Microsoft

Microsoft

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.

Timeline

September 8, 2020

Microsoft officially announces the Xbox Series S

September 2, 2020

Microsoft launches a deepfake detector tool ahead of US election.

August 5, 2020

Microsoft announces it will launch xCloud game streaming service on September 15, 2020.

June 18, 2020

Microsoft announces it won't sell facial recognition technology to police until a national law exists.

June 15, 2020

Microsoft moves its Windows 10 Insider Program from rings to release channels.

May 19, 2020

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

May 19, 2020

Microsoft announces that Azure Arc is now in public preview.

May 18, 2020

Microsoft announces that 200 million copies of the sandbox game have been sold since its launch in 2011.

May 6, 2020

Microsoft launches faster Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2

March 31, 2020

Microsoft launches Edge Zones for Azure

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Minecraft: Bedrock Edition

A version of Minecraft for Xbox, PlayStation, iOS, Android, and Windows 10.

2011

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

A software product part of the Microsoft 365 application suite for creating, sharing, and tracking lists for individuals and teams.

September 3, 2020

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

Suite of office programs produced by microsoft

Racing video game by turn 10

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Bill Gates

Paul Allen

Satya Nadella

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Steve Ballmer

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Dan Goodin
September 24, 2020
Ars Technica
Zerologon vulnerability lets hackers access network crown jewels almost instantly.
Peter Sayer
September 22, 2020
CIO
Civil engineering firm Mott McDonald has been testing SharePoint Syntex, the first product to come out of Microsoft's Project Cortex proving ground for AI-based content management tools.
Jennifer Allen
September 22, 2020
feedproxy.google.com
The move could shake up the games industry substantially
Keith Stuart
September 21, 2020
the Guardian
Acquisition comes ahead of Microsoft's new Xbox Series X consoles and could have significant impact on games industry
Boston Herald Wire Services
September 21, 2020
Boston Herald
Tufts Medical Center officially renamed its pediatric hospital on Monday, changing it from the historic Floating Hospital for Children to Tufts Children's Hospital.
Dan Goodin
September 21, 2020
Ars Technica
Agencies that don't update must disconnect all domain controllers from networks.
BBC News
September 21, 2020
BBC News
Xbox's owner confirms it has bought the game developer ahead of the launch of the new Xbox console.
Mary Branscombe
September 18, 2020
CIO
Microsoft is shifting to role-based credentials centered on the cloud, and is retiring its MCSA, MCSE, MCSD, and on-premises, technology-based certifications. Here's what you need to know.
Keza MacDonald
September 16, 2020
the Guardian
The Sony PlayStation 5 and its controller - a date and price for the new console will be announced tonight Photograph: Sony Interactive Entertainment I/Reuters
Jennifer Allen
September 16, 2020
feedproxy.google.com
Take your Xbox Game Pass collection wherever you go
BBC News
September 16, 2020
BBC News
Sony opts not to undercut its rival this time round but instead will rely on exclusives to woo gamers.
Alex Hern
September 15, 2020
the Guardian
Google has committed to being powered exclusively by renewable energy by 2030. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters
Dan Goodin
September 14, 2020
Ars Technica
Zerologon lets anyone with a network toehold obtain domain-controller password.
Jim Salter
September 14, 2020
Ars Technica
Underwater pods can reduce latency by moving cloud services closer to customers.
Natasha Lomas
September 14, 2020
TechCrunch
Estonia-based Sentinel, which is developing a detection platform for identifying synthesized media (aka deepfakes), has closed a $1.35 million seed round from some seasoned angle investors -- including Jaan Tallinn (Skype), Taavet Hinrikus (Transferwise), Ragnar Sass & Martin Henk (Pipedrive) -- and Baltics early stage VC firm, United Angels VC. The challenge of building tools [...]
Associated Press
September 14, 2020
Boston Herald
The owner of TikTok has chosen Oracle over Microsoft as the American tech partner that could help keep the popular video-sharing app running in the U.S., according to a person familiar with the deal who was not authorized to speak publicly about it.
The Associated Press
September 14, 2020
CTVNews
The owner of TikTok has chosen Oracle over Microsoft as its preferred suitor to buy the popular video-sharing app, according to a source familiar with the deal who was not authorized to speak publicly about it.
BBC News
September 14, 2020
BBC News
Oracle is now the favourite to take over US operations of the popular Chinese-owned video-sharing app.
Natasha Mascarenhas
September 14, 2020
TechCrunch
Enterprise provider Oracle is said to have won the bidding war for the U.S. operations of TikTok, a chase in which Microsoft was booted out earlier today. TikTok and Oracle did not immediately respond to TechCrunch for comment. The Wall Street Journal writes that Oracle will be announced as TikTok's "trusted tech partner" in the [...]
Dan Goodin
September 12, 2020
Ars Technica
IE users, take note: Malvertising is rearing its head after laying low for a while.
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