One good thing follows another, or something like that? Redmond is already offering free Windows licenses to OEMs that build devices with displays smaller than 9 inches. But according to a new report, the company might expand this offer to include more devices. It appears that the software titan is planning to offer...

Microsoft have taken an aggressive route as far as the Windows operating system is concerned. Moves like making Windows free and affordable for hardware manufacturers are recent examples. At the same time, the company is working to bring more touch enabled devices to the market. But this trend of subsidizing license...

So a couple of really interesting bits of speculation have floated up recently. One is that Microsoft is looking to drastically reduce the cost of OEMs to license Windows 8.1. For lower end devices, that is. But it seems that the company might do the same for Windows Phone handsets too. This new report comes from...

One downside about having a nearly universal dominance on the PC operating system market is that you are going to get a part of the blame when things are less than ideal. And things have been less than ideal for the PC hardware industry for a while now. The end result is that, rightly or wrongly, Microsoft continues...

Microsoft is ready to spend $2 billion to support the Dell buyout and help the PC manufacturer go private, but it appears that the hardware maker may benefit even more from Redmond’s involvement. As ArsTechnica notes, the documents of the deal are now public, and they reveal some interesting details of the terms that...

Microsoft officials have indicated that Windows 8 has surpassed the 100 million licenses sold milestone. If true, this number would put it on par with similar numbers for Windows 7. “If there had been more touch devices in the market, it would have been even more,” said Tami Reller, the Chief Financial Officer of...

Foxconn, the world’s largest technology manufacturer has now officially become Microsoft’s number one Android and Chrome OS patent license, after penning a new deal with Redmond. Microsoft owns a large number of crucial patents used in both Android and Chrome OS. According to Ars Technica, Foxconn now plays an even...

Microsoft have just released a new whitepaper that provides an overview of the Visual Studio 2012 product line, including MSDN subscriptions, and the licensing requirements for those products in common deployment scenarios.. The description: This white paper provides an overview of the Visual Studio 2012 product line...

While Windows Phone has had struggles growing up to the level that Microsoft hoped it would, it seems Microsoft has still found success in the mobile market. How? Well, I’ve actually talked about it before but with the recent LG agreement, I find it appropriate to discuss again. So where and with what product is...

Ok folks, yet another wild rumour about Windows 8. I got a note from a source called Tim and the new rumour about Windows 8 is as follows If everything goes as expected, Windows 8 will synchronize a couple of kernel files directly from Microsoft cloud servers, not only preventing piracy (at least temporary) but also...