It might be a new year, but for Microsoft, the challenges are likely to feel very familiar. Forget all those lean startups. The real competition comes from Apple and Google, and it's not clear how Microsoft can fight back.
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Apple's a hardware company, Microsoft's a software company, and Google makes almost all of its income from advertising. All three companies have been trying for years to diversify their revenue streams. How's that working out?
It's official: Beginning July 29, Microsoft will offer free Windows 10 upgrades to hundreds of millions of PCs. Here's how the Get Windows 10 (GWX) program works.
The new Edge browser, built on the same open source code as Google Chrome, contains a new Tracking Prevention feature that blocks third-party trackers and, at the Strict setting, many ads. My tests show that one in four items blocked are from Google.
Slack filed a competition complaint with the European Union, alleging that Microsoft was "reverting to past behavior" in its aggressive promotion of Microsoft Teams. For anyone who remembers Microsoft's antitrust history, the accusations are absurd.
The first public preview of Microsoft's replacement for its Edge browser is now available. Should you try it out?
Just in time for the new year, Microsoft released a rare out-of-band security update, its 100th of the year. The update represents "holiday heroics" for the team that sacrificed Christmas to plug a serious security hole.
Will businesses adopt Windows 8? Or will Microsoft's next-generation operating system be ignored? History suggests that Windows 7 will continue to dominate the business segment for years after Windows 8 is released.
Hundreds of users on Google Chrome Help forum this morning reported that Microsoft security products were identifying Chrome as a password-stealing Trojan and removing it. Update: Microsoft acknowledged the issue, posted a fix.
Microsoft says its WGA validation code is so accurate that it has produced only a "handful" of false positives. It's hard to take that claim seriously when one of the most widely read members of the Windows enthusiast community just got stung.