The Nokia Oyj Lumia 1520, left, and Nokia Lumia Icon smartphones  at the Microsoft Developers Build Conference in San Francisco. Photo: Bloomberg

Microsoft on Thursday again demonstrated its gift for weathering the turmoil in the personal computer industry, turning in solid financial res(...)

Microsoft chief executive  Steve Ballmer,  who says he will retire within the next 12 months after more than a decade leading the world’s largest software maker Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Shares in Microsoft soared yesterday after its chief executive Steve Ballmer said he was bringing the curtain down on 30- year career with the technol(...)

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, who announced a radical restructuring of the business.  Photograph: REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Microsoft is breaking up its fiefdoms as it seeks to create better products, faster. The company said Thursday that it would dissolve its eight exist(...)