An analyst sends a note to the effect that Redmond will next year become Red-eye-mond. Can this possibly be anything but true?
Microsoft says it has gotten only about half as many calls with Windows 7 as it had anticipated. In part, though, that's also due to the fact more people are going online for PC help.
While Apple now claims more than 10 percent of the personal-computing market, until the company solves its dependence on the productivity suite, it remains vulnerable to Microsoft.
A Democratic challenger may score a win in race for Washington's 8th District--home of Bill Gates, Microsoft, and many other tech companies--which once as known as solidly Republican.
More product and pricing policy changes as Microsoft aims to adapt to a world in which software moves freely from one physical machine to another. Separately, VMware gets Microsoft certification.
In a New York Times op-ed piece, former Tablet PC team member Dick Brass laments that people are turning to Apple, Amazon, and Google to find the next big thing.
Microsoft has been pursuing the notion of a tablet PC for a decade now, but its efforts have yet to produce a device most consumers want to carry.
The original headline for this story contained an incorrect figure for Microsoft's deal to buy Aquantive. It is $6 billion.