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Microsoft has acquired Revolution Analytics, a company that develops R programming-language-based analytic solutions for open-source and proprietary big data platforms.
In the next few days, Microsoft will deliver the latest preview release of Windows 10. But don't expect to see everything that the company showed off in this week's live demo. Here's what you'll see and what's still missing.
Microsoft shared a bit of its pricing strategy for Windows 10, and provided he first public demonstration of Windows 10 mobile.
Optus has announced that it will acquire Microsoft partner and IT managed services company Ensyst for AU$13 million.
Microsoft is building a new platform called Azure BizTalk Microservices that could be key to what's next for the company on the cloud platform-as-a-service front.
Microsoft Corporate Strategy Vice President Jeff Teper talks about Microsoft's thinking on everything from its Minecraft acquisition, to how the leadership team is evaluating what's core to the company.
Microsoft officials are attributing a nearly 11-hour Azure outage across a large part of the world earlier this week to a performance update the company made to its Storage services.
Telco equipment manufacturing company Arris is convinced that NBN Co's strategy for HFC networks will work, drawing on overseas examples as evidence.
With the Microsoft deal now behind it, Nokia is setting out the strategy for its three remaining businesses.
Microsoft has purchased its fifth non-U.S.-based company this year by buying Israeli cloud security vendor Aorato Ltd.
[UPDATED] Does Microsoft find and fix security problems in their own products? You might assume so, but the company gives no reason to believe it. I assume they do, but silently.
Microsoft veteran Lisa Brummel, the head of human resources at the company since 2005, is retiring at the end of 2014.
I enjoyed a quick conversation with Dell's Executive Director of Enterprise Strategy at Dell World 2014 last week. It was rather refreshing to speak with an executive that was willing to admit that the company is focused on helping customers solve problems rather than building every piece of that solution itself.
Microsoft released a new version of Outlook for the Mac today, aimed exclusively at Office 365 subscribers. The company also detailed ambitious plans for Office for the Mac upgrades next year.
Some 72 percent of CIOs in Asia-Pacific feel weighed down by having to deal with more stakeholders who want their say in how IT budgets are spent, reveals a Microsoft survey.
A Microsoft-branded Lumia device is coming soon. In the meantime, the company is scrubbing Nokia from social accounts and websites.
If reports about HP's next computing play are true, the company will promote 3D scanning and a computing interface that rhymes with work conducted by Microsoft Research.
Microsoft isn't going the Smartwatch 2.0 route with its rumored fitness band. Instead, the company has a more targeted and cloud-connected wearables game plan, sources say.
Microsoft's desire to turn subscription revenue may enable enterprises to garner leverage for other products they use when negotiation time comes around.
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