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1 year ago

Microsoft is helping fund startups created by laid off smartphone workers in Finland

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Microsoft is helping fund startups created by laid off smartphone workers in Finland

Microsoft may have laid off the vast majority of its smartphone workers in Finland that once worked at Nokia. However, the company has created a program called Polku that is aiming to assist those workers with finding new jobs or even helping to create startups.

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1 year ago

Microsoft Azure to provide cloud hosting for NBC's 4,500 hours of Rio Olympics 2016 coverage

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Microsoft Azure to provide cloud hosting for NBC's 4,500 hours of Rio Olympics 2016 coverage

The Microsoft Azure cloud hosting service will once again be providing its services to NBC's coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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1 year ago

Microsoft names Anant Maheshwari to be its new President in India

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Microsoft names Anant Maheshwari to be its new President in India

Microsoft has named Anant Maheshwari as the new President of its India operations. He will officially begin working at the company on January 1, 2017.

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1 year ago

Microsoft's head for Windows phone imaging leaves for Nokia to work on VR

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Microsoft's head for Windows phone imaging leaves for Nokia to work on VR

Microsoft's head of imaging for Windows Phone - Juha Alakarhu - heads back to Nokia to work on their VR technology.

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1 year ago

Microsoft names the Games, Innovation and World Citizenship winners for Imagine Cup 2016

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Microsoft names the Games, Innovation and World Citizenship winners for Imagine Cup 2016

Microsoft has announced the winning teams in the Imagine Cup 2016 Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship categories. The final round, where one team will be declared the overall winner of the student technology competition, will be held on Friday, July 29 in Seattle.

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1 year ago

Microsoft wants you to vote for your favorite Windows Insider t-shirt design

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Microsoft wants you to vote for your favorite Windows Insider t-shirt design

Microsoft has selected the top seven finalists for its next Windows Insider t-shirt design and it wants you to vote for your favorite before July 28.

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1 year ago

Microsoft's upcoming service agreement changes help you hang on to your Xbox Gamertag

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Microsoft's upcoming service agreement changes help you hang on to your Xbox Gamertag

Microsoft has announced it will be making a number of changes to the user agreements for several of its services.

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1 year ago

This Week on Windows Central: Nokia McLaren, UWP on Xbox and more! (July 23rd, 2016)

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This Week on Windows Central: Nokia McLaren, UWP on Xbox and more! (July 23rd, 2016)

Welcome to another edition of This Week on Windows Central! This week has been all about the Nokia McLaren, UWP apps hitting Xbox One and even more builds ahead of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update!

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1 year ago

Salesforce claims it would have paid even more for LinkedIn than Microsoft

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Salesforce claims it would have paid even more for LinkedIn than Microsoft

A new regulatory filing from LinkedIn stated that it's Transactions Committee discussed an email from Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff on July 7. His email claimed that the company would have paid even more for the business-themed social network than the offer that was accepted from Microsoft in June.

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1 year ago

Windows Server team moving to Windows and Devices Group

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Windows Server team moving to Windows and Devices Group

Microsoft will be moving its Windows Server team into the Windows and Devices Group.

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1 year ago

Here's how Microsoft's crackdown on 'revenge porn' is going so far

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Here's how Microsoft's crackdown on 'revenge porn' is going so far

Microsoft has issued an update on its efforts to fight "revenge porn" content on its online services. It stated that it approved 63% of the requests to remove such content during the first six months of those efforts.

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1 year ago

Intel starts shipping 7th generation Core 'Kaby Lake' processors to PC makers

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Intel starts shipping 7th generation Core 'Kaby Lake' processors to PC makers

Intel confirmed this week that it has begun shipments of its 7th generation Core processors, with the code name "Kaby Lake", to PC makers. The first devices with those chips could be released sometime this fall.

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1 year ago

Microsoft reports FY16 Q4 results, with $22.6 billion in revenue and $5.5 billion in net income

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Microsoft reports FY16 Q4 results, with $22.6 billion in revenue and $5.5 billion in net income

Microsoft has reported its earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2016, stating that brought in a total of $22.6 billion in non-GAAP revenue and $5.5 billion in net income.

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1 year ago

Microsoft lays off its press editorial team as part of latest streamline measures

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Microsoft lays off its press editorial team as part of latest streamline measures

Microsoft's entire press editorial team have been laid off as part of latest measures to streamline the company and cutback on expenditure.

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1 year ago

Microsoft rolling out long-awaited Groove Music updates for Android and iOS

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Microsoft rolling out long-awaited Groove Music updates for Android and iOS

Microsoft is rolling out an update for its Groove Music apps for Android and iOS. It's the first such update for both of the streaming music apps since September 2015.

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