With the nearing release of the preview version of Windows 8.1 next week, and the full version soon to follow in a few months, analysts have started weighing in with their predictions. All eyes are now on Redmond and the next step it takes for the Windows platform. Marie-Christine Pygott, a senior analyst over at...

The latest market estimates released by IDC (for the first quarter of the year) revealed that Microsoft sold around 900,000 Surface tablets. Most of them are said to be the Surface Pro units. This has led to some analysts questioning Windows RT, and what the future holds for the platform. But IDC analyst Ryan Reith...

Redmond yesterday announced its earnings for the first quarter of the year in a conference call. But interestingly, the software giant again stopped shy of providing any concrete Windows 8 sales numbers. While Windows 8 is slowly increasing its market share, with more and more users upgrading to the new operating...

Finally someone alternative views on Steve Ballmer. Microsoft’s CEO has taken some tough decisions in the past few years, all of which led to him becoming one of the most criticized executives around. The slow uptake of Windows 8 along with (comparatively) lukewarm sales of the Surface tablets are cited as one of the...

If there is one thing that should be next on Microsoft’s agenda, it is to step in front of the world and use the media to throw in some accurate sales figures of its latest operating system. Why? For the sole reason that analysts around the world continue to blast Windows 8, like it alone is responsible for all the...

Second chances are quite rare in this fast paced world. But a technology titan like Microsoft can lay claim to one, right after the launch of its radically innovative operating system, Windows 8. Figures released by IDC show reveal that Windows 8 has done little to boost PC sales — forget boost, the new operating...

The little lull of the past few months gave way to another storm, as Microsoft has once again come under fire once again by analysts and market researchers regarding its newest operating system. Ever since IDC revealed that Windows 8 has done nothing to encourage declining PC sales in the first quarter of the year,...

The unfavorable verdict of PC sales and shipments for the first quarter of the year has sprung analysts and market watchers in action, at least as far as both Microsoft and Windows 8 are concerned. This much we know that Windows 8 still has a lukewarm response. Though the new operating system is gradually increasing...

While nine out of ten people (okay, I just made this figure up) would say that staying on an abandoned operating system, like Windows XP, is flirting with danger, there are some who suggest otherwise. An analyst for Ovum that goes by the name of Richard Edwards is the odd one out, then. If anything, he recommends that...

The thing about dominance is that just like it begins it can so easily end. Intensely competitive products from Apple and Google are landing severe blows, leading some to believe Microsoft’s best days are behind it. Gartner has published a new forecast today, saying that unless Microsoft makes some worthy ground in...