System Center 2012 SP1 Coming in January

Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 introduces management support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.

Microsoft Releases Office 2013 to Business Customers

Microsoft announced the availability of Office 2013 and related on-premise server products for business customers via volume licensing this week.

Windows 8 Licensing On Track, Retail Data Indicates 'Slow Start'

Windows 8 upgrade momentum is outpacing that of the company's Windows 7 operating system, according to Tami Reller, the new head of the Windows business at Microsoft.

Microsoft Reveals Pricing for Surface Pro Devices

Microsoft has announced pricing for its Surface Pro tablets, slated for release in January.

Microsoft Updates Visual Studio 2012

With Visual Studio 2012, Microsoft is replacing its traditional Service Pack model with a series of Updates to offer developers up-to-date tooling that supports modern development trends.

Windows Embedded 8 Coming in March

Microsoft released the November preview of Windows Embedded 8 Standard on Tuesday, and provided a timeline for its embedded OS product line, which is based on Windows 8.

Another Telco Offers Office 365

The Dallas-based telecommunications company is acting as a "syndication partner" and resells Office 365 services, which are hosted on Microsoft's servers.

Windows Head Sinofsky Out at Microsoft

Microsoft announced on Monday that Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live group, has left the company.

SQL Server 2012 SP1 Released

Microsoft released the first Service Pack for SQL Server 2012 at the PASS summit event on Wednesday.

Microsoft Releases Beta of BizTalk Server 2013

Microsoft has released the beta version of BizTalk Server 2013, which adds support for Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2012 and Visual Studio 2012.

Windows Server 2012 for Small Business Is Available

Windows Server 2012 Essentials is generally available as a software download, according to Microsoft. Hardware systems with the revamped server for small business and home office have yet to ship, however.

Microsoft To End Windows Live Messenger Service

Microsoft's Messenger service is coming to an end. In the first quarter of 2013, Messenger will no longer be available as a separate service in all regions except mainland China, the company announced this week.

Windows Phone 8 Success Depends on Developers

Microsoft officially launched Windows Phone 8 this week, and the ultimate success of the platform depends on developers, according to analysts.

Microsoft Mobilizes Windows 8 Developers at Build 2012

Microsoft kicked off its Build 2012 conference this week with executives pulling out all the stops to convince developers to build applications for its new Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 platforms.

Microsoft Releases Windows 8 and Surface

Windows 8-based systems surfaced at retail outlets worldwide on Friday. Several manufacturers will also roll out products running Windows RT, a variant of Windows 8 for ARM-based devices.

Microsoft OEM Partners Unveil Windows 8 Devices

With today's launch of Windows 8, Microsoft's key OEM partners are preparing to release a variety of computer systems, ranging from large desktops and high-end workstations to laptops and Windows RT tablets.

Popularity of Mobile Devices Shrinks Windows Market Share

As Microsoft prepares to start a new era with the release of Windows 8 for PCs and tablets later this week, the new operating system isn't expected to increase Windows market share, which has been unraveling for years, according to Forrester Research.

Microsoft's Q1 Results Reflect Slowing PC Demand

Microsoft's first-quarter earnings for 2013 fell short, with revenue down 8% from the same period during its previous fiscal year. The shortfall was blamed in part on a drop in Windows-based PC demand.

Internet Explorer 10 Preview for Windows 7 Coming in November

Internet Explorer 10, the upcoming Microsoft Web browser that is closely aligned with the Windows 8 operating system, will support Windows 7, the company announced today.

Microsoft Begins Taking Surface Orders for October 26 Delivery

Microsoft is taking advance orders for its Windows RT-based Surface tablet, the company announced this week.