Microsoft's cloud-based offering is much better than Windows 8's underpowered Mail app.
CEO Steve Ballmer and Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft's Windows division, have so far refused to say that, and have even discounted it in public.
Windows Phone's future appears even more uncertain, as developer interest in the platorm has been plummeting, says a survey from IDC and Appcelerator.
Shrinking Windows sales could be the best thing that has happened to Microsoft in a while.
Office 2013 is easily the best Office yet.
Someone will likely have to step in to save Nokia, and Microsoft makes the most sense, because it has the most to lose from Nokia going under.
Analysis: With its building for mystery announcements and glitzy unveilings, when it comes to hype, is Microsoft the new Apple?
Tim Cook said forcing tablets to use an operating system written for desktop PCs means Windows 8 tablets will be 'very similar to what tablets were 10 years ago.'
The Kaspersky security company claims that iOS's sizable market share makes it a tempting target for malware writers.
There's a chance that there may be less of it than in previous version of Windows, but as with earlier Windows versions, if you want it cleaned of junk, you can pay $99 for a bloatware-cleaning service from Microsoft.
The rankings -- done by a Forbes writer -- cite the Vista and Zune failures, delayed product launches and Microsoft falling behind in mobile technology.
Analysis: Mozilla says that Apple banning Firefox from iPads and iPhones is OK, but Microsoft restricting the browser from using some features on Windows 8 tablets may be illegal.