Haven't got Windows 8 yet? Here comes Windows 9

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured another hell on earth yarn which suggests that Microsoft plans to release another version of Windows next year. The word on the street is that the Voles are beavering away on Windows 9 which will hit the streets a year from November next.

The memory specs of Microsoft's Xbox 720 (Next)

Microsoft's Xbox 720 (Next) console is slated to make its long-awaited debut at E3 2013 in Los Angeles this June.

Waiting for the PS4 and Xbox 720 (Next) as Wii U sales disappoint

Nintendo may have kicked off the next-gen console cycle early with its Wii U, but the real battle will obviously take place between Microsoft's Xbox 720 (Next) and Sony's Playstation 4 (PS4).

Strong demand for Sony's PS4 is no hype

GameStop has confirmed that it's experiencing "strong demand" for Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 console, with 600,000 members of the retailer's PowerUp Rewards program signing up for the PS4 "First to Know List."

Hotmail and Outlook go down as Microsoft migrates users

Microsoft's migration of Hotmail users to Outlook doesn't seem to be going quite to plan. A series of outages in both services has left people unable to access their emails.

Microsoft plugs hole in USB equivalent of Blackburn

Software giant Microsoft has written a patch for a huge hole in Windows which allowed attackers to use USB-connected drives to take full control of a targeted computer.

Microsoft open sources elements of Kinect

Proprietary software king Microsoft has open sourced some of the code for Kinect for Windows.

Microsoft eyes price breaks to spur Windows 8 adoption

Adoption of Microsoft's flagship Windows 8 operating system has been less-than-stellar thus far. 

Microsoft fined $733 million for 'forgetting' browser choice screen

The European Commission has slapped Microsoft with a €561 million fine for failing to do as it was told and make it easier for users to choose a different web browser.

Internet Explorer 10 arrives on Windows 7

Microsoft officially rolled out the latest version of Internet Explorer (IE 10) for Windows 7 users.

Microsoft is latest victim of Java hack

Microsoft's admitted that it, too, was recently hit by hackers using the same techniques as recent attacks on Facebook and Apple, but says that no customer data has been compromised. In an announcement slipped out late on Friday night, the company says it chose not to reveal the breach until it had investigated fully.

Outlook.com emerges from preview, boasts 60 million users

Microsoft has taken its Outlook.com email service out of preview and opened it to the public, as it prepares to shut Hotmail down.

Microsoft lacks a "plan B" for struggling Surface tablets

Microsoft CFO Peter Klein was on hand at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference this week where he dismissed any idea that Redmond should be working on a "Plan B" for its Surface tablets.  

Microsoft's Kinect tapped for remote medicine

Researchers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock claim that Microsoft's Kinect game controller could cut the US healthcare bill by up to $30 billion - by allowing physicians and other medics to remotely interact with patients.

Former Microsoft engineer criticizes Xbox paradigm

A former Microsoft engineer who worked on the original Xbox in 1999 has harshly criticized Redmond's current console strategy, terming it "painful to watch."

Microsoft promises to fix stock issues with Surface Pro tablet

Microsoft launched its long-awaited Windows 8 Surface Pro tablet earlier this month, with the device quickly selling out at a number of retailers.

Video: Android apps arrive on MS Surface Pro with Bluestacks

Bluestacks users have been able to run Android apps on their Mac OS X and Windows operating systems for quite some time now.

Xbox 720 (Next) multi-tasks with new Kinect

A new report claims Microsoft's Xbox 720 (Next) will ship with an updated version of Redmond's Kinect platform, which will apparently be capable of simultaneously tracking up to 6 individuals.

Running Ubuntu on Microsoft's Surface Pro

It may seem somewhat counter-intuitive to run Ubuntu Linux on Microsoft's flagship Windows 8 tablet, which isn't exactly an inexpensive piece of hardware.

Tech giants ordered to explain high Australian prices

The Australian government has summoned Apple, Microsoft and Adobe to explain why their products cost more there than in the rest of the world.