It goes without saying that the timeframe between November and December is vitally important for Microsoft. The same can be said for most companies, sure, but the holiday shopping season is the real deal for the Windows platform. And speaking of deals, Microsoft has just launched a really exciting one. The company has...

With sustained growth of Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8, the Windows ecosystem is fast becoming a formidable force. Both platforms are ever expanding, and Microsoft now expects big things. The growth of Windows Store (and Windows Phone Store) has been high on Redmond’s agenda. And now the company estimates that users...

What is a launch without an accompanying contest for fans and users? Windows 8.1 brings the whole enchilada, and it includes a brand new contest with some nifty prizes. Before we get to the contest bit, it is worth noting that Redmond has also made the new Windows Store gift cards official. Retailers like Amazon have...

Rumors had been hot these past couple of weeks that Microsoft was gearing up to unleash Windows Store gift cards and thereby making available a new way for users to purchase apps. And just as speculated, this exciting new option is set to be offered to the users of the company’s latest operating system. Redmond has...

Microsoft wants all its bases covered this time, as it prepares to unleash Windows 8.1, the latest version of its flagship operating platform. And the Windows Store retains an integral status in this new strategy. We recently heard that Redmond is ready to debut gift cards with Windows 8.1 on October 18. In fact,...

Microsoft will soon launch Windows 8.1, its latest operating system, and the company wants to make sure it has all its bases covered, particularly when it comes to sales. The new operating system is now set to bring a brand new option that would allow users to buy applications using gift cards (or promotional codes,...