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Microsoft

Microsoft is an american multinational technology corporation founded in 1975 by Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Michael Greenwood, CAPPA-Deaf-Haiti, Ed Doran, Waqas Ali Malik, Phung Huynh Ngoc, Mahima mahi, Sergey Yaroslav, Mikko Keskitalo, antonio sagansay, Ayushi Kapoor and Chris Steck.

Overview

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

April 24, 2021
Microsoft releases preview version of Office 2021 for Mac, Office LTSC
April 13, 2021
Microsoft launches Surface Laptop 4 with huge performance, battery life in the familiar 13.5-inch and 15-inch clamshell sizes, for prices as low as $999.
April 13, 2021
Microsoft launches work from home audio gear, including Surface Headphones 2+
April 12, 2021
Microsoft say that it would spend roughly $16 billion to buy Nuance Communications, whose speech transcription software is used in health care.
April 2021
Microsoft announces plans to buy speech recognition company Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion.

Allscripts expects adjusted EBITDA between $240 million and $260 million for the year and free cash flow between $90 million and $100 million.

March 11, 2021
Microsoft releases 20 Bethesda games to Game Pass.
March 9, 2021
Microsoft confirms it has completed the acquisition of Bethesda.
March 6, 2021
Microsoft announces several more features include Startup Boost, Sleeping Tabs, Vertical Tabs, and a more navigable History dialog.
March 2, 2021
Microsoft launches Azure Percept, its new hardware and software platform to bring AI to the edge.

March 2, 2021
Microsoft announces that it is making Power Automate Desktop, its enterprise-level tool for creating automated desktop-centric workflows, available to all Windows 10 users for free.
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Products

Product
Description
Website
Industry
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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

Robotic process automation (RPA) software from Microsoft which integrates with Microsoft business applications.

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Acquisitions

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Acquired company
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115,000,000
April 17, 2008
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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Bill Gates

Paul Allen

Satya Nadella

President

Steve Ballmer

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News

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Adrian Potoroaca
May 5, 2021
TechSpot
Windows 10 is now installed on over 1.3 billion devices, after adding 300 million monthly active users over the last 12 months. As with any operating system...
Tom Warren
May 5, 2021
The Verge
Microsoft's battles with Apple to get xCloud on to iOS saw the iPhone maker remove a rival cloud gaming service. Shadow was temporarily removed last year, after Microsoft raised objections about how Apple was enforcing its policies.
Ron Miller
May 5, 2021
TechCrunch
Each of the big cloud platforms has its own methodology for passing on security information to logging and security platforms, leaving it to the vendors to find proprietary ways to translate that into a format that works for their tool. The Cloud Security Notification Framework (CSNF), a new working group that includes Microsoft, Google and [...]
Paayal Zaveri
May 5, 2021
Business Insider
Superhuman is launching new integrations with Zoom and Google Meet, part of its master plan to expand beyond Silicon Valley to new customers.
Saumya Tewari
May 5, 2021
mint
Cloud Studio will move content creation, production and editing out of on-premises environments into the cloud
Jared Newman
May 5, 2021
PCWorld
One little Windows keyboard shortcut makes copying and pasting much more useful.
May 5, 2021
WebWire
WPP and Microsoft Corp. have announced a partnership to transform creative content production, beginning with the launch of Cloud Studio, an innovative cloud platform that allows creative teams from across WPP's global network to produce campaigns for clients from any location around the world. Cloud Studio is the advertising industry's first bespoke platform for virtual production that arms creatives with the technology to collaborate and create impactful work for clients, moving content...
Andrew Ross Sorkin, Jason Karaian, Sarah Kessler, Michael J. de la Merced, Lauren Hirsch and Ephrat Livni
May 5, 2021
www.nytimes.com
Goldman Sachs is the latest to call an end to remote work.
Zee News
May 5, 2021
Zee News
Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates have announced that they were getting divorced after 27 years of marriage, though in a joint statement they said that they will continue to work together at their foundation.
Laura He, CNN Business
May 5, 2021
CNN
The divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates has sent shockwaves though China, where the Microsoft co-founder has achieved a level of fame unlike almost any other Western entrepreneur.
WorkBoard
May 5, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- WorkBoard, la plateforme de gestion des résultats d'entreprise et des objectifs et résultats clés (OKR), a annoncé aujourd'hui avoir réalisé...
WorkBoard
May 5, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- WorkBoard, die Plattform für Unternehmensergebnisse und OKR, gab heute bekannt, dass das Unternehmen eine zusätzliche Wachstumsfinanzierung in...
Jack Flemming
May 4, 2021
Los Angeles Times
Bill and Melinda Gates' divorce could put several luxury homes in play, including a cavernous estate complete with a trampoline room.
Jim Salter
May 4, 2021
Ars Technica
Windows "Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player" becomes mandatory this July.
Devin Coldewey
May 4, 2021
TechCrunch
Among the many, many tasks required of grade school teachers is that of gauging each student's reading level, usually by a time-consuming and high-pressure one-on-one examination. Microsoft's new Reading Progress application takes some of the load off the teacher's shoulders, allowing kids to do their reading at home and using natural language understanding to help [...]
WorkBoard
May 4, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- WorkBoard, la plataforma de resultados empresariales y OKR (objetivos y resultados clave), anunció hoy que ha recaudado otros USD 75 millones...
Kin + Carta
May 4, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Edit Kin + Carta, the data, MarTech and CRM specialist within the Kin + Carta Connective, has joined Microsoft as an official agency launch...
Tom Warren
May 4, 2021
The Verge
Internal emails between Epic and Microsoft reveal that Epic wanted Microsoft to unlock free Xbox Live multiplayer ahead of Epic's Apple battle.
WorkBoard
May 4, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- WorkBoard, het Enterprise Results en OKR Platform, kondigde vandaag aan dat het een extra $75 miljoen aan groeifinanciering heeft opgehaald....
Joe Fedewa
May 4, 2021
How-To Geek
Microsoft OneDrive is a popular cloud storage service that boasts deep integration with Windows 10. If you're a OneDrive user, you probably want to keep tabs on how much storage you're using. We'll show you how to check.
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