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Microsoft's Q3 FY17 Earnings Report Shows Azure, Office, And Windows Revenues Go Up, While Surface Goes Down

Microsoft has now released its earnings report for Q3 2017. The results suggest that while the company is successful in its Intelligent Cloud business, it needs to brush up on its Surface efforts.

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Microsoft Urges Users To Hold Off On Manually Installing Windows 10 Creators Update

Windows 10 Creators Update is already up for download for newer devices. However, Microsoft advises everyone to postpone manual installation of the update until it is automatically offered to all.

Microsoft April 27, 2017

Microsoft Rolls Out Windows 10 Mail And Calendar Features For Gmail Users

Microsoft has announced its plan to roll out the new Mail & Calendar apps for Gmail users. Check out the latest features and why one should think twice before getting it.

Microsoft April 22, 2017

Microsoft To Release Feature Updates To Windows 10 And Office Twice A Year

Microsoft shared that it would roll out two yearly feature updates for Windows 10 and its subscription-based Office 365 ProPlus platforms. The company stated that the next update would be released in September 2017.

Microsoft April 21, 2017

Microsoft Authenticator App Update Eliminates The Need Of Passwords

Microsoft updated its Authenticator app and eliminated the need of passwords. A single-step authentication has replaced the password security measure for users accessing their Microsoft accounts.

Microsoft April 20, 2017

OneDrive Sync Issue Affects Windows Phone Users: Microsoft Working On A Fix

OneNote users deploying Windows Phones encountered a syncing issue with Microsoft’s cloud storage system OneDrive over the past one week. Microsoft acknowledged the issue and stated that it will roll out a fix soon.

Microsoft April 20, 2017

Microsoft Working On System-Wide Windows Tabs Called ‘Tabbed Shell’: Report

Microsoft is reportedly working on implementing a grouped tabs feature called ‘Tabbed Shell.’ The new feature when implemented will work not just in browsers but across all app windows.

Microsoft April 18, 2017

Microsoft Surface CloudBook Coming Soon With Windows 10 Cloud On Board?

Microsoft has an education-focused event scheduled for May 2, where it will unveil new hardware and software. An affordable Surface CloudBook running Windows 10 Cloud could debut at the event and could make an interesting proposition.

Microsoft April 17, 2017

Windows 10 Creators Update Will Reach 13 Windows Smartphones

Microsoft revealed that it would release the Creators Update for only 13 Windows-powered handsets. This decision would disappoint many users who hoped that the update would be rolled out for all Windows-powered phones.

Microsoft April 15, 2017

It’s Happening: Old Versions Of Windows Stop Supporting Latest Processors

Microsoft announced last year that next-gen processors such as Intel Skylake will not be supported in Windows 7 and 8.1 versions. Now the promise is taking effect based on some user reports.

Microsoft April 14, 2017

Microsoft Announces May 2 Education Event: Windows 10 Cloud And Surface For Education, Anyone?

Microsoft has announced a new event set for May 2, with a focus on education. The company will unveil new software and hardware at the #MicrosoftEDU event, so fingers crossed for Windows 10 Cloud and a special Surface for education.

Microsoft April 14, 2017

Windows Vista Is Now Dead: Here's How To Upgrade To Windows 10

Starting April 11, Microsoft will stop supporting the 10-year-old Windows Vista. It means it is time to upgrade and we will show you how.

Microsoft April 12, 2017

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 First Details Leak But There's 'Nothing Dramatic'

Microsoft has been keeping mum about its next-generation Surface Pro, but more details are slipping through the cracks. Based on the latest leaks, the Surface Pro 5 could rock a dual display and Intel Kaby Lake processors, among the highlights.

Microsoft April 8, 2017

Microsoft Surface Tablet Owners Experience Better Overall Satisfaction Than iPad Users

A study revealed that owners of the Microsoft Surface tablet users were more satisfied with their device when compared to iPad users. Microsoft tablets ranked best in the context of customer satisfaction and edged out Apple and Samsung.

Microsoft April 7, 2017

Microsoft Kicks All Game Emulators Off Xbox, Windows Store: What Happened?

Microsoft implemented some changes and new rules lately and a ban on emulators is among the most intriguing moves. The new rules now state that game emulators are 'not allowed on any device family,' so here's the deal.

Microsoft April 6, 2017

Windows 10 Creators Update Release Date Confirmed For April 11: Top Features To Expect

Microsoft has confirmed that the Windows 10 Creators Update will officially start rolling out to consumers worldwide on April 11. The update will bring a slew of new features and improvements, so here's what to expect.

Microsoft March 30, 2017

Authentication Issue Hits Microsoft Outlook, OneDrive, Skype Once Again

Microsoft services encountered issues as many users were unable to access their accounts in Outlook, OneDrive, and Xbox Live. This comes days after a similar problem prevented people from signing into their cloud services.

Microsoft March 22, 2017

Microsoft Surface Book 2 Rumors: New Clamshell Design, Launching In April

Microsoft may ditch the 2-in-1 design for its Surface Book 2 and opt for a clamshell look instead. The upcoming laptop could possibly be priced lower than its predecessor and launch in April.

Microsoft March 17, 2017

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Latest Rumors: Spring Release With AMD Ryzen And Windows 10 Creators Update?

The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 was a no-show at the MWC 2017, but it might be gearing up for a spring release. The latest clues now offer exciting hints, indicating that AMD Ryzen could fuel the Surface Pro 5 powerhouse.

Microsoft March 16, 2017

Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update To Go Live On April 11

Latest rumors suggest that Microsoft Windows 10 Creators update may go live on April 11. The update is expected to bring support for users to create 3D shapes in paint, as well as an enhanced Edge browser.

Microsoft March 10, 2017

Microsoft Claims Future Windows 10 Updates Will Need Up To 65 Percent Less Space

Microsoft revealed that future updates to the Windows 10 operating system will need up to 65 percent less space. However, this benefit will only be experienced by participants of the Windows Insider program.

Microsoft March 6, 2017

Windows 10 Creators Update Finally Gives Users More Control Over Privacy Settings

Microsoft is trying to make up for previous customer discontent. Windows 10 users will have more control over privacy features in the Creators Update.

Microsoft March 3, 2017

Microsoft To Discontinue Skype Wi-Fi App By End March, Here's Why

Microsoft is gearing up to discontinue Skype Wi-Fi by March end. The company will delist Skype Wi-Fi and users will be unable to download it post the deadline even if they have the app installed on their device.

Microsoft March 3, 2017

Microsoft Creators Update Brings New 'Snooze' Feature, Kills Forced Reboots Due To Windows Updates

Microsoft’s Creators Update will bring with an array of new features, including the ability to reschedule security updates if necessary. Users will be able to kill forced reboots that occurred due to Windows updates.

Microsoft March 3, 2017

Bought Anything From The Microsoft Store? The Company Could Owe You $100

Microsoft may have to pay consumers $100 as compensation for illegal revelation of several payment card numbers. The company may have to shell out $1.2 million to settle the class action lawsuit that was filed against it in 2015.

Microsoft February 28, 2017

Microsoft Leads $26 Million Investment In Drone Air Traffic Control Startup AirMap

AirMap, a startup working on technology that acts as air traffic control for drones, raised $26 million in a funding round. The investment was led by Microsoft Ventures and supported by Airbus Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures, among others.

Microsoft February 24, 2017

Microsoft Surface Phone: Is The Company Canceling The Windows Smartphone?

Rumors that Microsoft is working on a Surface Phone have been swirling online for sometime. However, reports suggest that due to the dismal performance of the Windows mobile OS, Microsoft may possibly cancel the smartphone.

Microsoft February 21, 2017

EU Watchdogs Still Concerned For Windows 10 User Privacy After Changes By Microsoft In Creators Update

Despite the changes that Microsoft will implement in the upcoming Creators Update, authorities in the European Union are still concerned for the data privacy of Windows 10 users. Apparently, the additional measures are not enough.

Microsoft February 21, 2017

Microsoft Gearing Up To Launch HoloLens V3 Headset In 2019?

Microsoft is allegedly skipping its second iteration of the HoloLens headset in favor of a version three. New reports suggest that the HoloLens V3 headset will be launched in 2019 and may revolutionize mixed reality.

Microsoft February 20, 2017

Microsoft’s Game Streaming App Beam Rolls Out To Xbox One Insiders: Watch Out, Twitch

Microsoft is now rolling out a preview of Beam, its livestreaming service for games, to select Xbox One users enrolled in its Insider Program. The app is slated to be released this spring.

Microsoft February 18, 2017

Microsoft Surface Book Gets Price Increase In The UK Post Brexit: All Models Now More Expensive

Microsoft has significantly increased Surface Book prices across the board in the UK as a result of the Brexit currency swings. The cheapest Surface Book model now costs £1,449 ($1,800), while the most expensive one tops out at £3,049 ($3,800).

Microsoft February 15, 2017

Windows Update Equips Cortana With Ability To Make You Feel Guilty For Promises Not Kept

Microsoft has updated Cortana with a Suggested Reminders feature, which can recognize and nag about promises a user has made. If the feature is activated the Windows assistant will begin to act more on her own.

Microsoft February 9, 2017

Windows 10 Cloud Is 'Ransomware,' Says Epic CEO Tim Sweeney

Epic's CEO Tim Sweeney is ruffling feathers on Twitter and has targeted Microsoft yet again. This time, he has slammed Microsoft's impending Windows 10 Cloud and called it 'ransomware.'

Microsoft February 9, 2017

Microsoft Requests Exceptions In Controversial Travel Ban For Students And Workers: Here Are The Terms

Microsoft has released a proposal for possible exceptions to the immigration ban that President Donald Trump has ordered. Here are the terms of the proposal, including the categories of individuals who should be allowed to travel.

Microsoft February 3, 2017

Best Surface Pro 4 Deals: Microsoft Offers $200 Discount On Intel Core i5 And m3 Variants

Excited for the Surface Pro 5? But do you think you can resist the best Surface Pro 4 deals? Microsoft offers a $200 price cut on its ultra-thin Windows 10 tablet.

Microsoft February 2, 2017

Here's How Microsoft Plans To Demolish Mac, Rivals

In an event, Microsoft outlined a strategy that will give next-generation Windows computers edge over the competition. This involves three criteria that aims to foster hardware innovation and differentiated user experience.

Microsoft February 3, 2017

Microsoft Valued At Over $500 Billion: First Time This Has Happened Since 2000

After once again beating Wall Street analyst expectations on quarterly revenue and profit, Microsoft saw its market value breach the $500 billion mark. This is the first time that the company was able to achieve this feat since 2000.

Microsoft January 30, 2017

5 Ways Microsoft Is Enhancing Windows 10 Creators Update: Cortana, 3D, VR And More

Microsoft is bulking up the Windows 10 with powerful and amazing applications in order to get ahead of the competition. Find out the biggest improvements for the new OS

Microsoft January 29, 2017

Microsoft Will Continue To Spend Over $1 Billion Per Year On Cybersecurity To Keep Users Safe

Microsoft will continue to invest more than $1 billion per year on cybersecurity research and development. The figure was revealed by the company's VP of security Bharat Shah, adding that spending is necessary as more users move to the cloud.

Microsoft January 27, 2017

Microsoft Provides More Details On Windows 10 Game Mode: FPS Increase By Up To 5 Percent, More Features On The Way

Microsoft has not fully explained the Windows 10 Game Mode, but more information has been released to give a clearer picture on what gamers can expect. For example, testing has resulted in frame rate improvements of up to 5 percent.

Microsoft January 26, 2017

LinkedIn's SVP Of Infrastructure Kevin Scott Is Now Microsoft's New CTO

Kevin Scott, LinkedIn’s highest-ranking engineering executive was recently been named as Microsoft’s new Chief Technology Officer. Other corporate shake-ups have also been set in place in light of Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn.

Microsoft January 25, 2017

Microsoft Gives Xbox One Its First Creators Update: Copilot Controller Mode, Home Improvements, And More

Creators Update has now landed on the Xbox One. The first wave of changes already introduce exciting features to the user interface as well as new elements that allow a more optimized and people-focused gaming experience.

Microsoft January 23, 2017

Original Windows 10 Version 1507 Reaching End Of Support This March: What This Means And What To Do

Microsoft has officially announced that the original Windows 10 version 1507 will reach the end of support on March 26, 2017. What does this mean?

Microsoft January 23, 2017

Windows 10 Bombards Chrome Users With Spam: Microsoft Shopping Assistant Keeps Popping Up

Windows 10 users have expressed their displeasure over Microsoft's latest aggressive marketing for its Shopping Assistant extension on Google Chrome.

Microsoft January 22, 2017

Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update May Bring Baked-In Ebook Store

Microsoft has apparently started testing a new ebook store for Windows 10, which would allow users to buy ebooks and read them in Microsoft Edge. The prospect is intriguing, but it remains to be seen whether it will actually reach the public.

Microsoft January 18, 2017

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