The fiercely competitive software giant is positioning its wares for cloud computing with software and services. The company's two cash cows - operating systems and the Office productivity suite - are performing well.
Honeywell is bringing its "trapped ion" quantum computing hardware to Microsoft's Azure cloud computing service, part of an evolution from the age of quantum "co-processors" to an ultimate era of quantum supremacy.
Ignite 2019: Microsoft details its efforts to level the playing field against cyber attackers.
Ignite 2019: Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser is inching closer to the finish line. A near-final Release Candidate is available now and the final is coming in January, 2020.
Ignite 2019: Microsoft is adding a new, Microsoft-Graph-powered knowledge-management service to Office 365. Here's what 'Project Cortex' is and how it will work.
Ignite 2019: Microsoft is continuing to add more features to its Power Platform, the collection of low-code and no-code tools including Power BI, Power Apps and Power Automate.
At Ignite 2019, Microsoft is announcing new branding and a new strategy meant to make Azure the place IT pros will manage their edge, on-premises and multi-cloud software and services. Here's my best attempt to demystify the new hybrid announcements.
Microsoft's four-day working week trial in Japan has produced significant productivity growth among employees.
Microsoft is looking for new ways to encourage people to use Office apps on their mobile phones by combining lightweight versions of the core apps into a single app.
Feeling anxiety at the thought of disconnecting from AC power? Follow these nine steps to make sure you're getting the most out of your laptop's battery
New Windows 10 setup bug. What does "Something went wrong but you can try again. MSA" mean?
Microsoft's new logo for its upcoming Edge browser is a little less 'e' and a little more 'c'.
Microsoft has strong reasons for shying away from calling the Surface Duo a phone. But that's the best way to explain it to customers.
Europe wants to build its own cloud computing giants, but without greater clarity and a lot more ambition it isn't likely to get very far.
Microsoft is at capacity with some of its Azure resources in the East US2 region, users are reporting, and Microsoft acknowledges it is placing restrictions on additional quota on some customers there.
Microsoft will give IT a way to turn off self-servicing and is moving back the intended start date for its Power Platform self-servicing changes as a result of user pushback.
Happy Podoween! All the major Bluetooth earbuds from your favorite manufacturers - including the new AirPod Pro -- have been updated for Fall 2019.
A tour through some of most popular - and most unusual - Windows devices of the last two decades, from Tablet PCs to the Surface Duo.
Microsoft started working on the hybrid devices that now make up the Surface family back in 2009. The group has made some missteps along the way, but today its lineup of Windows 10 devices is genuinely impressive and widely imitated. Here's how the brand has evolved.
A year by year summary of the most significant events in Linux's history to date.
At the dawn of the Internet age, Microsoft used every trick it knew to dominate the World Wide Web. That strategy worked for a few years, but aggressive antitrust enforcement and equally aggressive competitors crushed the company's onetime dominance. Here's a quarter-century of history that explains just what happened.
Every installation of Windows 10 includes a huge collection of built-in apps. Some are Universal apps that are updated from the Microsoft Store. Others are legacy apps that hang around because other programs expect them to be there. If you prefer a tidy system, many (but not all) of these apps can be uninstalled, especially if you prefer a third-party alternative. This gallery offers a comprehensive look at how to unclutter your copy of Windows 10.
Windows 10 version 1903, which will be officially dubbed the May 2019 Update, begins rolling out soon. Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in yet another feature-packed semi-annual release. (This gallery is based on a near-final Insider Preview release.)
If you're looking for a suite of utilities that will both boost your productivity and improve the performance of your PC or Mac, then Parallels Toolbox is or you. And there are a variety of options to allow you to pay for the features you need.
Windows 10 version 1809, officially the October 2018 Update,started rolling out October 2. Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in this surprisingly feature-packed release. (This gallery is based on a near-final Insider Preview release.)
Regardless of the manufacturer name on the back of your Android device, you can install any one of the following apps and use your phone or tablet as your primary means to surf the web, manage email, and keep tabs on your agenda. Bonus: iOS versions available too!
The latest Windows 10 feature update includes the first public release of the Timeline feature as well as dozens of smaller enhancements to the Windows 10 user experience. Here's what you can expect.
The Cortana web service is tightly tied to Windows 10, which means you can get instant answers to some common questions and calculations without having to open a web browser. Here are 16 tricks that work directly in the Windows 10 search box.
In the early days of the PC revolution, Microsoft aggressively pursued the consumer market with products and services built for fun and games. In recent years, with the notable exception of Xbox and related gaming products, Microsoft has been killing off those products. Here's a look at the departed.
Samsung wants to be the smartphone brand for the enterprise and thanks to powerful communication consolidation apps like Samsung Focus, it's definitely doing what it needs to in order to gain followers.
Coke 2, Bic's 'she-pen', and Nokia's 'taco phone' N-gage probably shouldn't have been released, but they shouldn't be forgotten either.
Throughout much of the bidding process, Amazon was expected by many to be the triumphant bidder.
ZDNet's Larry Dignan recaps the highlights from Microsoft's Ignite 2019 with Mary Jo Foley.
Google's case is similar to 19 years ago -- when Microsoft was found guilty of exclusionary conduct
Mozilla doubles down on privacy to counter confusing online third-party tracking consent forms.
Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a technology that is more accurate at tracking complex facial expressions such as awkward giggles, nervousness or confusion.
Apple still leads but there are two big tech losers.
MIcrosoft's unified Office Mobile app, codenamed 'Unity,' could be coming to more Android phones and iOS phones soon. But what will happen on Windows?
From mobile phones to search to email, Ed Bott explains what privacy-friendly alternatives are available. Read more: http://zd.net/2WnIvN7
A NIST guide was needed as the patch testing process for some companies involved asking questions on internet forums.
Microsoft is getting the November 2019 Update ready for release to the general public. Ed Bott explains what makes this update different from the feature updates you鈥檝e come to dread. Read more: http://zd.net/2P1kysX
Microsoft reveals how it fine-tuned its new Surface lineup to improve automation and productivity in Office 365.
Move over, Google and Apple. Consumers want and deserve another option that is free from your undue influence. Read more: http://zd.net/2LXLM1J
The cloud-based transformation is part of the university's 2025 strategy to become a top 10 university in Australia.
The non-profit organisation that will be based in Switzerland aims to protect victims against cyberattacks and assist them in the aftermath.
If you need a Windows 8.1 computer that's flexible enough to be a tablet, a laptop (if you add the optional keyboard) and even (if you add the optional docking station) a desktop PC, then the Surface Pro 3 manages the trade-offs as well as anything on the market.
Microsoft is not known for educational computing tools, but with Office Mix it's turning PowerPoint into a tool for building online lessons.
Microsoft is developing a set of cloud-based tools for managing and deploying session virtualisation servers, allowing you to publish and share apps on Windows, iOS, Android, OS X and (soon) Windows Phone devices. We take the beta for a test drive.