With its biggest hardware gamble a failure and Windows 10 about to arrive, the software maker is pressed to prove what it can achieve in the phone business.
The goal of the software maker's flagship product is to renew faith in the Windows world.
Virtual assistants have become commonplace in modern technology, but Microsoft thinks it knows how to push its Cortana a step beyond the rest.
Technically Incorrect: In its first ad for its latest incarnation of software, Redmond explains that your kids' tech worlds will be very different from yours.
The acquisition would represent further investment by Microsoft in the cloud as it looks to make good on Satya Nadella's promise of being a "mobile-first, cloud-first" company.
The company swings to a loss on the weight of layoffs and a writedown of its Nokia handset division.
Yahoo already has a 10-year deal to use Microsoft's Bing to power some search results. The software giant can't be happy Google is eyeing its territory.
The software titan won't be taking sides in the looming VR wars as it partners with major players Oculus and Valve while pushing its own HoloLens augmented reality system.
Technically Incorrect: Can school ever be entertaining? In a new ad for its Surface 3 tablet, Microsoft wants you to believe the company has the power to make it so.
Casey Hudson to work on company's new AR tech and report to Kudo Tsunoda.