Windows Phone 7, Smartphones/Tablets

Windows Phone 8.1 Remote Desktop App Released as Preview

Microsoft's Remote Desktop App for Windows Phone 8.1, which enables users to access applications remotely on their smartphones, reached another preview milestone this week.

Microsoft OEMs Unveil Potential Surface Rivals at Computex

Microsoft's original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) used this week's Computex trade show in Taipei to roll out a variety of enterprise-grade Windows 8.1 devices, some of them direct challengers to Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3.

Is the Tablet Moment Over?

The writing might be on the wall for the tablet market, with global shipments now slowing significantly from their jackrabbit start.

IDC: Larger Windows Devices To Weather Tablet Market Slowdown

The overall market for tablets and hybrid PCs is set for a slowdown, but demand for devices with larger screens will grow, according to research from IDC.

Office in the iPad Era: 25 Things Microsoft Partners Should Know

From licensing issues to potential problem points, here's what partners should know about positioning and selling the Microsoft flagship productivity suite to businesses on the world's most popular tablet.

Windows Phone To Make Incremental Gains Through 2018

Microsoft's smartphone platform is slowly making inroads into the market shares of perennial leaders Android and iOS.

Microsoft Addresses Surface Pro 3 Battery Issues in AMA Session

The Microsoft team behind the Surface Pro 3 fielded questions about the new device in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) discussion on Tuesday.

Microsoft Adds Mobile Analytics to Azure with Capptain Acquisition

Microsoft on Wednesday announced it is acquiring Paris-based startup Capptain for an undisclosed amount.

Windows 8.1 with Bing Coming Preloaded on Low-End Devices

A new Windows 8.1 edition with Bing will come preinstalled on lower-cost devices starting this fall, Microsoft announced on Friday.

Microsoft on Surface Pro 3 Channel Distribution: 'We're Ready To Go'

Nearly a year after Microsoft launched a program to bring its Surface tablet PCs to market through the channel, Tuesday's debut of the Surface Pro 3 is the first device launched with the backing of a new marketing team.

With Surface Pro 3 Launch, Microsoft Aims To Replace Laptops

Confounding many analysts' expectations, Microsoft did not launch a "mini" Surface at Tuesday's New York City press event; instead, it unveiled the 12-inch Surface Pro 3.

Windows Phone 8.1 Could Have June Release

A recent update to Microsoft's Windows Phone support lifecycle page suggests Windows Phone 8.1 will be released next month.

Windows Intune To Get Mobile Device Management Boost

Microsoft this week described improvements it is planning to add to the Windows Intune management solution during the fourth quarter of this year.

Microsoft Details Browser Improvements in Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft is adding new features to the Windows Phone 8.1 version of Internet Explorer 11, the company said in a blog post Thursday.

Microsoft Expected To Debut 'Mini' Surface this Month

Microsoft is widely expected to launch its long-anticipated "mini" Surface later in May.

Microsoft's Mobility, BYOD Plans Taking Shape

Microsoft is using the run-up to next week's TechEd event to spotlight its mobile roadmap, starting with a blog post Wednesday describing its "enterprise mobility vision."

Windows Intune Update Released, Adds Windows Phone 8.1 Support

The next update to Windows Intune, Microsoft's cloud-enabled device management product, began rolling out this week.

Microsoft Completes Acquisition of Nokia's Phone Business

As expected, Microsoft's $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business closed on Friday.

Microsoft Signs Android Licensing Deal with Motorola Solutions

Microsoft has inked an intellectual property licensing deal with Motorola Solutions Inc. that covers the use of the Android and Google Chrome OS operating systems.

Microsoft-Nokia Deal Will Close on April 25 with Some Adjusments

Microsoft's $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business will be finalized this Friday, the two companies announced.