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Why Microsoft brands some accessories for Surface but not others

6/27/2017 Daniel Rubino is executive editor of Windows Central. He has been covering Microsoft since 2009 back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central).

'Petya' Ransomware Outbreak Goes Global

6/27/2017 A new strain of ransomware dubbed “Petya” is worming its way around the world with alarming speed. The malware is spreading using a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that the software giant patched in March 2017 - the same bug that was exploited by ...

Futures: Stocks Seek Footing After Alphabet, Microsoft Join Apple Below Support

6/27/2017 Futures for the Nasdaq 100, S&P 500 index and Dow Jones industrial averages rose slightly late Tuesday after a slew of top-rated techs - including Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL), Microsoft (MSFT) and Netflix (NFLX) - undercut their 50-day moving ...

How Microsoft HR chief's fight with cancer informed new paid leave policy

6/27/2017 ... chief executive officer Satya Nadella speaks to shareholders during their… more. Microsoft on Tuesday added a new family paid leave benefit allowing employees to take as much as four weeks off to care for a family member with a serious health ...

Microsoft's Nano Server: What to expect this Fall

6/27/2017 Nano Server was a new install option that Microsoft introduced with Windows Server 2016. Nano Server was meant to provide Windows Server customers the ability to run Windows Server stripped down to its smallest footprint.

Free Online Session from Microsoft On Three Methods for Migrating to Hybrid Cloud

6/27/2017 Later this week on Thursday, the 29th of June, Microsoft will host a webinar targeted at companies whom are considering a hybrid move to the cloud where they maintain some on-premises capabilities plus implement a selection of cloud based services.

10 supremely useful Microsoft OneNote add-ins and tools

6/27/2017 Microsoft OneNote can do just about anything to help you stay organized and productive. That utility doesn't end with the core features in the desktop and mobile apps, either.

Make sure your Skype is up to date because FYI there's a nasty hole ...

6/27/2017 Infosec researchers have discovered a nasty and exploitable security vulnerability in older versions of Skype on Windows. The stack buffer overflow flaw allows ...

Why Microsoft's Snapdragon Windows 10 Cellular PC Is Walking Dead

6/27/2017 Intel's veiled threat to file patent infringement suit against any company emulating x86 Win32 software on ARM-based computers has probably slayed Microsoft's Cellular PC dream. No amount of licensing money will convince Intel to allow Microsoft and ...

Box deepens partnership with Microsoft and turns its attention to AI and machine learning

6/27/2017 When I spoke to Box CEO Aaron Levie last year at the Boxworks customer conference, I had to ask the obligatory machine learning question.

Microsoft debuts 'Sports Performance Platform' to help teams make ...

6/27/2017 Microsoft is making more moves in the sports arena. The tech giant today debuted its “Sports Performance Platform,” a new product born out of Microsoft…

Microsoft offers employees four weeks of paid family caregiver leave ...

6/27/2017 Microsoft employees with ailing members of their immediate family will be able to take up to four weeks of paid time off to help care for them, the latest addition to ...

Surface Devices Could Lead To Upside For Microsoft

6/27/2017 Microsoft recently rolled out its Surface Pro and Laptop to 25 markets. While the new convertible Windows 10 tablet, Surface Pro, starts at $799 and costs $2,699 for the highest configuration, the Surface laptop starts at $999 and goes up to $2199.

Xbox Backwards Compatibility - Microsoft give games list update to Xbox One owners

6/27/2017 Xbox Backwards Compatibility - Microsoft give games list update to Xbox One owners. XBOX One owners looking forward to the recently announced Original Xbox Backwards Compatibility have been given a games list update by Microsoft. By Dion ...

Over a million people played Phantom Dust and Microsoft is happy with that

6/27/2017 Microsoft Studios "couldn't be happier with the level of exposure that [Phantom Dust] has received." Since the Xbox One and Windows 10 re-release launched on May 16, it has garnered over one million players.

Microsoft Quietly Kills Another Gaping Hole in Windows Defender

6/27/2017 On Friday, Microsoft rolled out an out-of-band security update that patched a major security flaw in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (MsMpEng), a core ...

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter And YouTube Collaborate To Fight Terrorism

6/27/2017 Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Google's YouTube today announced a Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism. Calling the spread of terrorism and violent extremism "a critical challenge for us all," the four companies are working together to share ...

Fit productivity apps to the individual with Microsoft Office 365 Centralized Deployment

6/27/2017 Despite all the media buzz surrounding concepts like machine learning and cloud computing, for most enterprise employees, the technology where the real work gets done is in the office productivity suite.

Microsoft's New Surface Pro Tablet Is Stellar Hardware Weighed Down By Windows

6/27/2017 Microsoft has been using its Surface line to chase the dream of a laptop that transforms into a tablet for almost five years now.

CRN Exclusive: CSP Atmosera Sees Soaring Demand For Managed Microsoft Azure Services

6/26/2017 based company, which on Tuesday announced the release of its expanded managed Azure services package, said the decision to build its business strategy around the platform has "paid off in spades" after Microsoft increased cloud-related incentives for ...

Microsoft wants OneNote to be the go-to classroom app

6/26/2017 Microsoft has been quietly focusing on the education market with its OneNote app for some time now. It's offered free Office 365 subscriptions for students, an integrated math tutor and a classroom-centric add-on called OneNote Class Notebook.

Accenture, Microsoft building blockchain ID prototype for healthcare, others

6/26/2017 Accenture and Microsoft have created a prototype based on blockchain technology with the aim of creating a digital identity for 1.1 billion people around the world who don't have a formal ID.

We'll drag Microsoft in front of Supremes over Irish email spat – DoJ

6/26/2017 The US Department of Justice has formally asked the Supreme Court to hear its appeal in Microsoft's Ireland warrant legal row.

Google, Microsoft among companies urging court to back gay workers

6/26/2017 Dozens of companies, including Alphabet Inc's Google, Microsoft Corp, CBS Corp and Viacom Inc urged a federal appeals court on Monday to rule that a law banning sex discrimination in the workplace offers protections to gay employees.

Apple, Microsoft and Other Tech Names Take Hit as Supreme Court Allows Parts of Trump's Travel Ban

6/26/2017 Shares of the iShares Dow Jones US Technology ETF ( IYW) , an index composed of U.S. equities in the technology sector, were moving lower during afternoon trading on Monday following the Supreme Court's decision allowing President Donald Trump's ...

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube launch anti-terrorism ...

6/26/2017 Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube have launched a partnership aimed at combating terrorists online. The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism ...

Microsoft Monday: Windows 10 Source Code Leak, Digital IDs For The Undocumented, Dictate For Outlook

6/26/2017 Microsoft Monday is a weekly column that focuses on updates in regards to the Redmond giant. This week, Microsoft Monday includes details about a digital ID program for the undocumented, a new video streaming service, the Microsoft Dictate add-in for ...

Steve Job's Hatred Of Microsoft Executive Sparked The iPhone

6/26/2017 Apple's iPhone was born not out of a desire to transform the world - but to stick it to a Microsoft executive Steve Jobs hated.

E3 2017: Microsoft showed four times more games this year

6/26/2017 To be exact, Microsoft showed a whopping 45 games on stage this year, a much stronger presence than its 2016 conference which only featured 11 games.

Microsoft: There's a difference between asset management and audits

6/26/2017 Enterprise customers often misunderstand the difference between Software Asset Management (SAM) and Compliance Audits, according to a Microsoft blog by Patama Chantaruck, general manager of Worldwide Software Asset Management and ...

Microsoft delays Teams' Guest Access feature

6/26/2017 Microsoft Teams is Redmond's competitor to the Slack team-collaboration product. Microsoft began rolling out Teams to Office 365 business users in March.

​Microsoft claims ASD cloud certification for 50 Azure, Office 365 ...

6/26/2017 The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has given the tick of approval to an additional 36 services from Microsoft Azure and a total of 10 from Office 365 for ...

Microsoft needs to get serious about mobile (now) or don't even bother

6/26/2017 Microsoft's complacency towards its own app store compounds a wider problem that will crush any future mobile or tablet efforts.

Xbox One X update: Microsoft 4K reveal is great news for original Xbox One owners

6/26/2017 Microsoft's latest Xbox One X reveal is good news for owners of the original Xbox One and Xbox One S. Due to the inclusion of 4K assets, Xbox One X install sizes are expected to total 100GB for games like Forza Motorsport 7. The concern for Xbox fans ...

Could Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Merge With Alibaba? Call Me Crazy …

6/26/2017 Microsoft has found its groove thanks to CEO Satya Nadella's strong leadership. Jack Ma's ability to see the future is very similar to Jeff Bezos'.

Best tablets of summer: Microsoft Surface Pro and iPad Pro vie for top tablet

6/26/2017 Just as Apple has nailed the pure tablet, Microsoft has perfected the tablet-laptop hybrid with the fifth-generation Surface Pro.

Microsoft data case may go to Supreme Court

6/26/2017 The US Department of Justice wants to drag Microsoft to the Supreme Court to decide on a case focused on whether American authorities can demand data the tech giant holds elsewhere.

Apple, Microsoft tackle the problem with tablets: they're too advanced for their own good

6/26/2017 Apple and Microsoft are now planning a tablet comeback, with both launching new products this month, but analysts are still debating what it will take to get tablet buyers in store and spending again.

InterDigital to Offer Transformative Transportation Solution Hosted on Microsoft Azure

6/26/2017 Michael Donlan, Vice President, U.S. State and Local Government, Microsoft Corp. said, "We're pleased to see InterDigital benefit from the scale and flexibility of Microsoft Azure that supports developing solutions that help government and enterprise ...

Apple, Microsoft tackle the problem with tablets: they're too advanced for their own good

6/26/2017 Apple and Microsoft are now planning a tablet comeback, with both launching new products this month, but analysts are still debating what it will take to get tablet buyers in store and spending again.

US Rice Farmers Turn Sustainability into Carbon Credits & Microsoft Is First to Buy

6/26/2017 Microsoft bought carbon offsets from rice farmers in Arkansas, Mississippi and California who had worked for the better part of the last 10 years to implement conservation measures on their farms.

Microsoft graduates 25 entrepreneurs from 6-month fellowship

6/26/2017 From left: Bambo Sofola, Director of Engineering, Microsoft Corporation; Lola Oluwole from the Lagos State Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment and Shina Oyetosho, Developer Experience Director, Microsoft Nigeria, at the graduation ceremony of ...

Largest realty scam in Telangana worth Rs 15000 crore; Google, Microsoft also affected

6/26/2017 Investors who were stung by messy land titles in Hyderabad include Google, Microsoft, Tishman Speyer, Shapoorji Pallonji, DLF, Lanco, Puravankara, Sattva Salarpuria and My Home group.

Tavis Ormandy to Microsoft: have another WIndows Defender vuln

6/26/2017 Google Project Zero bug-hunter Tavis Ormandy has alerted the world to yet another way Microsoft's anti-virus tool Windows Defender could be attacked.

Microsoft recommends you ignore Microsoft-recommended update

6/26/2017 Earlier this month, Microsoft gave the world .NET Framework 4.7 and urged users to install it for the usual reasons: more fun bits to play with and a security improvements.

Microsoft confirms source leak as Register tones down claims

6/25/2017 Microsoft told The Verge that it had confirmed that the leaked files were source code from its Shared Source Initiative and was used by OEMs and partners.

Microsoft Patent Details Method For Thwarting Laptop Thieves With ...

6/25/2017 Picture this: you are sitting in a coffee shop working away on your laptop when you realize you need a refill. Do you get more coffee and risk your laptop being ...

Microsoft's Never-Ending Optimism As It Updates Windows 10 Mobile

6/25/2017 As the rest of the smartphone world waits for the new Android and iOS devices expected in Q3 2017 along with the increased dominance that the new versions of iOS and Android will herald, Microsoft has quietly updated the latest developer build of ...

A new Microsoft patent aims to stop laptop thieves by making use of emergency call technology

6/25/2017 Microsoft has filed a new patent that aims to stop laptop thieves (via Neowin). By making use of technology that allows emergency calls to be made even without a SIM or a connection to your own operator, Microsoft believes this technology can be used ...

Accenture and Microsoft Create Blockchain Prototype for Identity

6/25/2017 Accenture and Microsoft have created a prototype based on blockchain technology with the aim of creating a digital identity for 1.1 billion people around the world who don't have a formal ID.

How I tried to get Microsoft to turn me away from MacBooks

6/25/2017 So when I heard that Microsoft had released its Surface Laptop, I wanted to be sold. I wanted someone to take me gently by the hand and lead me to a land of new promises, even if I had to experience them through Windows.

How I tried to get Microsoft to turn me away from MacBooks

6/25/2017 So when I heard that Microsoft had released its Surface Laptop, I wanted to be sold. I wanted someone to take me gently by the hand and lead me to a land of new promises, even if I had to experience them through Windows.

Microsoft news recap: two arrested for trying to hack Microsoft, Face Swap comes to iOS, and more

6/25/2017 Microsoft (MSFT) news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

DoJ asks Supreme Court to decide Microsoft foreign email battle

6/25/2017 If the DoJ is successful in its bid, it could put tech companies like Microsoft in a tight spot internationally. One concern is that companies will be forced to comply with other countries' requests for data stored outside their borders (think China ...

Government rains on Microsoft cloud hopes

6/25/2017 In briefing notes prepared for the then Taoiseach, it states that Microsoft ceo Satya Nadella may "express surprise" at Ireland's reticence to use cloud models for delivery of services.

Race Management app launched by NASCAR and Microsoft gets an upgrade

6/25/2017 SONOMA, Calif. - A year ago, NASCAR and Microsoft unveiled the sanctioning body's new Race Management app here at Sonoma Raceway.

Microsoft bans third-party antivirus on Windows 10 S

6/25/2017 Microsoft launched its Windows 10 S last month. Majority of the users know that this operating system SKU is restricted to apps in the Windows Store.

Microsoft files a new patent to stop laptop thieves

6/25/2017 Last month, Microsoft announced always-connected PCs, which will have cellular connectivity and will bring this protection method to laptops.

Windows 10 source code leaked, Microsoft confirms

6/25/2017 Microsoft is dealing with a significant Windows 10 security headache this weekend, as the company has confirmed that a portion of the operating system's source code was in fact posted online.

US asks Supreme Court to take up Microsoft fight over email privacy

6/25/2017 NEW YORK - The U.S. Justice Department wants the Supreme Court to take up a years-long court fight with Microsoft. The case tests the reach of government warrants for private emails.

Microsoft calls DOJ's Supreme Court appeal in email case 'backward' given progress on new law

6/25/2017 The U.S. Justice Department petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court late Friday to overturn a ruling that blocked its warrant to obtain email from a Microsoft customer stored in the company's Ireland data center. It's the latest twist in a long-running case ...

US asks Supreme Court to take up Microsoft fight over email privacy

6/25/2017 NEW YORK - The U.S. Justice Department wants the Supreme Court to take up a years-long court fight with Microsoft. The case tests the reach of government warrants for private emails.

Microsoft Says Fireball Threat 'Overblown'

6/25/2017 Check Point has ramped down its projections on the impact of the recently disclosed Fireball malware after Microsoft called its initial numbers into question.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The US Justice Department wants the Supreme Court to take up a years-long court fight ...

6/24/2017 At issue is a 2016 court ruling that determined that Microsoft didn't have to hand over customer data that was stored on computers in another country.

US Asks Supreme Court to Take Up Microsoft Fight Over Email Privacy

6/24/2017 But Microsoft handed over only some “non-content” information - which could be anything ranging from customer names to email addresses - stored on Microsoft servers in the U.S. And the company refused to hand over the content of the emails, which ...

Microsoft wants to make Direct Reality VR's answer to DirectX

6/24/2017 Just ahead of Microsoft's media event prior to E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show) last week the company filed a trademark for Direct Reality.

US asks Supreme Court to take up Microsoft fight over email privacy

6/24/2017 NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The U.S. Justice Department wants the Supreme Court to take up a years-long court fight with Microsoft. The case tests the reach of government warrants for private emails. At issue is a 2016 court ruling that determined that ...

US asks Supreme Court to take up Microsoft fight over email privacy

6/24/2017 NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The U.S. Justice Department wants the Supreme Court to take up a years-long court fight with Microsoft. The case tests the reach of government warrants for private emails.

How Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Wins From Amazon's Whole Foods Deal

6/24/2017 Wall Street is still trying to gauge the impact of Amazon.com, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:AMZN) proposed $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM).

Microsoft's 'Play Anywhere' program fails to attract big game studios

6/24/2017 A year in, Microsoft's bid to link personal computer and Xbox gaming is still a work in progress. At the E3 trade show a year ago, Microsoft introduced “Play Anywhere,” a program that lets people buy a game digitally through the Xbox store, and play it ...

When the going got tough, Nintendo and Microsoft decided to go for broke on video-game strategy

6/24/2017 “You gotta either go back and do something that's more (traditional) consolelike, or go forward and do something that's all motion, like the Wii,” said Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft's Xbox gaming business, describing the prevailing industry ...

Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One's HUGE new games news follows PS Plus boost

6/24/2017 Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One's HUGE new games news follows PS Plus boost. SONY'S PLAYSTATION 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One have both received big gaming announcement boosts this week, although the title in question still hasn't been ...

Microsoft confirms some Windows 10 source code has leaked

6/24/2017 A portion of Microsoft's Windows 10 source code has leaked online this week. Files related to Microsoft's USB, storage, and Wi-Fi drivers in Windows 10 were posted to Beta Archive this week.

DOJ applies to take Microsoft data warrant case to Supreme Court

6/24/2017 The Justice Department on Friday filed a motion to take a landmark case about the limits of U.S. warrants in the information age to the Supreme Court.

Microsoft in the Crosshairs of Amazon's Whole Foods Deal

6/24/2017 Whole Foods, which has 462 high-end grocery stores throughout North America and Europe, is already a large Microsoft Azure customer.

Microsoft Upgrades Office 365's Compliance Controls

6/24/2017 Helping businesses avoid the damage done by employees that are prone to spilling secrets, not to mention the regulatory scrutiny that may follow, Microsoft has officially released a new Supervision feature for its Office 365 Advanced Data Governance ...

Two British men arrested over Microsoft hacking plot

6/24/2017 Two British men have been arrested by law enforcement after allegedly scheming to break into Microsoft systems in the quest for customer data.

Microsoft Public Folders & Other Notes from the Field

6/24/2017 As an ever-present 20-year veteran in the world of how complex migrating Microsoft Exchange can be, we never imagined that our new solution would redefine a facet of the migration world--or that this feature would take the migration of Public Folders ...

Microsoft Forms Preview Available for Office 365 Business Users

6/24/2017 The Microsoft Forms service became available as a preview test release this month for commercial Office 365 users. The service is already being used by Microsoft's Office 365 Education customers to create surveys and quizzes. However, now Office 365 ...

Surface Pro review: Microsoft's best hybrid notebook plays it safe

6/24/2017 That's not a bad thing: The slim metallic case is still pretty attractive, and Microsoft has rounded out its edges a bit so it's more comfortable to hold.

Justice Department Tries to Take Microsoft Email Warrant Fight to ...

6/24/2017 The US Department of Justice is attempting to take its long-running legal battle with Microsoft over access to emails stored on foreign servers to the Supreme ...

Microsoft and Gimlet Creative Are Launching a Branded Podcast About Technology and Humanity

6/24/2017 Next week, Microsoft and Gimlet Media will launch a branded podcast that will ask that very question and others as they explore the more personal part of innovation.

Microsoft's Whiteboard app leaks, shows the future of Windows 10 stylus support

6/23/2017 Microsoft first demonstrated its Whiteboard app for Windows 10 back at the company's Surface Pro event in May. While the software maker promised it will launch later this year, an early copy of Whiteboard has leaked onto the internet today.

Microsoft Enlists AI in Fight Against Tech Support Scams

6/23/2017 Microsoft is focusing its investments in artificial intelligence (AI) on other pursuits besides beating classic arcade games.

Microsoft Emerging As Unlikely AI Leader

6/23/2017 Microsoft is helping to lead the AI revolution. As Wired reports: “It's a company that has the resources, the data, the talent, and -- most critically -- the vision and culture to not only realize the spoils of the science, but also push the field ...

Microsoft Xbox One X Preorders: All You Need To Know

6/22/2017 Microsoft officially announced the Xbox One X, previously known as Project Scorpio, at the E3 show earlier this month. The console, the most powerful in the world, delivers true 4K gaming.

Amazon, Microsoft Still Rule Cloud; Oracle, Alibaba May Catch Up (ORCL, BABA)

6/22/2017 first revealed the revenue from its cloud services division, the cloud computing industry's contours were clearly defined. Amazon was the leader by a wide margin.

Microsoft Launches New Branded Podcast On How The Future Of Tech Is Decided Today

6/22/2017 Now Microsoft has joined the fray with a new podcast called .future (dot-future), that aims to tell stories about growing technologies that touch our everyday lives–from the cloud, to gaming, to health–and how the decisions being made today will affect ...

Box integrates with Microsoft Teams, creating hub for billions of Office files in the cloud

6/22/2017 To help businesses pull together these various strands, Box, a cloud and content management service, has announced a new offering: An integration with Microsoft Teams, the chat-based workspace in Microsoft Office 365. Announced on Wednesday, on a ...

Microsoft says its AI took a data scientist's job

6/22/2017 The Custom Decision Service, which the company introduced at its Build conference last month, took over at one of Microsoft's customers, according to Jennifer Chayes, a distinguished scientist at the company's research arm. “One of the startups, they ...

Microsoft Outlines Its Tooling Future: Moves Away from Traditional Testing Methods with Windows 10

6/22/2017 IT pros may be wrestling with how to test and maintain Window 10, given the operating system's faster release cycles, but to hear Microsoft tell it, testing is just passé. Microsoft actually stopped testing its internal "quality" operating system ...

Adobe CEO Touts Microsoft Partnership

6/22/2017 Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE) announced in March a new partnership with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) to create a shared data format between Adobe's Marketing Software platform (re-named Experience Cloud) with Microsoft's ...

Power to the User: Accenture & Microsoft Are Changing Identity with ...

6/22/2017 A lofty claim, perhaps, but the idea is arguably bolstered by the launch this week of a functioning blockchain prototype this week built by Microsoft and Accenture.

Microsoft is adding a GPU monitor to Task Manager in Windows 10

6/22/2017 Microsoft said it is adding and even prioritizing this new feature based on the feedback it received. Insiders who download the latest build are also warned that it is still under construction and that it may contain bugs.

The Windows PC is cooler than it's ever been before — here's how Microsoft made it happen

6/22/2017 Microsoft is taking credit for at least some of the Windows PC's resurgence. To help spur PC makers to release more more innovative designs, the company changed the way it interacts them, Han said.

Microsoft argues Fireball's infections rank much lower - CNET

6/22/2017 Some security researchers say Fireball hit more than 250 million computers. Microsoft is arguing it's more like 5 million.

Dictate email messages in Microsoft Outlook - CNET

6/22/2017 Microsoft's new Cortana-powered plug-in adds speech recognition to the desktop mail client, and can even translate your words to different languages.

Microsoft Dictate Types While You Talk - Small Business Trends

6/22/2017 If there is one word synonymous with digital technology, it is efficiency. And the folks at Microsoft Garage have released a new tool which will make you more ...

Two Britons arrested over Microsoft hack - BBC News

6/22/2017 It is believed the men from Sleaford and Bracknell were part of a larger group.

Why Microsoft is partially responsible for the first iPhone, and other origin stories

6/22/2017 Want to know the real reason why Apple started building the iPhone? Apparently, it was because founder Steve Jobs just "hated this guy at Microsoft." That revelation came from former Apple software engineer Scott Forstall, who recently spoke with ...

Microsoft: The Future Of Video Is A Combo Of Cloud And AI

6/22/2017 “Unlike other providers who use your data to sell groceries or other services that compete [with your business], your data belongs to you,” Martin Wahl, principal program manager for Microsoft, told a room full of media and entertainment execs Tuesday ...

UN Blockchain Tackles Undocumented Citizens With Microsoft & Accenture

6/20/2017 Microsoft and Accenture have teamed up in the hopes of using Blockchain to provide identification to the world's 1.1 bln undocumented citizens.

2 Big Dividend Plays Near Buy Point; Which One Owns Microsoft?

6/20/2017 Many dividend exchange traded funds have broken out or are on the verge of a potential breakout. Schwab U.S. Large Cap Value (SCHV) has been trading close to a 51.06 flat-base buy point.

Glympse partners with Microsoft to help track service technicians in ...

6/20/2017 Seattle-based location technology company Glympse is announcing a new partnership to help users of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Field Service track house calls.

Is Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Stock an Unstoppable Behemoth?

6/20/2017 It isn't your mother's Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) anymore. In fact, with so much going for it, I've put MSFT stock on my “consider” list for my own stock advisory newsletter, The Liberty Portfolio.

The Microsoft security hole at the heart of Russian election hacking

6/20/2017 Russian hacking of the 2016 election went deeper than breaking into the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign - the Russians also hacked their way into getting information about election-related hardware and software shortly before ...

Microsoft, Baidu Pledge to Use AMD's New Server Chips

6/20/2017 Advanced Micro Devices Inc., trying to re-enter the lucrative server chip market, will get the help of Microsoft Corp. and Baidu Inc. who have committed to using its new Epyc product in their data centers.

Microsoft's latest experimental app adds voice dictation to Office

6/20/2017 Microsoft is using Cortana's speech recognition smarts to bring dictation to the company's Office suite. The new app is simply named Dictate, and it's the latest project to come from Microsoft Garage, which is the company's experimental software outfit ...

This Salesforce Ally Is Gearing Up to Take on Microsoft and Oracle

6/20/2017 Salesforce is the leader in this category. But those same business customers also typically use other ERP software from the likes of NetSuite, SAP (sap), Oracle (orcl), or Microsoft (msft) to run their back-end manufacturing, inventory, and accounting ...

Microsoft Monday: Xbox Live Avatars, New Minecraft Story Mode, Modern Keyboard With Fingerprint ID

6/20/2017 Microsoft Monday is a weekly column that focuses on updates in regards to the Redmond giant. This week, Microsoft Monday includes details about new Xbox Live Avatars, Minecraft: Story Mode Season Two, the Pix app update, the Age Of Empires remaster, ...

Microsoft says Skype outages are over – a few hours too early

6/20/2017 Microsoft thought it had fixed global outages for Skype that began yesterday, but so far, no such luck. Skype is still going through ups and downs.

Microsoft admits it disables anti-virus software in response to Kaspersky's EU complaint

6/20/2017 Microsoft's anti-virus efforts have hit the news recently, following the spread of the massive WannaCry malware and an EU antitrust complaint from anti-virus company Kaspersky.

How Apple leapt ahead of Google, Facebook and Microsoft on AR

6/20/2017 Like Facebook, Google and Microsoft -- each of which also showcased AR and VR plans at recent dev conferences, too -- Apple is now part of a battle for what the future of computing might look like.

Microsoft's new internal video hub, Microsoft Stream, is now generally available

6/20/2017 Microsoft tacked on a few new bells and whistles in the gap between Stream's introduction last year and the general availability release.

How Microsoft Is Stealing Apple's Cool Factor

6/20/2017 "If we're going to be able to create magical experiences with software, then the hardware will be the thing that people buy to go experience that," Microsoft corporate VP of devices Panos Panay told TIME during a recent interview. We were discussing ...

Microsoft's Dictate uses Cortana's speech recognition to enable dictation in Office

6/20/2017 Dictate, a new project from Microsoft's experimental R&D group, Microsoft Garage, is launching today to offer a way to type using your voice in Office programs including Outlook, Word and PowerPoint.

PlayStation exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn inspires Microsoft to make Xbox One X rival

6/20/2017 Horizon Zero Dawn's success may have inspired Microsoft to follow suit with an Xbox One X rival. It looks like Microsoft is planning to release its very own sprawling adventure game similar to the PlayStation 4 exclusive. That's according to a new ...

Allen AI Joins Microsoft, Baidu to Help Empower Academic Searches

6/20/2017 Paul Allen's artificial intelligence institute is putting together a coalition including Microsoft Corp., Google, Baidu Inc. and the Gates Foundation to share technology and ideas to help scientific researchers and academics find and take advantage of ...

Microsoft's Surface Laptop review: the best looking Windows laptop you've ever seen

6/20/2017 Microsoft's new Surface laptop says nothing about the future of technology. The team in Redmond didn't concern itself with the way things will be in 2025 - which ports users will want, what kind of device they'll use, how they'll feel about bezels ...

Skype DOWN - Microsoft video chat app and messenger NOT WORKING for THOUSANDS

6/20/2017 Microsoft addressed the latter on its official Skype blog, telling its users that it was “aware of an incident where users will either lose connectivity to the application and may be unable to send or receive messages.

Machine Groups Come to Microsoft Operations Management Suite

6/20/2017 This spring, Microsoft's Operations Management Suite (OMS) gained a new feature called Service Map. As the name implies, it generates a real-time dependency map that encompasses servers, processes and third-party processes.

Microsoft Price Target Raised by Morgan Stanley (MSFT ...

6/20/2017 Morgan Stanley claims that Microsoft's latest advancements in cloud computing and other fast growing sectors aren't factored into its share price.

How Microsoft's HoloLens Can Reduce The Time You Are On The Operating Table

6/20/2017 Your body and face are important to you. Science continues to amaze us and is increasing at a rapid pace but you still only have one body.

Supreme Court's 'Microsoft Corp. v. Baker' Ruling Restores Sanity To Federal Appellate Procedure

6/19/2017 Microsoft Corp. v. Baker is one of those cases that only a lawyer could love. At issue was whether a federal appellate court has jurisdiction to review a class-certification order if the plaintiffs have voluntarily dismissed all of their claims, with ...

Microsoft launches a new AI startup program at Station F in Paris

6/19/2017 Microsoft is rethinking its strategy when it comes to startup acceleration in Paris. The company is going to focus on artificial intelligence.

Microsoft Gets Price-Target Hike On Improved Earnings Outlook

6/19/2017 Software leader Microsoft (MSFT) received a bullish report Monday from Morgan Stanley, which believes the company will see sustained double-digit growth in earnings per share.

Microsoft and the UN to provide digital IDs for undocumented people

6/19/2017 It's difficult to live without identification. In many cases, you're shut out of banking, health care, voting rights and other basics.

Microsoft: A Great Company But An Overvalued Stock

6/19/2017 Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) stock has shown solid gains over last few years, with an increase of 39% over the last year. While I believe Microsoft does a decent job in terms of business ventures, I still believe the stock is currently overpriced. To ...

Microsoft Monday: Xbox Live Avatars, New Minecraft Story Mode, Modern Keyboard With Fingerprint ID

6/19/2017 Microsoft Monday is a weekly column that focuses on updates in regards to the Redmond giant. This week, Microsoft Monday includes details about new Xbox Live Avatars, Minecraft: Story Mode Season Two, the Pix app update, the Age Of Empires remaster, ...

How Microsoft's HoloLens Can Reduce The Time You Are On The Operating Table

6/19/2017 Your body and face are important to you. Science continues to amaze us and is increasing at a rapid pace but you still only have one body.

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Talks About Microsoft's Mixed-Reality Future

6/19/2017 Take the short view and Microsoft's annual E3 showcase was a classic power play. The company unveiled its long-anticipated Xbox One X, a kind of console supercomputer capable of rendering native 4K visuals at higher, stabler frame rates than Sony's own ...

Microsoft Teams with Accenture for Blockchain Powered Digital ID Network

6/19/2017 Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Accenture plc (ACN) are teaming up to build a digital ID network for the U.N. using blockchain technology, Reuters reported Monday.

Stocks Up; Why Apple, Microsoft Can Beat The S&P 500 In 2017

6/19/2017 Another fellow tech component in the Dow 30, Microsoft (MSFT) is holding up firmly since it broke out of a base-on-base set-up at 58.80 in the week ended Oct. 21, 2016.

Why Microsoft isn't the smartphone leader it should be

6/19/2017 Earlier this year, I read a piece at ArsTechnica about Microsoft's annual shareholder meeting, where many in attendance expressed their belief to CEO Satya Nadella that Microsoft had effectively ceded control of the smartphone market to Apple and ...

Microsoft Might Be Hitting a Speed Bump

6/19/2017 Microsoft (MSFT) has become a little more volatile in the past few weeks, which is a change from the steady grind higher from December to late April.

Supreme Court's 'Microsoft Corp. v. Baker' Ruling Restores Sanity To Federal Appellate Procedure

6/19/2017 Microsoft Corp. v. Baker is one of those cases that only a lawyer could love. At issue was whether a federal appellate court has jurisdiction to review a class-certification order if the plaintiffs have voluntarily dismissed all of their claims, with ...

Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM chiefs head to White House for tech meeting

6/19/2017 Several top Silicon Valley executives including Apple's Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos from Amazon, Microsoft's Satya Nadella - and more are headed to the White House today for the first meeting of the American Technology Council.

BKD adds cloud-based Microsoft solutions

6/19/2017 Businesses can start addressing basic functions needed to operate with the options available through Microsoft's cloud-based solutions and easily improve additional functionality as their business needs evolve.

Microsoft has a full lineup of computers that all rival Apple's Macs — here's how to choose among them

6/19/2017 A tablet-laptop hybrid. The flagship of the Surface lineup, the Pro used to be sold as the "tablet that can replace your laptop," but Microsoft now calls it "the most versatile laptop in the world." It's still a tablet, though - you'll have to buy the ...

Microsoft Ends Support for Windows Security Compliance Manager

6/19/2017 Microsoft has pulled the plug on its long-running Security Compliance Manager (SCM) tool, the company recently announced. SCM, which works with System Center Configuration Manager and Group Policy, is designed to make it easier to apply security ...

Milford students get technical tips at Microsoft

6/19/2017 Some tech-savvy Milford students recently had the opportunity to augment their classroom experiences with a trip to the Microsoft Technology Center in Times Square. This year, 24 students plus their chaperones from Foran and Law high schools ...

Microsoft now lets Surface Laptop owners revert back to Windows 10 S

6/19/2017 Microsoft is now allowing Surface Laptop owners to switch back to Windows 10 S after they've upgraded to Windows 10 Pro.

Accenture, Microsoft team up on blockchain-based digital ID network

6/19/2017 A screen grab of software from Accenture Plc and Microsoft Corp who have teamed up to build a digital ID network using blockchain technology, as part of a United Nations-supported project to provide legal identification to 1.1 billion people worldwide ...

Microsoft and Accenture Unveil Global ID System for Refugees

6/19/2017 The tool, developed in part by Microsoft and Accenture, combines biometric data (like a fingerprint or an iris scan) and a new form of record-keeping technology, known as the blockchain, to create a permanent identity.

Microsoft will ride artificial intelligence, cloud computing to higher share price, Morgan Stanley says

6/19/2017 Morgan Stanley raises its price target for Microsoft to $80 from $72, saying the company will report earnings above expectations next year.

Tech titans Intel, Microsoft pouring money into AI companies

6/19/2017 Intel has invested in 81 AI-related companies, the most of any of its competitors, while Alphabet has had the most artificial intelligence acquisitions, ahead of Microsoft, Apple, Intel and Salesforce, according to a report released last month from ...

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Microsoft Surface Laptop review: a USB-C short of the best Windows 10 laptop

6/19/2017 The Surface Laptop is Microsoft's first true Surface-brand notebook - following the company's Surface Pro tablet and the Surface Book laptop-tablet hybrid - but there's something very unMicrosoft about it: great design.

Accenture, Microsoft Team Up on Blockchain-Based Digital ID Network

6/19/2017 NEW YORK - Accenture Plc and Microsoft Corp are teaming up to build a digital ID network using blockchain technology, as part of a United Nations-supported project to provide legal identification to 1.1 billion people worldwide with no official documents.

Trump to meet with CEOs of tech companies including Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft

6/19/2017 Others planning to attend include Alphabet Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Chairman John Doerr and the chief executives of Microsoft Corp IBM Corp, Mastercard Inc, Intel Corp, Qualcomm Inc, Oracle Corp and ...

The Options Market Suggests Lower Prices For Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, & Amazon, Higher For Facebook

6/19/2017 Apple, Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) are the top 5 companies in the Nasdaq composite.

Russian antimonopoly watchdog issues warnings to Microsoft

6/19/2017 MOSCOW, June 19 (RAPSI) - The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia has issued several warnings to Microsoft Corporation, demanding the company to cease actions or inaction leading to restriction of competition, a statement of the service reads ...

Microsoft launches new Windows 10 keyboard which features hidden security update

6/19/2017 Microsoft unveiled their successor to the Surface Keyboard, the Modern Keyboard, which looks virtually identical to its predecessor.

Gartner confirms what we all know: AWS and Microsoft are the cloud leaders, by a fair way

6/19/2017 Gartner has published a new magic quadrant for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) that - surprising nobody - has Amazon Web Services and Microsoft alone in the leader's quadrant and a few others thought outside of the box. Here's the Soothsaying Square ...

Altice Poaches Microsoft Corp.'s Marketing Manager Nicolas Petit

6/19/2017 Petit joins Altice from Microsoft Corp., where he worked as manager of global marketing and operations. Through his tenure at Microsoft France, where he held the positions of CEO and chief marketing officer, Peter played a key role in fast-tracking the ...

Migrating to Microsoft's cloud: What they won't tell you, what you need to know

6/19/2017 “Move it all to Microsoft's cloud,” they said. “It'll be fine,” they said. You've done your research and the monthly operational cost has been approved.

No, Microsoft is NOT calling you about your expired Windows license

6/18/2017 Q: Got a call from 800-794-1970 saying to call back a 800-596-1758 as my license key for Microsoft Windows has expired and needed to contact them to bring it up to date.

Job Listing Suggests Microsoft Is Working On A Horizon: Zero Dawn-Style Game

6/18/2017 Given that we're taking an environment artist here, that doesn't mean anyone can say with any certainty that Microsoft is looking to create a similar narrative-driven, open-world experience in the way Guerilla Games did. What's more likely is that the ...

Microsoft vs. Sony: Who Won E3 2017?

6/18/2017 For well over a decade, the competition between Sony's (NYSE: SNE) PlayStation and Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) Xbox platforms has consistently been one of the most exciting storylines to emerge from the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).

Enlighten Designs delivers data insight to Associated Press through Microsoft

6/18/2017 The Hamilton-based software developer will support a program that teaches journalists how to utilise analytics and visualisation tools through Microsoft Power BI. Specifically, Enlighten Designs will assist AP in transforming streams of raw member and ...

Microsoft Surface Pro Echoes Apple's Annoying Advantage

6/18/2017 One of the curious observations about Microsoft's program of Surface devices is how the devices in the same breath are totally unlike any Apple device while seeming to follow many of the underlying assumptions about the hardware from Cupertino.

Microsoft's Killer Instinct is on its way to Steam

6/18/2017 Although the tweet did not reveal more information, it's highly probable that the game will be offered in the same free-to-play format as on the Microsoft Store, where players can purchase individual fighters, or the $39.99 Definitive Edition to unlock ...

Microsoft Patch Tuesday Windows Update To Be A Doozy With Record Setting 94 Security Fixes

6/18/2017 Only in this case, instead of taking out extraterrestrials who are intent on destroying all of humanity, Microsoft's mission is to neutralize more bugs than ever before.

Microsoft exec defends introducing laptop despite declining PC market

6/18/2017 The PC market has been in freefall for some time. With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, consumers have found fewer reasons to upgrade their years-old computers for newer, more powerful models.

Steve Ballmer spent his last weeks at Microsoft binging on Netflix ...

6/18/2017 Even an iconic CEO at one of the world's biggest most powerful tech companies was tempted to goof off at work after giving notice.

Microsoft expects consumers to 'figure out' which Xbox is which

6/18/2017 When I pressed him about Microsoft's reliance on timed exclusives and seemingly abandoning original games in favor of sequels to its headlining franchises (Gears of War, Halo and Forza), for instance, he said this: "We're clearly invested in game ...

iPad Pro clear example of Apple copying us, says Microsoft exec

6/17/2017 Which drove Microsoft Surface General Manager Ryan Gavin to muse this to Business Insider: "We have been learning and perfecting our products in the 2-in-1 category for years now, [but] when Surface initially launched everyone was skeptical, including ...

iPad Pro clear example of Apple copying us, says Microsoft exec

6/17/2017 Which drove Microsoft Surface General Manager Ryan Gavin to muse this to Business Insider: "We have been learning and perfecting our products in the 2-in-1 category for years now, [but] when Surface initially launched everyone was skeptical, including ...

A teardown of Microsoft's new Surface laptop reveals that it's almost impossible to repair

6/17/2017 Microsoft's Surface computers have never scored particularly well when it comes to repairability - look no further than its Surface Book from a couple of years ago, which scored a 1/10 rating.

E3 2017 games: Microsoft edges Nintendo online, Switch's Super Mario Odyssey makes impact

6/17/2017 Social-networking analysts Synthesio has provided more understanding on just what was being talked about during the LA expo and it appears Microsoft and Nintendo were top performers. According to their observations, gamers were talking about both ...

Microsoft's New Keyboard Has a Hidden Fingerprint Sensor

6/17/2017 Its predecessor could only be used via Bluetooth. Microsoft's website says the new technology will be available soon, and for the price of $129.99.

Microsoft Advances Hover Touch ('3D Touch') Technology for Future Smartphone, Tablet & HoloLens Devices

6/17/2017 Earlier this month the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Microsoft that revealed a new hover sensing system for mobile devices such a Surface tablet, future smartphone and HoloLens.

Microsoft released two brand-new laptops this week, both killer Apple rivals — here's how to choose between them

6/17/2017 And while Microsoft has previously marketed it as "the tablet that can replace your laptop," the Surface Pro now carries the tagline of "the most versatile laptop in the world.

34 years later, Microsoft researchers conquer Ms. Pac-Man's Atari 2600 port

6/17/2017 The AI was built by Maluuba, a startup Microsoft bought earlier this year, and it was testing a type of AI called reinforcement learning.

Microsoft teases more details about long-rumoured Surface Phone

6/17/2017 Microsoft General Manager for Surface Ryan Gavin has offered fans an intriguing tidbit about the long-rumoured Surface Phone.

Intel and Microsoft's latest investment binge shows AI land grab is intensifying

6/17/2017 Intel and Microsoft have been on something of an artificial intelligence (AI) investment binge of late, with the chip and software giants announcing a slew of deals this week via their respective VC arms - Intel Capital and Microsoft Ventures. Perhaps ...

Security News This Week: Microsoft's Patching Old Versions of Windows Because Things Are That Bad

6/17/2017 Interest in North Korean hacking comes and goes, but this week experts cautioned that the US shouldn't underestimate or ignore this persistent and growing threat.

Intel Threatens Microsoft And Qualcomm Over x86 Emulation

6/17/2017 Intel recently made an unprecedented public challenge to Microsoft and Qualcomm that basically told the latter two companies: if you ship an x86 instruction set architecture (ISA) emulator, we're coming after you.

Microsoft Ending Security Compliance Manager Tool for Windows

6/17/2017 Microsoft announced this week that it is ending future support for its long-running Security Compliance Manager (SCM) tool.

Hacker Bypasses Microsoft ATA for Admin Access

6/16/2017 Microsoft's Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) platform for detecting cyberattacks can be evaded by attackers to achieve organizational control, a security researcher has discovered.

Microsoft vs. Sony vs. Nintendo: Who won E3 2017?

6/16/2017 Another E3 has come to a close, which means it's time for the internet to rashly decide who won and who lost. As meaningless as this debate might appear on the surface, it gives us some benchmarks to keep track of over the next 12 months as Microsoft, ...

Genuine Windows or not? Ask Microsoft

6/16/2017 QUESTION: I need help! I have recently begun getting a message claiming to be from Microsoft that my Windows 7 is not genuine.

Microsoft's new Xbox costs $500, but that could be a good thing

6/16/2017 You might think it's crazy that Microsoft is once again introducing a new game console with a $500 price. But it's just possible the company is being crazy like a fox.

Intel Threatens Microsoft And Qualcomm Over x86 Emulation

6/16/2017 Intel recently made an unprecedented public challenge to Microsoft and Qualcomm that basically told the latter two companies: if you ship an x86 instruction set architecture (ISA) emulator, we're coming after you.

Microsoft Unveils 'Project Scorpio' Game Console

6/16/2017 Microsoft unveiled its “Project Scorpio” games console this week -- officially named Xbox One X. For all my gamer friends out there worried about size, the “smallest Xbox ever” packs more punch than any competitor.

Amazon just acquired a major Microsoft cloud customer

6/16/2017 Amazon's (NASDAQ:AMZN) acquisition of Whole Foods makes the e-commerce giant a real player in the grocery space and also just snapped up a major client for Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Azure cloud platform, which rivals Amazon Web Services.

Microsoft set to complete initial West Des Moines data center

6/16/2017 Microsoft is gearing up to finish its first West Des Moines data center, a project that spearheaded the tech giant's plans to eventually invest more than $3 billion in the suburb.

MashTalk: Microsoft Surface uncensored, with Panos Panay

6/16/2017 Starting with the 2012 unveiling of the first tablet, Panay gave us the inside story on how Microsoft built its own high-end hardware empire, revealed some insight into why it took so long for the company to build an actual laptop, and finally ...

Attention Microsoft Investors: Get Excited About These 3 Catalysts

6/16/2017 Following its meetings with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT)'s Kristin Chester, senior finance manager of investor relations, Cowen said in a note that it remains bullish on the company's opportunities over both the medium and long term.

How to use Microsoft Excel's Conditional Formatting

6/16/2017 Microsoft Excel's conditional formatting is a wonderful "automatic" feature that allows you to formats cells based on the value of those cells or the value of the formulas in those cells.

Turn your iPhone images into ART: Microsoft rolls out an update to its AI-powered Pix app to transform your photos ...

6/16/2017 Microsoft has rolled out an update to its AI-powered photo editing app Pix that lets you turn your iPhone images into art. Pix was originally designed to improve the appearance of photos by tweaking elements such as colour levels and exposure.

Amazon could gain a key advantage against Facebook and Microsoft if it buys Slack

6/16/2017 Moreover, integrating Slack into Amazon's cloud services business, AWS, would make it much more competitive against rival cloud providers Google and Microsoft, both of which have their own productivity, collaboration, and communications platforms.

Microsoft Executive Says iPad Pro Was Apple's Response to Surface

6/16/2017 Microsoft executive Ryan Gavin this week suggested Apple released the iPad Pro in response to its Surface devices, per Business Insider.

Neither Microsoft Nor Sony Is Making A Coherent Case For Their Premium Consoles

6/16/2017 E3 is wrapping up, and many will be debating who “won” the event between all the different press events and game reveals. I'm not going to wade into that (…Ubisoft?

Apple iPad Pro vs. Microsoft Surface Pro: Which Tablet Is Right For You?

6/16/2017 If there's one image that comes to mind when choosing between an Apple and Microsoft product, it's probably actors Justin Long and John Hodgman standing alongside one another against a white backdrop.

Microsoft's Buchner: Bitmain “Has Zero Clue” About Decentralization

6/16/2017 Microsoft's Head of Decentralized Identity Daniel Buchner has said Bitmain “has (zero) clue what decentralization means” in the Bitcoin ecosystem.

Sony and Microsoft are in a war of words over the controversial decision NOT to support PlayStation cross platform ...

6/16/2017 Speaking at E3, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer said: 'The fact that somebody would kind of make an assertion that somehow we're not keeping players safe, I found - not only from a Microsoft perspective, but from a game industry perspective - like, I don't ...

Microsoft Announces Power BI Analytics – at a Premium Price

6/16/2017 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced availability of its new Power BI Premium tool during the recent Microsoft Data Insights Summit in Seattle.

Microsoft continues to invest in first-party games, but Phil Spencer didn't want to show trailers for games 3 years out

6/16/2017 This was no accident, though, as head of Xbox Phil Spencer didn't want to repeat the same mistake he did with Scalebound, which was announced early and eventually got cancelled.

Microsoft used AI to combat global tech support scams

6/16/2017 In its fight to take down tech support scams worldwide, Microsoft relied on artificial intelligence (AI) to help it track down the scammers.