Microsoft is commercializing technology it acquired earlier this year when it bought GreenButton in the form of a new Azure cloud batch service.
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Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Send her an email with your rants, rumors, tips and tattles. Confidentiality guaranteed.
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Microsoft's Garage is morphing from an internal hacking lab to an incubator for lightweight consumer-focused apps for Android, iOS and Windows.
Microsoft and IBM have forged a new alliance bringing more of IBM's enterprise software and services to Azure, and Microsoft's enterprise software to IBM's cloud platforms.
Microsoft has made available for download several new Windows 10 features to those running the Windows 10 Technical preview release.
A number of academics have submitted an open letter to Microsoft Research management protesting the recent closing of the company's Silicon Valley research lab.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's total compensation package worth $84.3 million, according to Microsoft's latest proxy statement. Here's the breakdown of what's included.
In partnership with Dell, Microsoft is launching its Azure cloud in a box offering, codenamed 'San Diego.'
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Microsoft's Office team has a new approach designed to allow it to share more of Office's code across not just Windows, but also Android, iOS and the Web.
Microsoft will be talking more about its mobile, cloud and dev/ops products, services and strategies at its Connect() event in New York in mid-November.
Microsoft's new unified enterprise tech conference has a name and is now open for registration.
Microsoft's HDInsight Hadoop-on-Azure service is getting Apache Storm real-time analytics support in preview form.
Microsoft is building new container technologies into the next Windows Server release, enabling Dockerized applications to run on Windows Server on-premises or on Azure.
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