Microsoft unveiled Windows 8.1 Preview at the BUILD developer conference back in June, with the announcement that the new operating system will comes with native 3D printing support. This essentially makes it the first OS in the world to offer comprehensive built-in support for a feature like this. And over the past...

You may recall that back in March it emerged that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) were looking into report of bribery for software contracts. Authorities began probing Microsoft for securing these contracts estimated to be worth tens of millions of dollars by bribing...

Microsoft recently made the release date its new operating systems official. Windows 8.1 is set for launch on October 18, the same day Windows Server 2012 R2 will also see daylight. And soon after the announcement, Microsoft quietly published (PDF link) the updated pricing and licensing sheets for the upcoming...

The recently released Amber update, based on Windows Phone 8 GDR2, took its sweet time to arrive, but it will soon be overtaken by the next update to Microsoft’s mobile platform, GDR3. Windows Phone 8 GDR3 is set to bring about a wider array of changes on the hardware side — including support for quad-core processors...

When it comes to apps, Windows Phone owners are in a comparatively better state than Windows 8 users, which is unsurprising considering the mobile OS has been available for a longer period of time. But still, the Windows Phone Store could do with as many official apps as it can get. A number of high profile apps are...

Gaming remains a very important part of the PC puzzle, and though the main focus of Microsoft has shifted towards its Xbox console, the release of Windows 8 has opened up new possibilities for Redmond on the mobile front. Mobile in this case being the various form factors — PC, tablets and smartphones. Nevertheless,...

Microsoft’s marketing campaign for the Surface tablets has been all over the place. It can be argued that early on, the marketing was as checkered as the launch of the slates, both in the US and the international markets. While the technology titan struggled with supply issues at early stages, the TV ads and regular...