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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to retire within 12 months

It's the end of an insanely profitable era as Microsoft moves into a mobile-tinged future.

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Microsoft details 3D printing in Windows 8.1

Window's new 3D printing integrations points to Microsoft betting that 3D printers will become a ubiquitous desktop accessory.

Zero day forever--move away from Windows XP, now

In a new post, Microsoft reminds users--again--that Windows XP support ends in April. But this time, Microsoft attempts to demonstrate the security risks of XP.

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Analysts call rumored Nokia Windows RT tablet plans bizarre

Putting out a tablet when other vendors are stepping away from the unpopular OS makes little sense, say analysts, who think Nokia should focus on its struggling smartphone business.

It's game over for Games for Windows Live: Microsoft shutters PC marketplace

Microsoft shutters the marketplace for its PC games distribution service, effectively plunging it into limbo.

Windows XP's retirement could spark a hacker feeding frenzy

Cyber criminals will bank their Windows XP zero-day vulnerabilities until after Microsoft stops patching the aged operating system next April, a security expert argued today.

Lenovo's Reach cloud service aims to replace local apps

Lenovo opens its Reach consumer cloud service for public preview. Reach is a "cloud-desktop" service through which applications can be launched without downloading and installing them locally on mobile devices and PCs.

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Windows tablets gain market, but Surface still struggles

Windows' share of the tablet market grew slightly in the second quarter, as shipments also ticked up in the face of a slow-down by tablets overall, researcher IDC said.

Windows 8 grabs more market share, but so do older versions

In a recent study, Windows 7 and Windows XP hold strong with users, but Windows Vista usage declines.

Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview Reflects the Growing Trend of Working Remotely

Microsoft released Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview, with features aimed at making BYOD and virtualization easier for SMBs.

Microsoft releases Windows 8.1 Enterprise preview with VDI, Windows to Go support

Microsoft is encouraging enterprises to test Windows 8.1 Enterprise, which ships with a boatload of nifty enterprise features to simplify life for admins.

Tablet shipments expected to at least double those of laptops and ultra-slim PCs in 2014

Tablet sales continue to increase as sales of laptops and other PCs decline.

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Microsoft releases developer edition of IE11 for Windows 7

In a bid to push developers on to Microsoft's most modern browser, Microsoft releases a developer version of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7.