Microsoft Greenlights Gag Order Lawsuit
Citing free speech, Microsoft and Google proceed with lawsuits against government to allow the companies to publicly divulge more information about FISA requests for user data.
PC Sales Slump Continues
Desktop and laptop shipments are even worse than expected, according to IDC, and they haven't yet hit rock bottom. Still, don't count PCs out.
Microsoft Expands Surface Tablets To New Markets
Microsoft has expanded its Surface line to channel partners in 17 new markets. With Windows 8.1 coming and Windows XP going, Microsoft hopes the push will turn things around for its struggling tablets.
Windows 8.1 Faces October Challenge
Microsoft looks to have given itself just eight weeks to polish its delivery before heading into two substantial tests: holiday consumer sales and 2014's anticipated enterprise upgrade cycle.
Microsoft Preps New Surface RT Tablets
Nvidia is working with Microsoft on an upgraded Surface tablet. With earlier reports indicating Qualcomm is also involved, Microsoft could be prepping an entire family of Win RT models.
Microsoft Touts Windows 8.1 3-D Printing
3-D printing might not be mainstream, but Microsoft wants in on the ground floor. It's demonstrating Windows 8.1's 3-D printing at 18 retail locations in the U.S.
Tablet Buyers Waiting For New iPads
The tablet market slowed in Q2 with no new iPads to drive sales, says IDC. But overall outlook is positive for many players, including Windows 8.
IT Pros To Microsoft: Save TechNet
Microsoft plans to kill off its TechNet subscription service. But more than 8,000 people have signed an online petition to save it. Is Redmond listening?
Windows 8 Adoption Slows In July
Microsoft continues to face two dilemmas: Too many people are clinging to Windows XP, and too few are buying Windows 8, says research firm Net Applications.