The 3000-word email posted on the company's news site for all the world to see sums up an array of goals for the company, among them dividing work and private data on devices, speed developing new products, creating new devices and device categories, and support for competitors' applications and operating systems.
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Newest Microsoft Surface device built as both a tablet and an enterprise desktop replacement
Microsoft showed off new Office features at TechEd 2014, but some of them will never be available to customers who don't embrace the cloud version of the software suite, Office 365, and the company will take its time bringing others to market for Office Server users.
Microsoft Windows XP is so beloved that users won't let it go. But how well do you know XP?
Unsupported Windows XP machines in China could pose a threat to the Internet in general if bot-herders round up significant numbers of them to use as launch pads for malicious exploits, according to a top white-hat hacker.
On the 50th anniversary of the Big Iron, see how well you know this iconic computing workhorse
Businesses worry most about security when it comes to bring-your-own-device programs, but the legal ramifications of letting employees use personal smartphones and tablets at work can be just as threatening, attendees of Enterprise Connect were told.
Microsoft's software is due for major changes in order to transition effectively into the era of Cloud computing and mobility, the company's co-founder Bill Gates says in a Rolling Stone interview.
Without updates after April 8 Windows XP is expected to fall prey to any number of zero-day attacks for which Microsoft will provide no defense, but there are some things die-hard XP users can do to make their machines safer.
Microsoft sold more than double the tablets last year than it did the year before but still wound up with just 2.1% of total sales, according to Gartner.
Microsoft is accommodating Cisco conferencing systems and Android tablets to help make Microsoft Lync and Skype communications platforms able to connect any customers by voice, video, messaging and conferencing regardless of what device they use.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has a long to-do-list that encompasses long-term plans that will take months and years to pan out, but there are some things he can jump on right away that will have a positive impact on the company and establish himself as a leader. Here are six.
Multilingual engineer betting on the future of the Cloud
Datacentres are taking advantage of energy saving technologies to run more efficiently in order to be kind to the environment and the bottom line