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Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger. An estimated 30 percent of computers being used by businesses and consumers around the world are still running the 12-year-old operating system.
Microsoft retires its 12-year-old Windows XP operating system on Tuesday. Even so, there are still millions of XP computers out there. The Associated Press are suggestions about what to do if you own one of them.
Opinion: That an Indian can lead the world's top software company is an important milestone for Indian-Americans and for America. But the larger message is for entrepreneurs everywhere: imagine what you can achieve if you put your differences aside and start helping one another.
Cortana, named after the artificial intelligence character in the Halo video game franchise, tries to be chatty like Siri on Apple's iPhones and iPads, while anticipating information you might want, like Google Now on Android devices.
Microsoft Office fans who've spent the last nine months using the software's suite of apps on their tiny smartphone screens are probably thrilled that they can finally create and update documents on the iPad's significantly bigger display surface. The new version of Office for Apple's tablet is not likely to be a big deal for anyone else.
Microsoft has released an iPad version of its popular Office software suite, a breakthrough heralding a new era under a CEO who promises to focus more on the devices that people are using instead of trying to protect the company's lucrative Windows franchise.
Working with Uhuru Software, Red Hat is now incorporate a rival Microsoft product - .NET - to its three-year-old OpenShift platform-as-a-service. Really? Red Hat even published a blog to explain what's going on to those who might find the concept a bit unbelievable.
Microsoft's newly appointed Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella, in an effort to reignite growth, is shuffling management and putting former political operative Mark Penn in the new role of chief strategy officer.
Microsoft's newly-appointed Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella, in an effort to reignite growth, is shuffling management and putting former political operative Mark Penn in the new role of chief strategy officer, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
News from the annual Mobile World Congress in Madrid: Ford may dump Microsoft, embrace BlackBerry for smart cars; Microsoft says Lenovo will make Windows phone; Microsoft aims for cheap cellphones; WhatsApp adds voice; analyst likes Cisco's "small cell" play.
Top executives from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, AOL, LinkedIn and Twitter published a joint statement and sent a letter Tuesday to President Barack Obama and members of Congress. The coalition of tech firms, known as Reform Government Surveillance, urged changes that would include a government agreement not to collect bulk data from Internet communications.
The Broadband Report: On the heels of the president's progress report on ConnectED last week, a majority of American adults rated the current state of technology in U.S. public schools with a mediocre C grade or worse. According to a new poll from the LEAD Commission, voters support the implementation of better access to high-speed Internet in classrooms to help improve that grade.
Tuesday's hiring of Nadella as Microsoft's CEO after a five-month search is a safe move that's likely to be greeted with sighs of relief around the company's Redmond, Wash. headquarters, industry analysts say. But the methodical, almost predictable decision is likely to reinforce perceptions that Microsoft Corp. is a plodding company reluctant to take risks as it competes against younger rivals who relish going out on a limb.
Microsoft has named Satya Nadella chief executive officer, tapping an insider steeped in business technology to speed a turnaround at the tech giant. Also, Bill Gates, the company's first CEO, will step aside as chairman and devote more time to product development, while remaining on the board and running his philanthropic foundation.
Analysis: For the last year, Microsoft has been acquiring and assembling the various parts of its "One Microsoft" strategy, purchasing new portfolios such as Nokia's devices business, and realigning existing product lines, operations and go-to-market strategies around a new devices and services outlook. The one remaining gap to be filled was new leadership, a puzzle piece that fell into place Tuesday with Microsoft announcing that 22 year company veteran, Satya Nadella would be the third CEO in the company's history.
President Obama has secured commitments from U.S. companies worth about $750 million to get more students connected to high-speed Internet. AT&T, Sprint, Apple and Microsoft are among the companies pitching in.
Microsoft's board is preparing to make Satya Nadella, the company's enterprise and cloud chief, its CEO, and is discussing replacing Bill Gates as chairman, according to people briefed on the process who asked not to be identified because the process is private.