business, at a price point that makes the platform accessible for small to midsized businesses.
If you've been impatiently awaiting a new preview build of Windows 10, you can stop drumming your fingers and begin downloading Windows 10 Build 10041. And Microsoft promises no more lengthy delays; you can expect new builds to arrive monthly until the launch date this summer.
Windows 10 is officially in the home stretch, with Microsoft's top Windows executive committing to a summer launch date and, in a surprise announcement, offering free upgrades on PCs running pirated editions of earlier Windows versions.
Cross-platform £169.99 fitness band will complement your watch, says Microsoft.
At the WinHEC conference in China today, Microsoft showed off a new biometric authentication feature called Windows Hello. The ambitious technology, which uses fingerprint and iris recognition to replace passwords, will debut in Windows 10 devices later this year.
Microsoft warned of "attempts to spoof content, perform phishing attacks, or perform man-in-the-middle attacks," but reports quickly began to pin blame on the company.
A jury has knocked back a claim by a patent licensing firm that was seeking damages from Apple over five Nokia patents.
Microsoft said it will launch the Azure IoT Suite and couple it with Windows 10 IoT with the goal to become a linchpin in various machine data deployments.
Enterprises and developers get a new technical preview for Office 2016 and a test run for Skype for Business.
For Microsoft, mobility isn't you moving around, it's your information being everywhere. And that might sell Windows 10, courtesy of iOS and Android.
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending March 13, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.
If you're testing the Windows 10 Technical Preview, Microsoft has a friendly word of advice for you: Fasten your seat belt. And if you're worried about the risk of crashing, consider downgrading to the Slow ring.
IDC has scaled back its five-year forecast for the tablet category, while also giving the iPad a dismal market share forecast.
The Lumia 520 was one of the most popular devices ever to run Windows Phone. Can its successor follow in its footsteps?
If you regularly switch between a PC or Mac, tablet, and smartphone then you might want to look at this new keyboard that lets you enter text on all of them with a simple flip of the switch.
Did you know that Windows 8.1 Professional and Enterprise has built-in virtualization capabilities? Here's how to run multiple operating systems on a single PC.
We have seen phones targeted at teens, Facebook users, people with small hands, and more over the past few years -- and some failed devices only lasted weeks.
If you use Microsoft Outlook, chances are it's the first program you open every morning and the last one you close at night. In this gallery, I present six of my favorite time-saving shortcuts, including some that work exceptionally well together.
Microsoft is actively rolling out Windows Phone 8.1 after three months of being in preview mode. The Lumia Cyan update is also coming to supported Nokia devices.
Excel isn't just for number crunchers with accounting degrees. In this gallery, I present six of my favorite hidden features to make you more productive when working with Excel spreadsheets.
We're certainly not claiming that Windows Phone is better overall than iOS (or even the reverse). But there are ways that Windows Phone beats current iPhones.
Every Office 365 subscription includes 1 TB of storage in OneDrive or OneDrive for Business. With an Office 365 Home subscription, you can share your account with up to four other people, giving your household a total of up to 5 TB of cloud file storage. Here's how.
What do Google's Notebook, Apple's Ping and Microsoft's Zune have in common? Failure to launch, closure, and poor sales -- and they are all part of the worst tech flops and service fails.
It’s very, very red. It’s also a completely different UI from Android and iOS. In many ways, though, it's just another high-end smartphone. And that's a good thing.
Microsoft's OneNote is a completely cross-platform app now, which means it can go with you anywhere. In this gallery, I present six of my favorite OneNote productivity secrets to help you get your personal and work projects organized.
There is a world of operating systems beyond Android and iOS. Will any of them lock down third place? Can any of them give Google or Apple a run for the top spots?
Steve Ballmer may join a very exclusive club - tech stars who have become owners of professional sports franchises.
Microsoft's new PowerPoint plug-in and associated cloud service makes it easy to create and distribute compelling educational content.
At the Gartner Symposium ITxpo in Orlando, Fla., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks to analysts about the possibility of a Windows Phone 7 tablet.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer officially introduces Windows Phone 7 at a press event in New York City. Microsoft's latest mobile foray showcases nearly every development group within the company, from Bing search to Xbox gaming, to Zune media streaming to Office business content creation.
At mediabistro.com's Think Mobile conference in San Francisco, Microsoft evangelist, Joel Franusic talks about new functionality users can expect with the Windows phone 7. Franusic discusses the new interface, Office updates, and game development features.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Dell's Dave Zavelson shows off the company's new 10-inch Windows 7 tablet. Its standout feature is the ability to open up the case, flip the screen, and then convert it into a laptop design. The tablet will be available later this year.
At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Lili Cheng, general manager of Microsoft's FUSE labs, demos the company's new social-networking aggregator. The new software features a social-feed stream, a "trending topics" section that goes a little deeper than the one Twitter offers, and the ability to bookmark items and add them as favorites.
At a press event in San Francisco, Microsoft's Robbie Bach and Derek Snyder unveil the Kin mobile phones. Based on the Windows 7 operating system, the new phones will have extensive social networking built in and will also be able to access the Zune music service.
Microsoft has more to do on its new operating system, but this first beta suggests that Windows Vista will be up to par with Linux and Apple Mac OS X.
O2's Xphone IIm should appeal to those who want a smarter than average phone, but against serious smartphone opposition it comes a very distinct second.
Very impressive technology, with a strange double role, and a price tag that matches its massive size.
WordPerfect 12.0 features a core stable of productivity apps but suffers from its poor handling of Microsoft files.
Microsoft's Technical Beta release of Windows Media Player 10 features a redesigned interface that provides easy access to online media stores. It also syncs better with portable devices.
Consolidate all of your chat buddies into Trillian Pro 2.012.
Windows XP SP2 Introduction Improved network protection Memory overflow protection Safer e-mail handling More secure Internet browsing Improved Windows Update Requirements Conclusions Screenshots The forthcoming Service Pack 2 for Windows XP is actually a significant upgrade for Microsoft's OS, delivering much-needed security enhancements.
Heavyweights Motorola and Microsoft unite to produce the MPx200; a sleek, all-black clamshell smart phone. Read our Australian review.
by Jim Rapoza, PC Week LabsMore than a year after the announcement of BizTalk, Microsoft Corp. has revealed little about concrete applicationsupport for the technology — until now.