CES Keynote: Ballmer Sees 'New Magic' in Microsoft Metro UI

It was supposed to be Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's final shining moment at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show.

CES 2012: Windows Version of Kinect Lands February 1

Along with the retail version of Kinect for Windows arriving on Feb. 1 (for $249), a free commercial software development kit (SDK) will also be available for download.

CES 2012: Windows Phone 7-Powered HTC Titan II Announced

According to AT&T, the phone carrier will carry the HTC Titan II with the Windows Phone OS in the next few months.

Windows 8 on x86 Tablets Rumored for This Summer

PC builders Acer and Lenovo are rumored to be planning tablets running Windows 8 on Intel's x86 "Clover Trail" system-on-chip (SoC) silicon for appearance as early as June or July, according to a media report.

Nokia Windows Phones To Arrive in U.S. Markets Next Month

The U.S. debut of Nokia smartphones will happen on Jan. 11, 2012.

Report Sees Challenges for Windows 8 in 2012

Windows 8 may have a somewhat lackluster showing when it is rolled out as a product next year, according to a "Top 10 Predictions" report published by IDC this month.

Making a USB Flash Drive Bootable (Perfect for Running Windows 8)

Brien walks you through the process of creating and running Windows 8 from a bootable USB flash drive.

Confusion Continues on Windows 8 ARM Support for 'Desktop Apps'

Microsoft's ostensible plan to support both "Metro-style" and legacy "Desktop" applications on ARM-based Windows 8 tablets may be getting a rethink.

Windows Tablets: Interest Is Starting To Fade Among Consumers

A report released on Tuesday by Forrester Research found that consumer interest in Windows-based tablets has been declining.

Microsoft Outlines Next-Gen Windows Embedded Roadmap

Microsoft today announced some roadmap changes to come for its next-generation Windows Embedded operating system product line.

Samsung Devices Featuring Windows Phone 7.5 On Sale in US

Microsoft and AT&T announced the immediate availability of Windows Phone 7.5-based Samsung devices at a launch event in New York City.

Getting Around with Windows Phone 7.5

While Microsoft Windows Phone 7 didn't feel like a complete product at release, the new Windows Phone 7.5 update, which includes new search and navigation features, helps to breathe new life into the mobile OS.

ARM Server Technologies Get Multiple Boosts

The low-power ARM server concept recently got several big boosts as ARM Holdings, Calxeda and Hewlett-Packard announced individual and collaborative efforts.

Why 'Windows 8' Isn't What I Thought It Would Be

Mary Jo Foley explains why Microsoft's Windows 8 strategy looks like a faulty one to her -- especially when it comes to tablets.

Linux Community Offers Secure Boot Ideas

The Linux Foundation, along with Red Hat and Canonical, has staked out positions on the secure boot procedure.

Hewlett-Packard Will Retain Its PC Business

Hewlett-Packard Co. will keep its PC business after all, the company's newly appointed executive announced today.

Nokia Reveals Windows Phone 7 Devices

The Nokia Lumia 800 and the Nokia Lumia 710, the first two devices running Microsoft's mobile OS, were introduced today.

Microsoft Broadens Windows Phone 7.5 'Mango' Release

Microsoft announced today that the "Mango" Windows Phone 7.5 update is now being delivered to most subscribers.

Microsoft Ends Zune Hardware Production

Microsoft indicated this month that it will no longer make standalone Zune hardware devices.

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