Redmond continues its aggressive retail expansion, this time with the news that the technology titan will officially open its first retail store in Hawaii on June 13. And to celebrate the occasion, Microsoft will donate software to a number of local charities. This was revealed in a report by BizJournals that writes...

Office 365 is, without doubt, one of the best new products (or services, for that matter) that Microsoft has recently launched. And the cloud-powered productivity suite is tearing up the charts, ever since release. Every other week, we hear about new businesses, enterprises, institutes and organizations that sign up...

The past year or so has seen a bit of a shuffle among the ranks of higher officials in Microsoft, with a number of popular and influential figures leaving or retiring, and new faces taking their places. And now the technology titan has just announced that Carlos de Torres would become its new vice president of...

Redmond may be getting very close to the public debut of Windows Blue as well as the next generation Surface slates, but its global marketing blitz for the original Surface and Windows 8 is not yet over. This is unsurprising when you consider that the Surface Pro is about to make its debut in several important markets...

Bing and Xbox are two of the most popular products from Microsoft, but an analyst has said in a new report that the technology titan would actually be better off without them. Talking to GeekWire, Rick Sherlund a key analyst at Nomura Equity Research said that by getting rid of Bing, Microsoft could reduce its...

The next-generation Kinect is set to play a vital role for Redmond’s next-generation console, the Xbox One, once it is released later this year. But Kinect 2 also holds central significance for the Windows platform. Microsoft has recently confirmed that it will deliver a new generation Kinect for Windows sensor in...

Redmond has always had grand plans for it Windows platform, and with the release of Windows 8 it is getting nearer to seeing its dream become a reality. The company’s latest operating system already transcends form factors — it powers traditional desktops to notebooks and ultrabooks, even tablets and convertibles....

The Windows Store has been an awfully busy place these past couple of months. Things had somewhat slowed down after the rush hours that followed the debut of Windows 8 and the official opening of the Windows Store. In fact, the first few months of 2013 saw new app submissions slowing down to a trickle. This was when...

Not a month passes before we hear about Microsoft’s charitable efforts. Redmond is one of the most, if not the most, active technology companies that participate in helping communities around the globe. This time Microsoft aims to bring young people closer to technology. The software titan has just announced that it...

Microsoft probably has only two gears when it comes to video commercials, the first gear and the fifth. Some of the ads that the company has put up recently have been totally unassuming, though. But mostly Redmond pulls them off good, and several of its ads are notably great. File this one under the great column. This...