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Microsoft inks major wind power deal with Swedish utility firm Vattenfall – CNBC

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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A Microsoft employee was forced to download Google Chrome in the middle of his presentation, and it’s the most … – Business Insider

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Microsoft doesn’t have the best luck when it comes to tech demos. Forget the time Microsoft’s first Surface tablet bricked on stage — this video, taken in September at Microsoft’s annual Ignite conference for developers and IT professionals, is easily one of the more embarrassing moments for the storied tech giant. The video shows company employee Michael Leary demonstrating how customers can migrate their data and work to Azure, Microsoft’s cloud-computing service. But in the…

Microsoft employee downloads Google Chrome during presentation … – Business Insider

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Microsoft doesn’t have the best luck when it comes to tech demos. Forget the time Microsoft’s first Surface tablet bricked on stage — this video, taken in September at Microsoft’s annual Ignite conference for developers and IT professionals, is easily one of the more embarrassing moments for the storied tech giant. The video shows company employee Michael Leary demonstrating how customers can migrate their data and work to Azure, Microsoft’s cloud-computing service. But in the…

A Microsoft employee was forced to download Google Chrome in the middle of his presentation, and it’s the most … – Business Insider

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Microsoft doesn’t have the best luck when it comes to tech demos. Forget the time Microsoft’s first Surface tablet bricked on stage — this video, taken in September at Microsoft’s annual Ignite conference for developers and IT professionals, is easily one of the more embarrassing moments for the storied tech giant. The video shows company employee Michael Leary demonstrating how customers can migrate their data and work to Azure, Microsoft’s cloud-computing service. But in the…

Firefox is getting a Tor-based security upgrade – TNW

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Mozilla is making Firefox a more private experience by taking cues from Tor, the browser of choice for those who dare to visit the dark web. The non-profit Mozilla Foundation will remove a “feature” called canvas fingerprinting from Firefox, which allows user-tracking across multiple sites without cookies, in it’s upcoming build. It’ll do this by imitating Tor, which was built on modified Firefox code and already blocks tracking. Canvas fingerprinting,…

Microsoft is working on AI chips across its different devices, top exec says – CNBC

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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Microsoft’s Top Female Engineer Leaves – Bloomberg

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Microsoft Corp. said Julie Larson-Green, who oversaw Office software experiences and was once the the company’s most senior female executive in an engineering role, has left to pursue new opportunities. Larson-Green, who spent almost 25 years at the software maker, has been on leave since May. Previously, she was in charge of Windows software and hardware and spearheaded radical shifts in the look and feel of the company’s flagship products….

Microsoft’s Top Female Engineer Leaves – Bloomberg

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Microsoft Corp. said Julie Larson-Green, who oversaw Office software experiences and was once the the company’s most senior female executive in an engineering role, has left to pursue new opportunities. Larson-Green, who spent almost 25 years at the software maker, has been on leave since May. Previously, she was in charge of Windows software and hardware and spearheaded radical shifts in the look and feel of the company’s flagship products….

Microsoft rolls out LinkedIn integrations in Outlook.com – TechCrunch

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of business networking site LinkedIn is starting to pay off – at least in terms of product integrations that make sense. The company today announced that LinkedIn integration within Outlook.com is now going live, allowing email users to view insights, profile pictures, work history and more from within their inbox. The addition of LinkedIn to Outlook was previously detailed in September at Microsoft Ignite. There, Microsoft…

Microsoft launches a revamped version of Mixer into beta – TechCrunch

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Microsoft today announced the launch of a new beta version of its mobile gameplay streaming app, Mixer, for both iOS and Android. The company says the new app features an entirely different codebase that will allow it to roll out updates more quickly, and includes a number of changes focused on improving the core user experience, content discoverability, app performance and personalization. The launch comes shortly after Mixer Create’s exit…

Microsoft 365 for small and medium businesses is now generally available – TechCrunch

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Microsoft 365 lets businesses subscribe to a bundle with Office 365, Windows 10 and the company’s mobile device management tools. The early focus for this program was enterprises, but a few months ago, the company also launched a preview version of Microsoft 365 for small and medium businesses. Today, Microsoft 365 Business is coming out of beta and is now generally available to customers. Also coming out of beta are…

Why Microsoft Is So Good At Retaining Its Software Engineers – Forbes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

(Photo: VESA MOILANEN/AFP/Getty Images) Why do Microsoft software engineers tend to stay for a long time compared to other tech companies? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Bowen Li, former PM at Microsoft, on Quora: Why do Microsoft software engineers tend to stay for a long time compared to other tech companies?…

Microsoft will launch a Surface Pro with built-in LTE Advanced in December – TechCrunch

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Microsoft today announced that in December it will launch a Surface Pro with built-in LTE Advanced support to its business customers. Panos Panay, Microsoft’s corporate VP for Windows devices, made the announcement at the company’s Future Decoded event in London. In the announcement, Panay argues that as the global workforce evolves, being a mobile worker will become the new default for many. “The office is no longer restricted to a…

French senator demands public inquiry into Microsoft military deal – The Register

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A French senator has put down a parliamentary motion demanding an investigation into Microsoft’s framework deal with France’s defence ministry. Senator Joëlle Garriaud-Maylam tabled the motion, which calls for the creation of a 21-strong investigative committee, earlier in October. It is part of a long-running issue in France over the Microsoft deal. The (translated) wording of the motion calls for an investigation into “the conditions in which the framework agreement…

Microsoft axes Outlook.com premium features – Engadget

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

If you still want Premium’s perks, you’ll need to have an Office 365 subscription linked to one of Microsoft’s email domains, whether it’s Outlook.com, Hotmail, Live.com or MSN. You may also have to be patient, as the the features will take “several weeks” to roll out to Office 365 Home and Personal customers. We’ve asked Microsoft if it can elaborate on the decision to cut Outlook.com Premium and will let…

Three Women Suing Microsoft for Bias Want to Add 8630 Peers – Bloomberg

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A lawsuit accusing Microsoft Corp. of discriminating against women in technical and engineering roles is poised to grow a lot bigger if it wins class-action status. With the technology sector awash in challenges to white male dominance, the three women spearheading the case against Microsoft told a Seattle federal judge they want to represent about 8,630 peers who have worked for the company since 2012. The women said their expert…

Microsoft Monday: End Of Kinect, New Mixer Feature In Minecraft, Foldable Device Rumor, Skype Update – Forbes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaking at The David Rubenstein Show in New York Photographer: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg “Microsoft Monday” is a weekly column that focuses on all things Microsoft. This week, Microsoft Monday includes details about the confirmation of the end of the Kinect, the dropping of the Department of Justice lawsuit, the availability of Kubernetes for cloud apps, the impressive FY18 Q1 results, the new Mixed Reality Studio, new smart…

Microsoft kills off Outlook.com Premium, bundles features into Office 365 – The Verge

Monday, October 30, 2017

Microsoft is bringing Outlook.com premium features like no ads to its Office 365 subscribers today. The software giant is killing its separate Outlook.com Premium service ($49.95 per year) as a result, so if you want ad-free Outlook.com you’ll now need to subscribe to Office 365. If you’re already subscribed then the changes are automatic starting today, and the features are all part of Office 365 now. Ad-free browsing of Outlook.com…