Don't-Miss Windows 8 Stories

Ballmer outlines the road ahead for Microsoft Office, Skype, 'Bing Now'

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer outlines how Microsoft plans to reinvent the future of documents, collaboration, anticipatory data, and gaming.

Stardock

'Start' button devs say Windows 8.1 doesn't put them out of business

Even though Microsoft has added features that make the Windows Start page more accessible, developers like Stardock say their custom Start menus aren't going away.

What Microsoft's new product groups mean for Windows, Office, and more

Microsoft realigns groups by function rather than platform or product, aiming for a smoother development cycle internally, and a smoother user experience externally.

One Microsoft, all the time: What Ballmer's newly unified vision could mean to you

Microsoft just overhauled its entire organizational structure to focus on a vision of ubiquity—a vision that could pay dividends to YOU down the line.

Microsoft undergoes sweeping reorg for technology focus

Microsoft consolidates power in a few major executives, as the company refocuses itself on the "devices and services" vision Steve Ballmer previously described.

Microsoft's Kevin Turner

Microsoft COO Turner says even more innovation is coming this year

Was Microsoft's launch of Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Office 365, and more not enough for you? Microsoft's Kevin Turner says you ain't seen nothing yet.

Microsoft kicks back $5-$10 to resellers who peddle select Windows 8 hardware

Starting today, Microsoft will give resellers up to $10 for each device they sell from a list of 21 Windows 8 touch-enabled PCs and tablets, company executives said.

Tami Reller, Microsoft

Microsoft: PC manufacturers will get Windows 8.1 in August

Microsoft's Tami Reller tells its Worldwide Partner Conference that OEMs will have Windows 8.1 by August, as Microsoft reboots its corporate Windows message,

Windows 8.1 Photos app loses Facebook, Flickr, and other image sources

Microsoft will drop integration for Facebook and Flickr from the Photos app in Windows 8.1.

Have some frugal fun with these 11 free Windows 8 games

Games can come cheap in the Microsoft Windows 8 store. In fact, a lot of the best stuff is free. Check out these 11 titles that won't cost you a dime but will keep you entertained for hours.

Windows 8's Windows Store hits the 100,000 app milestone as it gains momentum

Microsoft's Windows Store crosses a major milestone as it gains post-BUILD momentum.

Windows 8.1 isn't just an OS, it's a lesson in course correction

Microsoft demonstrated a renewed willingness to listen to its customers, delivering a ton of new features. That's worth cheering for.

Microsoft unveils a 256GB Surface Pro variant aimed at businesses

Bigger is better, they say, and a new Surface Pro variant sports both a bigger SSD and a bigger price tag.

Microsoft channel program will push Surface to businesses

Microsoft launches a channel partner program Monday to help drive sales of its Surface tablet to companies, schools, and other organizations.

Windows 8 finally passes Vista in OS market share

According to Net Applications, Windows 8 is now the second most popular Windows operating system. Meanwhile, Internet Explorer 10 tops IE9.