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Microsoft wants you to forget Windows 8

Unless MIcrosoft radically changes its habits, it will throw Windows 8 down a deep memory hole even before a successor ships.
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Microsoft again writes off Surface inventory, renews profitability doubts

Microsoft again took a hit on its Surface business, the company acknowledged Tuesday.

Microsoft revenue lifted by cloud sales to businesses

Strong sales of cloud products to businesses helped lift Microsoft's revenue by 18 percent last quarter, though its profits declined.

Lenovo spins 180, says it's still in the 8-in. Windows tablet game

Lenovo on Friday said it would continue selling sub-10-in. Windows tablets in the U.S., backing away from statements it made the day before.

Google starts work on Chrome bug that slurps Windows laptop juice

Google engineers have begun working on a fix for a months-old Chrome bug that drains Windows' laptop batteries, a move triggered by a story on Forbes' website.

Microsoft may drag out layoffs for a year

It could take Microsoft a year to lay off the 18,000 workers it plans to cut, resulting in a drawn-out morale-busting process criticized by both labor experts and industry analysts.

Surface survives Microsoft cuts, but tablet strategy remains muddled

Microsoft plans to press ahead with its in-house Surface tablets, but the company's strategy remains vague and elusive.

As it lays off workers, Microsoft also kills its low-end Nokia X smartphones

In addition to announcing its largest job cuts ever, Microsoft today also signaled a retreat from its low-end Nokia X line of Android phones.

Why Microsoft isn't spooked by the Apple-IBM alliance

The Apple-IBM partnership will have little effect on Microsoft's dominance in the enterprise, or drastically change its mutating mobile strategy.

Microsoft's future under Nadella less about Windows, more about mobile and cloud

Microsoft's future will be less devoted to its Windows operating system as it continues to push into mobile and cloud services, CEO Satya Nadella said, using his keynote speech at the Worldwide Partner Conference to talk about where the company is headed.

Windows In Depth

Getting started with Microsoft Azure RemoteApp

There are several deployment choices, but none is overly complex to set up.

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Give us the Windows 8 Start menu and no one will get hurt

It's looking like Microsoft won't be bringing back the Start menu until 2015. Way to put the customer first, Microsoft!

Preston Gralla: Memo to Nadella: Copy IBM

Microsoft's situation in 2014 is eerily similar to IBM's in the late 1980s, and it can save itself the same way.

Is the PC Dead? Not at Dell, Which Is Doubling Down

For Dell, reports of the personal computer's death have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, the company's seeing good growth from its PC and thin client lines. Credit new designs, higher screen resolutions, a program for helping users migrate from Windows XP -- and a steadfast refusal to believe the hype about the death of the PC.

Surface Pro 3 deep-dive review: Has Microsoft finally got it right?

Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3 is supposed to work as both a tablet and a laptop. After working with it for a week, does our reviewer agree?

Jack Gold: Microsoft re-Surfaces the Pro, for the enterprise

The enhancements in the Surface Pro 3 are aimed straight at the enterprise.

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Windows 8.1 Update 1, now with less annoyance

After trying Update 1 for the last few weeks, the best I can say for it is that it sucks less.

10 Ways to Keep Windows XP Machines Secure

Now that Microsoft's support for the popular Windows XP operating system has ended, you'll need to use every trick in the book to stop your machines from being compromised.

Preston Gralla: Straight A's for Microsoft CEO Nadella at the 60-day mark

What we've seen so far suggests that Microsoft's new CEO is his own man and willing to buck the company's traditional ways.

Microsoft Surface Mini seems likely to ship soon

Microsoft may be prepping to ship a mini version of its Surface tablets within a month, based on an Amazon.com listing for a case custom made for the device.

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