Last Words Before Closing Eye on Microsoft

Last Words Before Closing Eye on Microsoft

I am leaving for a new opportunity after a great run with CIO.com and IDG Enterprise. This will be my last Eye on Microsoft post.

With Rumored Reorg, Microsoft Tries to Simplify

With Rumored Reorg, Microsoft Tries to Simplify

The mounting pressure on Steve Ballmer to streamline Microsoft is finally leading to some action.

What You Need to Know About the New Lync and Skype Integration

What You Need to Know About the New Lync and Skype Integration

Audio calls and instant messaging are officially integrated between Lync and Skype, but no video connectivity yet. Here are some key points for users and IT admins about the new Lync-Skype connection.

Microsoft Should Leave the Competition Out of Ads

Microsoft Should Leave the Competition Out of Ads

Microsoft is in no position to disparage Google and Apple in TV ads, yet it keeps doing it. A new ad for Microsoft Surface turns inward and gets it right.

How Long Can Windows RT Go on Like This?

How Long Can Windows RT Go on Like This?

Analysts question Microsoft's commitment. OEMs are slashing prices. Consumers are just confused. Times are tough for the poorly-marketed Windows RT and Surface RT tablets.

Windows Blue Officially Named Windows 8.1, Will Be Free

Windows Blue Officially Named Windows 8.1, Will Be Free

Microsoft is quickly moving forward with its Windows 8 update, now officially named Windows 8.1, and it has wisely decided not to charge users for the upgrade.

Gates Puts on the Blinders to Praise Windows 8, Surface

Gates Puts on the Blinders to Praise Windows 8, Surface

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is having a hard time accepting that people don't want their tablet to act like a PC, at least according to his responses in a CNBC interview.

Microsoft Execs Offer Windows Blue Preview Date, But Few Details

Microsoft Execs Offer Windows Blue Preview Date, But Few Details

Windows executive Tami Reller did the media rounds to discuss Windows 8 and upcoming update, Windows Blue. While her comments offered little substance, she made it clear that Windows Blue will address user complaints. But is that...

IDC Tablet Report Casts Shadow Over Windows 8 Tablet Hopes

IDC Tablet Report Casts Shadow Over Windows 8 Tablet Hopes

The overall tablet market is exploding, with year-over-year growth of 142 percent, according to IDC. But it's an Android and iOS world, and Microsoft has been all but shut out.

Microsoft Mocks Rivals (Again) with Windows Phone Wedding Brawl Ad

Microsoft Mocks Rivals (Again) with Windows Phone Wedding Brawl Ad

A funny new Microsoft Windows Phone commercial crashes a wild wedding, but bashes dominant foes Apple and Samsung instead of selling viewers a phone.

Microsoft Investor Joins 'Get Office on the iPad' Chorus

Microsoft Investor Joins 'Get Office on the iPad' Chorus

A U.S. hedge-fund sinks $2 billion into Microsoft, seeing future dollar signs in Windows Azure and Office on iOS and Android.

Start Button Resurrection in Windows 8 a Double-Edged Sword

Start Button Resurrection in Windows 8 a Double-Edged Sword

If Microsoft brings back the Start button in Windows 8 and allows direct boot into the Desktop, it will appease disgruntled users but stunt its own mobile progress.

Windows XP Support Ends in a Year, So What Are You Gonna Do About It?

Windows XP Support Ends in a Year, So What Are You Gonna Do About It?

To mark the one year remaining on the Windows XP support clock, Microsoft steps up its upgrade warnings and advice and offers a 15 percent upgrade discount for SMBs.

Facebook Home Pilfers Windows Phone's 'People First' UI

Facebook Home Pilfers Windows Phone's 'People First' UI

But Facebook Home, combined with the mighty Android, may do with a people-centric user interface what Windows Phone has not: get people to use it.

Windows 8 Devices on Sale at Microsoft Store Site

Windows 8 Devices on Sale at Microsoft Store Site

Take advantage of Microsoft's post-PC era panic at the Microsoft Store Web site. Windows 8 tablets and convertible devices are seeing price cuts as high as $350.

Would You Buy a 7-Inch Windows 8 Tablet?

Would You Buy a 7-Inch Windows 8 Tablet?

Microsoft may be clearing the way for partners to create Windows 8 tablets with 7- and 8-inch screens. Watch out Kindle Fire, Google Nexus 7 and iPad Mini.

Windows Blue Marks a Faster, Nimbler Microsoft

Windows Blue Marks a Faster, Nimbler Microsoft

Leaked screenshots of a Windows 8 update, code-named Windows Blue, show improvements to the touch-friendly Start Screen and less emphasis on the Desktop. But more importantly, it shows Microsoft can drive in the fast lane.

Microsoft Says Windows RT Is the Future, But Can it Survive the Present?

Microsoft Says Windows RT Is the Future, But Can it Survive the Present?

A Microsoft exec defends Windows RT as a disruptive technology that will get stronger in time. But RT may run out of time if the Windows Store can't compete with Android and iOS.

Will Microsoft's Cash Offer to Windows 8 Developers Pay Off?

Will Microsoft's Cash Offer to Windows 8 Developers Pay Off?

Microsoft's promise to pay developers $100 for each Windows 8 or Windows Phone app does not reflect a company confident in its mobile strategy. But it could be the only way to kick start the lethargic Windows 8 app ecosystem.

Microsoft Details Yammer Integration with Office 365, SharePoint

Microsoft Details Yammer Integration with Office 365, SharePoint

Microsoft's Yammer acquisition will start to bear fruit this summer and fall as it merges the enterprise social tool with Office 365 and SharePoint 2013.

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