Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut up to 18,000 jobs or 14 percent of its staff as it works to cut down on management layers and integrate the Nokia cellphone business it bought in April.
Microsoft Corp. and four other large American technology companies are using a Manhattan court case to draw a line in the cloud, saying the U.S. government has no right to seize computer data stored outside the country.
When Microsoft noticed a shortage of computer science students, the company figured out a way to train more young people. And now, Congress is taking note.
Microsoft Executive Vice President Stephen Elop sent employees of the company's devices business a memo detailing its job cut plans.
Microsoft announced Thursday that it will cut up to 18,000 jobs, or about 14 percent of its staff. CEO Satya Nadella, who took the job in February, delivered the news to staff in a memo that Microsoft released publicly. Here's the text of that memo:
China's government says it will avoid buying computer equipment that runs on Windows 8 in a setback for Microsoft's efforts to promote the operating system.
Microsoft is opening a state-of-the-art training facility in Miami, its first within the United States, the company announced Friday.
The Supreme Court has declined to take up software maker Novell Inc.'s appeal in a long-running antitrust case against Microsoft Corp.
Nokia said Friday it has completed the $7.5 billion sale of its troubled cellphone and services division to Microsoft Corp., ending a chapter in the former world leading cellphone maker's history that began with paper making in 1865.
Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine.
Microsoft will end support for Windows XP on Tuesday, and with an estimated 30 percent of businesses and consumers still using the operating system, the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.
Microsoft is following through on a promise to update its Windows 8 operating system on a regular basis to respond to consumers' complaints and other feedback.
Microsoft says it had appointed Mason Morfit, the president of activist investment firm ValueAct Capital, to its board of directors.
President Obama's 2015 budget Tuesday confirmed plans to dramatically shrink the U.S. Army to the lowest levels since before World War Two. Locally, it will mean a loss of thousands of jobs at Joint Base Lewis McChord, creating a flood of soldiers leaving the military and looking for work.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is back on top of the list of the world's richest people after a four-year hiatus.