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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 ...

Steve Ballmer: A Legend

Fahad Khan | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Fahad Khan

The greatest achievement of Steve Ballmer with respect to competing with iPhone was not to copy it, but to re-think Windows and eventually release the world's first and only cross-device and unified operating system, Windows 8.

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 ...

Microsoft Email Can't Manage To Reinvent The Wheel

AP | By ANICK JESDANUN | Posted 04.22.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime users of Hotmail, MSN and other Microsoft email services will start noticing a big change: When they sign in to check messa...

This Is When You Can Buy A Surface Pro

AP | Posted 03.25.2013 | Technology

REDMOND, Washington (AP) — Microsoft says that the pro version of its Surface tablet will be available to purchase Feb. 9 in the U.S. and Canada. ...

Don't Hold Your Breath For A PC Turnaround

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | Technology

LONDON (Reuters) - Holiday season shoppers shunned Windows 8 desktops and notebooks in favor of tablets and smartphones, resulting in a 4.3 percent fa...

PC Makers Did Not Have A Happy Holidays

Reuters | Bill Rigby | Posted 03.13.2013 | Technology

By Bill Rigby LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Holiday-season sales of personal computers fell for the first time in more than five years, accordi...

10 Weeks After Launch, How Is Windows 8 Selling?

Reuters | Bill Rigby | Posted 03.10.2013 | Technology

By Bill Rigby LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has sold 60 million licenses and upgrades for its new Windows 8 operating system in ...

MIT Professor : Windows 8 Is A Christmas Gift For 'Someone You Hate'

ZDNet | Adrian Kingsley | Posted 02.09.2013 | College

Internet entrepreneur and MIT professor Philip Greenspun has cast his critical eye over Microsoft's latest operating system and concluded that it is t...

Windows 8 Is Not Saving The PC From Certain Doom

AP | By PETER SVENSSON | Posted 01.29.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Sales of personal computers in the U.S. didn't get any boost from the launch of Windows 8, confounding the hopes of Microsoft and PC...

Microsoft's Future Looks Grim

Larry Magid | Posted 11.28.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

Based on what I've seen lately, things don't look promising for Microsoft. This is not wishful thinking. I've been a fan of its products for decades and am writing this column in Microsoft Word on my Windows 7 PC, which I like.

Jason Gilbert

What Are You Waiting For?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Gilbert | Posted 11.28.2012 | Technology

This week, Microsoft announced that it sold a truly bananas 40 million licenses of Windows 8 in the new operating system's first month of availability...

Initial Sales For Windows 8: Not Bad

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | Technology

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses in the month since launch on October 26, according to one of the new co-head...

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...

How Windows 8 Could Save Microsoft's Online Advertising Business

Dean Jayson | Posted 01.20.2013 | Technology
Dean Jayson

If Windows 8 is a success, Microsoft advertising business could become the company's newest bright spot, instead of its perennial black eye.

Windows 8: Game Over Man!

John Pavley | Posted 12.27.2012 | Technology
John Pavley

Windows 8, Microsoft's attempt to be more Apple than Apple, is about to shake up my world and the world of serious gamers everywhere.

Jason Gilbert

Windows 8, From A to Z

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Over 1,000 Windows 8 Devices To Choose From

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 12.26.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Can't decide if you want a PC or tablet? Now you won't have to. With the release of Windows 8, computer makers are doing their best ...

Windows 8 is Here - 8 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy

Jonathan Rettinger | Posted 12.26.2012 | Technology
Jonathan Rettinger

Microsoft's Windows 8 is definitely a promising platform, but it may take time before it's well-suited for consumers. Here's what you need to know.

Where Do I Click? A Guide To Windows 8

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 12.25.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — With the launch of Windows 8, people are about to discover a computing experience unlike anything they've seen before. Here's a guid...

Why Microsoft Is Trying To Flirt With You

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.25.2012 | Technology

Microsoft's tagline for its new Windows 8 operating system is "Windows reimagined." But it's the Windows user that's been "reimagined," too. Recog...

Where's Windows 8's 'Start Button'?

AP | Posted 12.25.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the biggest changes with Windows 8 is the disappearance of the familiar start button at the lower left corner of the screen. ...