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As Microsoft readies Q2 earnings report, non-financial questions swirl

There's uncertain over the future of Windows, Office for iPad, and the company's search for a CEO.

Metro apps infiltrate the desktop in leaked Windows 8.1 Update 1 images

Images from a prolific Windows leaker show Metro apps pinned to the desktop taskbar.

Windows XP still on the way out, but anti-malware support for its users to continue

Microsoft said the decision will assist customers with their migrations away from Windows XP.

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Latest Chrome build brings all of Chrome OS to Windows 8

The latest version of Chrome is a Trojan horse for Chrome OS.

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How the Surface Pro 2 became my favorite computer

The Windows 8 tablet let me ditch my other devices and go from work to play without a hitch.

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Microsoft offers new workaround for SkyDrive problems in Windows 8.1

The company has now posted troubleshooting steps on its official support discussion forum for affected users

Windows 8 gains as XP wanes

Windows 8 adoption increased in December to claim almost 12 percent of all Windows systems, while users finally start to abandon Windows XP, Net Applications reports.

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CES Scorecard: the biggest misses of CES 2013

For all the solid technology shown at CES, there's an equal amount of "throw it out and see what sticks" gadgets and gizmos. Here are some products that didn't work or didn't materialize.

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How to clean up File Explorer's cluttered Ribbon menu in Windows 8

The Ribbon rocks in Microsoft Office. As an everyday menu, not so much. Here's how to cut it down to size and leave your most-used features intact.