MSIgnite 2017

Microsoft becomes a sponsor of the Open Source Initiative

Microsoft today announced that it has joined the Open Source Initiative (OSI) as a Premium Sponsor. The OSI, which launched in 1998, takes a relatively pragmatic approach to open source and advocates

Following AWS, Google Compute Engine also moves to per-second billing

A week ago, AWS announced that it would soon move to per-second billing for users of its EC2 service. It doesn't come as a huge surprise, then, that Google today announced a very similar move. Google

Microsoft Excel is about to get a lot smarter

Microsoft Excel users rejoice -- your favorite spreadsheet is about to get a lot smarter. Thanks to the help of machine learning and a better connection to the outside world, Excel will soon be able t

Microsoft places its bets on quantum computing

At its Ignite conference, Microsoft today put its stake in the ground and discussed its progress in building a quantum computer and giving developers tools to experiment with this new computing paradi

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s new book is more business text than memoir

Any sitting CEO's book about his own company is likely to be a bit of a disappointment. It's no surprise then that Satya Nadella's Hit Refresh, which officially launched at Microsoft's Ignite conferen

Microsoft’s new Data Box lets you mail up to 100 TB to its Azure cloud

Moving lots of┬ádata to the cloud can take a long time and cost quite a bit, even over fast connections. Like its competitors — and especially AWS — Microsoft has long allowed its Azure us

Microsoft launches new machine learning tools

Microsoft, just like many of its competitors, has gone all in on machine learning. That emphasis is on full display at the company’s Ignite conference this where, where the company today announc

Microsoft finally starts doing something with LinkedIn by integrating it into Office 365

Last year, Microsoft bought LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, but even though the acquisition has long closed, Microsoft hasn't yet done much with all of the data it gets from the social network. At its Ign

Microsoft looks to the cloud to expand its security offerings

Ignite is Microsoft’s main annual conference for bringing together its enterprise users and IT community. It’s no surprise then that security is one of the main topics at the event, with a

Bing now means business

Unless you're a regular Bing user, chances are you haven't thought about Microsoft's search engine all that much in recent years. While Microsoft has kept adding features to the service over time, its

Microsoft 365 expands with new plans for schools and frontline workers

Microsoft today announced a major expansion to its Microsoft 365 offerings. The idea behind Microsoft 365 is to provide a single integrated solution that combines subscriptions to Office 365, Windows

Azure gets more affordable with reserved instances and new cost management features

In case you didn’t know, Microsoft is hosting its annual Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida this week and while a lot of the event focuses on the company’s productivity apps, it wouldn&