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Read all the latest news about Microsoft from reporter Matt Day and The Seattle Times business staff.



Last Build Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 23:44:18 -0700

 



Microsoft to open Africa data centers to seek edge in cloud computing

Thu, 18 May 2017 18:01:27 -0700

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The software maker plans to open two data centers in Johannesburg and Cape Town as part of an expansion that stretches across 40 regions globally.



Here’s what we know about Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s visit to Seattle area this week

Wed, 17 May 2017 05:30:00 -0700

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He’s in town for two days for the annual Microsoft CEO Summit. He’ll also be meeting with Gov. Jay Inslee in Seattle to talk about Northwest issues.



Cyberattack scramble: sifting through code, a midnight patch and a lost weekend

Tue, 16 May 2017 19:04:42 -0700

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As the WannaCry cyberattacks became major news worldwide this past weekend, corporate cybersecurity workers, researchers and law-enforcement agencies — including Seattle-area security firms and Microsoft’s 3,500 security engineers — jumped into action.



Monday Memo: Nordstrom shareholders meeting, Microsoft CEO summit, Wal-Mart earnings

Sun, 14 May 2017 17:00:00 -0700

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The business week ahead



Microsoft criticizes government creation of hacking tools used in global cyberattack

Sun, 14 May 2017 13:58:44 -0700

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As security experts continue to assess the damage from Friday's worldwide hacking attack, Microsoft's president said governments should come together to set guidelines on warfare in cyberspace.



Feeling like ‘a kid in a candy store,’ CTO Kevin Scott’s job is to keep Microsoft focused

Thu, 11 May 2017 16:50:17 -0700

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Kevin Scott was named Microsoft’s chief technology officer in January. He explains his new role in an interview on the sidelines of Microsoft’s Build 2017.



Microsoft steps up move into virtual-reality market

Thu, 11 May 2017 08:30:00 -0700

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Microsoft Build 2017: The company has launched a set of motion controllers for the medium and announced the coming commercial availability — from Acer — of the first immersive headset designed for Windows.



Microsoft outlines plans for fall edition of Windows 10 update

Thu, 11 May 2017 08:30:00 -0700

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Microsoft Build 2017: The company’s “Fall Creators Update” is aimed at extending the utility of Windows to Google and Apple smartphones.



Nadella defends value of Xbox, gaming to Microsoft

Wed, 10 May 2017 15:41:12 -0700

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Microsoft’s CEO suggested that financial analysts – some of whom had called in years past for Microsoft to sell its Xbox unit – were looking at the business the wrong way.



Microsoft launches new database tools

Wed, 10 May 2017 10:20:07 -0700

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Microsoft Build 2017: The new Microsoft tools are designed to make corporate database software, used to power everything from internal systems and records to public-facing websites, more smoothly integrate into the company’s Azure platform.



Microsoft CEO Nadella warns of tech’s social implications

Wed, 10 May 2017 09:02:22 -0700

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Microsoft Build 2017: The Microsoft chief executive has staked out a reputation as a cautious technologist in a world of starry-eyed Silicon Valley utopians.



Microsoft: Windows 10 is running on 500 million devices

Wed, 10 May 2017 08:01:00 -0700

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Microsoft Build 2017: The Redmond company kicked off its Build developer show in Seattle with an update on its flagship product.



Microsoft’s Amazon Echo-imitating speaker gets a name: Invoke

Mon, 08 May 2017 10:24:09 -0700

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Harman has unveiled a home speaker, called Invoke, that will come with Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant when it’s released in the U.S. this fall.



Monday Memo: Microsoft’s Build expo, Nordstrom earnings, local inflation data

Sun, 07 May 2017 17:00:00 -0700

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The business week ahead



Developers’ heads will be in the cloud at Microsoft’s Build show

Sun, 07 May 2017 17:00:00 -0700

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The focus of Microsoft’s Build developer show this week is expected to land squarely on cloud-computing and the new applications it opens up.



LinkedIn co-founder says merger with Microsoft was ‘natural fit’

Fri, 05 May 2017 14:55:52 -0700

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Reid Hoffman spoke in Seattle on Friday at the Technology Alliance’s State of Technology luncheon.



Microsoft helps Dubai create typeface that’s free to use, if morals aren’t affronted

Thu, 04 May 2017 15:32:09 -0700

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The Dubai Font, dedicated in marketing materials to “the power of expression,” was commissioned by a government with a poor record on free speech protections and human rights.



Microsoft going back to school with new version of Windows 10, Surface Laptop

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:01:03 -0700

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The classroom used to be Microsoft territory, but Apple and Google have made major inroads. The new software and hardware Microsoft unveiled Tuesday is its biggest push in years to recapture this critical pool of technology consumers.



Microsoft unveils leaner Windows 10, new laptop for classrooms at MicrosoftEDU event in New York

Tue, 02 May 2017 06:00:14 -0700

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Updates from Tuesday's MicrosoftEDU event.



A first-of-its-kind program: Microsoft, Seattle Children’s shuttles are now using Metro stops

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:30:00 -0700

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Microsoft and Seattle Children’s have partnered with transportation officials for a pilot program that allows the employee shuttles to use some public transit stops, in part to free up curb space.