Some suggest that Microsoft sell off its Xbox franchise to cut losses and eliminate a distraction from its core mission, but others say the game console plays an important role.
Microsoft offers a quick way to check for possible intrusions to your accounts with its services.
Xbox Video arrives with a bonus for Windows Phone users: you can save movies to your phone for offline viewing.
The browser-based version of Xbox Video is now live, but Microsoft's using it to herd you towards Windows 8 and the Xbox One.
What Apple might do with the technology behind Kinect, choosing a tablet over a laptop, the office-software yard sale, and the relevance of new gaming consoles. Dan Moren and Jason Snell are joined by Dan Miller and Armando Rodriguez.
Microsoft is said to be working on a replacement cookie technology that would share information between your desktop and smartphone.
If you've let your Xbox Live Gold subscription lapse, Microsoft would like to re-introduce you to the service.
Microsoft is trying to be Pandora and Spotify, all in one. But it's probably a better bet to stick with the Windows 8 app, if you just want to stream music every so often.
Its back! Redbox is offering one day's game rental when you reserve it online, beginning next week.
A new Microsoft deal offers a free year's subscription to Microsoft's Xbox LIVE Gold service. Read the fine print on this one.