The PC industry takes "glimmers of hope" from market interest in more capable talents, analyst notes; but 2014 may be a pivotal year.
The free trial version expires in January, and users may not be able to access some data unless they license the paid version.
While outsiders had expected a 2013 decision, a month or two more won't make a difference as long as the board gets it right, argues analyst
Microsoft may revisit its earlier policy of separate release schedules for business and consumer versions of Windows.
Traditional PCs are continuing to give up ground to smartphones and tablets.
The browser's latest update features reduced memory consumption designed to boost browser performance.
American shoppers are still eyeing tablets, but two-in-one devices may satisfy some.
The developer event moves up a couple months to April 2014.
One out of ten laptops shipped this year support touch input, says NPD DisplaySearch
But you can still find boxed copies if you shop around.
According to figures from Net Applications, Windows 8's uptake stalled in November; Windows 7 continued to gain ground.
Microsoft delivered both Office 2010 SP1 and Office 2007 SP1 about 13 months after their respective original editions’ debut. Office 2013 SP1 is expected in February.
What Microsoft puts in its upcoming touch-based Office suite will be a huge test for the company, analysts said.
Long before Apple started selling its iPad Air, more than double the number of consumers asked for price quotes on their older tablets than last year, a pair of buyback companies said.
Microsoft continues to try to scare Windows XP users into upgrading, saying the chance that malware will infect their PCs could jump by two-thirds.