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Microsoft is not donating cash to support the Republican Convention this year

Business Insider - ‎8 hours ago‎
Microsoft said on Friday that it is not supporting the Republican National Convention with a cash donation this year. However, it is donating technology to the organization and will not withdraw that form of sponsorship.
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Microsoft closes Fable developer Lionhead Studios

The Verge - ‎11 hours ago‎
Following the cancelation of its latest game last month, Fable developer Lionhead Studios is shutting down. Lionhead's parent company Microsoft confirmed the news to Polygon today, saying that it is working to place former Lionhead employees in ...
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The Digital Assistant Cortana Has a One-Track Mind: Microsoft

Wall Street Journal - ‎6 hours ago‎
You can ask the latest desktop version of Cortana, Microsoft Corp.'s digital assistant, to find the nearest Pizza Hut—but don't expect it to use any search engine but Microsoft Bing or present the results in any browser but Microsoft Edge. Cortana no ...
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Microsoft has created its own IFTTT tool called Flow

The Verge - ‎20 hours ago‎
If This Then That (IFTTT) is an incredibly popular tool that enables features for web services like Twitter to generate an email through automation and lots more.

Miguel de Icaza on his journey from open source to Microsoft: 'It's a different company'

The Register - ‎13 hours ago‎
Interview At Xamarin's Evolve conference in San Francisco, I sat down with Miguel de Icaza, the initiator of both the GNOME desktop for Linux and the Mono open source version of Microsoft's .NET Framework. Miguel de Icaza co-founded Xamarin with Nat ...
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Microsoft 10: You're Almost Perfect

Huffington Post - ‎8 hours ago‎
Still a pioneering and great OS, Windows felt a bit outdated and boring. It was all business and much less fun that the other OSs out there.
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Microsoft blocks Google Chrome & other browsers from Cortana in latest Windows 10 release

Search Engine Land - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Microsoft buried the news today in a blog post about Cortana's personalization of search results. It gave a few examples of how Cortana already integrates into Edge and Bing - nothing new, as far as I can tell, despite the blog post's “Delivering ...
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Microsoft Is Experimenting With DNA as a Way to Store Data

Popular Mechanics - ‎12 hours ago‎
Microsoft is among the companies dabbling in DNA to store data, a sci-fi prompt that gets very exciting very quickly. A tech startup called Twist Bioscience reports that it has sold 10 million custom oligonucleotides (strings of nucleic acid polymers ...
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Microsoft releases open-source Azure IoT Gateway SDK in beta

VentureBeat - ‎9 hours ago‎
Microsoft today announced the availability of the beta version of the Azure IoT Gateway software development kit (SDK) to make it easier to connect devices to the Internet.
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Microsoft to reveal new Xbox One hardware and controller at E3 2016 – report

VG247 - ‎18 hours ago‎
Following the recent leak of production notes of an Xbox One slim model from a Chinese manufacturer, a new report from a Microsoft insider has added credence to the idea of new Xbox hardware. Citing sources at the company, blogger Brad Sams shared ...
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Are Microsoft's Weakening Cloud Margins a Cause for Concern?

Motley Fool - ‎7 hours ago‎
After beating expectations in its first two FY 2016 earnings reports, Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) multi-year turnaround seemed like it might finally have taken root.
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Microsoft will offer technology support for 2016 Republican and Democratic conventions

Windows Central - ‎9 hours ago‎
A year ago, we started identifying the places where Microsoft technology could help this important part of the democratic process operate smoothly.
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Microsoft launches 'cool blob' Azure storage - at 1¢ per GB monthly

ZDNet - ‎17 hours ago‎
Microsoft's Block Blob storage now has Hot and Cool pricing tiers. LRS, GRS, RA-GRS are the redundancy options. Image: Microsoft. Microsoft has moved Cool Blob Storage to general availability, offering space at a cost of 1¢ per GB per month, depending ...
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Microsoft sells 50% stake in Caradigm healthcare startup to GE

GeekWire - ‎6 hours ago‎
Microsoft is no longer an investor in Bellevue-based healthcare startup Caradigm, selling off its stake this month to General Electric.
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Microsoft Clip Art has finally got a proper makeover

The Next Web - ‎16 hours ago‎
Much to the sadness of people who loved to hate Clip Art, the service was killed off in 2014 because, you know, it was pretty terrible.
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Microsoft open to bringing double tap to wake to current Lumia line if enough people upvote it - ‎7 hours ago‎
Microsoft's 2016 Lumia line up is unlike any Lumia line up ever trotted out in previous years. Aside from being thin, light, and powerful, the firm has stripped out typical Lumia features like double tap to wake and coloured shells for the devices to ...

Microsoft joins the political fray, offering tech support for both US Democratic and Republican Conventions

WinBeta - ‎6 hours ago‎
In an effort to help voters make the right choice this year, Microsoft will provide tech support for both the US Democratic and Republican Conventions.
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Facebook has found a best friend in Microsoft

Business Insider - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
In 2007, Microsoft invested $240 million in what was then a promising young startup, for a 1.6% stake. Over the years, the two announced some joint technology deals, like using Microsoft Bing for searching that fell by the wayside as Facebook rapidly ...