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Microsoft Revenues Up Across All Divisions in Q3

Microsoft today issued its fiscal third-quarter financial results, delivering positive earnings across all five divisions.

Microsoft Said To Be Making 7-Inch Surface Tablet

Microsoft is expanding its Surface line of tablet PCs with a 7-inch model, according to a report.

PC Shipments Hit Lowest Point, Microsoft Blamed

PC shipments in the first quarter of this year have hit their lowest level yet, according to data released on Thursday by IDC.

Report: OS Market Shifting With PC Decline

Traditional PC shipments will continue to decline over the next four years, even as global shipments increase for mobile phones, tablets and "ultramobile" devices, according to new first-quarter data announced today by Gartner Inc.

Windows Embedded 8 Industry Now Available

Microsoft released two editions of its Windows Embedded 8 Industry product today.

Coping with a Battery Backup Failure

Brien discusses his process of replacing a backup battery and gives some insight on how to avoid this issue in the future.

Google Announces Android Leadership Change

Google today announced an executive shuffle that affects its highly successful Android mobile operating system efforts.

IDC: Windows Tablets To Have Single-Digit Market Share in 2017

Tablets running Windows 8 and Windows RT will make some market gains over the next five years but will still badly trail Android- and iOS-based systems, according to research and consulting firm IDC.

Clearing Up Microsoft Office/Surface Rumors

Is it true you don't receive the full version of Office on your Surface tablet? Can you not upgrade to a different version? Brien Posey takes some time to clear the air on these and many other questions.

Microsoft Cuts OEM Costs as Windows 8 Adoption Falls Below Vista

Microsoft is responding to a less than robust uptake of new Windows 8 devices by cutting the licensing costs for its original equipment manufacturing partners.

PC Market Continues Market Share Slide for Second Year in a Row

According to market research firm IDC, global PC shipments will continue to drop in 2013 for the second straight year.

Could a Gesture-Based UI Unlock Windows 8's True Potential?

For an IT community that has so far been hesitant to add touch-based monitors to the enterprise, a solution for unlocking Windows 8's true potential could lie in Microsoft's Kinect hardware.

What Will It Take for Microsoft's Surface to Sell?

Mary Jo Foley argues that if Microsoft's table is to start flying off the shelves, a serious price cut and the addition of differing models that the public actually wants are needed.

The Future of Microsoft Surface

To find lasting success for Microsoft's tablet, the company needs to show how the device has lasting staying power compared to the competing iPad.

Microsoft Exec Grilled on Windows 8 Strategy

The Windows 8 ecosystem is still evolving, according to Microsoft's chief financial officer.

Surface Pro Explained by Microsoft's Engineering Team

The Microsoft Surface team fielded questions on Wednesday about the company's forthcoming Surface with Windows 8 Pro tablet.

5 Microsoft Moves To Boost Windows Phone Market Share

Mary Jo Foley lays out a five-point plan for Microsoft gain some sales traction in the smartphone landscape.

Microsoft's 2013 Roadmap Shifting to Tablets and Clouds

Microsoft will be pushing tablets and cloud services in 2013, according to expert analysis.

Surface Windows RT Makes 'Muted' Showing in Q4 Tablet Report

Apple led in fourth-quarter tablet shipments, while Microsoft didn't even make the top-five list with its new Surface RT product, according to data compiled by IDC and announced today.

Intel Exiting Desktop Motherboard Business

Intel Corp. is leaving the desktop motherboard-making business, according to information given to the press this week.

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