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Microsoft announces huge expansion to ‘modernize’ its Redmond HQ

Microsoft has announced a massive expansion plan aimed at modernizing its headquarters in Redmond, Washington. Unlike fellow Washington-based tech giant Amazon, which is seeking a second HQ in a new location, Microsoft is building on existing ground in order to “grow...

/ November 29, 2017

Microsoft shows off Windows ‘Sets,’ a tabbed app interface that puts a web browser everywhere

Just a few weeks after the major launch of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft is already looking towards what’s next as the company looks to test features that could fundamentally shape how you use web browsers. Today, Microsoft announced...

/ November 28, 2017

Microsoft Office arrives on Chromebooks via Google Play Store

Microsoft Office is now available for Google Chromebook users through the Google Play Store – a notable addition, given the two companies offer competing products in terms of office productivity software. Neither Google nor Microsoft are making a formal announcement...

/ November 27, 2017

The battle for control of data could be just starting

Companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon happily take our data in exchange for convenience, lower prices or free services, but individuals and businesses are beginning to understand the value of controlling their data instead of simply handing it over to...

/ November 19, 2017

Hands-on with Microsoft’s high-end Surface Book 2

Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is the most powerful mobile Surface device yet. It easily blows away the Surface Pro, Surface Laptop and, of course, the old Surface Book. It’s also one of the odder devices in the lineup, though. It’s...

/ November 16, 2017

Microsoft joins the MariaDB Foundation and launches Azure Database for MariaDB

Microsoft today announced that it is joining the MariaDB Foundation, the nonprofit behind the popular relational database founded by the original developers of MySQL. As a platinum sponsor, the company is joining Booking.com, Alibaba Cloud and Tencent Cloud. In addition,...

/ November 15, 2017

Microsoft makes Databricks a first-party service on Azure

Databricks has made a name for itself as one of the most popular commercial services around the Apache Spark data analytics platform (which, not coincidentally, was started by the founders of Databricks). Now it’s coming to Microsoft’s Azure platform in...

/ November 15, 2017

Microsoft’s period of congenial cooperation could be over

A couple of years ago while a guest of Marc Benioff on stage at Salesforce’s Dreamforce customer conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said something that seemed to signal a new period of amicable cooperation for his company. Several pieces of...

/ November 14, 2017

Skype launches Photo Effects – sticker suggestions powered by machine learning

Not content with merely launching its own take on Instagram and Snapchat’s Stories, Skype today is adding another copycat-like feature to its app: photo stickers. The company says it’s introducing new “Photo Effects” (as it’s calling these stickers), which include...

/ November 8, 2017

LinkedIn and Microsoft team up for a resume building assistant in Word

LinkedIn, the social network for professionals that was acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion, is today rolling out the latest product in its deepening relationship with its owner. The two are unveiling Resume Assistant, a resume builder in Microsoft Word...

/ November 8, 2017