The virtual personal assistant feature in Windows Phone 8.1 would be a perfect fit for the next Microsoft OS -- with some tweaks.
Now that Microsoft is cancelling TechEd and other conferences, what's to expect from the company's recently announced mega conference?
Microsoft's "personal assistant" feature may drastically change the way we interact with both Windows OS and Windows Server in the future. Here's why.
The right answer may not be right for every enterprise.
While there are some obvious bugs with the preview release, the Cortana voice assistant looks to be a game changer for the platform.
While many have speculated that Windows 9 news should have arrived by now, it appears Microsoft is staying tight lipped in favor of fixing Windows 8.
Microsoft's Brad Anderson kicked off this year's TechEd with a breakdown of the company's latest unification push over multiple platforms. Interestingly, Windows RT doesn't look to be part of Microsoft's unified future.
Here's a look at some of the extreme environments that Microsoft's mobile devices are being put to the test.
While Microsoft has had a very strong cloud focus in the past few years, look for a deeper on-premise enterprise theme at this year's event.
While Redmond has gone to lengths to provide the same OS experiences on the PC, tablet and phone, universal applications over all devices would help to further the "One Microsoft" focus.
While Brien Posey was initially rooting for an outsider for the Microsoft CEO position, here's why he thinks Nadella is a perfect fit at Redmond.
Cloud storage providers' data retention policies and limited Internet access overseas could provide a headache for those with data not stored on site.
If Microsoft wants its next OS to be a success, it should look to what made Windows XP so popular.
Also watch for network virtualization to continue to grow and Office 365 to undergo a makeover in the coming year.
Which trends did Brien successfully predict and which ones was he off the mark on?