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.
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.
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.
Microsoft is commercializing technology it acquired earlier this year when it bought GreenButton in the form of a new Azure cloud batch service.
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.
Microsoft is aiming to make available a technology preview of Windows Threshold around late September or early October.
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.
Microsoft officials admit they're contemplating whether to bring Microsoft's Cortana personal digital assistant technology to non-Windows platforms. Are the tradeoffs worth it?
Chinese state media has warned that Google, Apple, Yahoo, and Microsoft, along with a host of other US technology companies can become "cybersecurity threats" to Chinese users, as the country moves to review imported technology.
Microsoft has made its Azure ExpressRoute private-networking service available to enterprise users who want a more secure way to connect their datacenters to Microsoft's cloud.
Who's competing in the same space as Red Hat? Or Microsoft? Or SAP? Accenture Technology Labs' 'company genome project' maps out competitive relationships.
From the truth-is- stranger-than-fiction files, Microsoft -- along with its mobile-dev tool partner Xamarin -- is creating a new foundation to open source more .Net technologies.
By combining the technology foundation of Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare Resource Advisor on the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud platform, customers across varied industries can now develop custom, cloud-based energy management and sustainability software.
Microsoft will be making some big changes as to how Office 365 looks and works later this year with the addition of new Office Graph and 'Oslo' technologies.
Bill Gates has been a hero of mine since I was a kid, but I can't get my head around the idea of him coming back to be more involved in Microsoft...