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Ballmer wasn't fired from Microsoft, but he was pushed

Microsoft Steve Ballmer was convinced to leave Microsoft, according to a report, after he didn't move fast enough to accelerate change.

Shh! Skype may filter out annoying typing sounds

Microsoft's Skype app may end up filtering out the annoying tap-tap-tap of typing fingers in future revisions.

Bona fides, benefits, and baggage: Rating 5 favorites for Microsoft's next CEO

Although Microsoft may be considering a number of qualified candidates, conventional wisdom says five front-runners are vying to lead the company forward.

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Microsoft's Internet Explorer anime is bizarre -- and awesome

Short skirt? Check. Energy beams? Check. Windows logo? Check. Wait, what?

Who will replace Steve Ballmer? A shortlist of reported frontrunners appears

Familiar names are among those in the running to replace Steve Ballmer as chief executive of Microsoft, according to a Reuters report.

Windows Vista, Lync, older Office versions under attack via new vulnerability

Attackers are exploiting security holes found in older versions of Office and Windows, plus current versions of Lync. A fix is available, however.

Microsoft giving away free IT training -- and a job -- to soldiers

In a bid to help soldiers transition from the military to civilian life, Microsoft is offering a free IT training for soldiers in the military, plus a job.

Windows 8.1 surprises: 25 hidden features and little extras

Tiles. Files. Apps and Snaps. The update's jam-packed with little things that add up to a big improvement over Windows 8.

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Some Windows 8.1 updates tripping over driver problems

Users say they're getting an error message when they try to update to Windows 8.1; Microsoft says it's looking into the matter.

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Microsoft disputes tests that suggest Windows 8.1 has a battery life problem

MacBooks continue to outlast PC laptops. But why?

PCs left unprotected as ZoneAlarm, Comcast's Norton struggle with Windows 8.1

We all know that apps installed while running the preview release of Windows 8.1 need to be reinstalled after upgrading to the final version. But what about apps that just don't work?

Record first-quarter sales for Microsoft, but Windows OEM revenue falls

Microsoft saw record first-quarter revenues in the first quarter after drastically reorganizing its reporting structure. But excluding sales of Windows Pro, OEM Windows sales dropped 22 percent.

8.1 features Microsoft removed from Windows 8.1

Good-bye, Messaging. Farewell, My Computer. These and some other features were left behind in the jump from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, but for the most part you won't miss them.