Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella has focused on cloud services and mobile applications on slower growth in its traditional software business.

Microsoft reported quarterly revenue and profit that beat analysts’ expectations, driven by aggressive cost cutting and growing demand for its cloud (...)

Davos: This year, the World Economic Forum was once again haunted by the question of wealth inequality.  REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

As the sun went down on another World Economic Forum, and the last helicopter left the skies over Davos, debate had already begun about the purpose o(...)

Steven Duggan, director, worldwide education strategy, Microsoft: “If you are looking to pursue an opportunity in the US one of the biggest hurdles can be cultural.” Photograph: Brandon Hildebrand

Steven Duggan spent 12 years as a secondary school teacher before being in the right place at the right time landed him a job offer from Microsoft in (...)

Checking out the latest Microsoft Surface: rather than simple devices dominating the market, we instead have highly sophisticated mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

‘A PC is a ridiculous device.” So Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison raged 20 years ago in September 1995, in a warm-up speech at an analys(...)

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella holds a speech to present the companies new cloud strategy for Germany in Berlin

Microsoft threw down a challenge to the US tech industry on Wednesday as it came up with a radical new regime to try to protect the data of some of it(...)

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft, said the company will begin to offer cloud services from the UK from late 2016. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Microsoft has expanded its data centre facility in Dublin for the third time, as part of a multi billion euro investment in its facilities here. The(...)

Peggy Johnson of Microsoft at  the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph:  Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE / Web Summit

Peggy Johnson is only half-joking when she admits she might have risked being mobbed if she had roamed the aisles at this week’s Dublin Web Summit fre(...)

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft  , speaks during the 2015 Dell World Conference in Austin . Photographer: Matthew Busch/Bloomberg

Microsoft reported better-than-expected quarterly adjusted revenue for the ninth quarter in a row, boosted by burgeoning demand for its cloud products(...)

Michael Dell, founder and chief executive of Dell, outlines his ‘go big or go home’ strategy at Dell World. Photograph: Bloomberg

“EMC: $67 billion. Being master of your own destiny: priceless.” With those words, Michael Dell spelled out exactly what taking Dell private has me(...)

 Microsoft corporate vice-president Panos Panay introduces a new laptop titled the Microsoft Surface Book at a media event for new Microsoft products  in New York. Microsoft also unveiled a virtual reality head set titled the HoloLens, a phone titled the Lumia 950, a tablet titled the Surface Pro 4 and a biometrics wristband titled the Band 2. Photograph:  Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Microsoft has introduced its first-ever laptop, wading deeper into hardware to spur adoption of its Windows 10 operating system and crank up the compe(...)