Arguably the most important date for Microsoft next year is April 8, 2014. The software titan will stop providing support for the old operating system, and it continues its efforts to move existing users to a newer platform. And the way how things are shaping up, it sounds that Redmond does not care too much which...

It goes without saying that things are not going exactly as planned for Windows RT, Microsoft’s newest operating system tailor made for tablets and devices that are powered by ARM chips. But the fanfare that followed the announcement of Windows on ARM has not quite translated to sales numbers. Various reports have...

The signs were all pointing to this. Up until now Acer remained one of the few hardware vendors that were still committed to the Windows RT platform, even as other Microsoft partners announced their intentions to scale back on it. There were rumors that Asus would stop making products based on the ARM version of...

Another one bites the proverbial dust. Windows RT, when announced, represented a bold new direction for Microsoft software on the ARM platform. The whole ordeal was greeted with great fanfare, and rightly so, as it opened up a whole new dimension for the Redmond based company. Needless to say the response has been...

If it survives the next few years, Microsoft’s Surface RT will have quite a story to tell. The slate was Redmond’s first real foray into the hardware domain. Seemingly, the technology titan learned more from the tablet than it managed to sell the devices. Things like hardware bugs, software issues, retail channels,...

The Fresh Paint app was one of the first reveals that Microsoft was working on a refresh of its Windows platform. Back in March we got an early look at a completely new version of the popular Fresh Paint app that was specifically designed for Windows Blue. Fast forward a few months and Windows Blue is now Windows 8.1,...

The thing about a devices and services concept is that a company has to regularly update its hardware offerings. Regularly in this case being annually — hardware is an awfully competitive field, after all. And while Microsoft has recently confirmed that updates for both the Surface RT and the Surface Pro are on the...

Microsoft is actively trying to clear inventories of its Surface slates in order to get ready for the second generation Surface RT and Surface Pro units that are projected to be unveiled later in the year. Now news is that Wal-Mart has just started selling Surface slates across the United States. A report over at...

As was the case near the launch of Windows 8 last year, Microsoft has once again shifted focus towards Metro apps, in order to bring more apps to the Windows 8.1 Store. While the technology titan points out that quality is more important than quantity, it has provided a ton of technical details on how to bring Metro...

There were times when Microsoft was more interested in plain old software development, but the past few years, Redmond has increased its focus on research manifold. The result is that the company is now on the forefront of several innovative technologies. One such technology is 3D printing, and Microsoft Research is...