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Microsoft pushes Windows Server 'Next' back to 2016

Microsoft officials have revealed the next release of Windows Server won't ship until some time in 2016. The next public preview of the product will be this spring.

Some first impressions of Windows 10

It's too early for a review of the Windows 10 preview, but there's enough substance in the latest builds to share some thoughts about the project's direction.

Office for Android, Outlook for iOS and Android, and new Power BI makeover – Weekend Reading: January 23rd edition

Before you throw yourself into chicken wings and football, here’s a quick look at this week’s highlights from Microsoft. Office continued to expand everywhere, with Office for Android coming out of preview, Outlook for iOS making its debut, and Outlook for Android releasing a preview. Show More Summary

Microsoft rolls out new Outlook apps for iOS and Android

Microsoft is using the code base from its Acompli acquisition to deliver new Outlook apps for iOS and Android.

Office everywhere: More great news for Office on iOS and Android

Last week, we saw the new experiences coming with Windows 10, including how Office universal apps for Windows 10 will deliver new touch scenarios for the smallest devices all the way up to Microsoft Surface Hub. This came on the heels...Show More Summary

Bill Gates working on new Microsoft 'Personal Agent' technology

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is working on a new 'Personal Agent' project with Microsoft, he disclosed during his latest Reddit AMA.

Microsoft delivers public preview of OneDrive for Business for Mac

Microsoft is rolling out a first public preview of its OneDrive for Business for Mac client, and outlined new and coming updates to its OneDrive app for iOS and Windows.

Microsoft confirms Windows 10's 'Spartan' browser to get extensions

Microsoft's new 'Spartan' browser will include support for extensions at some point, Microsoft officials have confirmed.

Microsoft readies new free version of its Power BI business intelligence service

Microsoft is planning to introduce a free version of its Power BI business-intelligence tools/service, and will cut prices on its new, fully featured Pro version.

Microsoft's Windows 10: How the SKUs will skew

We know Microsoft is developing a number of different Windows 10 versions for use on different hardware. How those SKUs will stack up is a work in progress.

Microsoft brings business intelligence to the mainstream with enhancements to Power BI

Today is an incredibly exciting day as we unveil the new Power BI – a service we believe will fundamentally transform the “business of business intelligence.” Power BI can help every company adopt a data culture with easy-to-use, accessible tools and innovative technology that lowers the barrier to entry, for all. Show More Summary

Microsoft, IRS tax battle isn't over yet

Microsoft took a tax hit due to an IRS audit adjustment last quarter, but its ongoing tax dispute with the IRS looks to wage on, possibly for another year.

Microsoft feels impact of its transition to the cloud; end of XP migration boost

As Microsoft continues its transition to more of a mobile first, cloud first vendor, its traditional Windows and Office licensing businesses are feeling the impact, as its Q2 FY 2015 numbers show.

Hands-on with Windows 10: Installing the latest Technical Preview

Windows 10 is available as a public Technical Preview that anyone can run. Here's what you need to know before you dive in. [Updated for build 9926, January 2015]

Microsoft is using 'Azure in a box' to power its own 'Nebula' private cloud

Microsoft is using its own Cloud Platform System to power its internal 'Nebula' infrastructure-as-a-service cloud.

Microsoft to offer a paid version of its internal Cosmos big-data service

Microsoft is privately testing a public-facing version of its Cosmos big-data service, which features new analysis and storage engines, plus a new SQL-IP language.

Hands-on with the Windows 10 January Technical Preview (build 9926)

The year's first Technical Preview release of Windows 10 introduces some crucial new features, including the personal assistant, Cortana, as well as a new hub for notifications and some updated apps. Here's what to look for.

Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 January preview for desktops

MIcrosoft is rolling out a new test build of Windows 10 for desktops today, January 23.

Microsoft acquires Revolution Analytics

Microsoft has acquired Revolution Analytics, a company that develops R programming-language-based analytic solutions for open-source and proprietary big data platforms.

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