Microsoft will be tracking Santa's progress around the globe this year, with a new touch-friendly Web site that mimics an app.
The suite of IT management tools also gained the ability to virtualize Office 2013.
Are we headed toward a unified Windows OS? Eventually. But the first steps in that direction are making certain apps common among the various Microsoft platforms.
According to figures from Net Applications, Windows 8's uptake stalled in November; Windows 7 continued to gain ground.
Beyoncé bumped Kim Kardashian from the top spot atop from Microsoft's list of the most-searched celebs on its Bing search engine.
Microsoft and Symantec have touted taking down major botnets, but one expert calls their actions ineffective and aimed primarily at getting attention.
Tablets will out-ship almost all other PC form factors combined next year, forming nearly 50 percent of the total market, say analysts at Canalys.
The browser-based version of Xbox Video is now live, but Microsoft's using it to herd you towards Windows 8 and the Xbox One.
Update takes advantage of Windows 8.1 capabilities.
A new report by Chitika Insights shows Microsoft's Surface line continuing to grow, but be sure to have the right perspective when you look more closely at the numbers.