Windows Phone 7, Smartphones/Tablets

Below the Surface: Ignoring the Danger of Ignoring the Channel

In which Howard draws a link between a series of unfortunate Microsoft Surface-related events.

Microsoft Falls Short in Q4 Earnings; Surface RT Takes a Hit

Microsoft reported $19.90 billion in revenue for its fourth-quarter 2013 earnings report on Thursday, falling short of the $20.72 billion expected by analysts.

Windows Phone 8 Gallery: The First Devices (UPDATED)

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Microsoft is staking its mobile success on its just-launched smartphone platform, Windows Phone 8. The first devices are set to roll out in the coming weeks and months from major U.S. carriers including Verizon and AT&T. Here's what we know so far about the new lineup.

Microsoft: Feds Not Banning Enough Motorola Devices

Despite a ban issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) last year against Motorola Mobility smartphones, Microsoft says too many of those devices are still being allowed into the country.

Channel Gets a Crack at Selling Microsoft Surface

A small group of high-volume U.S. resellers are authorized to sell the Microsoft Surface devices under a new program announced Monday.

Microsoft Sprucing Up Office Web Apps for Tablets

Microsoft recently gave a demo of upcoming changes to Office Web Apps that will improve the user experience on Windows, iOS and Android tablets.

Report: Potential Microsoft Deal To Acquire Nokia Falls Apart

A potential deal between Microsoft and Nokia to acquire the mobile phone manufacturer's device-manufacturing business has fallen through, reported The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday afternoon.

Office App for iPhone Available for Office 365 Customers

Microsoft on Friday released Office Mobile for iPhone, a free-of-charge app from Apple's iTunes store.

BYOD, MDM and the Fate of Servers: Q&A with Tech Data's Mobility Chief

A discussion with Tech Data's Joe Quaglia about the distributor's new BYOD platform and the state of IT's most explosive sector.

Microsoft To Launch 'Windows Store' at Best Buy Locations

In a bid to expand the retail presence of devices running Windows 8, Microsoft is planning to open a raft of "Windows Stores" inside Best Buy locations across North America.

AVG Technologies Acquires LPI in Another RMM Shakeup

Internet and mobile security provider AVG Technologies on Wednesday announced it is acquiring remote monitoring and management (RMM) company LPI Level Platforms for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft Demos Windows 8.1, Previews New Devices at Computex

Microsoft gave the first demo of Windows 8.1 on Wednesday, during the Computex keynote address at Taipei, Taiwan.

Tablet Market Continues Upswing, Will Pass PCs by 2015

Shipments of traditional desktop and portable PCs will drop by 7.8 percent this year instead of the previously projected 1.3 percent, according to an updated IDC forecast released Tuesday.

Windows Phone Share Stagnates as New Flagship Device Launches

Microsoft's share of the worldwide smartphone market has not budged from quarter to quarter, according to the latest figures from research firm Gartner.

Report: Microsoft Considering $1 Billion Nook Acquisition

Microsoft may be pursuing Nook Media LLC, the Barnes & Noble subsidiary that was set up to handle the company's consumer and college electronic media businesses.

IDC: Microsoft Sold 900K Surface Devices in Q1

Apple was the definitive leader in IDC's first-quarter tablet sales report, while Microsoft devices barely made a dent in the market.

Report: Microsoft Has Higher-than-Expected Tablet Market Share

Newly released first-quarter numbers from research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics suggests Microsoft has a bigger chunk of the tablet market than analysts have previously estimated.

With ZTE Pact, Microsoft's IP Deals Cover 80 Percent of Android Phones

Microsoft has inked an intellectual property agreement with China-based equipment maker ZTE concerning the Linux-based operating systems fostered by Google.

Microsoft: Windows Keeping Pace with 'New Era of Computing'

In the wake of recent market shifts that have hampered its Windows business, Microsoft is talking up changes it plans to make to its software and hardware ecosystem.

Microsoft Signs Android IP Deal with Foxconn Parent Company

Microsoft has inked a patent licensing agreement with Hon Hai, the Taiwan-based investment holding company for Foxconn Ltd.