Video Roundup: New at Microsoft

From a Cortana-powered thermostat to a new focus on machine reading in its growing AI division, Microsoft is making waves lately. The Redmond-based company has even bet on white spaces to bring broadband internet to rural America. Here's a look at what's new at Microsoft.

First Windows 10 S laptops under $300 make their debut

First Windows 10 S laptops under $300 make their debut Lenovo's N23 and N24 have hit the market.

Enterprise use of Windows 10 is overtaking XP -- finally

Enterprise use of Windows 10 is overtaking XP - finally Businesses are finally moving away from the 2001 operating system.

Watch out, Nest: Microsoft just teased a Cortana thermostat

Watch out, Nest: Microsoft just teased a Cortana thermostat Microsoft hasn't given up on home automation, afterall. • It is working on a Nest-like Thermostat. • Called GLAS, the smart thermostat will run Windows 10 IOT Core. • Cortana will enable voice control. • GLAS will use Azure cloud services on the backend. • From Microsoft’s teaser video, GLAS appears to have a touchscreen. • No word yet on pricing or release date.

The containerization of Windows

The containerization of Windows This is enterprise-grade cloud security technology being distilled for the masses.

Elevator repair gives Microsoft HoloLens a lift

Elevator repair gives Microsoft HoloLens a lift Lift company Thyssenkrupp is using the mixed-reality headset to help in elevator repair and stair lift installation.

Microsoft's Azure sees AI future using field programmable tech

Microsoft's Azure sees AI future using field programmable tech Microsoft is forging ahead to make FPGA processing power available to external Azure developers for data-intensive tasks like deep-neural-networking tasks.

Machine reading is focus of Microsoft's growing AI division

Machine reading is focus of Microsoft's growing AI division Microsoft is ramping up its focus on machine reading as part of the company's growing artificial-intelligence push. Here are a few of the fronts where the company is concentrating.

Microsoft bets on white spaces to bring broadband to rural US

Microsoft bets on white spaces to bring broadband internet to rural America Microsoft is pushing white spaces with the FCC, and is reportedly announcing plans to connect around 2 million people across 12 states in the US using the technology over the next five years.