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Microsoft Kills Nokia Android Smartphone Production

Stephen Elop provided his take on the recently announced 18,000 planned cuts to Microsoft's workforce, saying the cuts are a move to realign Nokia's goals to focus on Windows Phone.

Microsoft Touts Windows and Windows Phone at WPC Event

Microsoft's Day 3 keynote talk at its Worldwide Partner Conference offered a recap on where Microsoft is taking its Windows and Windows Phone operating system platforms.

Microsoft Releases Windows RT Azure RemoteApp Client

Microsoft released its Azure RemoteApp client for Windows RT devices this week.

First Look: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft says its newest high-end tablet is designed to replace your laptop -- even if it's a MacBook Pro. Does it live up to the hype?

Windows Phone Market Share Expected To Rise Through 2018

Although not projected to overtake Android or Apple in the mobile market, Microsoft's smartphone devices will continue to see steady growth.

Windows 8.1 with Bing Coming to Lower Cost Devices This Fall

Microsoft is promising lower cost devices to come using a new "Windows 8.1 with Bing" product edition.

Microsoft Exec Outlines New Mobile Device Management Improvements

Microsoft's themes coming out of the TechEd keynote this year included mobile device management and security controls.

Possible Windows Phone 8.1 June Release Rumored

A Microsoft Windows Phone support lifecycle page suggests the Windows Phone 8.1 update may be released next month.

NSA Allegedly Placed Backdoors in Domestic Routers Sent Overseas

A new book said that the compromised devices sent overseas did not have any specific targets in mind.

AMD's New Roadmap To Include Both x86 and ARM

AMD announced a new company roadmap in which it plans to support both x86 and ARM platforms in the near future.

Microsoft Officially Completes Nokia Phone Business Acquisition

The purchase of Nokia's devices and services business by Microsoft for $7.2 billion became official on Friday.

PC Market Decline Slowed on Sales of XP System Replacements

While global PC shipments continue to decline, the decrease was not as extreme as earlier analyst predictions for the first quarter of 2014.

Gartner Forecasts Tablet Shipments To Outpace PC Sales in 2015

Despite continual weak worldwide PC demand, total shipments of computing devices are on the rise this year due to the popularity of tablets.

Asian Regulatory Issue Delays Microsoft-Nokia Deal

Instead of the projected closing window of late March, Microsoft's $7 billion acquisition of Nokia's device segment may not be finalized until sometime in April due to a regulatory holdup.

Surface 2 with LTE Support for Additional $130 Now Available

Microsoft today released a version of its Surface 2 tablet with mobile LTE support on AT&T's 4G network for $130 more than its Wi-Fi-only Surface 2 model.

Options Abound in the Modern Storage Market

What's old is new again in the physical storage choices enterprises have.

IDC Projects Stagnant PC Market Through 2018

The worldwide PC market is expected to remain mostly flat over the next four years after suffering a large decrease in 2013.

Hackers Target More Than 30,000 Routers in DNS Attack Campaign

Many of the compromised devices were breached using simple brute force techniques to obtain the routers' passwords.

Microsoft Triples the Number of Windows Phone OEMs

Microsoft announced that a number of new partners, including Foxconn, are joining the Windows Phone hardware scene.

VMware and Google Deal Will Enable Windows on Chromebooks

Partnership could make Chromebooks an upgrade consideration for organizations.

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