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

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

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

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

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Dashlane universal password manager comes to Linux, Chromebook and Microsoft Edge – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Dashlane, a popular password manager that now reaches 9 million users, is launching today on Linux, Chromebook, and in Microsoft Edge for the first time. The company before required users to install its desktop software to work with web browsers, but with today’s release of Dashlane 5, the software is available as an extension that works directly in the browser. The update also includes other improvements for mobile, like support…

Dashlane universal password manager comes to Linux, Chromebook and Microsoft Edge – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Dashlane, a popular password manager that now reaches 9 million users, is launching today on Linux, Chromebook, and in Microsoft Edge for the first time. The company before required users to install its desktop software to work with web browsers, but with today’s release of Dashlane 5, the software is available as an extension that works directly in the browser. The update also includes other improvements for mobile, like support…

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

Posted: 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

Posted: 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

Posted: 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,…

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

Posted: 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 doubles down on digital innovation in Vancouver, BC – Seattle Times

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Microsoft is continuing its push to build actual and virtual technology ties with its neighbors to the North, announcing several initiatives Wednesday in Vancouver, B.C. Fifty new engineering and design workers will be hired in the company’s downtown Vancouver office, adding to the 800 employees that already work in the city, Microsoft President Brad Smith said at the annual meeting of the Business Council of British Columbia. Those jobs will…

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

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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

Posted: 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

Posted: 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 rolls out LinkedIn integrations in Outlook.com – TechCrunch

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 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

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 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…

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

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

Posted: 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…

Microsoft axes Outlook.com premium features – Engadget – Engadget

Posted: 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…

Microsoft: Nadella’s Cloud Transformation Can Rack up Gains, Says Argus – Barron’s

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Shares of Microsoft (MSFT) are up 23 cents at $84.10, after Joseph Bonner with Argus Research raised his rating on the shares to Buy from Hold, with a price target of $95, after concluding the company’s corporate revenue can rise on the strength of its Azure cloud computing and other cloud services. Microsoft trails Amazon (AMZN) in cloud, but it can still profit from “digital transformation,” he believes:  CEO Satya Nadella has pivoted…

Microsoft axes Outlook.com premium features – Engadget

Posted: 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

Posted: 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…