An analyst sends a note to the effect that Redmond will next year become Red-eye-mond. Can this possibly be anything but true?
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.
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.
There's been a steady stream of news from Microsoft this week, chiefly, a deal with Nokia on mobile office. Also, a look inside SpiralFrog's short, troubled life, and game sales in free fall.
Also: Microsoft rehires Cyrus Krohn, a former "Softie" who had been with Yahoo and the Republican National Committee. And it's talking Tellme for Windows Mobile.
After five years and hundreds of millions of dollars, the software maker still hasn't convinced its own employees to be big users of its search product.
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.