It’s hard to be Microsoft. At one end the company is trying to pitch its modern operating systems like Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 to users, while at the same time it is trying to move them away from an ancient one in Windows XP. This remains a serious challenge for Redmond as only seven months remain before XP goes...

Only weeks remain before Windows 8.1 is officially launched, and Microsoft is talking big about its upcoming operating system at every opportunity it gets. The company has put a fair bit of effort on its upcoming OS — refining the core features and adding in a whole bunch of new ones. Enterprise is one area that has...

Microsoft held its financial analyst meeting yesterday with the aim of providing more details about its brand new vision and redefined strategy. The event, however, was interrupted by issues. Technical issues, obviously — a blown fuse cut off power during the meeting. The keynote was hosted by Kevin Turner, the chief...