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Windows device sales aren't meeting Microsoft's expectations, Ballmer admits

In a closed door Microsoft meeting, CEO Steve Ballmer reportedly admits to disappointing Windows hardware sales. But while the company's smart to rejigger its retail efforts, Windows devices won't shine until the software is up to par.

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.

Man the lifeboats! The Surface RTitanic is sinking fast

Microsoft's message seems to be: yes, while our low-end Surface RT tablet stinks, it doesn't stink as much as it used to. Meanwhile, as many as 6 million Surface RTs sit idle.

Source: Microsoft Surface RT isn't dead

Microsoft is viewing the $900 million charge it recorded for the Surface RT as a financial consequence of its recent pricing adjustments. But will it spur demand?

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Surface RT can help small businesses reduce IT costs

It’s not for everyone, but at $350 Microsoft's tablet could be used as a primary PC for many users

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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.

Surface RT price still misses the sweet spot for business

Microsoft slashed the price of the Surface RT, but it's still not enough to make the tablet attractive for businesses.

Microsoft drops Surface RT price by as much as 30%

Microsoft slashed prices on its Surface RT tablets by as much as 30 percent, with the entry-level 32GB model selling for $349.

With reorg, Microsoft bets big on home-grown hardware

Microsoft's reorganization is the biggest shot yet fired against the company's core partners, the computer makers who have made the software developer a technology giant, analysts said today.

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.