The new OS will let users open and view the contents of ISO and VHD files, tasks that previously required third-party utilities.
A free, two-month evaluation version of Office Professional Plus 2013 is now available for those who'd like to try before they buy.
Microsoft officials have finally started to confirm specific features that will and won't be included in the various Windows 8 editions that are due out later this year.
Responding to user criticism about the ribbon in Windows 8 Explorer, Windows head Steven Sinofsky counters with claims of higher satisfaction with products that use the ribbon.
Cloud computing promises new ways to build and deploy distributed applications. So why are we so hung up on the old ones?
XP Mode, in theory, gives the new OS 100 per cent backwards compatibility with its ubiquitous ancestor. But what is it, how does it work and is it really the magic bullet it claims to be?
XenServer 5.5 is designed to provide easier virtualization management and broader integration with enterprise systems.
The up-and-coming virtualization specialist says Microsoft is using its Windows clout to restrict customers choice. Sound familiar?
Microsoft "test drive" program lets customers try out software in unobtrusive virtual machines.
It removes a license requirement for its Virtual Hard Disk file format to encourage others to develop products.