The Chinese odyssey coming to an end? For Microsoft and Google both? The country is ready to develop its own homegrown smartphone OS in order to take on Android. Windows 8 installation is already banned on government PCs in China, which is a sure blow to Microsoft. To make matters worse, the company is being...

Corporate restructurings are a tough and long process. Microsoft may currently be going through a little reorganization of its own, but even this one is supposed to take up to a year to finish. The plan is to help the technology titan increase its focus on devices and services, and have the various teams work...

I have been taking a deep and long look at Windows 8.1 and wanted to wait till all the initial reviews had happened to write down what I felt about the new update. In addition, I find that like recorded music, you may feel differently the first time you see a product versus a few weeks later. So, here...

Redmond obviously is busy convincing everyone that staying with Windows XP is flirting with danger, particularly after April 8, 2014, the date beyond which the software titan will not provide updates for the old OS. One of the reasons to plan an upgrade — according to Microsoft, at least — is the fact that...

My buddy at MSFT Kitchen unearthed a Linkedin listing from a Microsoft employee that indirectly mentions Windows 9. You can see the listing below. It’s interesting to note that the person does not say Windows Phone 9 but Windows 9. Maybe that reflects the direction Microsoft is going in regarding...

Now that Windows 8 has been out for a while, those who took a wait-and-see attitude when Microsoft released the operating system back in October 2012 may feel it’s time to test the newest version of Windows on their machines.  If you’re one of them, but are worried that the experiment may overwrite your current...

The latest data from Net Applications reveals that Microsoft’s newest operating system is slowly finding its way onto computers the world over. More and more users are making the jump to Windows 8, giving it a 1.01% market share. Putting it ever so slightly below the 1.37% share that Linux enjoys. All flavors...

When is 32GB not 32GB? A lawyer has sued Microsoft in Los Angeles Superior Court for not providing the advertised amount of storage on its Surface tablet. Andrew Sokolowski filed suit after purchasing a 32GB Surface tablet and finding considerably less memory available for his content and apps. As is typical...

Windows 8 represents a revolution, not an evolution in the Windows OS line Windows 8 is the re-imagined successor to Windows 7 and a revolutionary leap forward for Microsoft’s flagship OS. The new OS represents the biggest makeover of the Windows OS since Windows 95. It introduces the Live Tiles interface and...

Windows has always been a multi tasking operating system – an operating system where you can do multiple tasks at the same time. But with the coming of Windows 8, I seriously doubt whether Windows will remain a multi tasking operating system. Why? Let’s see. The new metro interface introduced by Microsoft in...