When it comes to striking deals, few technology companies can rival Microsoft. Redmond regularly signs huge deals with governments, enterprises and organizations the world over, for everything from Windows to Office 365 licenses. This time the company has managed to sign an important deal for its operating system, in...

One downside about having a nearly universal dominance on the PC operating system market is that you are going to get a part of the blame when things are less than ideal. And things have been less than ideal for the PC hardware industry for a while now. The end result is that, rightly or wrongly, Microsoft continues...

The built in Mail app in Windows 8.1 is one of the last things one would expect to cause problems for users, but one of the newer bugs that has been reported confirms some issues with the Mail app. The app itself is one of the many that received a new round of improvements and enhancements as part of the codename Blue...

A lot has happened in the past few weeks for Microsoft. The software titan unleashed the Windows 8.1 Preview, organized two annual company events, and unveiled a massive new restructuring plan to redefine its future strategy. And oh, there was also a small matter of quarterly financial earnings, which were surprising...

Improved touchpad support in Windows 8.1 is high on the agenda, when it comes to features that Microsoft has outlined for its upcoming operating system. But some users are actually reporting problems with this in Windows 8.1 Preview. A few posts on the company’s support forums indicate that scrolling does not seem to...

April 8, 2014 is fast becoming a very important date for Microsoft. The software titan has announced that it will stop releasing security updates and patches for Windows XP beyond this date. With months remaining, the company has intensified its efforts to move users away from the ancient operating system to a newer...

Microsoft has, in the recent past, made sustained efforts to promote its platform to businesses, enterprises and organizations, and the results are certainly starting to show. The city of San Jose is the latest of the big names that are planning to embrace the latest products and services from Microsoft. The city...

Redmond is taking its aggressive expansion into retail business international, with news that the company is getting ready to open a new Microsoft Store in Shanghai, China. Microsoft has already confirmed that it will be opening new stores around the globe, and with China being an increasingly important market for the...

Multimedia issues are not always the easiest ones to fix, and Windows 8.1 Preview has had a few of them already reported. The latest one concerns audio in Metro apps, specifically Solitaire Challenge. Microsoft’s in-house developed game is no longer playing most sounds after the public preview version of the operating...

Microsoft has put forth a massive reorganization process that it believes will get it closer to the devices and services concept that has been embraced by CEO Steve Ballmer. Needless to say, analysts are applauding this new strategy, and what it promises to bring. The ultimate goal is to ensure that all its divisions...