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.
According to market research firm IDC, global PC shipments will continue to drop in 2013 for the second straight year.
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.
- By Greg Shields
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.
- By Mary Jo Foley
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.
The Windows 8 ecosystem is still evolving, according to Microsoft's chief financial officer.
The Microsoft Surface team fielded questions on Wednesday about the company's forthcoming Surface with Windows 8 Pro tablet.
Mary Jo Foley lays out a five-point plan for Microsoft gain some sales traction in the smartphone landscape.
- By Mary Jo Foley
Microsoft will be pushing tablets and cloud services in 2013, according to expert analysis.
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 Corp. is leaving the desktop motherboard-making business, according to information given to the press this week.
Microsoft's x86-based Surface Pro tablet PCs running Windows 8 will hit retail shelves on Feb. 9 in the United States and Canada, the company confirmed today.
Brien's back with some more thoughts after spending extensive time with Microsoft's Windows 8 tablet.
From increasing tablet sales to the reveal of Windows 9, Brien runs down what he expects to see in the coming year.
Microsoft offered guidelines for businesses buying new Windows 8 devices, as well as Windows RT machines.
Microsoft announced this week that non-Microsoft outlets will be able to start selling Microsoft's Surface tablets soon.
Market analyst firm International Data Corp. (IDC) projects growth for the worldwide tablet market at large, but predicts Windows-based devices will not experience growth.
Microsoft today unveiled the prices that it will charge for its Surface tablet-PCs running Windows 8 Pro.
After only using the device for a couple of days, Brien shares some of his initial thoughts on the the Windows RT-based hardware.
Microsoft this week provided a six-month advance peek at its upcoming Windows Embedded 8 product release schedule, adding some market vision, too.