Microsoft finally revealed the new Surface family this week, and in doing so also provided a few hints at what the future holds for its hardware lineup. And the future is modular. Probably. One of the highlights of this new launch is the new Surface Studio, a second-generation unit two years in the making. It comes...

It says a lot that Microsoft has to issue a statement regarding this, but the company has, once again, said that it is fully committed to the device business, and will continue to launch and support new hardware. In fact, Redmond did just that this week. When it announced the Surface Book 2, in two variants, that will...

If you’ve been keeping track of proceedings, you may have noticed that those Windows 10 ARM devices seem to have fallen of the path. Microsoft only gave them the briefest of mentions at IFA 2017. However, the company has assured that Windows 10 hardware powered by ARM based processors is still on track, and due for...

In other words, don’t expect anything at all for the next two years, as Microsoft tries to refine HoloLens, and its holographic and mixed reality platform. On the software side, if nothing else. And that’s because we are hearing it straight from the horse’s mouth. Proverbially speaking, that is. You may have heard the...

The successor to the upcoming 8th generation Core processors, Coffee Lake, is currently in development at Intel under the codename Ice Lake. These 10nm CPUSs are expected to feature massive improvements. To the tune of anywhere from 15% to 30% over the 7th generation chips. Regardless, of whether and how they manage...

Well, smartphones, rather. Microsoft said it loud and clear recently, that the smartphones are dead. At least, in the traditional sense, as we know them. It’s just that people have not realized it yet. In fact, Microsoft executive, Alex Kipman, the creator of HoloLens, made a bold prediction earlier this year,...

Word play. But this official statement from Microsoft is our clearest signal yet of the new strategy that the company has for the future. A future that, at least immediately, has nothing to do with mobile. In other words, Windows Phone. In fact, investing in phones is not really what Redmond wants to do at this point...

Mission possible? Very much. Redmond has brushed off the crazy few Windows Vista years, and is now entrenched in refining the Windows platform. And a new job listing sheds light on the company’s vision. As this report notes, Microsoft’s goal now is to get a lean and mean version of Windows running everywhere. I am not...

The Windows 8.1 Update 1 express train is chugging along, while at the same time in some secret nooks and crannies of the Redmond offices, engineers are also hatching early plans for Windows 9. But while the upcoming refresh of Windows 8.1 may boost performance, enhance reliability, and bring in some usability and UI...

With the small matter of naming a new CEO out of the way, Microsoft can now shift attention to remaining matters that require attention. Remaining matters that are all centered on Windows, the company’s flagship product. BUILD 2014 is set to take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, between April 2 and 4. And...