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Microsoft Expands Global Connectivity With Local Startups

InformationWeek - ‎5 hours ago‎
Microsoft has announced plans to partner with 12 global businesses as part of a broader effort to deliver affordable connectivity to all corners of the world.
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Microsoft tries its hand at a news bot with Rowe

TechCrunch - ‎4 hours ago‎
Like everyone else these days, Microsoft sure loves its bots. Now, the company has rolled out its own news-finding bot called “Rowe,” who lives inside the latest version of Microsoft's Bing-powered personalized news reading app, News Pro. Rowe is an ...
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Microsoft Turns Billion Dollar Write-Off Into Strategic Success With Nokia

Forbes - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Last week's announcement that the Nokia name was returning to the world of smartphones has been welcomed by many, although the byzantine deal to do so has raised some eyebrows.

Visual Basic at 25: Microsoft looks back and ahead

InfoWorld - ‎13 hours ago‎
The company is planning a marathon Silver Anniversary Celebration, said Anthony D. Green, Microsoft program manager for Visual Basic and C# compilers.

Microsoft Taps Flash-Based Cloud Storage for Business Continuity

eWeek - ‎2 hours ago‎
"If you are running I/O [input/output] intensive enterprise workloads on-premises, we recommend that you replicate these workloads to Premium Storage," wrote Poornima Natarajan, a Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise program manager, in a blog post. "At the ...

Microsoft Word Flow review: Software keyboard makes iPhone typing fun again

Macworld - ‎13 hours ago‎
For a company that mostly relies on other hardware manufacturers, Microsoft sure knows its way around a keyboard. From the Sculpt's funky ergonomic design to the elegant and innovative Type Cover, some of the finest keyboards are adorned not with ...

Millions of SMBs yet to adopt tech: Microsoft

The Hindu - ‎1 hour ago‎
Microsoft India is eyeing a “huge potential” in the small and medium businesses segment due to an increase in the Internet penetration and low-cost smartphones in the country, a company official said.
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Microsoft's cloud computing, subscription pivot near complete, says analyst

ZDNet - ‎7 hours ago‎
Largely overlooked in the F3Q report, we believe, is a critical turning point in Microsoft's transition of Office to a subscription.
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Xbox One Backward Compatibility: Biggest Xbox 360 game yet set for Microsoft E3 reveal? - ‎17 hours ago‎
UPDATE ONE: Xbox One Backward Compatibility fans might be about to get the biggest Xbox 360 game yet added to the ever-expanding library.
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Microsoft To Kill Windows Live Mail Permanently And Soon

Forbes - ‎May 23, 2016‎
It seems Microsoft has found yet another way to push users towards Windows 10. Late last year, I wrote about issues with Microsoft's popular Windows Live Mail 2012 program and the fact that the company was performing changes to its new email services ...

Microsoft will help Seattle's KING 5 News cover tonight's Washington presidential primary

Windows Central - ‎5 hours ago‎
KING 5 was the first local TV station to begin using the large Surface Hub PC back in February and used it, along with Microsoft's Power BI data analytics tools, to offer viewers details of the "Super Tuesday" primaries on March 26. For the local ...
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No, Apple isn't the next BlackBerry - it's the next Microsoft

Business Insider - ‎May 23, 2016‎
When the iPhone launched in 2007, Microsoft was caught flatfooted. While it had made some early investments in smartphones with its Windows Mobile business, and had much of the technology, the company's obsessive focus on the Windows PC kept it ...
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With HoloLens, Microsoft aims to avoid Google's mistakes

Reuters - ‎May 23, 2016‎
This year, when Microsoft showed off an early edition of its HoloLens augmented-reality goggles, it took the opposite approach: targeting the software developers it needs to make the device useful.

Microsoft to increase the price of Minecraft in the UK, but only for PlayStation gamers

Inquirer - ‎8 hours ago‎
MICROSOFT IS arguably starting to show its true colours as the custodian of Minecraft after raising the UK retail price for the popular game, but only for PlayStation owners.
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Apple rumoured to be next with home voice assistant – should Microsoft step up? - ‎1 hour ago‎
With Apple, Google and Amazon already planning products, Microsoft is the odd one out without any home assistant. By not offering an alternative to these ecosystems Microsoft is likely to increasingly lose touch with the consumers that are the ...

Here's What's Going to Take Microsoft to $55 a Share - ‎6 hours ago‎
Analysts at Cowen Group have upgraded their outlook for Microsoft ( MSFT) shares and expect better numbers from the company, something TheStreet founder and Actions Alerts PLUS portfolio manager Jim Cramer thinks could boost the company's stock ...
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Microsoft finally joins the fight against terrorism online - ‎May 23, 2016‎
"We will remove links to terrorist-related content from Bing only when that takedown is required of search providers under local law," said Microsoft. It also has plans to work with nongovernmental organisations to offer "alternative narratives" in its ...
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Microsoft Canada discounts the Lumia 950XL by $150 - ‎6 hours ago‎
According to the latest stats, Microsoft's Windows Phone has less than one percent market share. Heavy discounts on its smartphones are now normal and the latest is the largest dollar amount we've seen for its flagship device.