Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and with an estimated 30 percent of businesses and consumers still using the 12-year-old operating system, the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.
Microsoft is saying goodbye to Windows XP. Although the operating system is more than 12 years old, and Windows XP computers haven’t been shipped since 2010, there are still millions of them in use. Gartner estimates that as much as 25 percent of Windows PCs in the workplace are running XP. Consumers tend to be even slower in upgrading.
Microsoft on Friday scrapped a policy which allowed it to peek at Hotmail messages to plug leaks or investigate intellectual property theft.
Microsoft said Tuesday it would launch its new Xbox One gaming and entertainment console in 26 additional countries by September, ramping up its efforts against rival Sony.
Microsoft Corp. on Monday released a version of its OneNote note-taking software for Macs and added new features and a free tier for all of the software’s users in moves clearly targeted at up-and-coming productivity software rival Evernote.
Tablet computer sales soared last year with Android-powered devices dethroning iPads atop a booming global market, according to figures released Monday by Gartner.
Microsoft’s movement-recognition Kinect software has morphed from virtual shooter gaming to the real-life challenge of guarding the world’s last Cold War border.
Microsoft said Tuesday that founder Bill Gates was stepping down as chairman to become a technology adviser to the tech giant as Indian-born Satya Nadella was named chief executive officer.
Decades before changing the world with iPhones and iPads, Apple transformed home computing with the Macintosh.
International technology company Microsoft has released its latest Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software that helps businesses to organize and keep track of their customers using any mobile device.
The global video gaming market is set to grow 11.1 percent a year until 2017, boosted by a new generation of consoles and the increasing popularity of online games, according to IDATE digital research and consultancy firm.
What is the Xbox One? If you’re a video-game aficionado, you know the answer, it’s Microsoft’s latest game console, and it arrives in North America and Europe on Friday. To gamers, Xbox means cutting-edge adventures such as “Halo” and “Gears of War,” and well as the brand that brought online competition to the masses through Xbox Live.
Shareholders of Nokia are meeting in Helsinki to vote on the company’s plans to sell its ailing cell-phone division and portfolio of patents and services to Microsoft Corp. for €5.4 billion ($7.2 billion).