The first preview build of the coming 64-bit version of Microsoft's Visual Studio IDE are now available for download.
Satya Nadella is now both chair of Microsoft's board of directors and CEO of the company.
Microsoft and Google are vying in the race to make their office and collaboration apps ready for the new hybrid work future. Microsoft's focus is on Teams, Fluid Framework, a new digital whiteboard and more.
We're aggregating the very best Windows 10 laptop deals on Amazon for Prime Day 2021.
Microsoft has cranked the hype machine up to 11 for its next big Windows feature update. Prepare to be underwhelmed.
Nobody likes passwords, says Microsoft's chief information security officer. Here's how the software giant is getting rid of them for good.
A leaked build of what appears to be "Windows 11" is circulating. The shell looks a lot like the one that was part of Microsoft's cancelled Windows 10X variant.
Microsoft and Google are engaged in a pitched battle to win over your business with suites of cloud-based productivity software and services. Here's a look at the many different editions of Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace, along with what you can expect to pay for each one.
Apple has a new "Why Mac?' page. Which made me wonder: How does Microsoft guide people toward a PC?
Redmond can feel the excitement of Windows users. It wants them to relax by reminding them of how great Windows has always been.
The 21 groups will be awarded between $100,000 and $250,000 for one year and access to Azure Cloud computing resources.
Microsoft has plans to bring Xbox and Xbox Game Pass to more screens in a variety of ways, and is counting on its cloud, communities and commerce to advance its gaming business further.
You think spreadsheets can't be pulsating? Well, let me tell you a story.
Cortana makes a return in Outlook for iOS. It's coming to Android soon, too.
Microsoft is making a new, web-based, basic Visio app available to Microsoft 365 and Office 365 business customers starting in July.
A year by year summary of the most significant events in Linux's history to date.
CNET editors got to look at a see-through version of the Duo and peek at the circuits inside.
New features include Break Time, Unit Convertor, and Enhanced Search.
Happy Podoween! All the major Bluetooth earbuds from your favorite manufacturers - including the new AirPod Pro -- have been updated for Fall 2019.
A tour through some of most popular - and most unusual - Windows devices of the last two decades, from Tablet PCs to the Surface Duo.
Microsoft started working on the hybrid devices that now make up the Surface family back in 2009. The group has made some missteps along the way, but today its lineup of Windows 10 devices is genuinely impressive and widely imitated. Here's how the brand has evolved.
At the dawn of the Internet age, Microsoft used every trick it knew to dominate the World Wide Web. That strategy worked for a few years, but aggressive antitrust enforcement and equally aggressive competitors crushed the company's onetime dominance. Here's a quarter-century of history that explains just what happened.
Every installation of Windows 10 includes a huge collection of built-in apps. Some are Universal apps that are updated from the Microsoft Store. Others are legacy apps that hang around because other programs expect them to be there. If you prefer a tidy system, many (but not all) of these apps can be uninstalled, especially if you prefer a third-party alternative. This gallery offers a comprehensive look at how to unclutter your copy of Windows 10.
Windows 10 version 1903, which will be officially dubbed the May 2019 Update, begins rolling out soon. Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in yet another feature-packed semi-annual release. (This gallery is based on a near-final Insider Preview release.)
If you're looking for a suite of utilities that will both boost your productivity and improve the performance of your PC or Mac, then Parallels Toolbox is or you. And there are a variety of options to allow you to pay for the features you need.
Windows 10 version 1809, officially the October 2018 Update,started rolling out October 2. Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in this surprisingly feature-packed release. (This gallery is based on a near-final Insider Preview release.)
Regardless of the manufacturer name on the back of your Android device, you can install any one of the following apps and use your phone or tablet as your primary means to surf the web, manage email, and keep tabs on your agenda. Bonus: iOS versions available too!
The latest Windows 10 feature update includes the first public release of the Timeline feature as well as dozens of smaller enhancements to the Windows 10 user experience. Here's what you can expect.
The Cortana web service is tightly tied to Windows 10, which means you can get instant answers to some common questions and calculations without having to open a web browser. Here are 16 tricks that work directly in the Windows 10 search box.
In the early days of the PC revolution, Microsoft aggressively pursued the consumer market with products and services built for fun and games. In recent years, with the notable exception of Xbox and related gaming products, Microsoft has been killing off those products. Here's a look at the departed.
As Microsoft does more research about the human consequences of working from home, Chris Matyszczyk says the picture isn't pretty. Read more: https://zd.net/3ga8YJT
You'll want to get back to the office in a hurry as companies reopen facilities, but you'll be over it after three weeks. You've forgotten that commutes, open floor plans, and some of your coworkers were annoying. Read more: https://zd.net/3d4by25
Danny Palmer tells Karen Roby how hackers are exploiting four zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server and what you can do to avoid falling victim. Read more: http://zd.net/3rdowOG
Chris Matyszczyk says it seems as if Apple realizes that Edge is successful. And it doesn't like it one bit. Read more: http://zd.net/3cC4mZE
Beth Mauder sits down with Mitul Ghandi, co-founder of seoClarity, to talk about the company's recent survey that shows which social media site is the least trusted. (Surprise! Google is the most trusted.) Ghandi also discusses what all platforms need to do in a social media-dominated world. Read more: http://zd.net/30rRkIl
Chris Matyszczyk tells Karen Roby those who spend long hours videoconferencing every day have very strong feelings about the two main competitors. Read more: http://zd.net/3aMAE4h
The cloud-based platform will give job seekers access to a self-navigation tool, online job board, and training modules.
ZDNet's Beth Mauder sits down with R "Ray" Wang, principal analyst and founder of Constellation Research, to discuss how current events are highlighting the importance of knowing your digital rights and understanding the role tech giants play in our everyday lives.
A Microsoft account may be free, but it can hold some pretty valuable material. Ed Bott shares the seven steps he recommends to establish a baseline of security for this crucial account and lock it down as tight as you want to. Read more: https://zd.net/3mEM7Wx
Whether you are responsible for a single Windows 10 PC or thousands of enterprise PCs, your challenges for managing updates are the same. Your goals are to install security updates promptly, manage feature updates intelligently, and prevent unexpected restarts from cutting into productivity.
This guide explains what machine learning is, how it is related to artificial intelligence, how it works and why it matters.