The most significant update yet to Microsoft's Windows Azure service will bring long-awaited Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) capabilities and support for Linux instances to the cloud platform.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Microsoft's vision of a world of connected devices got a full airing at Computex today in Taipei, Taiwan.
Despite the release of the Windows 8 release candidate, Microsoft may face an uphill battle in convincing the vast majority of enterprise developers to test it -- at least initially.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Google announced some Chrome OS improvements on Tuesday.
Users of Windows 8 will experience a different way of accessing their PC's boot options, which Microsoft described on Tuesday.
Nvidia has announced the "first" virtualized graphics processing unit for virtual desktop infrastructure deployments in a datacenter.
Aspen Avionics Inc. signed a licensing agreement with Microsoft on its Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) technology, the companies announced today.
Nokia got its credit rating downgraded today, according to a report.
Microsoft has signed an intellectual property licensing deal with Pegatron Corp. over its use of Android and Chrome software technologies.
Microsoft named the upcoming editions of Windows 8 on Monday, both for x86/x64 machines and ARM devices.
Research firm Gartner is projecting that tablets running any version of Windows OS will make up 4.1 percent of all media tablets sold this year.
Mary Jo Foley points out that while Microsoft can talk Windows 8 all it wants, there's currently no hardware that can truly show off what Window 8 will do.
- By Mary Jo Foley
You may want to hold onto that inactive gaming console instead of selling it.
Microsoft has said it is looking into reported allegations that hackers may be able to retrieve credit card information off an Xbox 360 -- even after the hard drive has been reformatted.
The "Wintel" slice of the PC market will narrow markedly over five years' time, should IDC's latest research projections hold true.
Microsoft on Wednesday talked about its screen-design considerations in Windows 8.
In the near future, the landing point for computer users will be the "personal cloud," rather than the PC desktop, according to Gartner.
- By Katrina Carrasco
Windows 8 devices will be released for sale in October, according to a press report.
Gartner expects that strong user adpotion of Windows 8 and steady sales of "ultrabooks" will boost the PC market next year.
During a debut event this morning, Apple took the wraps off its new iPad.