In advance of this week's big developer confab, Microsoft also appoints Nokia chief Stephen Elop, who figured as a possible CEO candidate, as head of its device group.
In his first live comments as Microsoft's CEO, Nadella doesn't offer specifics but pledges to listen carefully to customers, partners, and investors.
Computer-infused contact lenses fit in with the sci-fi ethos of the Google[x] project. But guess what -- Microsoft backed the research three years earlier.
It may sound perverse, but releasing WinJS as open-source software that works on rival browsers could help Microsoft get more apps on Windows.
Prime numbers are endlessly fascinating to computing and math fans, and there's an infinite supply of them. A Microsoft contest succeeds in fleshing out the list of primes that aren't actually the largest.
Microsoft is consolidating a number of its startup outreach programs into a single, new Microsoft Ventures unit.
Using methane-powered fuel cells eliminates inefficiencies in electrical power distribution and improves power supply reliability, Microsoft researchers conclude.
Caspar Bowden says he was unaware of the PRISM data-sharing program when he worked at the software company.
Now it's Microsoft's turn to show Wall Street just how well it's doing -- and all eyes are on Windows 8 and what CEO Steve Ballmer calls "our big, bold ambition to reimagine Windows."