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Published: Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:50:15 +0000

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Microsoft releases preview of updated Skype Desktop app

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:31:00 +0000

Microsoft's newest Skype Desktop app, now in preview, works on older versions of Windows and Macs, but not the latest Windows 10 releases.



Microsoft takes the wraps off new Azure Event Grid service

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:01:00 +0000

Microsoft is kicking off a preview of its Azure Event Grid, a service to assist programmers building event-based and serverless applications.



Microsoft's new LinkedIn Messaging's 'Active Status' is on by default

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:04:00 +0000

Microsoft is adding a new 'presence' feature to LinkedIn Messaging, which users can opt to turn off if they so desire.



Microsoft acquires cloud-computing orchestration vendor Cycle Computing

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:41:00 +0000

Microsoft is buying Cycle Computing, which develops software for orchestrating workloads in the Azure, Amazon, and Google clouds, for an undisclosed amount.



Bill Gates' stake in Microsoft is now just 1.3 percent

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:16:00 +0000

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates is continuing to reduce his holdings in the Redmond software and services giant with his latest donation of 64 million shares.



Microsoft's .NET Core 2.0: What's new and why it matters

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:58:00 +0000

Microsoft is rolling out .NET Core 2.0, .NET Standard 2.0, and ASP.NET Core 2.0, advancing the company's goal of more of a common .NET platform everywhere.



Microsoft begins deploying fix for ongoing Band 2 sync issue

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:42:00 +0000

Microsoft has begun rolling out a fix for its Band 2 fitness devices meant to address a week-plus-long sync issue that some users have reported.



Internal memo claims Microsoft may have turned the corner on Surface Pro 4, Surface Book customer dissatisfaction

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:15:00 +0000

Microsoft may be readying a more concerted comeback against Consumer Reports' latest Surface PC findings, according to a new leaked Microsoft memo.



Microsoft confirms new Windows 10 Pro for Workstations edition

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 21:42:00 +0000

Microsoft will add a Windows 10 Pro for Workstations edition for power users to its Windows 10 lineup this Fall, when it releases the Fall Creators Update.



Microsoft's next productivity moves: Cortana in the conference room? Smart floors?

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:17:00 +0000

Microsoft is continuing to envision what the future of work should and might look like -- and new kinds of meetings and meeting spaces and smarter virtual assistants feature prominently.



Microsoft debuts Coco Framework to improve blockchain performance, privacy

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:03:00 +0000

Microsoft is working to address some of the current limitations of enterprise blockchain with a new cross-platform framework designed to make it more scalable, governable, and confidential.



Microsoft's second Windows Server 2016 test build runs Linux distributions

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 18:30:00 +0000

Microsoft's second Windows Server 2016 test build, No. 16257, supports the Windows Subsystem for Linux plus several Linux distributions.



Microsoft launches new Outlook.com beta; starts testing new features

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:04:00 +0000

Microsoft is opening a public beta program for Outlook.com and giving participants an immediate look at some possible new features.



What's next for Microsoft's Skype for Business unified communications products

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 15:07:00 +0000

Microsoft looks to be readying a new Skype for Business on-premises server and may soon clairfy how Teams fits into its unified communications business roadmap.



Microsoft continues to fine tune with latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update test build

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 22:42:00 +0000

Microsoft's coming Eye Control eye-tracking feature, new Windows Console colors, and some tweaks to Edge's interface are part of Windows 10 test build 16257.



Microsoft's new unified log-in experience is now in public preview

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 17:44:00 +0000

Microsoft is continuing to work toward its ultimate goal of converging its Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Account cloud identity services.



Could Microsoft be readying a touch cover for the iPad?

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 14:05:00 +0000

Microsoft may have developed some kind of keyboard/cover for the iPad, based on clues in a recently discovered document. If so, will Redmond ever bring it to market?



Microsoft 365 Business public preview goes live August 2

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 19:47:00 +0000

Microsoft is ready to let SMB users start kicking the tires of its coming $20 per user per month Microsoft 365 subscription bundle.



Microsoft's Windows 10 to get eye-tracking functionality

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 17:55:00 +0000

Microsoft is working to add eye-tracking technology to Windows 10, initially as an accessibility feature.



Microsoft rolls out Surface Plus financing, support programs

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 13:27:00 +0000

Microsoft is adding two additional financing and upgrade programs for its family of Surface devices to its mix.