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Adios, Windows Azure. Hello, Microsoft Azure

Microsoft will rebrand its cloud platform from 'Windows Azure' to 'Microsoft Azure' as part of the company's push to emphasize its cross-platform services prowess.

By March 24, 2014


Yes, says Michael Dell, even a $67B takeover is a risk worth taking

The planned megamerger with EMC shows Dell's willingness to make bold moves in an era when old-guard computing companies are scrambling to adapt.

By November 3, 2015


Bing finally shows a profit

Microsoft's search business has turned the corner, generating $1 billion in revenue during the company's fiscal first quarter.

By October 23, 2015


Microsoft's focus on Windows 10 is starting to pay off

CEO Satya Nadella is relying on the latest version of Windows, and its ability to connect every device to the cloud, to recapture the hearts, minds and wallets of consumers everywhere. His strategy might be working.

By October 22, 2015


Microsoft sees new Azure tool as a proactive trouble-shooter

Microsoft envisions a future where systems can predict malfunctions in devices and buildings before they occur. First step: a cloud-based machine-learning tool that goes into public beta in July.

By June 16, 2014


There are blue skies on Pluto, NASA says

The first images of Pluto's atmospheric hazes sent back by the New Horizons spacecraft show that mornings there might not be so different from Earth's -- in at least one way.

By October 8, 2015


Microsoft boosts Bug Bounty program to fight software flaws

The maker of Windows and Office has revised its bug-hunting schemes with improved rewards, bonuses and the addition of new valid programs.

By August 6, 2015


Microsoft launches free, 90-day trial of Windows 10

It's the Windows 10 Enterprise edition, but it gives you a chance to test-drive the new OS before deciding if you really want to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1.

By July 30, 2015


Windows 10 marks turnaround moment for Microsoft

The goal of the software maker's flagship product is to renew faith in the Windows world.

By July 29, 2015


Microsoft trims Azure prices to match Amazon's latest cuts

Microsoft is cutting prices for a number of its Azure services to meet -- and in some cases, beat -- Amazon's latest reductions.

By March 31, 2014