Small monetary gains, but, boy, the prestige! Teens are currently competing for the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship taking place in Anaheim, California. Around 400,000 contestants from all around the world took place in the competition this year, but the count is now down to just 123 people, between...

For a moment there it seemed that Microsoft was about to lose a major partner in the United States, as rumors were flying hard and fast that Lenovo was ready to give up on small tablets in the region. Luckily, the reports of American users not interested in small tablets were terribly exaggerated. And although Lenovo,...

One of Microsoft’s leading hardware partners, Lenovo, has announced that it will be ending sales of its small tablet lineup in the United States, the reason being lack of demand for such models. Instead, the company will redirect its inventory of smaller slates to markets that have a much stronger demand for these...

Although the Windows Phone platform is on the rise in Europe and some other select markets, things have been a bit stale in its home turf. The latest status update from the United States shows the same old story. Microsoft’s mobile operating system has slightly increased its share in the US market, according to the...

Redmond has officially reached another important milestone for its retail outlets. The company has officially opened is 36th retail store in Dadeland Mall in Miami. The new store occupies 3,000 square feet (that is 278 square meters, by the way) of floor space and continues Microsoft’s strategy of bringing its...

Microsoft announced nearly a year back (in June 2012, as a matter of fact) that the Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei would be one of its four partners for Windows Phone 8. Huawei recently released the Ascend W1, its first Windows Phone 8 smartphone in various markets around the globe, except United States, that...

Since becoming a devices and services company, Redmond has aggressive outlined its retail strategy, and one thing that the company is heavily focusing on is opening up as many retail stores as it can. A number of new Microsoft Store locations have opened in the first few months of the year, with even more set to in...

Boy, this sure does give new meaning to the phrase, neighbors from hell. It is no surprise that Microsoft is overly keen to ramp up its retail presence, particularly across the United States. The technology titan is poised to add several new stores to its network in the country. But word is that the company is...

If there is one thing Microsoft’s mobile platform is not doing, it’s dominating markets around the world. Windows Phone currently finds itself the underdog in several countries. But it has nevertheless, made some rather impressive strides in a number of places, particularly Italy and other such European countries — so...