Microsoft sets sights on Amazon with cloud offering

With Microsoft just launching its cloud service, some believe the company has mistimed the market; however, the company remains confident that its service will rival that of its biggest competitor, Amazon.

Is quantum computing the next big thing?

With companies like Lockheed, HP, IBM and Microsoft pumping money into quantum computing, and the CIA contributing millions to its development, can we be that far from a major breakthrough?

Is Microsoft Dell's $2B white knight?

Microsoft may invest $2 billion in Dell as part of a move to take the company private.

Inside Microsoft's $617M software deal with the DOD

Microsoft signs a huge licensing deal with the Defense Department. What does the agreement say about the way the government is buying technology?

Lessons from the 100 Best Companies to Work For

Fortune's annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For offers some good tips for building a culture that values employees.

Can Ballmer and Microsoft catch Apple and Android?

Steve Ballmer made his case before the Northern Virginia Technology Council on April 19, but is Microsoft just playing the "Me too" card?

Anonymous targets cyber bill supporters

New hacker campaign also promises in-person protests outside offices of supporters of Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.

PowerPoint and a new generation of visual learners

Steve Kelman learns a few things about the power of images.

VA CIO sheds light on search for Microsoft alternatives

The Veterans Affairs Department is one of several federal agencies looking for alternatives to MS Office, says CIO Roger Baker.

VA looks for Microsoft alternatives

Microsoft Office is the government's dominant productivity suite, but the Veterans Affairs department would like to find a less expensive alternative.

Google stops suit against Interior

Company says Interior will consider them for future cloud solicitations, but the Interior says, 'not so fast.'

Google, Microsoft cloud crashes: Is this the new normal?

Recent outages for Google Docs and Office 365 add to a string of public clouds going dark.

Tech companies to offer jobs, training to unemployed vets

IT companies pledge to answer the president's challenge to help 100,000 vets.

Microsoft names new leader for fed sales

Greg Myers has been promoted to vice president of federal sales at Microsoft Corp. replacing Teresa Carlson.

Microsoft's bid to buy Skype approved

The Federal Trade Commission approved Microsoft's bid to buy Skype for an estimated $8.5 billion.

Microsoft sues former GM hired by

Microsoft filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against a former general manager working in the public sector market who left for an executive position at

Rival snags Microsoft GM has hired Microsoft GM Matt Miszewski as senior vice president for the global public sector.

Microsoft names next-gen Dynamics AX ERP solution

Microsoft announced the formal product name of its next-generation Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning solution at the Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference this week.

Agencies schooled to be vendor-neutral in RFPs

Officials have reminded agency purchasers about value-neutral IT purchases after a federal judge ruled that the Interior Department decided to buy software from Microsoft while other capable companies were interested in the work.

Google wins: Interior forbidden to award noncompetitive contract to Microsoft

Interior Department officials began considering awarding a contract to Microsoft too early in the contracting process, judge writes.