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Steve Ballmer Steps Away From Microsoft: It Was Time
By Rob Enderle | Article Published August 19, 2014
Steve Ballmer’s tenure was mixed, yet not without accomplishment.
Tags: Microsoft, steve ballmer, bill gates
Microsoft Preps for Azure Machine Learning Launch
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published June 16, 2014
The company prepares to unveil a new cloud-based offering to help businesses quickly set up predictive analytics services without gutting their IT budgets.
Tags: Cloud, Microsoft, Bing, predictive analytics, Xbox, big data, Azure Machine Learning
Cloud Data Center Build-Out Race Good for Customers, Bad for Profits
By Eric Lundquist | Article Published April 22, 2014
NEWS ANALYSIS: Enterprises that want to move their IT infrastructure to the cloud are sure to benefit from the data center build-out race that Google, IBM, Amazon, Microsoft and others are engaged in, but where will the profits come from?
Tags: cloud computing, Amazon Web Services, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, VMware, IT infrastructure, Rackspace, hewlett-packard, data centers, OpenStack, cloud applications, National Security Agency
Microsoft's New CEO: Adding What Was Missing
By Rob Enderle | Article Published April 16, 2014
Newly minted Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella appears poised to make some much needed changes.
Tags: Microsoft, IT management, CEO, Data Analytics
Which Software Version Should We Use?
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published February 11, 2014
To upgrade or not, that is the question. As the end of support for Windows XP draws near, the question gains fresh significance.
Tags: Microsoft, enterprise software, Windows XP, XP
Lessons From Ballmer's Microsoft
By Rob Enderle | Article Published February 04, 2014
As a new CEO takes charge, a look back at Ballmer’s era provides key tech management lessons.
Tags: Microsoft, it management practices, Ballmer retirement
How Google and Microsoft Got Everybody Talking
By Mike Elgan | Article Published November 27, 2013
Voice command software has been around for ages, but almost nobody used it. Until now.
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Chrome, Siri, voice recognition
Ending Forced Ranking: Why Steve Ballmer is My Hero
By Rob Enderle | Article Published November 14, 2013
Discontinuing its stacked ranking system should make Microsoft a significantly more competitive company.
Tags: Microsoft, IT management, steve ballmer
Azure's Success Shows Microsoft Gaining Ground in Cloud Computing
By Eric Lundquist | Article Published October 28, 2013
NEWS ANALYSIS: The growth and development of Microsoft's Azure cloud services shows that Microsoft is catching up and getting ready to play a leading role in cloud computing.
Tags: cloud computing, Amazon Web Services, SQL, Microsoft, Azure, social media, Hyper-V, hybrid cloud, Ray Ozzie, enterprise infrastructure, Apiphany, Windows Active Directory
Microsoft's Way Forward: Business and Consumer Cloud
By Jeff Vance | Article Published October 28, 2013
Apple's free OS and Google's Chromebook strategy should worry Microsoft, but the Redmond-based giant could have a few aces up its sleeve.
Tags: cloud computing, Google, Microsoft, Apple, tablets, Chromebooks
Why Apple Is Gunning for Microsoft
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 23, 2013
Apple's announcement yesterday made it clear that Microsoft -- not Google -- is Enemy #1.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, smartphones, Apple, tablets, OSX
Replacing Bill Gates at Microsoft Would Define Stupid
By Rob Enderle | Article Published October 03, 2013
Replacing Microsoft’s iconic founder would be far too much change during a turbulent period in the company’s history.
Tags: Microsoft, bill gates
Why Microsoft Should Fire Bill Gates, Too
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 02, 2013
A tech pundit opines that the Microsoft founder has made a series of mistakes that make him a poor choice as the Microsoft chairman.
Tags: Microsoft, IT management, Ballmer, Gates, tablets
Ballmer Says Goodbye at Annual Microsoft Employee Meeting
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published September 27, 2013
The departing CEO's speech to his employees was very emotional.
Tags: Microsoft, steve ballmer
How Microsoft Can Rise Again (Like Apple and Google Did)
By Mike Elgan | Article Published September 18, 2013
All Microsoft needs to do to own the future is to stop being Microsoft.
Tags: Google, Microsoft, iPhone, Apple, Moto X
Office 365 Comes to Android Smartphones
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 31, 2013
The app is free, but you'll need an Office 365 subscription to use it.
Tags: Android, Microsoft, smartphone, mobile app, Office 365
Dell's Dilemma
By Rob Enderle | Article Published July 29, 2013
If Michael Dell's plan to take his company private fails to get approval, he could find another creative way to accomplish his goals.
Tags: Microsoft, Dell, Carl Icahn, Michael Dell, private
Nokia: Windows Phone Needs More Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 29, 2013
Executives at the handset maker express frustration with Microsoft.
Tags: Microsoft, smartphone, Windows Phone, Nokia, mobile apps
Microsoft's Earnings Take a Hit on Surface RT
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published July 19, 2013
Despite a rise in sales, Microsoft misses estimates, due in part to Surface RT's chilly reception.
Tags: Microsoft, earnings, tablets, surface RT
Microsoft Posts Disappointing Earnings, Shares Tumble
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 19, 2013
Slow Surface RT sales led to a big writedown that impacted the software giant's bottom line.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, earnings, tablet, Surface, revenue, quarterly financials
Microsoft Outlook App Arrives for Apple iOS
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published July 17, 2013
Microsoft's signature email and calendar app is finally available on the iPad and iPhone, but with a catch.
Tags: Microsoft, iPhone, iPad, Apple, Outlook
Microsoft Denies Cooperating with NSA
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 17, 2013
The company says it doesn't give the federal government open access to its servers.
Tags: Microsoft, government, NSA, intelligence, priSM
Report: Apple in Talks to Buy Company Behind Kinect Sensor
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 16, 2013
An Israeli paper says Apple offered $280 million for Primesense.
Tags: Microsoft, Apple, Kinect, merger and acquistion activity, Israel
Microsoft Surface RT Gets $150 Price Drop
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published July 15, 2013
Will buyers bite? The struggling slate's price drop reflects lack of consumer demand.
Tags: Microsoft, tablet, Mobile Device Vendors
Microsoft Slashes Surface RT Tablet Prices
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 15, 2013
You can now buy the devices for just $349.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8, tablet, Windows RT, surface RT
Details Emerge on Microsoft's Cooperation with the NSA
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 12, 2013
A new report says Microsoft helped the agency circumvent its encryption processes.
Tags: Cloud, Microsoft, Outlook, SkyDrive, Skype, NSA, priSM
Microsoft Announces Global 'Smart Cities' Initiative
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 11, 2013
The company wants to help cities tap into the cloud and big data.
Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, big data, CityNext
Steve Ballmer Reorganizes Microsoft
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 11, 2013
The company's eight divisions will be pared down to four.
Tags: Microsoft, steve ballmer, reorganization
Business Intelligence Comes to Office 365
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 09, 2013
In addition, the Office and Sharepoint Stores are expanding to more markets.
Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, business intelligence, SharePoint, app store, Office 365
Report: Microsoft Could Announce Restructuring This Week
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 09, 2013
Executives are said to be nervous about the reorganization.
Tags: services, Microsoft, steve ballmer, restructurings, hardware
Patch Tuesday Release Will Include 6 'Critical' Updates
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 08, 2013
IT admins will have a busy week.
Tags: Microsoft, security vulnerabilities, Patch Tuesday, IT administrators, Windows 8.1
IE10 Beats IE9 in Browser Wars
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 03, 2013
Microsoft's Web browser dominates with more than 56 percent of the desktop browser market.
Tags: Microsoft, browser, Internet Explorer, Net Applications, IE9, IE10
Windows Store Tops 100,000 Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 02, 2013
It took just 8 months to reach the milestone.
Tags: Microsoft, apps, Windows 8, windows store
Microsoft Shuts Down TechNet
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 02, 2013
After August 31, the company will stop offering subscriptions to the popular service.
Tags: Microsoft, software, IT professional, TechNet, subscription, MSDN
Net Applications: Windows 8 Captures 5.1% Market Share
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 01, 2013
Windows 8 is finally more popular than Vista.
Tags: Microsoft, Net Applications, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, market share, Windows Vista
Windows 8.1: A New Age for Microsoft
By Rob Enderle | Article Published July 01, 2013
With the latest release of its operating system, Steve Ballmer is remaking Microsoft to be his kind of company.
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, developers, steve ballmer, bill gates, Windows 8.1
Microsoft Joins Google in Asking for Greater FISA Transparency
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 27, 2013
The companies want to disclose more information about how they comply with government requests for data.
Tags: Google, Microsoft, government, NSA, priSM, FISA, U.S., transparency
Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1 Preview
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 27, 2013
The update includes a Start button and other features designed to appeal to users of older versions of Windows.
Tags: Microsoft, steve ballmer, Windows 8.1, Start Button, Build 2013, boot to desktop
Microsoft to Integrate Yammer into Enterprise Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 25, 2013
In addition, Yammer also has a new partnership with Klout.
Tags: Microsoft, collaboration, Yammer, enterprise app, Klout
Microsoft and Oracle Partner for Enterprise Cloud
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published June 24, 2013
The software giants take on the cloudy competition by bringing Oracle's tech to Windows Azure.
Tags: Oracle, cloud computing, Microsoft, Azure
Microsoft to Invest $678 Million in Iowa Data Center
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 24, 2013
The expansion will support the company's cloud computing initiatives.
Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, data center, Office 365
Tech Firms Push for Transparency in U.S. Data Requests
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 12, 2013
Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook want to explain how they comply with surveillance requests.
Tags: Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, government, Surveillance, FISA, U.S., transparency
HP Takes Business PCs in a New Direction
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 11, 2013
The company is counting on the demise of Windows XP to revitalize PC sales.
Tags: Microsoft, PC, Windows XP, HP, servers, Enterprise, All-In-One, consumerization of IT, BYOD
Patch Tuesday to Include Critical IE Update
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 10, 2013
Microsoft has five security bulletins scheduled for release tomorrow.
Tags: Microsoft, security vulnerabilities, Internet Explorer, Office, Patch Tuesday
AMD to Support PCs that Run Android, Chrome
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 07, 2013
The chip maker is backing away from its exclusive support of Windows.
Tags: Windows, Google, Android, Microsoft, Chrome, AMD, processor, chip
Microsoft, FBI Take Down Botnets That Stole $500 Million
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 06, 2013
The two organizations have disrupted around 1,400 Citadel botnets.
Tags: Microsoft, malware, botnet, FBI, Zeus Trojan
Microsoft Offers Sneak Peek of Windows 8.1
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 05, 2013
The company is touting the enterprise-friendliness of the OS update.
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, Enterprise, OS, update, Windows Blue, Windows 8.1
Report: Rate of Windows 8 Adoption Slows
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 04, 2013
There are still more people using Vista than using Windows 8.
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, Net Applications, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista
Microsoft Said to Be Cutting Windows RT Prices
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 03, 2013
Will lower prices make the tablet operating system more popular?
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, tablets, Windows RT
The Windows Start Button Is (Sort of) Coming Back
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 30, 2013
Microsoft has released a little bit of information about Windows 8.1, a.k.a. Blue.
Tags: Microsoft, Start Screen, Windows Blue, Windows 8.1
China's Aurora Attack Was Really a Counterespionage Effort
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 22, 2013
The hackers gained access to sensitive U.S. government information.
Tags: Google, Microsoft, China, cyberattack, Aurora, cyber espionage
Gartner: Leading IT Operations Software Vendors Are Losing Market Share
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 22, 2013
IBM and CA still lead the market, but Microsoft, VMware and a crowd of smaller vendors are growing fast.
Tags: Microsoft, IBM, enterprise software, HP, CA, VMware, Gartner, BMC, IT operations management
Apple's Lead in Customer Satisfaction Ratings Narrows
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 21, 2013
Microsoft and ISPs also got bad news from the American Customer Satisfaction Index.
Tags: Microsoft, iPhone, Apple, ISP, Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, Customer satisfaction
Ubuntu vs. Windows 8: Which Is Better Overall?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published May 20, 2013
It's much easier to find a system with Windows 8 pre-installed, but Ubuntu offers a better interface and better apps.
Tags: open source, operating system, Cloud, Microsoft, Ubuntu, apps, Windows 8, Office, app store, OS, interface
IDC: Windows Phone Shipments Surpass BlackBerry
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 16, 2013
Android continues to dominate the smartphone market.
Tags: Google, Android, Microsoft, Blackberry, Apple, smartphone, Windows Phone, IDC, IOS
A New Name for Blue: Windows 8.1
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 14, 2013
The next version of Microsoft's operating system will be available as a free update for current Windows 8 users.
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, Windows Blue, Windows 8.1
Bing Gets Deeper Facebook Integration
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 13, 2013
Now you can comment on Facebook while using Microsoft's search engine.
Tags: Facebook, social network, Microsoft, search engine, Bing
Yammer Revenue Climbs 259%
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 10, 2013
Microsoft is very pleased with its enterprise social networking acquisition.
Tags: Microsoft, software, Office, revenue, Yammer, enterprise social networking
Rumor: Microsoft Could Buy Nook
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 09, 2013
The software company is said to be interested in the digital book business, not the e-reader hardware.
Tags: Microsoft, tablet, e-reader, Barnes & Noble, Nook, merger and acquistion activity
Microsoft Names Amy Hood as its First Female CFO
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 09, 2013
She'll take over Peter Klein's job effective immediately.
Tags: Microsoft, CFO
Microsoft Plans Updates to Office Web Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 08, 2013
Android support and real-time collaborative editing are coming later this year.
Tags: Android, Microsoft, collaboration, Office Web Apps, real-time
Microsoft: Windows Blue Is Coming This Year
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 07, 2013
The software giant is still tight-lipped about the details of the update for Windows 8.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8, tablets, Touchscreens, Windows Blue
Hackers Exploit IE 8 Vulnerability to Attack Nuclear Researchers
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 06, 2013
Security experts suspect Chinese hackers are behind attacks on the Department of Labor site and other websites.
Tags: Microsoft, China, browser, hackers, security vulnerability, government, cyberattack, Internet Explorer 8, websites, hack attacks, Department of Labor
RIP Hotmail
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 03, 2013
Microsoft has officially completed the transition to Outlook.com.
Tags: email, Microsoft, Hotmail, Outlook.com
MICROSOFT ESEMINAR MAY 2013 SWEEPSTAKES: OFFICIAL RULES
By  | Article Published April 26, 2013
Register and *attend a live eSeminar this month and be automatically entered for a chance to win a new Microsoft Surface.
Tags: Microsoft, rules, Surface, sweepstakes
Microsoft Wins Patent Spat Against Motorola
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 26, 2013
The decision will have far-reaching implications for standards-essential patents.
Tags: Google, Microsoft, patent lawsuit, Motorola, standards, licensing
Microsoft Reaches Patent Deal with China's ZTE
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 24, 2013
According to Microsoft, it now gets royalties from most Android smartphones sold.
Tags: Google, Android, Microsoft, Chrome OS, China, smartphone, tablet, patent, licensing, zte
Microsoft Profits Climb 19% on Strong Software Sales
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 19, 2013
Revenue fell short of expectations.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, software, earnings, revenue, quarterly financials
Google Chrome Gets Business-Friendly
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 18, 2013
One key feature--legacy browser support--will make it easier to use older Web apps.
Tags: cloud computing, Google, Microsoft, browser, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Legacy Browser Support
Microsoft, Foxconn Sign Patent Deal Covering Android, Chrome Devices
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 17, 2013
Experts say the licensing agreement is bad news for Google.
Tags: Google, Android, Microsoft, smartphone, Chrome, patent, licensing, Foxconn
Microsoft Windows Azure Will Match Amazon's Cloud Prices
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 16, 2013
Azure is also making its IaaS generally available.
Tags: cloud computing, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Windows Azure, IaaS
Windows Blue May Have Start Button, Boot to Desktop
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 16, 2013
Inside sources say Microsoft is reconsidering some of its Windows 8 decisions.
Tags: Microsoft, desktop, Windows Blue
Microsoft Said to Be Working on a Smartwatch
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 15, 2013
Samsung and Apple aren't the only companies who want to move your smartphone to your wrist.
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Apple, smartphone, Samsung, LG, smartwatch
Cisco, Microsoft Team Up on Data Center Offerings
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 12, 2013
Cisco products will support Microsoft's cloud and virtualization technologies.
Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, virtualization, data center, Cisco, Hyper-V, Enterprise, UCS
Microsoft Pulls Security Update After Crash Reports
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 12, 2013
Windows users should uninstall a patch Microsoft released on Tuesday.
Tags: Microsoft, security vulnerability, Patch Tuesday, patch, crash