Microsoft and charity are two words you might have read countless times in the same sentence. The software giant is renowned for its support for charities and social causes across the globe. And the company has continued these efforts with a new donation. This time around, the software titan has donated $4 million...

Call Windows XP and tell it that it’s been dumped! In the Land Down Under, that is. Australian users seem to be driving the charge as far as the old operating system is concerned. And how. While the overall worldwide average market share of the classic OS is still in the mid to high 20s, only 6.83 percent of Aussie...

Windows 8.1 will make its debut this fine Friday, and though the operating system is not yet officially here, consumer interest to upgrade to it is most definitely around. End users and organizations around the globe are making (and have already made) plans to deploy Microsoft’s latest, and the Parramatta City Council...

Boy, the Windows Phone situation is fast becoming, shall we say, a bit foggy. Even though Microsoft has made no secret of its commitment to Windows Phone partners, the companies have been rather quiet on the Nokia acquisition. It is probably the fact that all three remaining partners (HTC, Samsung and Huawei) have...

Convincing users to ditch Windows XP brings multiple benefits to Microsoft. Not only can the company decrease the market share of the ancient (yet popular) OS, it also gets a chance to pitch Windows 8 to prospective customers. And one such major customer that decided to make the move recently is Bankwest. The company...

The price disparity of computing products (both hardware and software) between different markets of the world is one of the more bewildering factors of the technology industry. Sadly, this practice has been going on for a rather long time. Buying the same stuff in Europe, for example, is a fair bit more expensive than...

The Surface RT is one Microsoft product that has been in the news these past few weeks, for, shall we say, reasons good and bad. While some hardware vendors have expressed their discontent at the Windows RT platform, the tablet itself has received some tremendous push. Microsoft has been keen on promoting its premiere...

Arguably the most used buzzword around the Redmond campus these past few years has been cloud computing. Since the launch of Windows Azure, cloud has taken the center stage for the world’s biggest software company. So important are cloud services becoming for Microsoft that the company is planning to expand its cloud...

The wait is finally coming to an end. Ever since its launch in February, eager buyers in several markets have been clamoring to get their hands on the Surface Pro. Redmond sure took its time in announcing it, but the technology titan promised a few weeks back that it will debut the device in a number of important...

Add another one to the list. The never-ending battle of free open source software versus propriety solutions continues, this time with a brand new victory for Microsoft. An Australian banking organization by the name of Members Equity Bank is the latest in the list of companies that have decided to pick Windows over...