Nothing beats a little dose of statistics right before the year is about to bid adieu. And for Microsoft the charts that hold the most interest are the ones that show the market share of two of its Modern operating systems. Yes, Windows 8.1 now has its very own column (or bar) and it is ever so slowly on the up. The...

One thing Microsoft has been doing real well these past few years is getting close to users. Whether it is about getting in touch with end consumers via blogs, or by videos, Redmond is up for the game. Another task Redmond is up for is to give users the chance to find out more about how some of its best workers work...

Microsoft rolled out a new firmware update for its second generation Surface Pro tablet earlier this month, as scheduled, with the intention of improving and optimizing the battery life and performance of its premium slate. But as reported earlier, the update is causing more harm than good. Some users that have...

It’s a merry-go-round alright. While insider reports up until now have rather accurately identified the people Microsoft has identified as potential candidates for the vacant CEO position, the question of who is leading the pack is rather perplexing. Almost every week we hear a new name thrown around that has taken...

This could be big! Although many were expecting Redmond to release its smaller tablets alongside the second generation Surface refresh, but it appears the extra wait could be worth the while. Microsoft is already working on a smaller Surface tablet, this much has been reported by a number of sources now. But a new...

One thing Microsoft and friends got absolute right was the sheer variety of special promotional campaigns this Holiday season to boost sales of the Surface lineup of devices. And the end result, it seems, is sheer success. According to Mashable, both the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2 are sold at most retail...

First there were murmurings, and now there is speculation. Reports that came out earlier in the year suggested that some Microsoft shareholders want Bill Gates out of the company. So much so that they were pressurizing the co-founder to sell his stake and resign as chairman. No matter how likely (or unlikely) this is...

I guess it can be said with reasonable assurance that Ford’s board has been more active in the media than the man Microsoft is seeking to replace Steve Ballmer as its next CEO. Alan Mulally, the current Ford chief has been linked with a potential switch to Redmond by a number of sources, and he is clearly said to be...

When you hear the words Internet Explore and Critical in one sentence, you just have to stop and take notice. Microsoft’s default web browser is tied deep into all its operating systems. Even if someone is using any of the alternate choices (Firefox, Chrome or Opera, for example) there may be some underlying...

With the cat pretty much out of the bag, several sources are now reporting openly about exactly what sorts of changes Windows Threshold will bring around when it takes flight. There is already talk about the inclusion of a brand new Start Menu. Regular Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley has also chimed in, claiming that...