Microsoft's fitness band may be the first device to leverage the coming Windows 10 Internet of Things operating system, as well as a number of brand-new Azure cloud services.
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Microsoft's Azure team is moving toward remaking the platform as a service part of Azure so that it is more 'microservice oriented,' says Mark Russinovich, the Azure Chief Technology Officer.
Microsoft is laying off its third wave of 18,000 employees it announced it would cut over the course of a year.
Another new Microsoft Azure service now in preview is aimed at helping developers integrate and get insights from their disparate data sources more easily.
Microsoft is targeting the second half of calendar 2015 as its latest release target for both its next-generation Office client and server applications.
Microsoft officials are revealing a few more of the Windows 10 features testers should expect in the coming months.
Microsoft is taking steps toward delivering on its cross-platform device, application and data management with new Office 365 capabilities.
Microsoft is commercializing technology it acquired earlier this year when it bought GreenButton in the form of a new Azure cloud batch service.
Microsoft has a $49 adapter kit that will allow Xbox One sensors to work with Windows 8 and 8.1 PCs and tablets.
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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