|Should Enterprises Skip Windows 8?
Because of the interface changes and compatibility issues, most businesses will not adopt Windows 8 as their standard, but must be prepared to meet employee BYOD demand for it, Forrester Research says.
|IDC: Windows Phone Now in 3rd Place
Has Microsoft Phone moved into a coveted though distant third place for smartphone platforms behind Google's Android and Apple's iOS? A new report says yes, while BlackBerry has slipped to No. 4.
|Windows Blue Officially 8.1 and Free
The next Windows 8 update, formerly called Windows Blue, has officially been revealed as Windows 8.1. Any current Windows 8 or Windows RT owner will be able to download the software without charge.
|Uneasy Alliance for Microsoft, Google
In a rare bit of cooperation, Microsoft's Outlook.com is giving users of its free e-mail service the option of logging into Google Chat to exchange instant messages and have audio or video conversations.