The data storage company did not say how many jobs would be cut, but expects to take as much as a $150 million charge as a result.
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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.
Microsoft loves Linux, is adopting Docker for its servers, and just bought Revolution Analytics, the biggest open-source R statistical language company. This is not your dad's Microsoft.
Microsoft is privately testing a public-facing version of its Cosmos big-data service, which features new analysis and storage engines, plus a new SQL-IP language.
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.
Amid a spate of recent database investment, Neo Technology, the company behind the leading Neo4j graph database, has unveiled its own multimillion injection.
A fresh funding round for MongoDB is designed to enable the open-source document database company to speed up its expansion worldwide.
Microsoft has made available its first Docker image for Linux in the Azure Marketplace, and is delivering its largest VM for the public cloud, as well as a new cryptographic key storage offering.
With software-defined storage in Windows Server, you can get SAN features without paying SAN prices -- and the next release will challenge more high-end storage features.
Optus has announced that it will acquire Microsoft partner and IT managed services company Ensyst for AU$13 million.
As well as acquiring storage-engine company WiredTiger, open-source database firm MongoDB is bringing on board the architects behind the technology.
Microsoft has released a new public preview of Azure Active Directory Connect, a tool for connecting Windows Server AD to Azure AD. It will replace DirSync and the standalone Azure AD Sync tools.
Parallels was working on containers before they were cool, and now the company is adding Docker support to Parallels Cloud Server.
The new drives will come in 1TB or 2TB versions, starting at $899. The company even throws in an enclosure to transform the original Mac Pro SSD into an external USB 3.0 storage device.
The Australian Taxation Office has 60 new staff members on board to look into tax avoidance and profit hiding conducted by a number of multinational companies, including Apple, Google, Facebook, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Adobe.
Google is allowing users to run Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter on its cloud platform, and is now allowing them to run some of their licensed Microsoft enterprise apps on Google Cloud.
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.
SUSE, the enterprise Linux company, is working on its own storage solution using open-source Ceph: SUSE Storage.
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.
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