Mark Penn, a former Democratic campaign strategist now serving as chief strategy officer for Microsoft, is one of four executives leaving the software giant. He is leaving to work in the private equity field. (Photograph: Matthew Ryan Williams/The New York Times)

Stephen Elop, the former top boss at phone-maker Nokia, is one of four high-level executives leaving Microsoft Corp as the company sharpens its focus (...)

Microsoft is to introduce new tools for Windows 10 making it easier for developers to reuse code for software. Picture: Bloomberg.

Microsoft is introducing new tools for Windows 10 that will make it easier for developers to reuse code for software they have already created for (...)

Microsoft’s plans to upgrade Windows users in China is a unprecedented attempt to get legitimate versions of its software onto machines.  Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Microsoft is making its biggest push into the heavily pirated Chinese consumer computing market this summer by offering free upgrades to Windows 10 to(...)

Microsoft Corp chief executive Satya Nadella  is expected to lay out plans  for the Windows 10 operating system for mobile phones to be released this autumn. Photograph: Reuters/Jason Redmond 3:00

The upcoming Microsoft Windows 10 operating system will be offered as a free upgrade to users of the most recent versions of Windows and Windows Phone(...)

A screenshot of the newly unveiled Microsoft Windows 10 is seen during a preview event in San Francisco. The familiar Start menu is back, with some improvements, including a space you can personalize with your favorite apps, programs, people, and websites.

Microsoft announced its ‘Windows 10’ operating system on Tuesday to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8, skipping a number to mark a leap toward u(...)

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(...)

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is set to announce a radical restructure amongst the company’s executive hierarchy today. The rumoured move, said a former(...)