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Microsoft COO Kevin Turner

Microsoft to analysts: consumers are the gateway to cloud, enterprise usage

At Microsoft's financial analyst meeting, executives outline exactly where Microsoft's successes originate.

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HP now offers software support for Apple iPads

HP updated its SmartFriend support service Thursday and apparently will now troubleshoot software problems with Windows, Android, Chrome OS, OS X, and iOS products.

Munich to hand out Ubuntu Linux CDs to ward off upcoming Windows XPocalypse

The open source operating system offers safe haven from the impending hacker free-for-all.

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Picture passwords promising, security researcher says

The security of Windows 8 picture passwords might not be as weak as some recent headlines indicate, and there are ways to maximize how hard they are to crack, researchers say.

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Want that app 'to go'? RAD Studio dev tool now supports Android, iOS

Embracing the growing market for mobile applications, Embarcadero Technologies has updated its flagship RAD Studio so developers can use the IDE (integrated development environment) to write C++ or Delphi programs for both Android and iOS devices.

Windows 8.1 review: The great compromise

The RTM's out, and it shows that Microsoft listened. The Modern UI plays better with the desktop, and other improvements.

Jeff Raikes and Bill Gates

Raikes steps down as CEO of Gates Foundation

Jeff Raikes, considered a potential candidate for the CEO post at Microsoft, has stepped down from his job as chief executive of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday brings critical Explorer, Outlook fixes

Microsoft issued 13 bulletins—4 for them critical—that cover 47 vulnerabilities found across Internet Explorer, Outlook, SharePoint, Office and the Windows kernel.

Microsoft readies a tsunami of patches for Windows, IE, Office

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for September is sizeable with a total of 14 fixes, including one critically important set for all versions of the Internet Explorer browser.

Elop rises, Larson-Green falls in Microsoft CEO handicapping

With Stephen Elop tapped to run Microsoft's devices division, the former Microsoft exec has jumped ahead in the pack of candidates vying to replace CEO Steve Ballmer.