Tag: Microsoft

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Microsoft drops a pay-as-you-go Azure cloud option

January 11, 2017

Via: CIO

Microsoft is shifting its licensing for its Azure cloud service, eliminating the pay-as-you-go option for new Azure customers using MPSA (Microsoft Products and Services Agreement) as of February 1. Instead, they will be steered toward the company’s CSP (Cloud Solution […]

BI Users, IT Users

Here’s your first look at Windows 10’s upcoming design overhaul

January 6, 2017

Via: The Next Web

We heard last November that Microsoft was working to overhaul its design language for Windows 10’s interface as well as for first- and third-party apps on the platform. Now, MSPoweruser has obtained leaked images of that program, dubbed Project NEON. […]

BI Users, IT Users

Microsoft’s browsers may have hit rock bottom

January 4, 2017

Via: CIO

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) and Edge browsers may be near the bottom of their unprecedented crash in user share, measurements show. Analytics vendor Net Applications reported that the user share of IE and Edge — an estimate of the proportion […]

BI Users, IT Users

Windows 10 Creators Update will reportedly arrive in April

January 3, 2017

Via: The Next Web

When Microsoft announced its upcoming Creators Update for Windows 10 last October, the company didn’t say when in 2017 users would be able to get their hands on it, along with new features for 3D content creation, game broadcasting and […]

BI Users, Business Users

How Microsoft rebounded to outshine Apple

December 21, 2016

Via: CIO

Microsoft claims that more people are switching to Surface devices from Macs than ever before. That’s a concept that would have been hard to picture when Microsoft first released the Microsoft Surface RT and Surface Pro in 2012 and 2013, […]

BI Users, IT Users

Win-win: Open source .Net pays off for devs

December 15, 2016

Via: CIO

Two years ago Microsoft did the unthinkable: It declared it would open-source its .Net server-side cloud stack with the introduction of .Net Core. The announcement was surprising, thanks to Microsoft’s long-running feuds with open source projects, as well as its […]

BI Usage, Forecasting

Microsoft: We will democratize AI

December 14, 2016

Via: CIO

Is artificial intelligence and conversational computing the next great frontier in IT? Microsoft believes so; the company is bullish on AI and is doubling down on opportunities it sees for the technology. At an event in San Francisco, Microsoft paraded […]

BI Users, IT Users

For a price, Microsoft will extend support for Windows Server, SQL Server 6 more years

December 9, 2016

Via: CIO

Microsoft today added a new licensing option for Windows Server and SQL Server that extends support by six years, for a total of 16 years of vulnerability patches. Called “Premium Assurance,” the six-year support addendum will be available for Windows […]

BI Usage, Dashboard

Microsoft’s UWP toolkit shows signs of life

November 28, 2016

Via: CIO

Microsoft has faced issues in gaining acceptance of its Universal Windows Platform (UWP) for developing Windows apps to run on multiple form factors. But the company nonetheless is forging on with tooling advancements for UWP. With UWP Community Toolkit 1.2, […]

BI Users, Casual Users

Microsoft’s reported LinkedIn concessions don’t amount to much

November 24, 2016

Via: CIO

Microsoft has faced a tough battle getting its $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn approved in Europe. Salesforce has challenged the move on competitive grounds, and the EU competition authority has reached out to a number of competitors for comment. Now […]