Microsoft is developing a number of Windows 10 for IoT versions, alongside some custom Windows 10 SKUs, targeted at a wide family of embedded devices.
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Microsoft has shared a few more details about how businesses will be able to get Windows 10 and to keep their users current with feature and security fixes and updates.
UPDATED. Microsoft officials have revealed the next release of Windows Server won't ship until some time in 2016. The next public preview of the product will be this spring.
Microsoft is using the code base from its Acompli acquisition to deliver new Outlook apps for iOS and Android.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is working on a new 'Personal Agent' project with Microsoft, he disclosed during his latest Reddit AMA.
Microsoft is rolling out a first public preview of its OneDrive for Business for Mac client, and outlined new and coming updates to its OneDrive app for iOS and Windows.
Microsoft's new 'Spartan' browser will include support for extensions at some point, Microsoft officials have confirmed.
Microsoft is planning to introduce a free version of its Power BI business-intelligence tools/service, and will cut prices on its new, fully featured Pro version.
We know Microsoft is developing a number of different Windows 10 versions for use on different hardware. How those SKUs will stack up is a work in progress.
Microsoft took a tax hit due to an IRS audit adjustment last quarter, but its ongoing tax dispute with the IRS looks to wage on, possibly for another year.
As Microsoft continues its transition to more of a mobile first, cloud first vendor, its traditional Windows and Office licensing businesses are feeling the impact, as its Q2 FY 2015 numbers show.
Microsoft is using its own Cloud Platform System to power its internal 'Nebula' infrastructure-as-a-service cloud.
Microsoft is privately testing a public-facing version of its Cosmos big-data service, which features new analysis and storage engines, plus a new SQL-IP language.
MIcrosoft is rolling out a new test build of Windows 10 for desktops today, January 23.
Microsoft has acquired Revolution Analytics, a company that develops R programming-language-based analytic solutions for open-source and proprietary big data platforms.
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