Google Is Driving Apple and Microsoft Crazy

Google Is Driving Apple and Microsoft Crazy

Apple and Microsoft have been going on the attack against all things Google, which only makes both tech titans look insecure and worried.

Windows RT Teeters on Thin Ice

Windows RT Teeters on Thin Ice

Consumers don't want Windows RT devices and hardware partners don't want to sell them. Can RT be salvaged or is Microsoft better off killing it softly?

Microsoft Apparently Not Sweating $731 Million EU Fine

Microsoft Apparently Not Sweating $731 Million EU Fine

The EU slaps a hefty fine on Microsoft for rather blatantly neglecting to offer browser choice on Windows 7 after it vowed to do so. Here's a round-up of stories weighing in on the ongoing discord between Microsoft and Europe.

Is Microsoft's 'Scroogled' Ad Campaign Inspiration or Desperation?

Is Microsoft's 'Scroogled' Ad Campaign Inspiration or Desperation?

Microsoft's Scroogled ads are clever and thought-provoking, but going negative against a dominant competitor like Google is risky business.

Windows 8 Can't Shake the Market Share Blues

Windows 8 Can't Shake the Market Share Blues

Up against a contracting PC market and cheaper, more popular tablet alternatives, Windows 8 is gaining no market share ground.

Microsoft Stays Mum About Office on the iPad Despite Clear Benefits

Microsoft Stays Mum About Office on the iPad Despite Clear Benefits

Will Microsoft make Office available on iPads? There's certainly money to be made and it would help Microsoft fit in to a world gone mobile. But Microsoft remains non-committal in the face of urgings from analysts and pundits.

Office 365 for Business Deemed Cool but Complex

Office 365 for Business Deemed Cool but Complex

Here are some Office 365 reviews, FAQs and warnings about version complexity and pricing from around the Web.

Is Yammer More Appealing Under Microsoft Ownership?

Is Yammer More Appealing Under Microsoft Ownership?

Revenues for social networking site Yammer have been surging since Microsoft bought the company last summer and is sure to increase as Yammer gets woven into Sharepoint Online and Office 365.

Microsoft Surface Pro Shortages Cast Shadow Over Launch

Microsoft Surface Pro Shortages Cast Shadow Over Launch

Microsoft's scarcity of 128GB Surface Pro devices in retail frustrated shoppers and drew accusations of a publicity stunt. It's a shame because people want to buy the Surface Pro, if only Microsoft would let them.

Up Close with the Microsoft Surface Pro (Video)

Up Close with the Microsoft Surface Pro (Video)

After using the Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro for work and play for two weeks, CIO.com's Shane O'Neill came to appreciate the device's versatility, despite some flaws. Just don't call it a tablet.

Who Wants a Windows Tablet? 200 Million Workers, That's Who

Who Wants a Windows Tablet? 200 Million Workers, That's Who

Microsoft is in the smartphone and tablet doghouse in the enterprise. But a global survey by Forrester shows there is a surprisingly strong desire for Windows tablets among the worldwide workforce.

Tech Earnings Show If You Live by the PC You May Die by It

Tech Earnings Show If You Live by the PC You May Die by It

These days companies that depend too much on the PC are losing out to mobile and cloud innovators, as indicated by the recent spate of tech earnings reports.

Will Microsoft Have to Choose Between Office and Windows?

Will Microsoft Have to Choose Between Office and Windows?

As Office 2013 begins rolling out, Microsoft will have to decide whether the increased revenue from having Office available on iOS and Android is worth the damage it could do to struggling Windows RT devices.

Microsoft Surface Pro Coming Soon But Not Without a Cover Charge

Microsoft Surface Pro Coming Soon But Not Without a Cover Charge

The Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet will finally arrive on Feb. 9, but CIO.com's Shane O'Neill is disappointed that the highly advertised Touch and Type Covers are still not included in the bill.

Windows 8 Got You Down? Buy a Windows 7 Ultrabook

Windows 8 Got You Down? Buy a Windows 7 Ultrabook

Don't let Microsoft force you to use its two-headed monster Windows 8. There's no shame in buying a Windows 7 ultrabook if it fulfills your needs and is easier on the wallet.

Ouch, Samsung Turns Its Back on Windows RT

Ouch, Samsung Turns Its Back on Windows RT

Amid weak sales for the Microsoft Surface RT tablet and consumer confusion about what Windows RT is, Samsung couldn't find enough compelling reasons to release its Windows RT Ativ Tab in the U.S.

Why Surface Pro Can't Replace an Ultrabook (or a Tablet)

Why Surface Pro Can't Replace an Ultrabook (or a Tablet)

For most users, the upcoming Microsoft Surface Pro is too damn expensive and power hungry to bridge the worlds of tablets and ultrabooks, writes CIO.com's Shane O'Neill.

Ballmer Crashes CES 2013 Keynote to Tell Us What We Already Know

Ballmer Crashes CES 2013 Keynote to Tell Us What We Already Know

As the CES 2013 keynote surprise guest, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave a redundant Windows 8 sales pitch, but it still stood as a reminder of the diverse hardware behind the new OS. Getting people to buy these devices, however,...

Microsoft Surface RT Expands Retail Reach to Best Buy, Staples

Microsoft Surface RT Expands Retail Reach to Best Buy, Staples

Microsoft has realized that making the Surface RT "exclusive" at Microsoft Stores isn't a wise strategy in such a relentlessly competitive market like tablets.

If You Don't Need Office Do You Still Need Microsoft?

If You Don't Need Office Do You Still Need Microsoft?

Microsoft should keep Office relevant and keep it in-house. Windows 8 loses its already shaky appeal if Office also runs on iOS and Android.

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