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Microsoft delivers first update to its Windows 10 Technical Preview

Microsoft has made available for download several new Windows 10 features to those running the Windows 10 Technical preview release.

Academics worry over Microsoft's Silicon Valley research lab closing

A number of academics have submitted an open letter to Microsoft Research management protesting the recent closing of the company's Silicon Valley research lab.

Inside Microsoft CEO Nadella's $84.3 million compensation package

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's total compensation package worth $84.3 million, according to Microsoft's latest proxy statement. Here's the breakdown of what's included.

Microsoft releases Kinect SDK 2.0 and new adapter kit

Today, we have some exciting news to share about the next chapter for Kinect. Our Windows SDK 2.0 is now available for the Kinect v2 sensors, and developers can commercially deploy Kinect apps in the Windows Store for the first time....Show More Summary

Microsoft reveals audacious plans to tighten security with Windows 10

Windows 10 will build in standards-based two-factor authentication to every device, effectively neutering most phishing attacks and password database breaches. The company also announced new features aimed at securing corporate machines from malware attacks and data leaks.

Microsoft launches Azure cloud in a box

In partnership with Dell, Microsoft is launching its Azure cloud in a box offering, codenamed 'San Diego.'

Microsoft publishes its Annual Citizenship Report for fiscal year 2014

On Monday, we published the Microsoft 2014 Citizenship Report. Microsoft’s citizenship commitments, to serve our communities and fulfill our responsibilities to the public, are based on our core belief that these commitments and actions contribute long-term value to society and to our business. Show More Summary

What's in the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview update (build 9860)?

Three weeks after releasing a Technical Preview of Windows 10 to the general public, Microsoft has made good on its promise to deliver updates quickly. Today's release includes a modest assortment of new features, many of them already familiar to Windows Phone users. Here's what you'll find inside.

How Microsoft's expected fitness band fits into its new wearables game plan

Microsoft isn't going the Smartwatch 2.0 route with its rumored fitness band. Instead, the company has a more targeted and cloud-connected wearables game plan, sources say.

Delivering a complete cloud for every business, industry and geography

Today I joined our CEO Satya Nadella onstage in San Francisco to talk about Microsoft’s approach to delivering the industry’s complete cloud – one for every business, every industry and every geography. Cloud is transforming our world today at an accelerated pace and businesses are redefining what is possible with Microsoft’s cloud. Show More Summary

Azure boasts new machine learning capabilities and Microsoft reveals details of Ignite conference — Weekend Reading: Oct. 17th Edition

Greetings, Weekend Reading warriors. Whether your head’s in the clouds, or you’ve got boots on the ground, we’ve got news for you. Read on. At the big data event Strata + Hadoop World in New York, Microsoft announced Wednesday the expansion...Show More Summary

Microsoft to 'Connect' with developers at November event in New York

Microsoft will be talking more about its mobile, cloud and dev/ops products, services and strategies at its Connect() event in New York in mid-November.

Introducing Microsoft Ignite and our lineup of top conferences in 2015

Last July, we put the word out that Microsoft will host a unified enterprise technology conference in May. We told you it will bring together the best of previously individual events – the Management Summit, the Exchange, SharePoint,...Show More Summary

Microsoft opens registration for its Ignite enterprise tech conference

Microsoft's new unified enterprise tech conference has a name and is now open for registration.

Azure adds real-time analytics for Hadoop and new machine learning capabilities

Today at Strata + Hadoop World in New York, one of the industry’s premier big data events, we’re announcing the expansion of our Azure data services. These announcements and our participation in the event are part of our commitment to bring big data to everyone by leveraging the power, flexibility and scale of the cloud. Show More Summary

Microsoft adds Apache Storm analytics-processing support to Hadoop on Azure

Microsoft's HDInsight Hadoop-on-Azure service is getting Apache Storm real-time analytics support in preview form.

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