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Ten years on, Patch Tuesday still going strong

On the tenth anniversary of Patch Tuesday, Microsoft is providing a full plate of security updates, including four critical and four important bulletins.

Spotlight: Glass coffee table almost shattered Microsoft-Nokia megadeal

Microsoft's $7 billion acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone business was almost undone by a glass coffee table. That's right, a coffee table.

Does it matter if Ballmer was forced out?

Ultimately, I don't think it matters whether Ballmer was asked to leave, or if his original retirement timetable was (significantly) accelerated. But before I say more, let's take a closer look at Microsoft right now.

Exit Ballmer, stage right. Who cares?

On Friday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that he will retire within the next 12 months, once his successor has been chosen. Microsoft's stock rose seven percent on the news. Although...

Microsoft's mobile missteps contributed to Ballmer's resignation, say analysts

Steve Ballmer's decision to step down as CEO of Microsoft was likely motivated by a series of Microsoft missteps, including missteps in the mobile arena, judged a number of analysts.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer retiring within next 12 months

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced he will retire within the next 12 months, once a successor is chosen.

Microsoft restructuring shifts emphasis to mobile, cloud

The major reorganization of Microsoft announced on Thursday is focused around mobile and cloud computing, areas where the PC software behemoth has lagged far behind competitors.

Bill Gates admits Microsoft's early mobile strategy was 'clearly a mistake'

Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates admitted the company failed to execute on its early mobile strategy, calling its initial efforts to dominate the smartphone market "clearly a mistake."

Windows head Steven Sinofsky leaves Microsoft

Windows unit president Steven Sinofsky is leaving Microsoft, effective immediately. The surprise announcement came just weeks after the launch of the Windows 8 operating system, and is reportedly due to growing tension between Sinofsky and other executives, reports AllThingsD.

Windows 8 faces slow adoption in the enterprise

Windows 8 is likely to face slow adoption in the enterprise, says a new Computerworld report. This prediction was made despite Microsoft touting Windows 8 as radically different from earlier versions of the Windows operating system.