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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 ...


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 Teams is killing it in the business chat market  ZDNet

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


Microsoft, you shouldn't have: Festive Windows 10 Insiders build about as exciting as new socks  The Register

With less than two weeks to go before Christmas, Microsoft has lobbed a *fresh* build of next year's Windows 10 down the chimney. Insiders hoping for shiny new ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 Azure Kubernetes ...


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 awards $4M to two companies in Female Founders Competition  CNET

The tech giant's venture fund wants to bridge the funding gap in venture capital.


In 2018, Facebook is the villain and Microsoft the shining light, according to techies  The Register

Well, it's official. For years, at El Reg offices we have commented on how Facebook is the new Microsoft – and not in a good way. Time passes and so while most ...


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 ...


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 Edge Browser To Get New Rendering Engine but EdgeHTML Continues  Redmondmag.com

Microsoft isn't exactly killing off its EdgeHTML rendering engine, even after declaring plans to use Chromium open source technologies in its Edge browser.


Microsoft Monday: LSAT Becomes Surface Go Exclusive, Edge Moves To Chromium, Outlook For iOS Updated  Forbes

This week, “Microsoft Monday” includes details about the Edge browser switching to Chromium, a digital identity partnership with Mastercard, a new Outlook ...


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.


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 ...


#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 shares process reel and behind the scenes of the new fluent design icons  MSPoweruser

Microsoft recently showcased the new icons based on Fluent Design for Microsoft Office apps. All the icons showed by Microsoft are scheduled to arrive soon to ...


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.


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.


Microsoft is looking into AI for use with xCloud  MSPoweruser

Microsoft's upcoming Project xCloud *service* may utilize AI to make the mobile gaming *service* more responsive for consumers. According to a patent reported on ...


Whatchu got for us this week, Microsoft? Skype, Powerpoint tweaks and – oh – another foldable  The Register

Roundup In a week that saw developer goodness aplenty in Connect(); and Microsoft face a Chromium future, there were some other adventures in Redmond ...


Microsoft Deserves Your Attention  GuruFocus.com

Microsoft Deserves Your Attention, Stocks: MSFT, Bill Gates, release date:Dec 10, 2018.


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 ...


Mars, Microsoft, JP Morgan Chase: Insights From Early Adopters Of Corporate Climate Policy  Forbes

It's a story of stunning progress and staggering challenges. Some of the first corporations to make climate commitments have found that clean energy saves them ...


Microsoft releases new tool to quickly resolve hardware, software, and firmware issues in Surface devices  MSPoweruser

Microsoft yesterday announced the release of Surface Diagnostic Toolkit for Business (SDT) which will help you to quickly resolve hardware, software, and ...


11 changemakers chosen as recipients of Microsoft and National Geographic AI for Earth Innovation Grants  PRNewswire

New grant offers awards of more than $1.2 million to advance uses of artificial intelligence in scientific exploration and research on critical environmental...


How Microsoft's mediocre Rewards Program could build up Bing to compete with Google search  Windows Central

Last year I wrote how Microsoft is paying me (and could pay you) to use Bing. I received feedback from individuals outside of "Microsoft's universe" ...


Microsoft tops Forbes list of most 'just' American companies | TheHill  The Hill

Microsoft is No. 1 on Forbes's list of the top American companies "doing right" by the country.


Microsoft Wants Artificial Intelligence Regulated Before It's Too Late  RealClearLife

A group made up of tech experts from Microsoft, Google and New York University are urging lawmakers to take a closer look at the dangers of unregulated ...


Windows 10 sends activity history to Microsoft even when told not to  BetaNews

We all know that Windows 10 logs data about what you do on your PC. What you may not be aware of is that it still sends that information to Microsoft even if you ...


Mark Zuckerberg has reached out to Microsoft president Brad Smith, which is bad for Sheryl Sandberg because it shows how messy things have gotten under her watch  Business Insider

Mark Zuckerberg recently reach out to Microsoft president and chief legal officer, Brad Smith, according to a report by The Information on Monday.


Microsoft, Apple and others criticize Australian Government’s new encryption law  MSPoweruser

Last week, the Australian Parliament passed a new encryption bill that will force technology companies to provide law enforcement and security agencies with ...


Microsoft Bringing Rural Broadband Effort to Indiana  Inside INdiana Business

Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) has announced plans to expand the Microsoft Airband Initiative to several new states next year, including Indiana. The effort, in ...


Facebook CEO reaches out to Microsoft President for help  Khaleej Times

Embroiled in massive data scandals amid losing stock and market cap, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly spoken to Microsoft President Brad ...


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

Microsoft's web browsing technology is coming back to the Mac. On Thursday Microsoft said that its Edge browser, which was introduced in 2015 as part of ...


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 looks to tap into Indian language users; rolls out 10 new phonetic keyboards  YourStory

Microsoft even supports Indian language email addresses. The tech giant is also implementing Deep Neural Networks to improve real-time language translation.


Review: Microsoft Surface headphones  Fast Company

For a few weeks, I used the new Surface noise-canceling headphones side by side with my go-to Bose QuietComfort 35s. Here's what I learned.


These 2 atmospheric videos showcase the new Microsoft Office 365 icons perfectly  OnMSFT

Microsoft's redesigned Office 365 app icons generated a lot of buzz when they were announced late last month. While their rollout to users has yet to be.


Microsoft's 'HoloLens 2' set to be an Always Connected PC with Qualcomm CPU on board  Windows Central

More sources have come forward to discuss the upcoming "HoloLens 2" from Microsoft, more specifically the processor the AR device will be powered by.


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 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 rolls out KB4023057 to all the versions of Windows 10  MSPoweruser

Microsoft has rolled out a new cumulative update for Windows 10 users. Windows 10 KB4023057 is rolling out to all the versions of Windows 10 and brings ...


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-funded U.S.-China tech institute GIX graduates first class, reveals student projects  GeekWire

The latest milestone for the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) came Sunday as the U.S.-China tech institute celebrated the graduation of its first cohort of 37 ...


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.


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 ...


Vodacom, Microsoft to improve business efficiency  The Punch

Ife Ogunfuwa Vodacom Business Nigeria has formed a strategic partnership with Microsoft, through its 4Afrika initiative, and Descasio to build cap...


Denodo Offers Data Virtualization Test Drive on Microsoft Azure  Business Wire

Denodo, the leader in data virtualization today announced the availability of a free Test Drive environment on Microsoft Azure. Following on the heels.


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 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 challenges Nigeria to use technology to address unemployment  The Punch

Everest Amaefule, Abuja Global tech giant, Microsoft, has challenged Nigeria to take advantage of technology to address the endemic problem of une...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


NexCOBOT Partners with Microsoft to Debut Smart Facial Access and Self-Service Solutions  Digital Signage Connection

FREMONT, Calif. December 11, 2018 — NexCOBOT, a reliable partner for intelligent robot control and smart retail solutions, has successfully debuted its smart ...


Microsoft Claims the iPad "Isn't a Real Computer"  MakeUseOf

Once upon a time, there were two companies. Microsoft was the big, bad giant who ruled over everyone. While Apple was the small, unassuming entity who ...


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 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?


Xbox One news: Microsoft tease big news for Xbox gamers is coming in 2019  Express

Microsoft is hinting that 2019 is going to be an even better year for Xbox One gamers than 2018. While big news is expected to be shared next year, no concrete ...


Microsoft Starts Telling Its Open Source Stories  Thurrott.com

A new Microsoft blog is giving employees a way to tell their stories about taking products to open source. It's called Microsoft Open Source Stories, of course.


Six ways you can legally use Microsoft Office without paying for It  TWCN Tech News

In this article we will tell you how to legally access or use Microsoft Office for free, without paying for it. Microsoft charges quite a bit for the Office suite - but are ...


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.


Microsoft and Amazon have both overtaken Apple in market cap  Cult of Mac

Apple has done a whole lot in 2018 but, from a stock price perspective, none of it matters. That's because Apple's declining stock price means that the.


Microsoft Wants Xbox Game Pass 'on Every Device'  Gadgets 360

Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft's Netflix-style game subscription *service* for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC for select Xbox Play Anywhere titles. Now it seems that ...


Microsoft and Google working on Chrome for Windows on ARM  The Verge

Microsoft and Google engineers appear to be working together on Chrome support for Windows 10 on ARM devices. This isn't the first time engineers from both ...


Halian Attains Microsoft Software Asset Management Managed Service Program Accreditation in the Gulf Region  RealWire

Halian becomes a regional go-to partner for customers needing software asset management supportDubai, 11/12/2018 - International IT services company ...


DFAT probes protected Microsoft cloud - Strategy - Cloud  iTnews

The first major federal government agency is set to begin testing Microsoft's protected-level public cloud *service*. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is ...


Microsoft Dynamics 365: Why It May Not Be What You Think  Redmondmag.com

For starters, the cloud-based CRM/ERP software has some surprising integrations with PowerApps, Microsoft's low-code developer environment.


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

Apple Inc. AAPL, -3.57% once again lost its position as the most valuable U.S. company to Microsoft Corp. MSFT, -4.00% after its shares fell 1.1% in Thursday's ...


Microsoft wins bid to sue two Saudi firms in Irish court  Independent.ie

Microsoft Ireland Operations is suing two Saudi Arabian firms in the Commercial Court for more than $31m allegedly owed under various 'channel partner ...


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 ...


Indeed says Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud skills are rising in demand  Business Insider

Interest in cloud skills and positions has increased for employers and job seekers. Here's why it's the next skill to bet your career on.


Vergecast: 5G phones, Juul, and Microsoft’s move to Chromium  The Verge

This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter are joined by Verge science reporter Rachel Becker to discuss what's going on in the world of Juul — why ...


Microsoft 365 joins growing list of Insider programs  Windows Central

Microsoft has launched sign-ups for the Microsoft 365 Insider program, an "evolution" of the Windows Insider Program for Business.


Microsoft and Upwork team up to launch the Microsoft 365 freelance toolkit  Notebookcheck.net

Enterprises that choose to assign various tasks to a large number of freelancers often find it difficult to manage all the processes involved, especially when ...


Microsoft Is Worth as Much as Apple. How Did That Happen?  The New York Times

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.


Apple, Amazon, Microsoft And Google Can Reduce Your Grocery Bill: Here's How  Forbes

The primary model of grocery retailing has changed very little over the last 100 years. A new business model has the potential to usher in a new era in grocery ...


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.


Digital divide is wider than federal statistics show, Microsoft study says  The Seattle Times

New research from Microsoft says that far fewer people have broadband internet access than government statistics have shown.


‘Incredible in less than 22 seconds’: Microsoft Outlook gets an iOS refresh, with simplicity in mind  GeekWire

Microsoft's Outlook mobile app for iOS is the latest product from the tech giant to get a new look. The company unveiled some new design features and functions ...


Microsoft Working On Foldable Surface Codenamed Centaurus  Tom's Guide

The mythical Microsoft Courier — the dual-screen device that captured everyone's imagination when it first leaked in 2009 — is not dead. It lives in the new ...


Microsoft open sources key Windows UX Frameworks, launches first Visual Studio 2019 preview  ZDNet

Microsoft is open sourcing WPF, Windows Forms and Win UI via GitHub and making available the first public preview of Visual Studio 2019.


Can Microsoft’s Airband Initiative close broadband gap for 25M Americans?  Digital Trends

A new report from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says that 25 million Americans do not have access to broadband internet -- more than 19 ...


Microsoft open sources the inference engine at the heart of its Windows machine-learning platform  ZDNet

Following its alliance with Facebook around the Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX), Microsoft is open-sourcing the ONNX runtime engine for machine ...


Apple vs. Microsoft -- The Battle for World's Largest Market Cap  The Motley Fool

The Apple-Microsoft rivalry is getting a gritty modern reboot as both companies battle for that $1 trillion market cap.


Get real! Microsoft CTO of AI quits Redmond for real estate biz  The Register

The office of CTO for AI at Microsoft now has a stonking great “vacant” sign plastered on it, as previous incumbent Joseph Sirosh this week trotted off to become ...


Microsoft (briefly) passed Apple to become the most valuable US company today  Ars Technica

For a brief period today, Microsoft achieved greater market value than Apple, which is often called the world's most valuable company. The temporary shift ...


Microsoft adds a digital health feature to its Android launcher  The Verge

Microsoft keeps improving its Android launcher, and today it's getting a digital health feature. This means all Android users can access the ability to track screen ...


Microsoft's Big Stance on Facial Recognition—Data Sheet for 12/6  Fortune

Last summer the president of Microsoft, Brad Smith, published a nearly 4,000-word manifesto on a seemingly narrow topic, the need for the U.S. government to ...


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

Microsoft is overhauling its Office app design with simplified features and new icons. It's the first time the icons have changed in five years, and they're designed ...


Microsoft's Chief Technology Officer of AI Joseph Sirosh leaves for real-estate brokerage  ZDNet

Microsoft's former AI CTO Joseph Sirosh has left Microsoft for luxury real-estate brokerage Compass where he will be working on AI-powered products for the ...


Microsoft Puts More Brain-Power Into Machine Learning For Azure Cloud  Forbes

The discussion has been open for a while now. We know we want Machine Learning (ML) to be able to drive the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and smart automation ...


Hitting a 'brick wall' was good for this Microsoft exec  CNN

London (CNN Business) Jenny Lay-Flurrie has spent years making Microsoft products more accessible for others. One day, she could work on a project that will ...


The Outer Worlds isn’t a Microsoft game, even though it’s buying Obsidian  Polygon

Microsoft is buying Obsidian, but it doesn't get to publish The Outer Wilds. That means Take-Two's Private Division may have snatched the jewel from the crown.


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.


Microsoft and Docker team up to make packaging and running cloud-native applications easier  TechCrunch

Microsoft and Docker today announced a new joint open-source project, the Cloud Native Application Bundle (CNAB), that aims to make the lifecycle ...


Microsoft May Actually Release Its Foldable Andromeda in 2019  Tom's Guide

It seems that we should add Andromeda — Microsoft's rumored foldable phone — to the list of rumored incoming foldable phones for 2019. According to a new ...