After bringing the Windows core to Windows Phone and the Xbox One, Microsoft is planning even further integration between all of its platforms in a few years.
The Surface 2 shows that Microsoft’s initial bet on hybrid computing devices is beginning to pay off.
The post-PC era has cost Acer millions over the past few quarters. Now, it’s taken the company’s CEO.
REDWOOD City, Calif. — Windows 8 on mobile has struggled to gain a foothold, but Kenny Rosenblatt thinks that’s about to change.
Reporter Ari Levy will moderate a session at our GamesBeat 2013 conference this month.
One year after launching Windows 8, Microsoft has begun rolling out the operating system’s biggest update yet.
NEW YORK CITY — How much can change in a year?
What will Microsoft’s next Surface look like?
Windows 8 combines the fun of a tablet with the productivity of a PC, says InTouch. Which must mean a whole lot of fun is bound up in the massive 1080p INF7011, a 70-inch, touch-enabled Windows PC.
Guest Post Apple is changing its entire design approach to this “flat” world with iOS 7 and Microsoft’s Windows 8 has taken a similar approach. But both ignore places where the skeuomorphic model is still critical to the usefulness of a technology.
Lenovo had two big choices after releasing its troubled IdeaPad Yoga last year: Refine, or give up.
Foursquare’s new Windows 8 app does a stellar job of showing off the platform’s greatest strengths, which makes it huge deal for Microsoft.
Microsoft’s primary work on Windows 8.1, the next big update to Windows, is finished and has been sent off to Windows PC builders.
Wishful thinking isn’t enough to shake things up at Microsoft.
Just a month after launching the Windows 8.1 preview for consumers, Microsoft has released the preview of Windows 8.1 Enterprise edition with lots of goodies for businesses.
If you’ve been holding out for one of Microsoft’s Surface RT tablets — despite its myriad issues — you’ll soon be able to get one at a steep discount.
For some execs, Microsoft’s reorganization today has been particularly kind.
The final build of Windows 8.1 will be released to PC manufacturers by the end of August, Microsoft said today at its Worldwide Partner Conference.
Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system for PCs and tablets has hit the important 100,000-application milestone.
Windows 8 is about to get a handful of new high-quality apps to help give the OS more firepower including Foursquare, Yelp, and Songza.
Editor’s Pick One of the most pleasant surprises today at Microsoft Build was the news that Windows 8.1 will natively support 3D printing. Here’s why it helps the big M and small companies.
Microsoft’s big Build developers conference started today, and it’s a major moment for the future of Windows.
While VentureBeat has covered many of the features included in Windows 8.1 prior to today, we thought it would also be important to tell you all the major updates it includes in one place.
Pokki will operate Acer Games and will use it to direct Windows 8 users to social and casual titles.
Watch Samsung’s latest announcements here.
Guest Post In tablets, Microsoft has lost its focus.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about Bing Translator is that with this app, Microsoft has enabled fully-system-integrated translation.
Despite having said harsh words about Windows 8, Acer is giving it the old college try by releasing an 8-inch tablet based on Microsoft’s tablet operating system.
With Windows 8.1, Microsoft is adding a bunch of new features as well as fixing some old ones.
Only a few months after Samsung debuted its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, the company is gearing up to launch a new set of devices.
We all know Microsoft likes to challenge its competitors head on, especially Google. Now Microsoft is taking a swing at Apple in a new 30-second ad that uses Siri’s voice to make fun of the iPad.
“We want our users to have a magical experience, with easy and natural movements in the air leading to amazing interactions,” co-founder David Holz said. “Leap Motion’s mission is to break down the barriers between people and technology.”
Microsoft corporate VP Tami Reller said today that the next major update to Windows will be called Windows 8.1 and that it will be available for free before the end of the year.
Microsoft still faces criticism for its Windows 8 operating system, but despite that, the software giant has sold more than 100 million licenses in its first six months of availability and important updates are on the way.
This year, we’ll buy more tablets than notebooks for the first time ever. But by 2017, we’ll buy six times more tablets than laptops.
Microsoft still isn’t divulging official Surface numbers, but it looks like it’s at least making a dent in the tablet market.
If you needed further evidence that tablets are more than a mere computing fad, just look at the latest numbers from Strategy Analytics.
Microsoft stock, which is down a penny today, jumped from under $30 to over $31 almost immediately overnight, and has climbed almost 11 percent over the last month. That’s part of a fairly steady rise over the last three months which has added over $30 billion in value to the company.
Microsoft will likely bring back the Start button in the next version of Windows, but it won’t be the Start button users have known for years.
Microsoft reportedly plans to include the option to boot to the desktop instead of to the Start screen in the next version of Windows.