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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.

Four needling questions for Microsoft as it hosts Wall Street analysts

Here are four uncomfortable issues CEO Steve Ballmer and his lieutenants should address when they face Wall Street analysts Thursday in Bellevue, Washington.

Microsoft makes Windows 8.1 more DIY-friendly with full versions

Microsoft forced Windows 8 users to upgrade from a previous edition. But Windows 8.1 will ship in standalone versions, making it much easier for new users to dive in.

StartIsGone tool removes the Windows 8.1 Start button -- again

A new tool called “StartIsGone” will allow users to make the Windows 8 Start button go away again. Seriously.

Intel's Atom chip code-named Bay Trail

Windows 8.1 tablets with 64-bit Atom chips not coming until Q1

Intel executives said Wednesday that the first Bay Trail tablets will use only the 32-bit version of Windows 8.1, despite 64-bit support on the chip.

Dell to revive Venue mobile brand with new Windows 8.1 tablet

Dell showed on Wednesday a new Windows 8.1 tablet called Venue, a brand name for mobile devices the PC maker abandoned when it discontinued shipment of smartphones early last year.

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.

Unlock your Surface RT tablet's hidden superpowers

The Surface RT might seem limited, but smart use of its connectivity and apps can make it an able sidekick for your computing needs.

What we need to see in a Surface 2 tablet

Deep discounts are helping push the first Surface generation off the shelves, but the next generation's going to have to do better than that. Here's our wish list for the second time around.

Microsoft relents, gives devs early access to Windows 8.1

Reversing course, Microsoft said Monday that it will make Windows 8.1 available to developers via MSDN and TechNet.