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Microsoft to acquire Revolution Analytics to help customers find big data value with advanced statistical analysis

I’m very pleased to announce that Microsoft has reached an agreement to acquire Revolution Analytics. Revolution Analytics is the leading commercial provider of software and services for R, the world’s most widely used programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics. Show More Summary

Windows 10 revealed, World Economic Forum explores global complexity and Cortana gets personal — Weekend Reading: Jan. 23 Edition

This week, Microsoft introduced the next generation in more personal, more mobile and more intuitive computing with Windows 10. We also got the 411 on Cortana’s persona. Apparently, there was room for more excitement, following the Seahawks miracle win to return that that annual pro football championship. Show More Summary

Microsoft's Spartan browser: What's under the hood

Microsoft has revealed a few new tidbits about Spartan, its new 'modern' browser for Windows 10, and its relationship with IE.

Microsoft Office 'universal' to be free on Windows 10 phones, small tablets

Microsoft's touch-first Office suite, as well as its desktop Office 2016 suite, are inching closer to public preview.

Registration for Build is open – prepare for a Windows 10 deep dive!

Yesterday, we announced a new chapter for Windows, where we’ll be delivering a More Personal Computing Experience for end-users and a truly Universal Platform for developers. For users, Windows 10 will be even more of the Windows Experience they know and love. Show More Summary

Windows 10: What's in the January preview release?

In the next few days, Microsoft will deliver the latest preview release of Windows 10. But don't expect to see everything that the company showed off in this week's live demo. Here's what you'll see and what's still missing.

Introducing Microsoft Surface Hub: The first team device designed to unlock the power of the group

Some of the most productive work happens when you can harness the collective knowledge and skills of a group. When you bring the right backgrounds and experience together, suddenly the most challenging problems feel like they can be solved. Show More Summary

Microsoft readies new Surface Hub conferencing system

Microsoft is developing new Windows 10 hardware, including a new conferencing system with Perceptive Pixel multitouch displays and augmented reality glasses known as HoloLens.

Microsoft to make Windows 10 free to Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 users

Microsoft shared a bit of its pricing strategy for Windows 10, and provided he first public demonstration of Windows 10 mobile.

Windows 10 is ‘the first step to an era of more personal computing’

On Wednesday, Microsoft shared more about Windows 10 experiences and how it will “inspire new scenarios across the broadest range of devices, from big screens to small screens to no screens at all,” writes Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Operating Systems, in a blog post. Show More Summary

Microsoft announces Xbox app for Windows 10

App lets you capture Windows game clips, interact with friends cross-platform

World Economic Forum 2015 – technology vs. global complexity

The following is a post from Jean-Philippe Courtois, President, Microsoft International. The key challenge posed at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year is this: what can we do to kick-start economic progress amid global complexity?...Show More Summary

Microsoft acquires legal-focused machine-learning vendor Equivio

Microsoft has purchased Equivio, maker of a machine-learning platform for the legal industry, for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft acquires Equivio, provider of machine learning-powered compliance solutions

I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has acquired Equivio, a provider of machine learning technologies for eDiscovery and information governance. We are making this acquisition to help our customers tackle the legal and compliance challenges inherent in managing large quantities of email and documents. Show More Summary

First Windows 10 mobile preview, due in February, key to Microsoft's OneCore vision

Microsoft will show off Windows 10 mobile and touch-first Office for Windows at its January 21 Windows 10 event, but the first mobile preview isn't likely until February.

Azure Machine Learning helps change businesses and lives, with Dr. Pig app as the latest example

Having the right data means that businesses can predict trends: What are the energy demands in buildings? What products should a company continue to stock, and which ones should they stop carrying? Azure Machine Learning provides the data to help make these kinds of decisions, changing the way business – and lives – are affected. Show More Summary

How much does Microsoft make from PC makers with Windows 8.1?

Microsoft is making Windows 8.1 available to its PC partners for anywhere from 'zero dollars' to $15 per copy, according to recently disclosed OEM licensing information.

Learn more about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with these Bing tools

Maybe you’ll be participating in a breakfast or a parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., or maybe you want to learn more about the iconic civil rights leader, whose birthday is honored Monday with a federal holiday. You can start...Show More Summary

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