The time is now. Windows 7 still looms large for Microsoft, with the world’s most popular operating system pretty much the biggest, and only, hurdle for widespread adoption of Windows 10. Which, as a matter of fact, seems to be slowing down. Released in 2009, this version of the OS will reach end of support in January...

We don’t know when the successor is coming, but as this expansion of the HoloLens Agency Readiness Program shows, Microsoft certainly seems to be pleased with performance of the original device. As the software giant revealed, the program was initially launched at BUILD 2016, with just 10 partners in the US and Canada...

Ever. The timing of a post like this is interesting, what with the Fall Creators Update on the horizon, but Microsoft took time out to praise the current version of the operating system. The Windows 10 Creators Update, which it labeled the best version of the OS until now. It certainly is the most performant and...

Although the Windows 8.1 pricing scheme is not the biggest mystery in the world, things got rather interesting when Microsoft announced at BUILD 2014 that it was making the OS free for OEMs. Certain OEMs, mind you, those that create tablets with display sizes smaller than 9 inches. This was clearly an attempt to bring...

Remember the names! Alcatel, BLU, Kazam, New Generation Mobile and ZTE are but a few of the companies that launched new Windows Phone devices this year. And Microsoft is highlighting these new addition to the Windows Phone party in a blog post. Some 14 new OEMs helped launch 22 new smartphones powered by Microsoft’s...

Microsoft have answered the question whether it can work with third-party partners after its acquisition of Nokia is complete, and answered in some style. Nine new companies are now ready to design and develop Windows Phones. Redmond made the official announcement saying that it is partnering up with Foxconn, Gionee,...

One of the feared fallouts of the Microsoft Nokia deal was how other Windows Phone manufacturers will respond to the acquisition. Considering the fact that the Lumia handsets already make up 90 percent of the overall market, there are clear and present threats. While companies like Samsung and Huawei have taken a bit...

Microsoft and hardware go a long while back now. The company has been in the PC peripherals business for quite some time now, and has created a line of successful products. But it was last year that Redmond got serious about hardware, and made public its hardware ambitions. Other partner hardware companies saw this...

It’s never a fun feeling seeing old friends become new enemies. Now Microsoft and HP may not exactly be bitter rivals, not yet, but they sure are on the path of becoming frenemies. Redmond made its hardware ambitions very clear last year, around the time it first unveiled its original Surface tablets. Of course,...

The bomb that Redmond dropped on late Monday saying that it plans to acquire Nokia’s smartphone hardware business has left the technology world in a state of wondering. Technology companies in general, and Microsoft hardware partners in particular, are speculating what the deal might mean for the future, at least on...