The software giant will launch a hardware device and accompanying software products under the 'Zune' brand. Microsoft did not give out any further details.
Apple's combination of iPod and iTunes has allowed it to gain a firm grip on the digital music market.
The Zune devices are expected to start shipping in time for Christmas.
Ceres, located in the asteroid belt, has a carbonaceous-rich upper crust, SwRI study claims
The spacecraft found traces of hydrogen and oxygen molecules, known as hydroxyls, embedded in the rocky surface of the asteroid
The skeleton was unearthed more than 20 years ago in South Africa
Moon's dark side is mountainous, rugged and never visible from the Earth