Scientific surveys reveal that the technology community is about as fickle as they get. I’m joking, obviously, but there are times when it seems like only the professional wrestling fandom is fussier when it comes to matters like this. Case in point: Microsoft’s recent release of a patch for Windows XP...

This year is still young, but the most notable Microsoft product in the past few months is Cortana, the digital voice assistant that debuted with Windows Phone 8.1. While there is already a strong case to bring Cortana to the Windows platform, Microsoft, it appears have just taken the first steps. The early...

Microsoft announced the results for the first calendar quarter of 2014 a few days later than expected, and although profits were somewhat down, the rest of the numbers keep the excitement levels up. The company announced the financial results yesterday evening. And the vitally important devices and consumer...

Convergence. It is not always on. Or recommended. Microsoft might have tried this philosophy on for size a couple of years back, but the company has clearly changed gears now. It would be harsh to call this a sudden reverse. It isn’t. But all signs point to the fact that Redmond is aware of what the market...

With complete understanding of the fact that things like these take time, I ask, where is the Promised Land? I am, obviously, referring to the reported redesign of the Windows Store. News came out earlier this month, right after BUILD 2014, actually that Microsoft was planning to revamp the Windows Store...

I’ve got great news, I’ve got good news and I’ve got not so good news. The great news is that Windows 8.1 market share is steadily on the up. The good news is that the Windows 8 slice of the pie is gradually decreasing. The not so good news is that why are people still holding up from upgrading? What, for the...

BUILD 2014 is mostly about coding and build applications for the various Microsoft platforms, and true to the nature of the event, the company highlighted a number of important new changes at the event earlier this month aimed at developers. End users, however, will be most interested in knowing that soon...

Analysts love to be right. Most do. With the looming retirement of Window XP on the cards, market watchers readily made a number of predictions, the prime among them being the notion that PC shipments will get a much needed boost in the two or three quarters, in and around the time the 13-year-old OS reaches...

The unthinkable has happened. We are now living in the post Windows XP age. It really is the time of the modern variant of the operating system, Windows 8, technically, but the biggest news byte of the week is that Windows XP has reached end of line. Microsoft have stopped providing support for the vintage...

So just like that, BUILD 2014 has come and gone. Microsoft share plenty of plans for the present, some insights for the future, and a vision or two for the times ahead. Overall, April 2 and 3 were the days where Redmond announced a slew of improvements to the current platforms; a number of them overdue, while...