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Better Buy: Microsoft vs. Alphabet  The Motley Fool

Which of these tech giants is the best investment today?


Xbox One news: Microsoft scores massive win as PlayStation talk future plans  Express

Xbox One news this week includes some big updates regarding Microsoft's Game Pass and how successful it could prove for the company. As many will already ...


Bengals & Microsoft Bring Real-Time Technology to the Field  Bengals.com

The Bengals enjoy an enhanced partnership with Microsoft to bring technology to the field so that coaches, analysts and players can access real-time data from ...


Black Girls Code and Microsoft host coding class for young women at Southpoint  WTVD-TV

A coding class for young women was held Saturday morning at the Microsoft store at the Streets at Southpoint.


Windows 10 update - Microsoft is already testing a huge new version of this software  Express

MICROSOFT is already testing a huge new version of Windows 10 that is set to debut in the first half of 2020, a new announcement from the tech giant has ...


Want to know what 2020 holds? Microsoft has a little something for you  The Register

Microsoft fired up the speculation machine last night by issuing a *fresh* build of Windows 10 to lucky skip-ahead testers: and it contains code from 2020s ...


Microsoft to launch Visual Studio 2019 on April 2  ZDNet

Microsoft is planning a day-long launch event for Visual Studio 2019, the latest release of its developer platform, on April 2.


Detected Cryptojacking Prompts Microsoft to Remove Eight Free Apps from Microsoft Store  Cointelegraph

News. United States-based software corporation Microsoft has removed eight Windows 10 applications from its official app store after cybersecurity firm ...


Tableau Execs Talk About New Software, Battling Microsoft, M&A and More  TheStreet.com

CFO Damon Fletcher and product chief Francois Ajenstat see new features helping Tableau's analytics software win over more rank-and-file office workers.


Former Microsoft exec joins Apple’s Home division, previously ran $700 smart lock startup  9to5Mac

Apple has hired a former corporate VP at Microsoft and the founder of defunct smart lock brand Otto to lead its smart home efforts. Sam Jadallah updated his ...


Microsoft's Power Platform Aims To 'Make Other People Cool'  Forbes

Microsoft has always had to straddle an arguably difficult position in the software trade. The company has always needed to appear technically intricate, granular ...


Microsoft rolls out trial for big Windows 10 update  IT News Africa

Microsoft has begun work on Windows 10 20H1 which will be released next year, as opposed to 19H2 which will be pushed out in the second half of 2019.


Windows 10 news recap: more details on Microsoft's “Lite OS”, Your Phone app update begins rolling out to Windows Insiders, and more OnMSFT.com  OnMSFT

Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft's flagship operating system.


Microsoft gives you 'reasons' not to use Internet Explorer  Gadgets Now

It won't be unfair to say that Internet Explorer has become the 'step' child for Microsoft. Ever since with inception of Windows 10, Microsoft has been betting big ...


Surface Studio 2: The Vulture rakes a talon over Microsoft's latest box of desktop delight  The Register

Hands On El Reg has spent some time talking Surface Studio with Mark Rowland, Microsoft's category lead for Surface UK, and we also pawed at the pricey box ...


Cybersecurity firm finds 8 apps on the Microsoft Store that secretly mined cryptocurrencies OnMSFT.com OnMSFT.com  OnMSFT

A cybersecurity firm has found that apps in the Microsoft Store have been found to be secretly mining for cryptocurrencies in the background without permission ...


Windows 10 privacy settings: How to stop Microsoft from spying on you - Tech News  The Star Online

When it comes to private data, Windows 10 is the most intrusive of all Microsoft operating systems so far. But recent updates have given users the option to turn ...


Don’t waste your money on Office 2019 (says Microsoft)  Computerworld

We've all had a chuckle at the expense of Microsoft Office, with the '90s debuts of Bob and Clippy being particularly hilarious (at least in hindsight). But now it is ...


Microsoft news recap: Mobile World Congress event will be live streamed, Visual Studio 2019 to be released on 2 April, and more OnMSFT.com OnMSFT.com  OnMSFT

Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read! Microsoft ...


5 free alternatives to Microsoft Excel  TechRepublic

If you don't want to pay for an expensive Microsoft Office subscription, here are five alternatives to Excel that you can get for free today.


Microsoft’s new Remote Desktop Preview app leaks  MSPoweruser

Microsoft is working on a new Remote Desktop Client that is optimised for their Windows Virtual Desktop push, which would see companies run their productivity ...


Microsoft Is Firing On All Cylinders  Seeking Alpha

Microsoft has quickly recovered from a rushed post-earnings sell-off and has set sights on new highs. Despite trading at a lofty P/E ratio, it is highly unlikel.


Gates Foundation Trust Sells Berkshire, Microsoft Stock  Barron's

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust cut back on Berkshire Hathaway and Microsoft stock in the fourth quarter—the two had been its most valuable ...


Ballmer bleeds Microsoft, but goes with Amazon deal for Clippers  AdAge.com

The Los Angeles Clippers, owned by former Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, signed a partnership with Amazon.com Inc.'s cloud business ...


Microsoft’s latest Surface devices are now available in 20 more countries  The Verge

Microsoft is expanding where its Surface devices are available today. Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2 will all be available in 20 new ...


Bose QuietComfort35 II vs. Microsoft Surface Headphones: Face-Off  Tom's Guide

The Bose QC35 II and Microsoft Surface Headphones boast amazing sound, superior active noise cancellation, and intuitive features, but only one can sit atop ...


Xbox One Games news: PS4 fans left waiting as Microsoft get early access release  Express

XBOX ONE gamers with an active EA Access account can now download and start playing BioWare's Anthem game, while PS4 fans remain waiting on the ...


How to add animated 3D Graphics to Microsoft Word in Windows 10  TWCN Tech News

Office 365 sallows you to add animated 3D graphics to Microsoft Word. Learn how to embed or insert 3D graphics in Word documents.


This is Microsoft's AI pipeline, from research to reality  Fast Company

It's not enough to have brilliant researchers and a bunch of popular products. You've got to have a system–or several systems–for melding raw technology into ...


Have some fun while you work with the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 on sale for $699  Windows Central

The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 128GB is down to $699 at B&H, Microsoft, and other retailers. This price is at least a hundred off what it normally sells for and one of ...


Microsoft’s Lite OS could be seriously stripped-down to run on almost any device  TechRadar

More alleged details on the 'Lite' operating system – Microsoft's rumored lightweight spin on Windows – have emerged, shedding further light on what kind of ...


Google and Microsoft warn investors that bad AI could harm their brand  The Verge

Artificial intelligence is a huge part of tech companies' futures. But it also has the potential to go wrong. In Microsoft and Google's latest 10-K filing, the two firms ...


Amazon's cloud competitors keep hammering home the same message: We won't compete with you  CNBC

At the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco, executives at Google and Microsoft emphasized that they don't aim to become ...


Microsoft: Relax, The Sky Isn't Falling  Seeking Alpha

Microsoft Azure's revenue grew 76% year on year in its most recent quarter, once again growing faster than Amazon AWS.Per KeyBanc analysts, Azure ...


The Vatican and Microsoft team up to promote AI ethics  MarketWatch

Pope Francis met with Microsoft President Brad Smith and the head of the Vatican office that promotes Catholic Church positions on human life.


Microsoft slips on revenue miss  CNBC

Microsoft's total revenue was slightly below consensus as Windows device revenue declined. But Azure revenue growth was stable.


Better Buy: Microsoft vs. Oracle  Motley Fool

Both were late to the SaaS game, but one has prospered recently and the other hasn't.


Review: Taihe Gemini, a portable monitor that takes design inspirations from Microsoft Surface  MSPoweruser

There are many Chinese companies in the market right now that are dominating most of the tech industry. Some of these companies are working towards ...


After talking to teens about anger management, Bill Gates admits that some of his Microsoft meltdowns were over the top  Business Insider

An older, wiser, mellower Bill Gates has publicly acknowledged that his younger self probably engaged in some behavior at Microsoft that was over the top.


Microsoft Co. (MSFT) Shares Sold by Terra Nova Asset Management LLC  Fairfield Current

Terra Nova Asset Management LLC trimmed its stake in Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 22.9% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most ...


Microsoft February Patch Tuesday Addressed Zero Day And Critical Bugs  Cyber Security News

Microsoft February Patch Tuesday brought fixes for tens of critical vulnerabilities alongside a zero-day flaw in Internet Explorer amidst wild exploits.


Windows 7 Leak Reveals Microsoft's Exponential New Support Charges  Forbes

Microsoft is making life for Windows 7 users a lot more expensive...


The Main Drivers of Microsoft Stock Are Still Intact  Investorplace.com

MSFT has added more revenue drivers. Microsoft stock should rise over the long-term , driven by the expansion of the cloud and acquisitions.


IBM: Watson to Be Available Through Amazon AWS and Microsoft Clouds  Fortune

For years, IBM has offered corporate customers its Watson data crunching technology—but only if they used it on IBM's cloud computing *service*. Now, in an ...


Xbox Live FREE Games: Massive Microsoft Xbox One sale - games free to download NOW | PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch News, Reviews and Features - Daily Star  Daily Star

MICROSOFT has even more amazing treats for gamers this weekend as three more games have been made free for a limited time, including one giant Xbox ...


PlayStation Praises Nintendo and Microsoft As Xbox Team Calls for Unification  Comicbook.com

PlayStation's own Shawn Layden has been very talkative lately about the Sony brand and among his comments about cross-platform play and where the ...


Microsoft preparing to bring Xbox Live to iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch  The Verge

Microsoft is getting ready to release an important software development kit (SDK) that will allow game developers to integrate Xbox Live into any titles that run ...


Researchers Dig into Microsoft Office Functionality ...  Dark Reading

An ongoing study investigating security bugs in Microsoft Office has so far led to two security patches.


Microsoft Excel's Hall of Tortured Souls  Boing Boing

https://youtu.be/kK0M74E8PS4 A remarkable easter egg from the Windows 95 era, fully anticipating what became of the world's most beautiful operating system.


Microsoft is revamping its Office Home Use Program to feature discounted Office 365 subscriptions  ZDNet

Microsoft hasn't yet launched its updated Home Use Program for Office in the U.S. But once it does, it will be offering qualified business customers 30 percent off ...


Microsoft will live stream its Mobile World Congress press event with Alex Kipman on February 24 OnMSFT.com OnMSFT.com  OnMSFT

As we're getting closer to Microsoft's Mobile World Congress press conference on February 24, we just had the confirmation that the event will be live-streamed.


Microsoft's President Met With the Pope to Talk About Ethical AI  Futurism

Pope Francis met with the president of Microsoft, Brad Smith, on Wednesday for a closed-doors meeting about the future of artificial intelligence. When they ...


Slack adds app building tools as productivity arms race with Microsoft Teams continues  GeekWire

Slack wants to make it easier to build apps and integrations on its platform, hoping to attract third-party developers as it battles Microsoft and others in the ...


New details emerge on Microsoft's “Lite OS” OnMSFT.com  OnMSFT

Based on several prominent industry rumors, Microsoft has secretly been developing an alternate operating system to its current Windows 10 offering, out in the ...


Windows Internet Explorer UPDATE: Is Microsoft about to end popular internet browser?  Express

WINDOWS Internet Explorer has been the backbone of the Microsoft operating system for more than two decades. So is Microsoft about to discontinue its ...


Microsoft’s Emotional New Super Bowl Ad Promotes the Adaptive Controller  Variety

The spot features children with disabilities who talk about how Microsoft's new Xbox Adaptive Controller helps them play video games.


Microsoft’s Super Bowl ad is all about the Xbox Adaptive Controller  The Verge

Microsoft is back with a new Super Bowl commercial this year. It's all about the Xbox Adaptive Controller, a unique controller that helps gamers with disabilities ...


5 Great Discounted Microsoft Xbox One Games  Forbes

If you own an Xbox One and you're looking to save a few bucks on some of the console's best games, look no further than this roundup of the best sales on some ...


EOH looks inwards after Microsoft cancellation  ITWeb

The JSE-listed company enlists ENSafrica to investigate EOH Mthombo's channel partner business unit, following the termination of the Microsoft channel ...


Microsoft joins OpenChain open-source compliance group  ZDNet

By joining OpenChain, Microsoft takes another big step forward in being fully open-source friendly.


Microsoft's moving Xbox ad was the best thing about the Super Bowl  CNET

Commentary: The game didn't quite live up to expectations, but Microsoft's ad for the Xbox Adaptive Controller did.


Microsoft Office now available on Apple’s Mac App Store  The Verge

Microsoft is making its Office suite available on Apple's Mac App Store today. The software giant originally promised to bring Office apps to the Mac App Store by ...


Microsoft Announces New Azure Analytics Services ADLS, ADX and More  InfoQ.com

Microsoft has announced the general availability of two new Azure analytics services - Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 (ADLS) and Azure Data Explorer (ADX).


Amazon Joins Microsoft's Call for Rules on Facial Recognition  WIRED

In Washington County, Oregon, sheriff's deputies send photos of suspects to Amazon's cloud computing *service*.1 The ecommerce giant's algorithms check ...


Microsoft's Windows 10 Now Runs On This $35 Device  Forbes

It's a Steam Link, a retro console emulator, and basically one of the coolest and cheapest computers ever made. Now it runs the full version of Windows 10?


Microsoft’s Chromebook challenge: more $189 laptops and new Classroom Pen  The Verge

Microsoft is continuing its Chromebook challenge and education push for 2019. Seven new devices are being launched for classrooms, and one laptop is priced ...


Voicea's EVA Now Available on Microsoft AppSource  MarTech Series

Voicea announced the availability of EVA on Microsoft AppSource, an online cloud marketplace providing tailored line-of-business solutions.


Microsoft Teams reportedly getting support for custom backgrounds in video calls  Windows Central

Microsoft Teams already allows you to blur your background in video calls, but it could be set to add a more substantial way to get rid of background noise.


A second preview of .NET Core 3? Shucks, Microsoft. You spoil us  The Register

Microsoft has kicked out a second preview of .NET Core 3 and naturally we fired up the IDE to see what has changed. Aside from the improvements in C# 8.0, ...


Microsoft’s Bing Search Engine Blocked in China  Variety

Microsoft's Bing search engine appears to have been blocked in China. The move leaves the world's largest population of Internet users without access to any ...


Microsoft to start selling more Azure services directly starting in March  ZDNet

Microsoft is changing the way it will sell Azure services to small and midsize businesses (SMBs) starting in March. Microsoft will be advising customers to use its ...


Microsoft: What went right under Satya Nadella?  BBC News

On Monday, it will be five years since Satya Nadella was announced as Microsoft's chief executive. Since taking charge he has turned the tech firm's fortunes ...


Microsoft Says Windows 10 Will Commandeer Storage For Upgrade  Forbes

Microsoft has warned users Windows 10 will soon consume more of your computer's resources...


3 Highlights from Microsoft's Earnings Call  Motley Fool

Software giant Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) reported its second quarter of fiscal 2019 earnings results on Jan. 30, turning in earnings per share of $1.10 and ...


Microsoft’s new Outlook iOS design is now available for everyone  The Verge

Microsoft is rolling out a new design for its Outlook Mobile app on iOS. The latest app includes subtle design tweaks and a big new blue bar, with support for both ...


Microsoft is trying to fight fake news with its Edge mobile browser  The Verge

Microsoft has partnered with NewsGuard to fight fake news in its Edge mobile browser. The software giant has enabled NewsGuard by default in Edge mobile ...


Crackdown 3 could be the future of Xbox games, for better and worse  Polygon

Crackdown 3 is Microsoft's big open-world game for 2019. At full price, it's a disappointment. But for Xbox Game Pass players, it's a must-play. Here's how ...


Microsoft Wants Cortana to Play Nicely With Amazon and Google  WIRED

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company's Cortana digital assistant should be available on smart speakers made by rivals like Amazon and Google.


Microsoft wins cloud business from Albertsons as fear of Amazon grows among retailers  CNBC

Microsoft has signed a three-year deal with Albertsons, picking up another big cloud customer as retailers express their fear of Amazon.


Microsoft's Master Chief calls time on Cortana as a standalone AI platform  The Register

Roundup Culling Cortana, poking Phone users and feeding the UWP XAML developers – it's all in a week's work for Microsoft.


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 ...


I Cut Microsoft Out of My Life—or So I Thought  Gizmodo

Week 4: Microsoft. When I initially planned to block all the tech giants from my life, I hadn't thought to include Microsoft, mostly because Microsoft is—these days, ...


Microsoft’s $500 million for affordable housing in Seattle, explained  Vox

Microsoft has announced an unusual bit of corporate political activism: $500 million to support affordable housing in the Seattle area, where rents have shot up ...


Is Microsoft's Biggest Growth Engine Losing Its Mojo?  Motley Fool

Investors seem worried about commercial cloud component Azure's growth -- but is it much ado about nothing?


Microsoft acquires open source PostgreSQL startup Citus Data  Business Insider

Microsoft announced Thursday that it has acquired Citus Data, a startup that uses PostgreSQL, a database management system that's popular with developers.


Forget snowmageddon, it's dropageddon in Azure SQL world: Microsoft accidentally deletes customer DBs  The Register

Exclusive The Azure outage of January 29 claimed some unexpected victims in the form of surprise database deletions for unlucky customers. The issue afflicted ...


Microsoft cloud services see global authentication outage  ZDNet

Office 365, Dynamics 365, Azure Government Cloud impacted by authentication issue.


Third Point drops stakes in Alibaba, Microsoft and Netflix in fourth quarter  MarketWatch

Dan Loeb's Third Point LLC sold stakes in several high profile companies including Alibaba Group Holdings BABA, +0.24% Microsoft Corp. MSFT, +0.38% ...


Microsoft Patents Hint at Wider FOV, Other Improvements to HoloLens 2  Tom's Hardware

Two new Microsoft patents describe various improvements to augmented reality headsets that bear more than a passing resemblance to the HoloLens.


Microsoft and Google expand security tools to political parties in Canada, Europe  ZDNet

Microsoft extends AccountGuard to Canada while Google expands Project Shield to EU Parliament political campaigns.


Windows 10 update: Microsoft just fixed these problems for fans  Express.co.uk

WINDOWS 10 has been updated to bring a number of important fixes for users of the Microsoft operating system and here is everything that has been improved.


Microsoft's Inside Xbox Show Isn't Working  Kotaku

Yesterday afternoon, Microsoft aired its latest episode of Inside Xbox, a monthly livestream in which the company updates players on new stuff in the world of ...


Azure & Office 365 to Aid Microsoft's (MSFT) Q2 Earnings  Zacks.com

Microsoft's (MSFT) Q2 earnings benefits from enterprise strength, robust Office 365 & Azure adoption.


Top cloud providers 2019: AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud; IBM makes hybrid move; Salesforce dominates SaaS  ZDNet

The cloud computing race in 2019 will have a definite multi-cloud spin. Here's a look at how the cloud leaders stack up, the hybrid market, and the SaaS players ...


Windows 10 Problem Sees Upgrades Halted  Forbes

Windows 10 upgrades have a serious problem...


Stop, collaborate, and listen: Microsoft Teams gets an Atlassian glisten  The Register

Microsoft has given its collaborative platform, Teams, some Atlassian affection this week while dropping another subtle hint to Skype for Business users that it is ...