The mysterious Windows 8.1 with Bing build that popped up last week is Microsoft's experiment in subsidizing Windows with services, sources say.
For a show that's supposed to be all about mobile, MWC packed a ton of killer stuff that should appeal to PC buffs, Microsoft watchers, and people who just like to get things done.
Julie Larson-Green is now responsible for the look and feel of Microsoft software and services—a critical role as Microsoft evolves.
Julie Larson-Green, who now runs Surface and Xbox, takes a lower-level job with the group responsible for Office
Microsoft reduces Windows 8 licensing costs and hardware requirements to go head-to-head with Google's laptops and tablets.
Calculations show that between 165 million and 184 million copies of Windows 8 are being used to access the Web.
Changes to the user interface will make it easier to hold onto your input devices. Microsoft will also loosen the hardware spec to allow for lower-cost gear.
File Explorer's underutilized View options makes sorting through files easy, and it's more powerful than you think.
Sure, Metro isn't great for getting things done, but a Microsoft designer says that's the entire point.
But extends end-of-sales date for business PCs running Windows 7 Professional