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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.

Microsoft Acknowledges Possible Partner Strain Over Surface Tablet

The upcoming Windows 8 Surface tablet could strain relationships with its hardware partners, said Microsoft on Thursday.

Microsoft Looks To Be On the Right Track With Surface

Brien lays out why he is optimistic about Microsoft's Windows 8 tablet, and why you may be ditching the iPad for the Surface.

Always-On VPN Equals Always-On Security

The security of a home network wherever you go.

Microsoft Buys Touchscreen Tech Company

Microsoft announced Monday that it is acquiring Perceptive Pixel Inc., a provider of large-scale, multi-touch technology, for an undisclosed amount.

Aluratek and Coby Electronics Ink Android IP Deals With Microsoft

Microsoft announced today that two companies will pay it royalties for the rights to use technologies associated with Google's Chrome and Android operating systems.

Windows 8's General Availability Set for October, Windows Server 2012 To Reach RTM in August

Windows 8 will be generally available in October and will release to manufacturing (RTM) in the first week of August, according to a Microsoft announcement.

Microsoft OEM Chief Steps Down

Microsoft's Steven Guggenheimer, who has served as corporate vice president of the original equipment manufacturing (OEM) division for four years, is leaving his position for a new role within the company.

Analyst Breaks Down Microsoft's BYOD Licensing Scenarios

The bring-your-own-device concept is a simple one, but Windows shops may find the licensing somewhat perplexing.

Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 8 With 'Shared Windows Core'

Microsoft executives on Wednesday previewed Windows Phone 8, the company's next-generation smartphone operating system.

UPDATE: Microsoft Rumored to Be Producing Windows Phone Hardware

A Wall Street analyst reportedly said on Thursday that Microsoft may be engaged in making its own Windows Phone hardware.

Stretching Surface Speculation to Security

Will Microsoft's Surface help to bring in good security practices into the tablet world?

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