The end is near! Windows 8.1 is nearing sunset, as Microsoft has officially ended mainstream support for this version of the operating system this week. It will no longer receive new features and updates. Other than security patches, of course. This development follows this month’s Patch Tuesday rollout, meaning...

The European odyssey continues for Microsoft, and the market is slowly becoming a bit of a hostile environment for the company, at least when it comes to legal issues. After the hefty fine handed to it by the EU in 2011, the software titan is facing trademarking issues. Or problems related to the names of its...

The oldest trick in the book! But a bit surprising to see Microsoft going after Windows 7 pirates with this intensity, at this stage of the lifecycle of the operating system. And more so, with Windows 10 on the horizon, with reportedly a new protection scheme. Regardless, it is mandatory on a company to protect its...

Turn back the clocks to a blustery day in 2009 when Windows 7 was launched with much fanfare, but little did Microsoft know that their hit operating system would still be running strong six years later. Six years, and more or less two operating systems between. While technically Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are two sides...

The company has received the Global Randstad Award 2015, despite the challenging situations it had to face with the recent waves of layoffs pertaining to the Nokia acquisition. Google has, over the past few years, attained leading position in this list, but Redmond has managed to enhance its image across the world —...

No one ever said that the mobile market was an easy fish to fry. Microsoft is learning this first hand, as both Google and Apple continue to make steady progress in this highly competitive arena. Sure, it does help that both companies had a bit of a head start. Microsoft is still playing catchup, and despite hitting a...

Or rather, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is the one doing the talking here, explaining the details of the mobile first, cloud first strategy — that he is actively pursuing. When compared to the devices and services approach of his predecessor. He was quick to point out this number, saying that no longer does Microsoft...

The Redmond based technology giant has released its financial results for the FY15 Q3, that’s third quarter of the fiscal year 2015, and total revenue came in at $21.7 billion. However, profits dropped 12% compared to the same period last year. One reason for this dip in profit is the $190 million spent on the...

It was around this time last year when Microsoft retired one of its most popular operating systems ever. Windows XP was let go on April 8, 2014, with the user base recommend to upgrade to a newer OS. Microsoft and friends (hardware partners) were giving this advice. Software companies on the other hand extended...

Renew it, actually. Microsoft and Yahoo signed their search deal in 2009, which saw the Bing become the search provider for Yahoo services. The partnership has seen ups and downs, though. There was even recent speculation that Yahoo might end the deal. However, both companies have announced a continuation — albeit...