Tag: Microsoft

Computing, Software & Applications

Visual Studio 15.4 Released, Increasing Multiplatform Support

December 13, 2017

Via: InfoQ

The 4th update to Visual Studio 2017 has been released by Microsoft, and continues the company’s commitment to supporting .NET Standard 2.0 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps.  .NET Standard 2.0 support is an important part of Microsoft’s strategy for […]

Computing, Operating Systems

Why Microsoft will drive serious Linux innovation

September 11, 2017

Via: Info World

Is Microsoft “the only doing serious innovating with Linux?” That’s Jessie Frazelle’s contention. Frazelle, who rose to prominence in the developer community with Docker and later Google Cloud, made the bold claim to justify her departure to Microsoft. On its face it […]

Internet, Online entertainment

Microsoft Introduces Blockchain Proof of Concept Framework for Developers

September 5, 2017

Via: InfoQ

Microsoft announced a framework for accelerating enterprise-ready proof of concept (PoC) blockchain deployments in their Azure cloud platform. Microsoft wants their customers focused on developing sound business scenarios through smart contracts and less time on the infrastructure that underpins distributed […]

Mobile, Tablets

Microsoft Official Claims iPad Pro Kind of Copies Surface Pro

August 29, 2017

Via: Tablet News

During a recent interview one Microsoft official claimed that Apple was following Microsoft’s lead with the iPad Pro. Surface General Manager Ryan Gavin said that Apple followed the example of the Surface Pro, by launching the iPad Pro. Another interesting […]

Computing, Featured, Operating Systems

Windows 7 no longer fit for business. Support ends in 3 years

July 17, 2017

Via: Michael Boyd

Microsoft’s German division admitted in a blog post on Monday that Windows 7 is no longer fit for business, even though the operating system is supported until 2020. Is this another attempt to push users on the Windows 10 bandwagon, […]

Cybersecurity, Security

Microsoft acquires cybersecurity firm Hexadite

June 16, 2017

Via: TechSpot

Microsoft on Thursday said it has agreed to purchase Hexadite, a cybersecurity firm that specializes in reducing the time it takes to resolve a threat. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed although earlier reports from when the deal […]

Internet, Wireless & Cloud

Microsoft Adds Support for Additional Blockchain Protocols in Azure

June 5, 2017

Via: InfoQ

Microsoft announced additional blockchain protocol support in Azure. These new investments include support for more complex blockchain and distributed ledger network deployments, including HyperLedger Fabric, R3 Corda, Quorum, Chain Core and BlockApps. Microsoft previously focused on simpler topologies, such as […]

Gadgets, Mobile

Microsoft working on making its HoloLens AR headset dramatically better

May 25, 2017

Via: Phone Arena

Microsoft’s AR headset HoloLens is still available for developers only, and there are no signs that the situation could change in the foreseeable future. But it seems that the company has not given up the idea of making its augmented […]

Computing, Data Management

Does Microsoft’s Cosmos DB promise too much?

May 23, 2017

Via: Info World

Microsoft apparently missed database godfather Michael Stonebraker’s memo. In 2005 Stonebraker declared the “one size fits all” mentality of the database market is an idea whose “time has come and gone.” Fast forward to 2017 and Microsoft launched Azure Cosmos […]

Mobile, Tablets

Microsoft intros the new Surface Pro, the lightest and fastest Surface tablet to date

May 23, 2017

Via: Phone Arena

As expected, Microsoft unveiled a brand new Surface Pro slate, at its hardware event held in Shanghai, China. The Redmond-based company is calling this “the new Surface Pro” since it’s an upgraded version of the previous model. Apparently, the new […]