As did a million other souls, perhaps. Because there was a time when the Windows Phone platform was well and truly in the ascendency, at least in Europe. All that was needed was a sustained push. A 10% market share in the Old Continent, was the time to strike. However, we all know, how the story went. Microsoft took...

Took a little while for the final mobile sale statistics to come out, but according to Gartner, the Windows Phone market share dropped to an overall 2.8% last year. Things sure seem to have taken a turn for the worse for the platform. Data shows that Windows Phone registered a decline form 3.2% in 2013 to 2.8% in 2014...

The mainstream support for Windows 7, the most popular operating system on the desktop, ended this week. Which means the platform will not be getting any new features. Free support for the operating system is also not on offer now, though extended support is still available for those that want it — at least until...

Microsoft’s newest tablet (which is actually not that new) the Surface Pro 3 took people by surprise when it launched earlier this year, but we’ve not actually had some sales estimates to go by. At least, until now. It is, by all accounts, a fairly expensive device, but it appears that the price tag has not hindered...

Splitting up seems to be all the rage at the moment. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer kicked off a companywide reorganization plan last year and asked for a new approach. A new approach that puts the focus on devices and services. His successor, Satya Nadella wants the company to become a mobile first, cloud first...

The government of China started investigating Microsoft for antitrust violations a few weeks back, but there are people that believe that the inspection comes too late. Too late for it to be productive, too late for it to matter — simply at the wrong time. Things took this turn a few months ago when the country banned...

Which is saying something, because the former CEO had been at the company for some 34 odd years. Regardless, the Ballmer Era is now behind us, surely. Unless, of course, good old Ballmer pushes for a seat again at the board in the future. Analysts, however, have weighed in on this truly important development for...

It was about time someone shot it straight. While Steve Ballmer’s reign had its fair share of ups, the way the former Microsoft CEO conducted business during his final few years, left a lot to be desired. He was at the helm when the company initiated the reorganization process, and although it is still going on,...

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella surprised the world with a massive 18,000 job cut earlier this month, but it appears that this was just the start. The company might announce more layoffs soon. That is, if we go by what industry analyst Tomi Ahonen says. A former Nokia employee, he said in a statement that Nadella is very...

Bing is, and has been for quite some time, the only viable challenger to Google Search. But even though some notable progress has been made by Microsoft in the US market, the global share still leaves a bit to be desired. All that could change with the closer integration of the search service in the modern versions of...