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PC Sales Slump Continues
News  |  8/30/2013
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.
Tablet Sales Face Growing Threat From Smartwatches, Phablets
News  |  8/29/2013
Tablets have eaten into the PC market, but will soon face their own competition from smartwatches and phablets, IDC predicts.
Nokia, Microsoft Plan New Windows RT Tablets
News  |  8/28/2013
Both Nokia and Microsoft prep new Windows RT tablets with formidable features -- and in Nokia's case, formidable prices.
Comment: re: Ballmer Is Off The Matrix - 8/27/2013
Windows 8.1 Released To Manufacturers
News  |  8/27/2013
Microsoft puts Windows 8.1 in PC and tablet makers' hands. But according to Forrester analyst, there might not be many customers waiting.
Dell Updates Business Ultrabooks, Laptops
News  |  8/27/2013
With its durable but svelte Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks, Dell hopes to energize its enterprise PC sales while promoting its new software and services capabilities.
Comment: re: Ballmer Is Off The Matrix - 8/26/2013
Comment: re: Ballmer Is Off The Matrix - 8/26/2013
Comment: re: Ballmer Is Off The Matrix - 8/26/2013
Ballmer's Legacy Still Incomplete
Commentary  |  8/26/2013
Clearly, Ballmer had to go. But will Microsoft's "device and services" plan seem any more viable once a new CEO takes over?
Microsoft CEO Ballmer's Surprise Retirement
News  |  8/23/2013
In unexpected move, Microsoft said CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within 12 months. Bill Gates is on committee to find replacement.
Microsoft Courts Schools With Bing, Surface RT Promotions
News  |  8/21/2013
Microsoft intros ad-free Bing for the classroom and a rewards program that offers free Surface RT tablets to schools.
Apple's iPhone Battle Plan: 6 Factors
News  |  8/21/2013
Apple's forthcoming iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and iOS 7 could help the company win back some of the market share it has lost to Android devices.
New York State Chooses Office 365
News  |  8/19/2013
Microsoft's Windows 8 might be struggling, but Office 365 is a cloud juggernaut. Its latest customer: New York State, which will move 120,000 employees to the popular cloud office suite by the end of the year.
Windows 8 Won't Be Saved By Keyboards
Commentary  |  8/19/2013
Forrester study finds that 62% of tablet users want keyboards, but that alone won't drive sales of Windows 8 for Microsoft.
Dell's Ugly Earnings: 5 Takeaways
News  |  8/16/2013
Dell posted an undeniably lousy quarter -- but the company's poor performance could actually bolster CEO Michael Dell's buyout plans.
Nokia Windows RT Tablet Rumors Intensify
News  |  8/15/2013
Even if Nokia does jump in soon with a device, Microsoft will struggle to carry the RT banner.
Microsoft Expands Surface Tablets To New Markets
News  |  8/15/2013
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 Azure Upgrades Bolster Microsoft Cloud Push
News  |  8/13/2013
New Windows Azure features, including additional push notification capabilities and support for SQL Server AlwaysOn, show Microsoft's ambition to rule the enterprise cloud.
Windows 8.1 Faces October Challenge
News  |  8/13/2013
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 Needs 3 Surface Tablets: 3 Reasons
News  |  8/9/2013
Microsoft is having trouble selling the Surface tablets it already makes. But here's why adding a third would be a smart move.
Microsoft Preps New Surface RT Tablets
News  |  8/9/2013
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
News  |  8/8/2013
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.
Windows Phone 8 Seizes On iPhone Dry Spell
News  |  8/7/2013
Android leads, iOS is slipping and Windows Phone 8 is inching forward. But until new products arrive this fall, it's premature to call winners and losers.
Desktop Virtualization Vs. BYOD, Windows Worries
News  |  8/7/2013
Want to let employees choose their own computers even though your business relies on Windows XP? A VDI deployment could help.
What Desktop Virtualization Means To Windows 8
News  |  8/6/2013
Virtualization technology has allowed some companies to put off investing in Windows 8 tablets.
Tablet Buyers Waiting For New iPads
News  |  8/5/2013
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.
Microsoft Surface Pro Price Drops $100
News  |  8/5/2013
Microsoft tries to boost Surface Pro tablet sales by cutting prices $100 during important back-to-school shopping period.
Microsoft's Next Surface Tablets: 7 Must-Do's
News  |  8/3/2013
Microsoft Surface tablet sales flopped. Here's what the next-generation devices must have for a comeback.
Michael Dell Sweetens Buyout Bid
News  |  8/2/2013
Dell CEO and partners raise their bid to take the company private. In exchange, they've secured a change in the voting rules and increased their likelihood of sealing the deal.
Windows 8 Adoption Slows In July
News  |  8/1/2013
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.

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