At the WinHEC conference in China today, Microsoft showed off a new biometric authentication feature called Windows Hello. The ambitious technology, which uses fingerprint and iris recognition to replace passwords, will debut in Windows 10 devices later this year.
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A Reuters report today says Microsoft is working on a major update to its Cortana personal assistant technology. The report also cites unnamed sources predicting the company will release Cortana as a standalone app for other platforms. But you might have a long wait.
Nine new suppliers including Dimension Data and iiNet have joined companies such as Microsoft and IBM on the Australian government's cloud services panel.
Microsoft has opened up a first public preview of its real-time mobile analytics service that is based on technology it acquired with its purchase of Capptain last year.
Microsoft is set to buy the company which supplied the technology for the Surface Pro 3, and has spearheaded the comeback of pen tech.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is working on a new 'Personal Agent' project with Microsoft, he disclosed during his latest Reddit AMA.
When IBM signed up for Basic and DOS in 1980, Microsoft was tiny (40 staff) compared to Big Blue (341,279). But in the latest round of quarterly results, Microsoft unveiled bigger revenues, and it has 10x more cash in the bank.
Identity Mixer's technology uses an algorithm to encrypt personal data that's verified---age, birthdates, address, credit card number etc.---and share only what's needed with third parties.
Microsoft took the plunge into holographic computing and has all the hooks built in to ensure the technology will at least be tried in the enterprise.
The lobby group representing technology giants including Google, Twitter, Microsoft, and Facebook has said that the mandatory data-retention legislation before the Australian parliament could see its own services caught up by the scheme.
IBM has named Martin Jetter as senior vice president and head of its global technology services unit.
Microsoft is commercializing technology it acquired earlier this year when it bought GreenButton in the form of a new Azure cloud batch service.
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 researchers have built a prototype of a new app-shielding technology called Haven, which builds on top of Microsoft's previous Drawbridge operating system work.
IBM rolls out Power Systems Linux support and training across its customer-facing technology centers.
Bank extends its long-term service and technology relationship with IBM to accelerate the roll-out of new digital products and services.
Microsoft is aiming to make available a technology preview of Windows Threshold around late September or early October.
The aim of DARPA's CORONET project, which included IBM, AT&T, Applied Communications Sciences and others, was to create technology that could string together cloud networks on the fly to keep the Internet and government running.
The more I watch the evolution of technology, the more similarities I see between today’s Google and the ruthless Microsoft of the early 1990s. Can old age and treachery vanquish youth and skill?
The industry group representing Apple, Microsoft, HP and IBM has argued that if Australian competition law is changed to ban the so-called Australia tax on technology, it might drive companies out of the country.