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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.

How Microsoft could beat Siri and Google Now: A modern Microsoft Bob

Don't expect Microsoft to launch a direct competitor to Google's Google Now and Apple's Siri. Instead, Microsoft envisions its Bing search engine operating quietly in the background.

Microsoft must stick with Windows RT, analysts say

Microsoft's massive $900 million Surface RT gaffe may have been, as one analyst put it, "an absolute abomination" in operations, but the company cannot give up on the ARM-based platform, experts said.

Microsoft strategy should take hint from Apple, analyst says

Microsoft must be ready to accept, as has Apple, that it's better to cannibalize its own sales than to let competitors do it.

It’s Time for Small Businesses to Move to Windows Server 2012 Essentials

The supply of Windows Small Business Server is drying up, but SMBs can embrace Windows Server 2012 Essentials instead.

Infiltration complete: Google's Chrome app launcher lands on Windows

Google quietly rolled its Chrome app launcher out on Windows today, bringing packaged apps and the Chrome OS experience to Microsoft's operating system.

Surface RT tanks Microsoft's earnings

Microsoft reported its earnings for the June quarter on Thursday, and they were downright awful by Wall St. standards. The blame falls on Windows RT.

Lenovo drops Yoga 11 hybrid with Windows RT from its online sales

Analysts say the move is a sign that PC makers are backing away from their commitment to the struggling OS.

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Microsoft leads tech-ad spending in the first quarter with Windows 8 push

Microsoft outspent all other tech companies during the first quarter as it promoted Windows 8, Nielsen said Tuesday.