Microsoft

  • Ahead Of Earnings, A Mixed Developer Landscape For Microsoft

    Ahead Of Earnings, A Mixed Developer Landscape For Microsoft

    A recent report by Developer Economics details a mixed picture for Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Windows 8 platforms. Microsoft reports its earnings today after the bell, making the results of the survey more interesting. How will Microsoft frame its progress in attracting developer attention, and will its notes agree with the established figures? Read More

  • A Microsoft Surface Revenue Bet

    A Microsoft Surface Revenue Bet

    After the introduction of the Surface Pro 3, I tweeted that I thought it would do pretty well in the market. I should have clarified that I meant that in the context of prior Surface sales, but I can’t edit tweets after the fact, so here we are. Read More

  • Microsoft Open Tech Brings Support For More Open-Source Projects To Azure

    Microsoft Open Tech Brings Support For More Open-Source Projects To Azure

    At O’Reilly’s Open Source Convention in Portland, Ore., today, Microsoft’s Open Technologies subsidiary announced two new partnerships that bring support for more open source technologies to the Microsoft Azure platform. Developers will now be able to use Azure with Packer.io, for example, a service for creating machine images for multiple platforms from one source configuration. Read More

  • Another Screen Shot Of The Upcoming Windows Start Menu Leaks

    Another Screen Shot Of The Upcoming Windows Start Menu Leaks

    Another week, another leak. Today we have a new, purported screenshot of the upcoming return of the Start Menu to Windows. Read More

  • Microsoft Starts Pre-Orders For The Surface Pro 3 Docking Station

    Microsoft Starts Pre-Orders For The Surface Pro 3 Docking Station

    Microsoft revealed its Surface Pro 3 earlier this year, and now there’s a new accessory up for sale, following the official shipping launch of the new Surface last month. The new gadget is a Docking Station, which provides a host of external input and output ports for the Surface Pro 3, including three USB 3.0 ports, a 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet port, and a security lock slot, along… Read More

  • Microsoft Blends 5 Conferences To Create The “Unified Microsoft Commercial Technology Event”

    Microsoft Blends 5 Conferences To Create The “Unified Microsoft Commercial Technology Event”

    Apparently the team that handled the Windows Vista version naming framework still works at Microsoft. This morning, the software company announced that it will end several of its standalone conferences, including its confabs for SharePoint, Lync, Project, and Exchange, along with its TechEd event. The five events will be replaced, and I promise that I am not making this up, the… Read More

  • Digital Hints Point Towards More Unified Windows Experience

    Digital Hints Point Towards More Unified Windows Experience

    A job posting and a LinkedIn page are driving conversation in the Microsoft-watching community this morning. The job listing details a position on the “XAML team [...] building the UI framework at the core of the ‘One Microsoft’ OS.” The goal of that team is to “[enable] developers to create UI that works well across all of [Microsoft's] devices: phones… Read More

  • Political Leaders Rebuke Microsoft’s Mass Layoffs

    Political Leaders Rebuke Microsoft’s Mass Layoffs

    Microsoft’s record layoffs have picked up negative attention from governmental authorities and leaders, even as the cuts have been largely welcomed by investors and the broader market. The software company accreted more than 20,000 employees when it acquired the majority of Nokia’s hardware assets. In the wake of that deal’s closing, Microsoft announced 18,000 cuts to its… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Yotifications

    Gillmor Gang: Yotifications

    The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Alexia Tsotsis, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — react with nervous jokes as all eyes turn to the success of Yo, the single-minded communication app that has one thing on its little mind. But wait a minute, what’s surreally going on here as BetaWorks’ John Borthwick leads an investment round on the love child union of… Read More

  • Here’s What’s New In The Xbox One August Update

    Here’s What’s New In The Xbox One August Update

    Each month since launch, the Xbox One has received an update meant to teach it a few new tricks. So far, these updates have primarily served to fix bugs, tweak the UI, and reintroduce things that were inexplicably absent after the jump from Xbox 360 to Xbox One — things like external HDD support, automatic account sign-in, and alerts when your friends sign in. Here’s… Read More