A report from IDC said the market for enterprise software worldwide showed conservative growth during 2012.
Microsoft's CFO Peter Klein is the latest top executive to flee Redmond's Vole Hill in what some analysts think is a by-product of Steve Ballmer sticking to power.
Microsoft is apparently taking its rumored smart watch quite seriously, as former members of Redmond's flagship Xbox and Kinect team are reportedly working on the device.
The lengthy last-gen console cycle and underperforming titles have created a perfect storm of uncertainty, promoting numerous game devs to abandon the once stalwart platform for mobile devices.
Despite Windows XP and Office 2003 support ending in April 8 2014, more than 15 percent of midsize and large businesses are still, and will continue using the OS Gartner has said.
Hon Hai, parent company of electronics maker Foxconn, has signed a deal with Microsoft that will allow it to legally produce devices with Android and Chrome OS patents - the cash going to Redmond for each device.
It is starting to look like Microsoft might have realised that the reason people are not moving to Windows 8 is because of its idiotic interface.
Although official hardware specs have yet to be published by Microsoft, the Xbox 720 (Next) and Sony Playstation 4 (PS4) are likely to be somewhat evenly matched in terms of hardware. As such, the battle for supremacy will likely center on other aspects besides raw horsepower.
Google has released its policies for its "internet for four eyes" project – Google Glass.
Although Windows RT is starting to look like a massive flop, Dell doesn’t appear to be ready to jump ship just yet. The company is still working on future generations of Windows RT gear, namely its XPS 10 tablet.
Opinion It was Jerry Sanders III who first coined the phrase that, together with Intel and Microsoft, AMD and the other two were the “Holy Trinity”.
As wearable electronics are set to emerge as a new trend - with recent reports that Apple and Samsung are working on their own watches - it seems Microsoft may be about to have another pop at an interactive wristwatch.
Opinion There is no other way of saying it, PC makers are in a world of trouble. The slump is getting worse and many punters now believe that we might see two subsequent quarters of double digit decline. The trouble is, they can’t do much about it, at least not in the short term.
Software giant Microsoft has kicked off a nasty marketing war directly against Google and ended any pretence of niceness between the pair. The Vole has released a series of attack ads in the US which have upped the ante considerably in its trade war against Google which began five months ago.
Microsoft has spared little effort in transforming its flagship Xbox 360 into a versatile entertainment hub, making the system much more than a gaming console.
Sales of Microsoft's Surface tablets - both Windows RT and 8 - have been considerably less-than-stellar. Nevertheless, Redmond is said to be designing a new lineup of devices, including a 7-inch tablet which could kick off mass production in late 2013.
The first quarter of 2013 was the worst for PC sales since 1994, IDC said.
Microsoft has apparently been forced to delay the rollout of Microsoft Office for iOS and Android by almost a year.
The industry has long suspected that Microsoft's upcoming Xbox 720 (Next) would not be offering backwards compatibility with older 360 game titles.
Microsoft is regretting copying Apple's warranty tactics in China just as the fruity toymaker falls foul of the authorities.