Microsoft sacks journalists to replace them with robots

May 30, 2020 at 07:00AM Users of the homepages of the MSN website and Edge browser will now see news stories generated by AI Dozens of journalists have been sacked after Microsoft decided to replace them with artificial intelligence software. Staff who maintain the news homepages on Microsoft’s MSN website and its Edge browser –Continue reading “Microsoft sacks journalists to replace them with robots”

Xbox Series X will be ‘most compatible console ever’, says Microsoft, as next-gen battle against PS5 continues

May 28, 2020 at 01:50PM Even old games should look better on the new console, developers say Xbox Series X will be 'most compatible console ever', says Microsoft, as next-gen battle against PS5 continues … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Xbox Series X will be 'most compatible console ever', says Microsoft, as next-gen battle againstContinue reading “Xbox Series X will be ‘most compatible console ever’, says Microsoft, as next-gen battle against PS5 continues”

Docker expands relationship with Microsoft to ease developer experience across platforms

May 27, 2020 at 07:43PM When Docker sold off its enterprise division to Mirantis last fall, that didn’t mark the end of the company. In fact, Docker still exists and has refocused as a cloud-native developer tools vendor. Today it announced an expanded partnership with Microsoft around simplifying running Docker containers in Azure. As itsContinue reading “Docker expands relationship with Microsoft to ease developer experience across platforms”

Google, Microsoft, and Amazon provide ‘essential web services’ to almost every company on US blacklist

May 25, 2020 at 10:05AM Tech giants reportedly provide services to companies accused of human rights violations Google, Microsoft, and Amazon provide 'essential web services' to almost every company on US blacklist … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Google, Microsoft, and Amazon provide 'essential web services' to almost every company on US blacklist

Microsoft Build 2020: All the biggest announcements from annual developer conference

May 20, 2020 at 08:20PM Microsoft introduced new features for Windows 10 and developments for Teams Microsoft Build 2020: All the biggest announcements from annual developer conference … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Microsoft Build 2020: All the biggest announcements from annual developer conference

Microsoft launches industry-specific cloud solutions, starting with healthcare

May 19, 2020 at 04:00PM Microsoft today announced the launch of the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, an industry-specific cloud solution for healthcare providers. This is the first in what is likely going to be a set of cloud offerings that target specific verticals and extends a trend we’ve seen among large cloud providers (especially Google),Continue reading “Microsoft launches industry-specific cloud solutions, starting with healthcare”

Microsoft launches Azure Synapse Link to help enterprises get faster insights from their data

May 19, 2020 at 04:00PM At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced Azure Synapse Link, a new enterprise service that allows businesses to analyze their data faster and more efficiently, using an approach that’s generally called ‘hybrid transaction/analytical processing’ (HTAP). That’s a mouthful, it essentially enables enterprises to use the same database system forContinue reading “Microsoft launches Azure Synapse Link to help enterprises get faster insights from their data”

Microsoft launches Project Bonsai, its new machine teaching service for building autonomous systems

May 19, 2020 at 04:00PM At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced that Project Bonsai, its new machine teaching service, is now in public preview. If that name sounds familiar, it’s probably because you remember that Microsoft acquired Bonsai, a company that focuses on machine teaching, back in 2018. Bonsai combined simulation tools withContinue reading “Microsoft launches Project Bonsai, its new machine teaching service for building autonomous systems”

Surface Go 2 review: Microsoft’s smaller, cheaper Windows 10 tablet

May 19, 2020 at 07:00AM New model squeezes bigger screen in same body, for an excellent, affordable ultraportable PC The Surface Go 2 is Microsoft’s second iteration of its low-cost, smaller tablet computer and continues to prove that cheap Windows PCs don’t have to be terrible. The Surface Go 2 starts at £399, but forContinue reading “Surface Go 2 review: Microsoft’s smaller, cheaper Windows 10 tablet”

GO1, an enterprise learning platform, picks up $40M from Microsoft, Salesforce and more

May 18, 2020 at 03:23PM With a large proportion of knowledge workers doing now doing their jobs from home, the need for tools to help them feel connected to their profession can be as important as tools to, more practically, keep them connected. Today, a company whose platform helps do precisely that is announcing aContinue reading “GO1, an enterprise learning platform, picks up $40M from Microsoft, Salesforce and more”

Microsoft is acquiring Metaswitch Networks to expand its Azure 5G strategy

May 14, 2020 at 05:33PM Just weeks after announcing a deal to acquire 5G specialist Affirmed Networks, Microsoft is making another acquisition to strengthen its cloud-based telecoms offering. It’s acquiring Metaswitch Networks, a UK-based provider of cloud-based communications products used by carriers and network providers (customers include the likes of BT in the UK, Sprint,Continue reading “Microsoft is acquiring Metaswitch Networks to expand its Azure 5G strategy”

Microsoft partners with Redis Labs to improve its Azure Cache for Redis

May 12, 2020 at 02:00PM For a few years now, Microsoft has offered Azure Cache for Redis, a fully managed caching solution built on top of the open-source Redis project. Today, it is expanding this service by adding Redis Enterprise, Redis Lab’s commercial offering, to its platform. It’s doing so in partnership with Redis LabsContinue reading “Microsoft partners with Redis Labs to improve its Azure Cache for Redis”

Time: Microsoft’s Pint-Sized Surface Go 2 Is a Deceptively Cheap Budget Laptop

May 11, 2020 at 06:54PM Microsoft’s done a good job when it comes to reclaiming its position as a contender in personal computers. What was once missing from its line of Surface notebooks, its creation-focused Surface Studio, and its tablet-adjacent Surface Pro convertible notebooks, was a more budget-friendly version, solved by the introduction of theContinue reading “Time: Microsoft’s Pint-Sized Surface Go 2 Is a Deceptively Cheap Budget Laptop”

Microsoft and AWS exchange poisoned pen blog posts in latest Pentagon JEDI contract spat

May 08, 2020 at 02:18PM Microsoft and Amazon are at it again as the fight for the Defense Department JEDI contract continues. In a recent series of increasingly acerbic pronouncements, the two companies continue their ongoing spat over the $10 billion, decade-long JEDI contract spoils. As you may recall (or not), last fall in aContinue reading “Microsoft and AWS exchange poisoned pen blog posts in latest Pentagon JEDI contract spat”

Microsoft to open first data center in New Zealand as cloud usage grows

May 06, 2020 at 05:47PM In spite of being in the midst of a pandemic sowing economic uncertainty, one area that continues to thrive is cloud computing. Perhaps that explains why Microsoft, which saw Azure grow 59% in its most recent earnings report, announced plans to open a new data center in New Zealand onceContinue reading “Microsoft to open first data center in New Zealand as cloud usage grows”

Microsoft launches faster Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2

May 06, 2020 at 02:18PM Windows-maker updates top and cheapest PCs, plus new noise cancelling headphones Microsoft is launching a revamped line of its most powerful and cheapest Windows 10 PCs, the Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2, as it adjusts to continue operations during the pandemic. The new products, announced by blog postContinue reading “Microsoft launches faster Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2”

Microsoft makes it easier to get started with Windows Virtual Desktops

April 30, 2020 at 02:00PM Microsoft today announced a slew of updates to various parts of its Microsoft 365 ecosystem. A lot of these aren’t all that exciting (though that obviously depends on your level of enthusiasm for products like Microsoft Endpoint Manager), but the overall thrust behind this update is to make life easierContinue reading “Microsoft makes it easier to get started with Windows Virtual Desktops”

Microsoft wants to ‘read people’s brain waves’ to mine cryptocurrency

April 24, 2020 at 12:57AM Patent describes system that rewards users with digital currency every time they view an advertisement or use a certain internet service Microsoft wants to 'read people's brain waves' to mine cryptocurrency … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Microsoft wants to 'read people's brain waves' to mine cryptocurrency

Could Microsoft’s climate crisis ‘moonshot’ plan really work?

April 23, 2020 at 10:08AM The tech giant’s pledge to go carbon negative by 2030 leans heavily on nascent technology such as machines that suck carbon out of the air Microsoft drew widespread praise in January this year after Brad Smith, the company’s president, announced their climate “moonshot”. While other corporate giants, such as AmazonContinue reading “Could Microsoft’s climate crisis ‘moonshot’ plan really work?”

Microsoft’s new ‘Planetary Computer’ project will use global environmental data to support sustainability

April 15, 2020 at 06:10PM Microsoft is embarking on a new sustainability initiative as part of its overall approach to support environmental protection measures, with a project it calls the ‘Planetary Computer.’ This will actually be a computing endeavor that uses aggregated global environmental data collected from a number of sources as its input, andContinue reading “Microsoft’s new ‘Planetary Computer’ project will use global environmental data to support sustainability”

Microsoft launches Edge Zones for Azure

March 31, 2020 at 04:00PM Microsoft today announced the launch of Azure Edge Zones, which will allow Azure users to bring their applications to the company’s edge locations. The focus here is on enabling real-time low-latency 5G applications. The company is also launching a version of Edge Zones with carriers (starting with AT&T) in preview,Continue reading “Microsoft launches Edge Zones for Azure”

Xbox Live feature turned off as Microsoft reports ‘record numbers’ across its gaming platforms

March 30, 2020 at 04:37PM Game Pass and streaming service Mixer also seeing unprecedented traffic Xbox Live feature turned off as Microsoft reports 'record numbers' across its gaming platforms … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Xbox Live feature turned off as Microsoft reports 'record numbers' across its gaming platforms

Microsoft acquires 5G specialist Affirmed Networks

March 26, 2020 at 04:09PM Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Affirmed Networks, a company that specializes in fully virtualized, cloud-native networking solutions for telecom operators. With its focus on 5G and edge computing, Affirmed looks like the ideal acquisition target for a large cloud provider looking to get deeper into the telco business.Continue reading “Microsoft acquires 5G specialist Affirmed Networks”