In the AI wars, Microsoft now has the clearer vision

A week ago, Microsoft held its Build developer conference in its backyard in Seattle. This week, Google did the same in an amphitheater right next to its Mountain View campus. While Microsoft’s

Scope AR brings its enterprise augmented reality authoring platform to HoloLens

Microsoft’s $3,000 HoloLens dev kit has gathered more attention over the past couple years than a lot of consumer products, but it’s important to remember that the augmented reality heads

Microsoft announces its own motion controllers for mixed reality

Microsoft doubled down on its commitment to what it called "mixed reality" today at its Build developer conference, revealing motion controllers that work closely with VR headsets from Acer. With a $3

Microsoft’s HoloLens will come to China later this month

HoloLens, Microsoft’s advanced “mixed reality” headset, will launch in China later this month, making it the tenth market for the device. While some pundits expected that Microsoft w

Microsoft’s Windows Story Remix uses machine learning to make your videos look awesome

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could simply take your videos, photos and music and tell an application to turn those into a nice video presentation? With Windows Story Remix, that’s what Micro

The Microsoft Graph will soon cast a wider net that spans Windows, Android and iOS

The Microsoft Graph is Microsoft’s service that lets developers get data out of its productivity apps like Office 365 and its other cloud-based productivity services. That’s not changing,

Microsoft announces the Fall Creators Update, the next major update to Windows 10

At its Build developer conference in Seattle, Microsoft today announced the Windows 10 Creators Update. This is the next major update of Windows 10, which now follows a biannual release cycle. While M

Bash on Windows 10 goes beyond Ubuntu and gets support for Fedora and SuSE, too

One of the biggest surprises at Microsoft’s Build developer conference last year was that the company was building support for the Bash shell on top of an Ubuntu-based Linux subsystem right int

Microsoft now lets iOS developers deploy, run and test their apps directly from Windows

If you’re an iOS developer, then Microsoft’s Xamarin already allowed you to develop your iOS applications in C# with the help of tools like Xamarin.iOS for Visual Studio. Until now, though

Microsoft launches the Fluent Design System, its take on Google’s Material Design

At its Build developer conference in Seattle, Microsoft today announced Fluent Design, its design system for building user interfaces across devices. In many ways, the ideas behind Fluent resemble tho

Watch the Microsoft Build 2017 day 2 keynote live right here

Microsoft is holding its annual Build developer conference in Seattle this week and the company is hosting its second and final keynote of the event today. You can watch the live stream right here.

Microsoft is extending Azure IoT to the edge of the network

The launch of Azure IoT Edge was one of Microsoft's slightly more esoteric but interesting announcements at its Build developer conference in Seattle today. While "the cloud" is all about moving compu

Everything that happened at Microsoft Build Day 1

Day 1 of Microsoft's Build developer conference is wrapping up, and we were there to see all their wonderful new containers, clouds and command lines in person. Here's everything cool we saw today —

Microsoft builds a full cloud-based Bash shell into its Azure Portal

At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced a new feature for the Azure Portal, its central dashboard for managing applications that run on Azure. The new Azure Cloud Shell brings a f

Microsoft’s Presentation Translator translates presentations in real time

A lot of what Microsoft is showing at its Build conference this week is squarely aimed at developers. But in the barrage of news about Azure, Visual Studio and .NET, the company also showed off a pre

Microsoft launches a new service for training deep neural networks on Azure

At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced the launch of Azure Batch AI Training. While that’s a mouthful, the name pretty much tells you what it is: a new service for batch tr

Microsoft is giving ISVs new incentives to deploy on Azure

As part of its Build developer conference, Microsoft is launching a new program for independent software vendors (ISVs) today that aims to make its Azure platform more attractive to them: If they depl

After Harman Kardon, HP signs on to launch Cortana-enabled devices, too

Earlier this week, Harman Kardon announced the Invoke, its Cortana-enabled Amazon Echo competitor. While Harman Kardon was the first company to integrate Cortana into this kind of device, it's not goi

Huzzah, Visual Studio for Mac is now available to all

After a few months in preview form, Visual Studio for Mac is now officially officially available. This version of Microsoft's flagship development tool is based on the cross-platform IDE from Xamarin,

Microsoft launches Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL

While Microsoft's big Azure database news today is the launch of Cosmos DB, its new "planet-scale" distributed database service, there is a good chance that many developers will be more interested in
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