Microsoft is an american multinational technology corporation founded in 1975 by Bill Gates.

Microsoft Corporation (MS) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services.


May 19, 2020

Microsoft launches Azure Synapse Link to help enterprises get faster insights from their data.

May 6, 2020

Microsoft launches faster Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2

March 31, 2020

Microsoft launches Edge Zones for Azure

March 26, 2020

Microsoft announces it has acquired Affirmed Networks.

January 16, 2020

Microsoft rises about 1.5 percent, after announcing plans to become carbon negative by 2030.

December 10, 2019

Microsoft announces a public preview of Microsoft teams for Linux, the first Office 365 tool that’s available for the open-source operating system.

By making it available for preview, the company can get feedback from the community and improve it before it becomes generally available.

October 14, 2019

Microsoft is officially launches its Project xCloud preview for Xbox users in the US, UK, and Korea.

October 2, 2019

Microsoft and AMD announces a new line of 15-inch ultraslim Surface laptops based on AMD Ryzen CPUs.

September 30, 2019

Microsoft announces that Windows Virtual Desktop is generally available.

September 25, 2019

Microsoft announces a new Surface Pro model.

September 19, 2019

Microsoft announces $40 billion stock buyback plan, dividend boost (MSFT)

September 18, 2019

Microsoft announces that it is partnering up with ISP Nextlink Internet to bring broadband connectivity to around one million individuals in unserved or underserved rural areas.

May 7, 2019

SK Telecom and Microsoft signs MOU.

Under the MOU, SK Telecom and Microsoft will combine their technological capabilities in areas such as 5G, AI and cloud.

April 24, 2019

Microsoft touches $1 trillion value.

April 18, 2019

Microsoft announces that it's buying Express Logic, a San Diego company that has developed a real-time operating system (RTOS) aimed at controlling the growing number of IoT devices in the world.

June 4, 2018

Microsoft Corporation acquires GitHub for $7.5 billion.


Microsoft buys Nokia's handset business for billions of dollars.

May 10, 2011

Microsoft acquires Skype for $8.5 billion.

March 13, 1986

Microsoft stock goes public

February 26, 1986

Microsoft moves to corporate campus in Redmond, Washington

June 25, 1981

Microsoft incorporates

January 1, 1979

Microsoft moves from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Bellevue, Washington


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Family of operating systems produced for personal computers, servers, smartphones and embedded devices

Build machine learning applications powered by artificial intelligence (AI) that span from the cloud to the edge. Explore Azure Machine Learning solutions.

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Mark Hachman
June 1, 2020
If you've been looking for Microsoft's latest Windows 10 May 2020 Update and haven't been able to receive it, you're not alone.
Jim Waterson Media editor
May 30, 2020
the Guardian
Tyler Hayes
May 29, 2020
Business Insider
Microsoft's Surface Earbuds feature a unique design and easy integration with Office 365 apps, but they're a bit pricey. Here's our full review.
Abi Olukeye
May 28, 2020
Just a few months ago, a completely digital lifestyle seemed at least one generation away. The Covid-19 pandemic has made that future a reality much sooner than we are prepared for, leaving the global economy scrambling to figure out how to thrive in it. Consequently, the demand for professionals that work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) continues to outpace the general labor market, far surpassing our ability to fill these jobs with existing pipelines. Female underrepresentation in STEM fields contributes significantly to the shortage in STEM talent in the United States, which is projected to translate into a $454 billion loss in economic output for manufacturing alone by 2028. To develop any meaningful solutions to the STEM gender gap, it is important to get to the root cause of why STEM outcomes are different between male and female learners. While many studies have been published highlighting several sociocultural and contextual factors that impact STEM
Cohen Coberly
May 28, 2020
If you're a prospective VR customer, you may be pleased to hear that there are even more options available to you today. HP has just unveiled the Reverb G2, a 'breakthrough' VR headset that aims to offer some of the...
Bob Violino
May 28, 2020
The shift to the cloud has been so pervasive that it has left a lot of companies with a skills gap they are struggling to fill with professionals who have cloud experience. That makes it a great time to be a cloud engineer.
Shawn Knight
May 28, 2020
Microsoft from day one set about to design the new Xbox Series X to be its most compatible console ever. Part of that design philosophy relates to backward compatibility and a belief that games should play their best on the...
Mark Hachman
May 28, 2020
Some of the Xbox Series X visual improvements will be automatic; others won't.
Dan Goodin
May 28, 2020
Ars Technica
Lagging far behind others, SSH developers finally deprecate aging hash function.
Manish Singh
May 28, 2020
Weeks after Facebook acquired a 9.9% stake in India's Reliance Jio Platforms, two more American firms are reportedly interested in the Indian telecom market. Google is considering buying a stake of about 5% in Vodafone Idea, the second largest telecom operator in India, according to Financial Times. Separately, Microsoft is in talks to invest up [...]
Caitlin Hotchkiss
May 28, 2020
The AI Times is a weekly newsletter covering the biggest AI, machine learning, big data, and automation news from around the globe.
BS Web Team & Agencies
May 26, 2020
Microsoft Teams registered a new daily record of 2.7 billion meeting minutes in a single day on March 31 - 200 per cent increase from 900 million on March 16
May 24, 2020
BGR India
Microsoft - Check out Windows 10 May 2020 upgrade specifications features price in India release download install. Check out the latest on tech news.
Eric Hamilton
May 24, 2020
The phishing campaign, as detailed by Microsoft's Security Intelligence team via Twitter, has been circulating since at least May 12th and comes with a Covid-19 lure to bait users into opening the email and accompanying attachment.
Justin Harper
May 22, 2020
BBC News
Facebook and New Zealand's prime minister are the latest to support a radical shift in how we all work.
Padraig Belton
May 21, 2020
BBC News
Ray tracing produces stunning lighting effects but has been too complex for computers, until now.
May 21, 2020
Colt Technology Services has today announced enhanced integration with Microsoft by providing cloud-optimised, dedicated Internet connectivity for enterprises utilising Microsoft SaaS services, including Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365. This announcement comes as Microsoft Azure Peering Service becomes generally available today. Colt is providing enhanced performance through end-to-end routing optimisation and flow prioritisation via its Cloud Prioritisation Service for IP Access. Co...
Meagan Simpson
May 21, 2020
Microsoft for Startups Canada is partnering with Dream Legacy Foundation to support underrepresented startup groups in Canada.
Tom Simonite, Will Knight
May 21, 2020
Amid the pandemic, life has moved online. That's good news for the tech giants that run data centers, and the companies that supply them.
May 21, 2020
Project Reunion expands companys effort to make it easier to build a great Windows apps, the company announced during its Build 2020 conference


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