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Microsoft Surface Team Dives Deep on Design Questions

The Microsoft Surface team fielded some questions in a Tuesday Reddit session about the company's new tablet device, which is available today for preordering.

UPDATE: Microsoft Surface Windows RT Preordering Starts Today

Microsoft today announced it is taking advance orders for its Windows RT-based Surface "tablet PC."

Google Surpasses Microsoft as Most Valuable Tech Company

Google now ranks as the No. 2 most valuable technology company.

Windows Phone 8 Hits RTM Status

According to multiple outlets, Windows Phone 8 reached the release-to-manufacturing milestone late last week.

Microsoft Inks exFAT Licensing Deal with RIM

Microsoft has struck an intellectual property deal with mobile device maker Research In Motion.

Windows RT Devices To Ship with Office 2013 Preview Installed

Microsoft confirmed today that Windows RT ARM-based devices will be sold with a free "preview" edition of Office Home and Student 2013 RT preinstalled.

Dell Gears Up for Virtualization with Windows Server 2012 Products

Dell on Tuesday unfurled its Windows Server 2012 product line and described its virtualization support efforts.

Nokia's Windows Phone 8 Devices Unveiled

Nokia and Microsoft today took the wraps off two new smartphones running the forthcoming Windows Phone 8 operating system.

September Reader Letters: High Hopes for Surface Tablet Devices

Will Microsoft's Windows 8 Surface tablet sink or float? Here's what readers think.

IDC: Worldwide Server Market Down in Q2

Non-x86 servers were hit hardest, while Linux and bladed servers benefitted.

IDC: Windows 8 May Not Halt PC Market Slide

IDC downgraded its worldwide PC shipment forecast in an announcement on Thursday.

Microsoft Cites Windows RT Ecosystem Success, Despite Partner Grumbling

Microsoft today announced success in creating a single Windows RT operating system release that supports multiple system-on-chip platforms.

Acer Reportedly Seeking Price Assurances on Microsoft Surface

PC-maker Acer is consulting with Microsoft after Redmond's announcement that it is building its own Surface tablets running Windows 8, according to a news report.

BYOD: The Security Headache

Not only does it not save enterprises money, but it adds a ton of security issues. What's not to like?

Survey: Two-Thirds of IT Pros Say BYOD Connectivity Increases Company Costs

According to a study, 67 percent of IT pros say that bring your own device (BYOD) policies in the enterprise increases the cost to companies.

Sharp Licenses Microsoft's exFAT Technology

Sharp Corp. has agreed to license intellectual property associated with Microsoft's Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) technology for use in Sharp's Android-based smartphones.

Rumor: Office 2013 for Windows RT Will Lack Some Features

Microsoft reportedly will include a "preview" version of Office 2013 for Windows RT when those devices get shipped, but it's rumored that some features will get cut.

Windows 8 Hitting Metal, Available as RTM Release Today

Microsoft announced today that Windows 8 is available at the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) stage.

Microsoft Lays Out Intellectual Property 'Peace' Conditions to Google

Microsoft today accused Google of using diversionary tactics in a legal fight over intellectual property associated with the Android mobile operating system and other software technologies.

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