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Microsoft's Notes and Tasks strategy explained  ZDNet

Microsoft's Notes and Tasks (NoTa) team is 'in the business of giving people's brains more storage space.' Here's how they're working to fulfill that goal.


Leadership During Microsoft's Turnaround  Forbes

Microsoft's turnaround was beautifully executed. How did they do it and what could you learn from their approach? In my view, by focusing on two critical ...


​Windows 10: Microsoft vows to fix privacy dashboard confusion  ZDNet

But no commitment to changing the default setting for diagnostics data from "Full" to "Basic".


​MS-Linux? Lindows? Could Microsoft release a desktop Linux?  ZDNet

Yes, yes they could. And I would no longer bet they won't. Here's why.


Building A Bulletproof Portfolio Around Microsoft  Seeking Alpha

In August, I mentioned how a bulletproof, or hedged, portfolio built around an AT&T position last year generated strong performance while strictly limiting risk.


Careful with this latest Microsoft release – tug too hard on the threads and it tends to unravel  The Register

Those whacky guys on the Windows team have taken time out from slapping plasters all over Microsoft's flagship OS to slip a special Christmas gift under the ...


Microsoft: It's Not All That Rosy  Seeking Alpha

In the last quarter, Microsoft's annual revenue growth rate showed no acceleration for the first time in the last nine quarters. The phase of slowdown in the re.


How Microsoft is trying to reduce the environmental impact of its cloud  Windows Central

Behind the bright screens of our devices hides the dark environmental impact of the data centers that power Microsoft's cross-platform cloud efforts.


Better Buy: Apple vs. Microsoft  Motley Fool

Two industry titans. Two different strategies for success. Only one is the better buy.


From Salon Marketplace: Become certified in Microsoft Office for under $20  Salon

A lifetime subscription to eLearn Microsoft Office School will beef up your resume with an impressive certification.


Microsoft Highlights Emerging Kubernetes Scalability and Governance Efforts  Redmondmag.com

Microsoft this week highlighted some emerging efforts to improve both the scalability and governance of the open source Kubernetes container orchestration ...


Tech Predictions 2019: Microsoft's xCloud Blows Away PlayStation Now  Inverse

Microsoft could do the unthinkable: introduce a Netflix-like game streaming *service* with minimal lag. The company announced its xCloud game streaming ...


Microsoft dual-screen folding device shown in latest patent  ZDNet

Hinged device has two screens and a pop-up button.


BlackRock and Microsoft want to make retirement investing as easy as ordering an Uber  Business Insider

BlackRock and Microsoft are teaming up to build retirement tools for individual investors, a growing market as employers move away from pensions.


Julie Dorsey is a winner of Microsoft's Female Founders Competition  Yale News

Computer science professor Julie Dorsey is one of two winners of the first Female Founders Competition organized by M12, the investment arm of Microsoft.


Home users due for a battering with Microsoft 365 subscription stick  The Register

Fire up the steam-powered speculation machine! A consumer-focused Microsoft 365 subscription is inbound. While Microsoft has yet to say anything public, ...


Microsoft’s Hummingbird app uses AI to deliver a personalized news feed  The Next Web

Microsoft has quietly released an AI-based news app called Hummingbird on Google Play and Apple's App Store. It's currently available only in the US, and is ...


Meet the 9-year-old Austin-area best friends behind Microsoft’s emotional viral commercial  austin360

If you're planning to binge-watch some Christmas movies this holiday season, keep the tissues handy.Microsoft's newest national commercial, which debuted ...


Microsoft and BlackRock aim to solve retirement planning crisis in new alliance between tech and finance giants  GeekWire

Microsoft and BlackRock, the world's largest money manager, are coming together in a new partnership focused on changing how people plan and save for ...


How Microsoft Got Its Groove Back, Surpassing Apple and Amazon in Market Cap  TheStreet Tech

As Microsoft edged out Apple and Amazon as the most valuable company in the world, it's worth reflecting on how the 'legacy software' firm became one of the ...


What I Learned By Quitting Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft  Motherboard

Triple check your recovery codes, don't link Facebook to different apps, and other lessons from a month without Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, and ...


Surface Laptop 2 Review: Microsoft Iterates Towards Success  Forbes

Microsoft's second swing at a mid-range laptop, the Surface Laptop 2 is here. Will this iterative approach to hardware be enough to sell the latest Windows 10 ...


A Microsoft 365 subscription for consumers wouldn't work without the Xbox  PCWorld

If Microsoft doesn't include Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass, it's difficult to see how a new subscription *service* would succeed.


Microsoft's sleeper hit, Kaizala, powers over 1000 organizations in India already  OnMSFT

Microsoft has announced that Kaizala is now powering over 1000 organizations in India across government and business institutions. Business organizations ...


Why Doesn’t Microsoft Just Give Up on Cortana?  How-To Geek

Cortana may soon recognize different voices, a feature Alexa and Google Assistant have had since 2017. Microsoft isn't quite giving up on Cortana, but it's ...


Rounding up reactions to Microsoft's plan to adopt Google Chromium for Edge  Windows Central

Microsoft announced last week that it is planning to build Edge again using Chromium. The internet had a fairly split reaction to this news.


Microsoft researchers beat Tencent and Intel in autonomous greenhouse competition  VentureBeat

Members of Microsoft Research, together with students from Dutch and Danish universities, have won a cucumber-growing competition held in autonomous ...


Microsoft files another patent for a foldable device  MSPoweruser

Microsoft has filed another patent for the possible Andromeda device. The new patent shows a foldable device that uses a hinge mechanism to fold in half.


Microsoft Teams is killing it in the business chat market  ZDNet

Microsoft Teams is on course to become the top business chat app by 2020.


How I Quit Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon  Motherboard

A reflection on my month without Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon, plus a how-to guide if you want to quit the biggest companies in tech.


Microsoft’s Hummingbird app uses AI to be your news editor  VentureBeat

Microsoft has quietly launched Hummingbird, a smartphone app for Android that leverages AI to curate news articles and feature stories in a feed.


Microsoft: The Market Is Right, This Time  Seeking Alpha

I argue that 2019 is set up to be a rewarding year for shareholders. Azure is not a commodity *service* - but a leading edge platform. Remarkably, Microsoft is st.


Microsoft’s designers are now working together on the future of Windows, Office, and Surface  The Verge

Microsoft is taking a different approach to design internally. Windows, Office, and Surface designers are now working closely together in what's described as an ...


Microsoft adds Dark Mode support and more to Office 365 for Mac  Ars Technica

Microsoft has released version 16.20.18120801 of Office 365 for the Mac platform, bringing support for a couple of key Mac features introduced in September's ...


Microsoft updates Office apps for Mac with Dark Mode, Continuity Camera support, more  9to5Mac

Microsoft has today released an update to its Office 365 suite for the Mac. Today's update brings full compatibility with the latest macOS release, Mojave.


Microsoft takes on Google Optimize with Clarity  VentureBeat

Microsoft today launched a new web analytics product in beta. Clarity is designed to help developers understand user behavior at scale, including why users ...


Microsoft to stop supporting its Azure Container Service in January 2020  ZDNet

Microsoft will no longer support its Azure Container *Service* (ACS) as of January 31, 2020. For Kubernetes users, the Microsoft way forward is AKS, its dedicated ...


Microsoft's cloud business could be bigger than Windows by 2021, KeyBanc says  CNBC

Analysts at KeyBanc see Microsoft's public cloud eclipsing Windows in terms of revenue for the first time in the 2021 fiscal year.


IoT.nxt adds Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform status  ITWeb

South African innovator in Internet of things technology, IoT.nxt, added Microsoft Gold Partner status for Cloud Platform to its competencies this month, its second ...


A bug in Microsoft’s login system made it easy to hijack anyone’s Office account  TechCrunch

A string of bugs when chained together created the perfect attack to gain access to someone's Microsoft account — simply by tricking a user into clicking a link.


Microsoft Surface Headphones review: close but no cigar  The Guardian

Pricey Bluetooth headphones have excellent controls but only good, not great sound quality, noise cancelling and battery life.


Exclusive CEO Interview: Satya Nadella Reveals How Microsoft Got Its Groove Back  Forbes

In four years, CEO Satya Nadella has transformed Microsoft from tech has-been to high-flier -- and the most valuable company in the world. In an exclusive ...


Apple MacBook Air vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 6  Digital Trends

Apple finally updated its venerable MacBook Air, bringing the wedge-shaped notebook that started the thin-and-light craze current with the rest of its line.


Dow Jones Futures: Ciena Stock Hits Buy Zone On Earnings; Microsoft Eyes Breakout  Investor's Business Daily

Dow Jones futures: Ciena earnings crushed views, sending Ciena stock back into buy range. Microsoft stock leads several top techs nearing buy points.


Potential Microsoft development going before Goodyear City Council. Here's what we know  AZCentral

Microsoft in August paid $48 million for a swath of Goodyear land. It's set to go before the City Council on Monday.


Why Microsoft is fighting to stop a cyber world war  ZDNet

The tech industry is becoming more worried about a cyberwar arms race. But are the right people listening?


Chrome Extensions are coming to Microsoft’s new Edge browser  The Verge

Microsoft's new Chromium-based Edge browser intends to support existing Chrome extensions, a member of the software's development team has confirmed on ...


Microsoft buys 300+ acres of land for $30M for ‘potential future use,’ growing European presence  GeekWire

Microsoft purchased a huge chunk of land in eastern Sweden that the company said it will hold on to for “potential future use.” The municipalities of Gävle and ...


Microsoft to copy Siri Shortcuts with Microsoft Flow buttons in the Action Centre  MSPoweruser

Microsoft Flow is a lesser-known competitor to IFTTT, which lets users automate many simple tasks over a wide disparity of services. Now it appears Microsoft ...


How Microsoft Is About to Make Google Chrome Even Better  How-To Geek

You've probably heard Microsoft will base its Edge browser on Chromium, the open-source project that forms the basis for Google Chrome. That won't just make ...


How Microsoft bounced back  CNBC

While Microsoft stock faltered under Steve Ballmer in the wake of its antitrust case and the departure of Bill Gates, it has come roaring back under Satya Nadella.


Microsoft teases Xbox Year in Review  OnMSFT

As another year comes to a close, Microsoft and Xbox will help players look back on how much they've done on Xbox One and Xbox Live. Much like the 2017 ...


Microsoft Challenges Governments To Legislate Facial Recognition Technology  Forbes

Microsoft is asking governments around the world to regulate the use of facial recognition technology. They wants to ensure the technology which has higher ...


Microsoft's Kaizala App Will Be Available to All Office 365 Commercial Users Worldwide  Gadgets 360

Launched in India last year, Kaizala is now available in 18 languages across 28 markets in Asia, Middle East, Africa, and South America.


Microsoft Is Closing In On Amazon In The Cloud  Seeking Alpha

Microsoft Azure posts another quarter of 75%-plus year-on-year sales growth, which is higher than Amazon AWS'. It seems like more and more users are using ...


Microsoft, Amazon, Apple Are Top Holdings of U.S. Hedge Funds  TheStreet Tech

The top holdings of U.S. hedge funds in the third quarter reach across many sectors....UNH.


Microsoft: US Schools Short on Computer Science Training  Voice of America

A new study involving American teachers has found a shortage of computer science training in U.S. schools.


Microsoft to rule the biz chat roost – survey  The Register

Microsoft shows no sign of yielding its enterprise chat and conferencing users to a hipster-friendly upstart like Slack. A snapshot of US businesses who use work ...


Red Hat talked with Microsoft, Google, Amazon before IBM acquisition  Business Insider

Red Hat turned down IBM's first offer, then made a list of other possible acquirers.


5 Lessons Apple Can Learn From Microsoft's Comeback  Forbes

In this post, I explore five ways Apple can revitalize itself by learning from Microsoft.


Microsoft is asking the government to regulate the company's facial recognition tech  Yahoo Finance

Microsoft president Brad Smith is calling on the federal government to step in and pass laws to prevent the abuse of facial recognition technologies.


Microsoft is making its first web browser for the Mac in 15 years  CNBC

Microsoft is rethinking its browser strategy. It will bring its modern browser, Edge, to Apple's macOS, along with all supported versions of Windows.


Microsoft is right. The iPad is a kid's toy  ZDNet

In its latest ad, Microsoft doesn't pull its punches when it comes to criticizing the iPad, slamming it for not being a "real computer." And Microsoft is right.


Microsoft's Satya Nadella ranked as best CEO in US; Google's Sundar Pichai, Amazon's Jeff Bezos make top 10  USA TODAY

Employees have spoken, and Satya Nadella, the American business executive from India who's at the helm of Microsoft, is the best CEO in the U.S., according to ...


After Windows 10's buggy patches, Microsoft talks up its 'high-quality' fixes  ZDNet

Microsoft promises its software updates will improve next year.


Microsoft Urges Congress To Regulate Facial Recognition Technology  NPR

In a rough year for tech, Microsoft unseated Apple as the most valuable company. It's cultivated an image as Silicon Valley's elder statesman, urging regulation ...


Microsoft doesn’t think the iPad is a real computer  The Verge

Microsoft's latest Surface commercial subtly claims the iPad isn't a real computer. It marks the return to Microsoft comparing its Surface tablets to the iPad.


Microsoft tops Forbes ‘Just 100’ list of most responsible companies  GeekWire

Microsoft unseated last year's #1 pick, Intel, which landed in second place for 2018. Forbes and Just Capital ranked the companies based on values that citizens ...


Microsoft’s new Office icons are part of a bigger design overhaul  The Verge

Microsoft is modernizing its Office icons as part of a broader focus on design for its various Office apps. It's the first time the Office icons have changed in five ...


Microsoft is building its own Chrome browser to replace Edge  The Verge

Microsoft is building its own Chromium browser to replace the default on Windows 10. The software giant first introduced its Edge browser three years ago, with ...


Microsoft sounds an alarm over facial recognition technology  The Verge

A new paper calls for the government to regulate facial recognition. If it doesn't, Chinese-style monitoring could come to the United States.


Windows 10 WARNING: Microsoft fixes THESE major issues with latest patch  Express

WINDOWS 10 fans have been put on alert after a number of major issues were discovered with the Microsoft OS.


Microsoft allies with Facebook on A.I. software  CNBC

Microsoft still updates its own open-source software for artificial intelligence. But it's focusing more on improving.


Why Apple won’t overtake Microsoft and regain the title of the most valuable U.S. company  MarketWatch

When Microsoft overtook Apple to become the U.S.'s most valuable company last month, most headlines just reported it as a moment in time — an ephemeral ...


Microsoft patent hints at redesigned Surface Pro with a thinner keyboard  The Verge

Microsoft has filed a patent for a thinner Surface Pro keyboard design. The software giant is also rumored to be heavily redesigning its Surface Pro hardware ...


Microsoft teases a big announcement tomorrow involving Windows 95  MSPoweruser

Microsoft has teased an early Christmas present for Windows fans as the company plans to announce something big tomorrow which will involve Windows 95 as ...


UBS Prepares Cloud Move to Secret Microsoft Data Centers  Bloomberg

UBS Group AG reached a deal worth hundreds of millions of Swiss francs to use Microsoft Corp. cloud services in a bid to reduce costs while complying with ...


Who is the founder of Microsoft?  Gadgets Now

Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft. He along with Paul Allen established Microsoft in the year 1975.


If you invested $1,000 in Microsoft and Apple at IPO, this one would have made you 4 times as rich  CNBC

If you had invested in either Apple or Microsoft at the time of its initial public offering, or IPO, your gamble would have paid off big time. But one of these tech ...


These are the best tech companies to work for in India  CNBC

Multinational firms like Adobe, Microsoft, SAP and Cisco are leading the way when it comes to attracting India's top tech talents.


Microsoft's CFO is keeping an eye on gaming now that it does $10 billion in annual revenue  CNBC

Microsoft's head of gaming, Phil Spencer, says that the company's chief financial officer, Amy Hood, is keeping track of the company's gaming business now that ...


Microsoft Is Worth as Much as Apple. How Did That Happen?  The Indian Express

Just a few years ago, Microsoft was seen as a lumbering has-been. Now it's a contender for the title of the world's most valuable company.


The LSAT is going digital exclusively on Microsoft Surface Go tablets  The Verge

Whether you're applying to law school, are a lawyer, or just have a great love for the show Suits, it might interest you to know that the LSAT is going digital next ...


Microsoft Spotlights Adaptive Device In Holiday TV Commercial  Disability Scoop

Microsoft is touting one of its latest adaptive offerings with a national television advertisement featuring a boy with a disability and his friends.


Opinion: Microsoft browser shift has major implications for software and devices  TechSpot

At a basic level, it's an important (and surprising) move that seems significant for web developers and those who like to track web standards. For typical end ...


Microsoft Outlook for iOS is getting a new design and dark mode  The Verge

Microsoft is releasing a new version of its popular Outlook for iOS app today. The new design includes tweaks to mail and calendar features, and a new blue ...


Here's Why Microsoft Could Beat Amazon On Cloud In 2 Years  Seeking Alpha

It took twelve years for the infrastructure-as-a-*service* (IaaS) market to reach $40 billion – but will take only three years for the next $40 billion to accumul.


Microsoft Puts The Hurt On Windows Tech Support Scammers  Forbes

Have you ever seen an alert telling you to call for Windows tech support? Or gotten a phone call out of the blue from someone claiming to work for Microsoft?


#SurfaceDrop: Seahawks star Russell Wilson births new celebration with Microsoft tablet during big win  GeekWire

Russell Wilson may have inadvertently invented the geekiest touchdown celebration of the NFL season. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback was on the sidelines ...


Microsoft and Upwork Debut New Tools For Freelancers  Fortune

Microsoft and Upwork have debuted new tools to help companies manage freelancers working on Microsoft-related projects.


Dow Jones Futures: Microsoft Stock, Adobe Stock, PayPal Stock, Salesforce Stock Near Buy Points  Investor's Business Daily

Dow Jones futures were little changed early Thursday, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures, after the Dow Jones and other major averages rallied in ...


Microsoft Ireland suing Saudi companies for €27m through Irish courts  The Irish Times

One of the Saudi firms is responsible for half of sales of Microsoft licences in the Middle East state.


Why Microsoft is a better bet than Apple  CNN

New York (CNN Business) Over the last couple days, Microsoft and Apple have been taking turns as the world's most valuable publicly traded company.


OneDrive is broken: Microsoft's cloudy storage drops from the sky for EU users  The Register

It is OneDrive's turn to get a beating with the stick of fail as the *service* took a tumble this morning. Issues first began appearing at around 08:00 GMT as users ...


Apple falls to third place behind Microsoft, Amazon in market cap  MarketWatch

Apple Inc. AAPL, -2.43% once again lost its position as the most valuable U.S. company to Microsoft Corp. MSFT, -1.64% after its shares fell 1.1% in Thursday's ...


If you had invested $1,000 in Microsoft at its IPO, here's how much money you'd have now  CNBC

A $1000 investment in Microsoft at its IPO in March 1986 would be worth more than $1.6 million today.


Microsoft Took an Entire Year to Design the New Office Icons. Here's What They Learned (You Decide How Much You Like Them)  Inc.

At first glance, they looked like color swatches for paint. Yet, the new Microsoft Office icons actually communicate what to expect from a well-known brand: This is ...


Adobe, Nvidia, Microsoft best tech companies to work for in India: Indeed  Economic Times

According to the Top-Rated Workplaces: Best in Tech report, as rated by Indian employees on Indeed, multinational companies continued to dominate the list.


Windows 10 Sends Your Activity History to Microsoft, Even if You Tell It Not To  How-To Geek

Windows 10 collects an “Activity History” of applications you launch on your PC and sends it to Microsoft. Even if you disable or clear this, Microsoft's Privacy ...


Microsoft PowerPoint is getting real-time captions and subtitles for presentations  The Verge

Microsoft is adding real-time captions and subtitles to PowerPoint for Windows, Mac, and online in early 2019. The new features will allow speakers to translate ...