In his first public interview since becoming CEO in February, Satya Nadella said he's not interested in dwelling on Microsoft's mistakes with smartphones and tablets.
The China-based company is on its way to becoming a Windows ecosystem anomaly: a PC maker that can play the mobile game too.
While Windows remains squarely at the heart of Microsoft's strategy, CEO Steve Ballmer highlights all sorts of non-traditional PCs that are using the operating system.
The PC is still relevant, Lenovo's chief executive says, but customers want computers that have more than just the basic functionality.
One of the top Wall Street analysts following Microsoft notes in a research report that Windows 8 is not catching on with consumers, calling the operating system's attempt to bridge tablet and PC functions "awkward."
Todd Bradley says that claims that the market has moved beyond the PC are "just wrong."
Michael Dell says it's smooth sailing in the post-PC era. Though that sentiment seems to conflict with recent data from market research firms.
The Chinese company has reported a 29 per cent quarterly profit jump as it increases it share of the PC market.
Over the last decade Apple has sought to make digital devices that would supplant stodgy PCs and feed the growing appetite for connected devices with an "i."
Speaking at the GeekWire Summit, Microsoft's former chief software architect also sheds little new light on his startup, Cocomo.