### Report: Microsoft preps Windows for ARM-based servers

Energy-stingy ARM servers are gaining a toe-hold in hyperscale data centers, so a move by Microsoft to support them makes sense.…

### Surface 2 devices are debuting this month; here’s what to expect

Heads up: New Surface products are expected to debut on September 23. We'll be on hand to see Microsoft's new tablets, but until then, here's what we think we'll see. Some nice hardware upgrades, along with Windows 8.1, could help Surface sales.…

Microsoft will still license Windows Phone and Windows RT after the $7.17 billion deal to purchase Nokia's Devices and Services business but will anyone take them up on it? Not a chance, save for some devices in the pipeline already.… Read More ### Good deal: Microsoft’s Surface price cuts are permanent Microsoft's price cuts for Surface products are permanent, indicating a likely hardware refresh soon. If you don't mind this generation of chips, there are some good deals to be had on Surface and other Windows 8 tablets now.… Read More ### Microsoft reportedly cutting Surface Touch Cover prices to$79

The cost-cutting for Surface products continues. Following a price drop on the Surface RT and Surface Pro computers, Microsoft's Touch Cover for both products will reportedly cost $79.99 on August 30; a$40 savings.…

### Yes, Microsoft could turn the next Surface RT into a winner. Here’s how.

It's no surprise that Microsoft's Surface RT isn't a hit. The Windows RT platform as a whole isn't faring much better. But it wouldn't take too many changes to turn an updated Surface RT product into a potential winner.…

### Surface RT is worse than we thought: Why Microsoft took a $900M inventory hit Microsoft is taking a$900 million write-down for Surface RT inventory adjustments, which amounts to $0.07 a share. This shouldn't surprise: We knew in January that full Windows 8 tablets at the same price would be more attractive to consumers.… Read More ### Microsoft misses estimates and writes down$900M on Surface RT

Microsoft just took a major hit from Surface RT adjustments. Earnings per share and revenue missed analysts' expectations.…

### Is the Windows 8 user experience as bad as experts say?

The usability of Microsoft Windows 8 on a tablet is so bad that one expert says he's sticking with Windows 7 until Windows 9 arrives. After using the Surface RT, I understand, but the real issue is lumping together an OS for tablets and PCs.…

### MobileTechRoundup podcast 281: Microsoft Surface RT is here!

On this week's audio podcast, we finally hear what Matt thinks of the Galaxy Note 2 that he's been waiting for and how has. Both Kevin and Matt share impressions about Microsoft's Surface RT tablet, which has the potential to help Windows Phone sales.…

### Video look at Microsoft Surface RT: Quite impressive

Along with Windows 8, Microsoft's Surface RT tablet is here. The slate uses chips that typically power smartphones but Windows runs quite well on it and the hardware is extremely well made and -- dare I say it -- sexy? See for yourself in this early look.…