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Microsoft Launches Office 2016

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.24.2015 | Technology

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said it began the worldwide roll-out of Office 2016, the latest addition to its cloud-based subscription service Office 36...

I Used to Doubt Microsoft. Then I Installed Windows 10.

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 08.18.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

I don't know if I broke a law of computing or committed heresy. But I installed Windows 10 on my Macbook Pro. I had feared that this would condemn me to purgatory in the gates of computing hell. But it has been an incredibly positive experience.

You've Seen This Photo A Million Times -- Now Learn The Story Behind It

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 04.10.2014 | Technology

This week, Microsoft wanted to subtly remind everyone how great and mighty it used to be. A new video released by the company offers the backstory ...

Microsoft Will Name Its Next CEO: Reports

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.30.2014 | Technology

Microsoft has decided that its next CEO will be Satya Nadella, an executive vice president at Microsoft and longtime employee at the ailing software m...

RUMOR: 'Halo' Fans Will Dig Microsoft's Answer To Siri

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

Microsoft may be turning the dreams of fanboys everywhere into a reality by putting Cortana, the sexy AI companion from the "Halo" franchise, into the...

Windows Error Messages Are Even Worse Than You Thought

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.31.2013 | Technology

Usually an annoying popup brushed aside with a click, error messages on Microsoft's Windows operating system may also serve as a way for the National ...

Windows 8.1: Close, But No Cigar

AP | By ANICK JESDANUN | Posted 12.17.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — I doubt I was alone in rolling my eyes when I first used Windows 8 a year ago. I found its touch controls and gestures awkward, and ...


AP | By RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 12.16.2013 | Technology

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is releasing its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download starting Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes...

7 Things Bill Gates Is Probably Also Sorry For

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.08.2013 | Technology

Recently, Bill Gates made a major admission. No, he's not donating some of his fortune to you. During an interview at a Harvard fundraising campaig...

Microsoft's Massive Reorganization -- All Structure, No Culture

Adam Hanft | Posted 09.17.2013 | Business
Adam Hanft

Is it any wonder that Microsoft has stagnated? On paper, in front of analysts, they talk about growth, growth, growth. But growth is an outcome, not a strategy.

Okay, Let's Try This Again

AP | By RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 08.26.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is using a three-day conference this week to give people a peek into Windows 8.1, a free update that promises to addr...

Microsoft Revives Old Feature In Effort To Spur Sales

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2013 | Technology

By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is bringing back the Windows "start" button, offering a stripped-down version among a ...

Beyond Skeuomorphism: What's Next for Magazines?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.25.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The real question is: with bigger smartphones and smaller tablets, what's to become of content and how do you reinvent it? That and countless other q...

Bad News For Windows 8

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.21.2012 | Technology

Between the vigorous ad campaign and redundant launch events, you've probably heard: Microsoft recently released a shiny-new, touchscreen-optimized op...

Jason Gilbert

Windows 8, From A to Z | Jason Gilbert | Posted 10.27.2012 | Technology

Microsoft's much-anticipated Windows 8 operating system is out and ready for your purchase. Here's everything you need to know, from A to Z: Apps -...

7 People Who Will Love Windows 8 (And 5 Who Will Hate It)

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 11.12.2012 | Technology

Microsoft's Windows 8 wants to be everything to everyone -- an operating system that's terrific for both personal use and businesses, for tablet-owner...

The Difference Between Apple And Microsoft In Two Photos

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 10.25.2012 | Technology

The biggest difference between Apple and Microsoft? It doesn't take a long-winded or in-depth analysis of the companies' product sales. No, the bigges...

PHOTOS: MSN Gets A Major Makeover

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 10.02.2012 | Technology

MSN is getting a Windows 8 makeover. With Microsoft's new desktop and tablet OS just around the corner, the company's MSN homepage, a portal to Mi...

Windows 8 Haters Rear Their Heads

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 08.22.2012 | Technology

We're just about two months away from the release of Windows 8, the transformative new operating system for Windows desktops and laptops, and already ...

Does Microsoft Need Even Bigger Changes?

Jason Gilbert | Posted 10.03.2012 | Technology
Jason Gilbert

Whenever I think about the current state of Microsoft, I can't help but imagine Steve Ballmer, the company's CEO, in skin-tight black leather pants. ...

Windows 8 Release Date Gets Official

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 07.18.2012 | Technology

It's official: After months of speculation, Microsoft has set an official release date for Windows 8, its first update to the Windows operating system...

Windows 8 Beta To Be Released Today

Reuters | Bill Rigby | Posted 04.30.2012 | Technology

By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp unveils the first widely available test version of Windows 8 on Wednesday, giving the ...

Microsoft's Next Steve: Windows Boss Faces Biggest Test

Reuters | Bill Rigby | Posted 04.29.2012 | Technology

By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - For Steven Sinofsky, the stern but creative engineering manager who runs Microsoft Corp's flagship Wi...

Reviewing the 23" HP TouchSmart 610 All In One PC

Ramon Nuez | Posted 03.24.2012 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Update: HP touch suite is called "Magic Canvas," not "Smart Canvas." Now a few weeks ago Zev and I took a look at the HP TouchSmart 310, which we li...

Microsoft Shares Another Exciting Windows 8 Preview

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 11.16.2011 | Technology

Windows 8, the jazzy new OS from Microsoft that will premiere in 2012, is going to look much different from its predecessor. The upcoming software, wi...