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Microsoft is creating the ‘Netflix for games’: Here’s everything we know so far  Business Insider

Microsoft is making a big push to develop a streaming *service* for gaming. The *service*, which is planned for a public trial this year, aims to deliver high-end, ...


Windows 10 Mobile support ending: Switch to iOS or Android, Microsoft says  Digital Trends

Microsoft will soon end support for Windows 10 Mobile, formerly called Windows Phone, and suggested that users switch to iOS or Android smartphones.


Satya Nadella gave a nod to a rumor about a new Microsoft bundle  CNBC

A consumer version of Microsoft 365 is on the way, almost two years after Microsoft unveiled a version of the bundle for workers.


Amazon and Microsoft diverge on approach to housing crisis in their home region  GeekWire

As two of the world's most valuable companies, Amazon and Microsoft have created mind-boggling wealth and economic vitality in the Seattle region.


19 Years After Bill Gates Stepped Down as Microsoft CEO, These 2 Successors Have Left Their Marks  Motley Fool

This month marks the 19th anniversary of Bill Gates stepping down as CEO of Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). It wouldn't be until 2008 that Gates would step away ...


Why Microsoft's 'Power Platform' is one of its biggest bets for 2019 and beyond  ZDNet

'Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and Power platform on top of what we're doing with Azure is the core of what we are doing as a company,' says CEO Satya ...


Microsoft Earnings: Mark Your Calendar  Motley Fool

Software-giant Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has seen impressive growth recently. In the company's fiscal 2018, revenue and earnings per share saw double-digit ...


Microsoft's top lawyer says the government shutdown is 'not good for business'  CNBC

The current U.S. government shutdown is not good for business, Microsoft president and chief legal officer, Brad Smith said on CNBC's "Closing Bell" on ...


Microsoft Office has changed, how you use it should too  ZDNet

Office has evolved into a mix of applications that are continually adding new features and cloud services. Time to rethink how you use it.


Walgreens Partnership Strategy Won't End With Microsoft  Forbes

The declaration by Walgreens Boots Alliance chief executive Stefano Pessina that the retail drugstore chain's strategic partnership with Microsoft is designed to ...


Microsoft is preparing for foldable Windows devices  The Verge

Microsoft is working on support foldables and new dual-screen hardware for Windows. The software maker is adapting Windows 10 and its built-in apps to run ...


Microsoft Will Invest $500 Million Toward Regional Housing  Seattle Weekly

Microsoft announced Wednesday it would put a $500 million toward creating and preserving affordable housing in the Puget Sound region in an attempt to curb ...


Inside Kroger and Microsoft's New Smart-Grocery Partnership  Motley Fool

As someone who loves to eat -- and I mean, loves -- I've enjoyed following the current upheaval going on in the grocery industry. The gauntlet was thrown down ...


Microsoft is separating Cortana from search in Windows 10  The Verge

Microsoft is making some big changes to Cortana in Windows 10. The software giant is planning to decouple search and Cortana in the Windows 10 taskbar, ...


Walgreens Inks a Massive Deal With Microsoft  The Motley Fool

The pharmacy is joining a growing number of retailers snubbing rival Amazon.


The Microsoft-Walgreens deal is the latest tie-up between two industries that desperately need each other  CNBC

Health care companies and tech companies are working together these days. There are benefits to doing so on both sides.


Microsoft says its game streaming service has an advantage thanks to Xbox  Gamasutra

Things are starting to feel crowded as more and more companies try to pitch their “Netflix for games” cloud-based streaming services, but Microsoft says the ...


Microsoft Outlines Its 'Netflix for Games' Service | ScreenRant  Screen Rant

Microsoft has plans to turn its Project xCloud into a Netflix-type subscription streaming *service* for video games. Microsoft first announced an on-demand gaming ...


Microsoft partner portal 'exposes 'every' support request filed worldwide' today  The Register

Exclusive Alarmed Microsoft support partners can currently view support tickets submitted from all over the world, in what appears to be a very wide-ranging ...


Microsoft blue biz bug bounty bonanza beckons  The Register

There's more money to be made from bug hunting in Microsoft code after Redmond announced its 10th active bug hunting reward scheme, the Azure DevOps ...


Microsoft Looks Set to Give Its Shareholders a Raise in 2019  The Motley Fool

I recently called Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) a "great dividend growth stock." The company has all of the elements that dividend growth investors should look for ...


Microsoft ending Windows phone support  Economic Times

Microsoft has asked its users to switch to an Android or iOS device as it announced the end of support for Windows 10 Mobile. In an "End of Support" page, the ...


Wayne State partners with Microsoft to help make students employable in high-demand jobs  Crain's Detroit Business

Wayne State University plans to start using Microsoft Corp.'s professional curriculum in courses to make students more competitive in the job market.


These 3 software companies are good bets during a slowdown, says Morgan Stanley  CNBC

Software giants Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, and Salesforce have surged in the last year—all handily outperforming the broader market—and Morgan Stanley ...


Here's How Xbox And Microsoft Win The Next Console Generation  Forbes

Here's how Xbox can with the console war after losing to PS4 this time around.


Microsoft’s CEO says that facial recognition technology can be ‘terrible’ and detrimental to society, even as Amazon sells it to law enforcement  Business Insider

Amid Amazon's ongoing drama over its AWS Rekognition facial recognition *service*, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella had some words of warning. The uses of facial ...


Microsoft announces partnership with Walgreens to compete with Amazon in health care business  WPVI-TV

Microsoft has signed a huge deal with Walgreens in an effort to compete with Amazon in the health care business.


From Microsoft to Zulily: Why the Sounders teamed up with Seattle e-commerce company that aims for rebrand  GeekWire

Zulily? Really? That was the reaction from many Sounders FC fans on Thursday as Seattle's pro soccer team announced its new jersey sponsor. Gone is ...


Seattle Sounders and Reign FC unveil new jersey sponsor, replace Microsoft with online retailer Zulily  GeekWire

Players from the Sounders and Reign, Seattle's two pro soccer clubs, show off their new jersey sponsor, e-commerce company Zulily. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin ...


Microsoft's 'Forza Horizon 4' removes controversial dances at center of the 'Fortnite' lawsuits  Business Insider

The popular racing game "Forza Horizon 4" has removed the Floss and Carlton dances as emotes following multiple lawsuits against Epic Games.


The Verge 2018 tech report card: Microsoft  The Verge

Microsoft's 2018 has been a year of growth, proving that the difficult changes CEO Satya Nadella has made are starting to pay off.


Microsoft to hold HoloLens 2 press event next month  The Verge

Microsoft is holding a press event at Mobile World Congress next month, and it looks like we'll get some details on HoloLens 2. The software giant will hold its ...


Bing Ads will serve all Yahoo search ads in new Microsoft-Verizon Media deal  Search Engine Land

This article has been updated with additional details about native advertising. Microsoft and Verizon announced Thursday an update to the partnership that has ...


Microsoft Surface Go With LTE Advanced Review & Rating  PCMag.com

Microsoft's small, entry-level tablet gains LTE connectivity, making the Surface Go even more ready to go. Your eyes and fingers may balk at the 10-inch screen ...


Power letters 2019: Sayed Hashish, Microsoft Gulf's regional GM  Gulf Business News

Microsoft Gulf has had a busy 2018, forging key partnerships in the government and private sectors. Our mission is to empower every individual and ...


Microsoft continues to build government security credentials ahead of JEDI decision  TechCrunch

While the DoD is in the process of reviewing the $10 billion JEDI cloud contract RFPs (assuming the work continues during the government shutdown), Microsoft ...


Microsoft closes out 2018 as the top public company  CNBC

In 2018 Microsoft reclaimed the coveted title of most valuable public company. Now it's held onto it for a month.


Microsoft Stock Rated Among Top Software Picks  Investor's Business Daily

Corporate spending on technology will stay strong in 2019 and that'll help Microsoft stock, Salesforce.com and Palo Alto Networks, says Morgan Stanley.


Will Microsoft Break the Internet?  Inc.

The giant of Redmond has a stealth project that could utterly change the way we use the web.


Microsoft’s M12 venture fund expands to India, invests in health care data startup Innovaccer  VentureBeat

Microsoft is joining India's burgeoning tech startup space. The company's corporate venture fund M12 has made its first investment in the country.


Coalition Pressures Amazon, Microsoft, and Google to Keep Facial Recognition Surveillance Away From Government  Fortune

A coalition of more than 85 activist groups sent letters to Microsoft, Amazon, and Google pressuring them not to sell their facial surveillance technology to the ...


Microsoft Could Help Kroger Counter Amazon’s Growth  The Motley Fool

Kroger (NYSE:KR) recently partnered with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) to test out two data-driven connected stores. The two renovated stores will use a smart ...


Microsoft’s Security Business Should Be on Investors’ Radar, Analyst Says  Barron's

Microsoft 's security suite is often overlooked, but investors ignore it at their own peril, Deutsche Bank says. Where we were: Microsoft (ticker: (MSFT) has been ...


Microsoft's LinkedIn report card: Technology integration continues, but at a slow pace  ZDNet

Microsoft and its LinkedIn subsidiary are continuing to integrate on the productivity and AI fronts in a deliberately slow and incremental way, based on a look at ...


US Department of Defense to fling $1.76bn at Microsoft  The Register

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has announced a contract worth an estimated $1.76bn for Microsoft Enterprise Services. The contract, which is set to run ...


Microsoft issues bug-fixing update for Windows Insider build 18312  Windows Central

Microsoft may not have another major build in the hopper for Windows Insiders on the Fast ring today, but it is pushing out an update meant to fix issues for last ...


Cloud Should Shine for Amazon, Microsoft Earnings  The Wall Street Journal

Can Amazon.com and Microsoft keep their cloud businesses growing strong? It's the new $1.6 trillion question.


Innovaccer nabs $11 million from Microsoft’s VC arm to give doctors a better window into patient health  TechCrunch

Cracking the silos of digital health records promises to bring better care to patients by better informing doctors, according to Abhinav Shashank, the chief ...


Why Microsoft Stock Gained 19% in 2018  The Motley Fool

Even with the market turmoil toward the end of the year, shares of Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) delivered an 18.7% return to shareholders last year, according to ...


CEO Satya Nadella didn't think it was worth celebrating when Microsoft became the world's most valuable company: 'That’s just not stable'  Business Insider

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told journalists that the price of Microsoft's shares wasn't the kind of metrics that thrill him.


Kara Swisher talks Gillette, Microsoft and Facebook with Scott Galloway on Pivot  Recode

On the latest episode of Pivot, Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway discuss the Gillette ad and more.


Microsoft starts its 'phased rollout' of Win10 1809, now controlled by a next-generation machine-learning model  Computerworld

It's official. In the mind-bending (and internally inconsistent) quagmire that has become Windows updating terminology, Win10 version 1809 is now in 'phased ...


The Microsoft Surface Go LTE Review: Unmatched Mobility  AnandTech

Microsoft's Surface Pro lineup has been a design win for the company for several years now. The Surface Go was launched in July of 2018 as a lower-cost ...


Microsoft and Kroger are taking on Amazon with a futuristic grocery store pilot  CNBC

The two outfitted Kroger locations will feature digital shelving displays with real-time price updates and product information.


The president of Microsoft says top leaders at the world's biggest tech companies meet regularly to talk about the major issues facing Silicon Valley and the world  Business Insider

Microsoft President Brad Smith told a room full of journalists that he has "sympathy" for executives at tech companies who find themselves under regulatory ...


Become an Expert in Microsoft Excel for Less Than $35  Entrepreneur

Unlike most other things with origins in the mid-1980s, Microsoft Excel is still relevant today, and to an impressive degree. According to a recent study conducted ...


Microsoft President Brad Smith says these are the 10 biggest challenges facing tech in 2019  Business Insider

Microsoft CEO Brad Smith predicts tech will have to tackle artificial intelligence, US/China relations, state-sponsored cyberattacks, and more.


Microsoft made inclusion a part of every employee's review process  Business Insider

In this op-ed, Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, chief diversity officer at Microsoft, says that the company's starting to see signs that this shift is working.


Microsoft to set up 10 AI labs, train 5 lakh youth in India  Economic Times

BENGALURU: Microsoft India plans to train 5 lakh youth in artificial intelligence across the country over the next three years and set up AI labs in 10 universities.


The tech world’s best CEO? Microsoft’s Nadella, hands down.  Computerworld

Over the years, plenty of kudos have been directed at the people at the helms of big tech companies. Until recent hard times, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, ...


Microsoft's 2018, part 1: Open source, wobbly Windows and everyone's going to the cloud  The Register

It seems a lifetime (or two Windows 10 releases) ago, but 2018 started with Microsoft, and other software vendors, staring down the twin barrels of Spectre and ...


Microsoft, Google Use Artificial Intelligence to Fight Hackers  Fortune

Last year, Microsoft Corp.'s Azure security team detected suspicious activity in the cloud computing usage of a large retailer: One of the company's ...


Google raises prices on its competitor to Microsoft Office for the first time in a decade  CNBC

Google is giving two tiers of its productivity suite a price bump, shortly after former Oracle executive Thomas Kurian takes control of its cloud division.


Cheat Sheet: Outlook, OneNote, To-Do, or Sticky Notes? Microsoft's note-taking apps explained OnMSFT.com OnMSFT.com  OnMSFT

Over the years, Microsoft has launched a myriad of solutions for taking notes, manage tasks, and create reminders. Outlook power users know that it's possible to ...


Microsoft to add two new Microsoft 365 security, compliance bundles to its line-up  ZDNet

Microsoft is adding new Microsoft 365 packages to its subscription-*service* roster, as well as expanding availability of its MyAnalytics 'fitness tracker for work' ...


Microsoft to silence Cortana during Windows 10 setup  The Verge

Microsoft is disabling the Cortana voice-over during the Windows 10 setup. It was originally introduced to be helpful for new PC users, but IT admins found it ...


The Recipe Behind Microsoft's Beloved Chinese Chatbot XiaoIce  Analytics India Magazine

Talking to voice assistants or chatbots are more like asking something to do with no emotions attached which is far different from talking to a human. With the ...


Amazon is the most valuable public company in the world after passing Microsoft  CNBC

Amazon's market value is about $797 billion Monday, compared with Microsoft's $783 billion.


Microsoft font gives away forgery in bankruptcy case  Naked Security

In a case that could be straight out of a legal TV drama, a computing font has cost a couple two houses in a Canadian bankruptcy case. The Superior Court of ...


Microsoft's launches XAML Studio, a free app for making UWP XAML UIs OnMSFT.com OnMSFT.com  OnMSFT

A new app from the Microsoft Garage Project studios emerged in the Store recently called XAML Studio which was released to help "rapidly prototype UWP ...


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella just laid out the company's vision for its 'Netflix for games'  Business Insider

Microsoft is building a *service* that intends to be the "Netflix for games." The goal of the *service*, named " Project xCloud," is to stream high-end video games to ...


Walgreens teams with Microsoft to battle Amazon  The Durango Herald

Walgreens Boots Alliance is teaming with Microsoft to design “digital health corners” for its stores as both companies battle an ever-expanding Amazon.com.


Microsoft’s Project ReWeave enables handloom weavers to sell crafts online  The Financial Express

The e-commerce platform would help connect artisans to the buyers directly enabling them to expand to newer customers and markets.


Why Microsoft (Not Amazon) Could Win The Pentagon Contract  Seeking Alpha

The majority of forecasts favor Amazon for the Pentagon contract while overlooking the partnerships that MS has made with the DoD since Nadella became CEO ...


Microsoft releases new driver updates for its Surface Laptop and Surface Laptop 2 OnMSFT.com OnMSFT.com  OnMSFT

If you own a Surface Laptop or the more recent Surface Laptop 2, Microsoft has just released new driver updates for both devices.


Microsoft Leads The AI Patent Race Going Into 2019  Forbes

There have been over 154000 AI patents filed worldwide since 2010 with the majority being in health fields (29.5%), Industry-specific solutions (25.3%) and ...


Microsoft's wins, fails, and WTF moments of 2018  PCWorld

From the Surface Pro 6 to Windows 10 S, we list Microsoft's successes, failures and head-scratchers for all of 2018.


Microsoft’s Brief Comeback  The Wall Street Journal

Microsoft Corp.'s reign as world's most valuable company was short, but Amazon.com's could be shorter.


Microsoft reportedly working on Xbox and Windows 10 webcams for 2019  The Verge

Microsoft is reportedly planning to release new webcams in 2019 for Windows 10 and Xbox One. Thurrott reports that two new webcams are on the way, with ...


Microsoft's killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, flags legit PCs as 'Not genuine'  ZDNet

Windows sysadmins wake up on Wednesday with an almighty Patch Tuesday headache.


Microsoft’s latest Teams features take aim at shift workers  TechCrunch

Collaboration tools tend to be geared toward workers who are sitting at a desk for much of the day, but there are plenty of shift workers, also known as first-line ...


Good news: Microsoft's Azure Data Box Disk is here. Bad news: UK South Storage is having a liedown  The Register

Updated Microsoft Azure's UK South storage region developed a distinct wobble today. The company reckons only a subset of customers have been affected by ...


Xbox One UPDATE: Microsoft fans sent into overdrive about THIS Scarlett demand  Express

XBOX ONE fans have been sent into meltdown over hopes Microsoft could do one big thing for the next-gen Scarlett console.


Virtual reality training by companies like Microsoft is saving lives, millions of dollars, and ensuring the future of mixed reality  CNBC

Companies like Microsoft are now developing virtual reality to be used for workplace training, after VR profits slumped in the entertainment sector.


One of Microsoft's coolest releases this year had nothing to do with Windows or Office — it lets you make a font from your handwriting  CNBC

Microsoft didn't make a big deal about it, but it released a very cool application called Font Maker this year. It lets you create a font out of your own handwriting.


How Microsoft lost the web  Computerworld

Through a series of missteps and outright neglect, Microsoft essentially handed over the fate of its web browser – and its ability to shape the online world – to ...


Windows 10 is now more popular than Windows 7  The Verge

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system is now more popular than Windows 7. Installed on more than 700 million devices, Windows 10 has finally passed ...


Scots lass suffers embarrassing job interview gaffe with Microsoft and it’s gone viral  The Scottish Sun

Laura Maclean, 21, told how she was “freaking out” ahead of a job interview with the tech giants over Skype call.


More details emerge on Citrix's plans for Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop  ZDNet

Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop *service* still has yet to hit public preview. But its longtime virtualization partner Citrix already is building on top of it, ...


Apple’s Next Move: Be More Like Microsoft  The Wall Street Journal

Owning an Apple device used to be the only way to access the company's services and software. Now that Apple is on the defensive, the walled garden may be ...


Microsoft is privately testing 'Bali,' a way to give users control of data collected about them  ZDNet

Microsoft Research is looking to provide users with access to their own 'personal data bank' via its 'Project Bali' effort. Here's what we know about Bali so far.


Master the Microsoft Office Suite with This Extensive Training  Interesting Engineering

Lifetime subscription of the eLearnOffice Microsoft Office Certification School available for 90% off at just $19 for a limited time.


Microsoft wins $1.76 billion defense contract: Pentagon  Reuters

Microsoft Corp has been awarded a five-year contract worth $1.76 billion for delivering enterprise services for the Defense Department, Coast Guard and ...


Lenovo Yoga A940 is more than $1,000 cheaper than Microsoft’s all-in-one PC  The Verge

Lenovo has created a new Yoga with a hinge that's similar to Microsoft's Surface Studio. The Yoga A940 is an all-in-one PC targeted toward *content* creators, ...


Slog AM: Microsoft Will Put $500 Million Toward Affordable Housing in Seattle, the Shutdown Is Hurting the Orcas  TheStranger.com

Hello, no Timothy today. He has a flight this morning and also got to the airport two hours ahead of time to beat any long TSA lines. So you're stuck with me.


Facebook and Microsoft Leased More Data Center Space Than Anyone in 2018  Data Center Knowledge

Non-disclosure agreements between data center landlords and their largest customers make the job of discerning what exactly the biggest data center users are ...


AMD working with Microsoft on Threadripper 2 scheduler issues  HEXUS

Windows patch in the works will add further improvements and optimisations too.


Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 now available - Tech News  The Star Online

The new 2-in-1 Surface Pro 6 is now available from RM4,399 while the Surface Laptop 2 is priced from RM4,829.


Microsoft's Acquisition Of Mellanox Would Be A Strategic Play  Seeking Alpha

Microsoft is considering buying out Mellanox Technologies per a report by TheMarker. It may not seem like a good match at the first glance as Mellanox is a ...


Just updated Windows 7? Can't access network shares? It isn't just you  The Register

Updated Microsoft has doubled down on efforts to persuade users to migrate to Windows 10 by breaking Windows 7 networking for some. Windows Server 2008 ...