Microsoft Launches Pre-Orders For $3,000 HoloLens Development Kit, Will Start Shipping March 30

 When Microsoft first announced HoloLens, its mixed-reality hardware platform, many of us assumed it was little more than a cool demo that was meant to stir up excitement for the ...

Microsoft Begins Making Progress On Nadella’s Broad Security Vision

 Last fall, Mr. Nadella came to Washington and in a comprehensive speech the Microsoft CEO laid out Microsoft’s broad vision for security in the enterprise. Today, the ...

Microsoft Is Buying Mobile Cross-Platform Development Company Xamarin

 Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Xamarin, a company that allows developers to build fully native apps across several platforms from a single shared code base. ...

Microsoft Launches Plumbago, A Paper App Competitor That Lets You Sketch & Handwrite Notes

 Microsoft’s Office suite already has a popular note-taking app with OneNote, but today the company is turning its attention to how note-taking should work on tablets that ...

Microsoft Brings Red Hat Enterprise Linux To Azure

 Microsoft is now selling Red Hat Enterprise Linux licenses. Starting today, you will be able to deploy Red Hat Linux Enterprise (RHLE) from the Azure Marketplace and get support ...

Microsoft And GoPro Sign Patent Licensing Deal For File Storage Technology

 Microsoft, though its Microsoft Licensing LLC, and GoPro today announced that they have signed a collaborative patent licensing deal for “certain file storage and other ...

Microsoft Turns On Yammer For Office 365 Business Customers

 Get ready for Yammer, Microsoft announced today – and it’s not kidding. Microsoft said this afternoon it will begin to activate Yammer for all its eligible Office ...

Microsoft Confirms SwiftKey Acquisition (For $250M In Cash)

 Microsoft today confirmed that it has acquired SwiftKey — a startup based out of London that makes keyboard apps for Android and iOS devices and is already installed and ...

Microsoft Is Acquiring London’s AI-Driven SwiftKey For $250M

 Microsoft is understood to be acquiring London-based SwiftKey, the startup which employed artificial intelligence to create a ground-breaking predictive smartphone keyboard, according ...

Microsoft Beats On Strong Cloud Revenue With $25.7B Revenue, $0.78 EPS

 Microsoft today reported earnings for its second financial quarter of 2016 (I know, that’s weird, but Microsoft’s financial year ends in June). The company reported ...

Microsoft Enables Co-Authoring In The Cloud

 Microsoft has announced that it is expanding its Cloud Storage Partner Program (CSPP) and furthering integration with Box, Dropbox, Egnyte, Citrix and ShareFile. One new feature ...

Microsoft Launches A Bing-Powered News App For iOS Devices, News Pro

 Microsoft today unveiled yet another application aimed at iOS users, with the launch of a news application that greatly resembles Apple’s own News application that comes ...