One of Microsoft’s fiercest old rivals says it’s undergone a ‘complete inversion’
Apr29

One of Microsoft’s fiercest old rivals says it’s undergone a ‘complete inversion’

  At this point, Microsoft’s long-time hatred of the free Linux operating system is well-documented — the company spent years aggressively competing with any free software that would threaten its Windows cash cow. And yet, Linux went on to become one of the most important pieces of software in the world, loved both by programmers for its sheer power and big companies by simple virtue of being free. Under CEO Satya Nadella,...

Read More
Microsoft’s $20.5B quarter: Office up, Surface up, cloud booming
Apr29

Microsoft’s $20.5B quarter: Office up, Surface up, cloud booming

Microsoft posted revenue of $20.5 billion in the third quarter of its 2016 financial year, down 6 percent from the same quarter a year ago. Operating income was $5.3 billion, a 20 percent drop, net income was $3.8 billion, down 25 percent, and earnings per share were $0.47, a 23 percent decline. Over the past few quarters, Microsoft and other tech companies have reported significant impact from the high value of the US dollar and have...

Read More
Microsoft Sues U.S. Government Over Users’ Privacy
Apr16

Microsoft Sues U.S. Government Over Users’ Privacy

(SAN FRANCISCO)— Microsoft is suing the U.S. government over a federal law that lets authorities examine customer emails or online files without the individual’s knowledge. The lawsuit comes as the tech industry butts heads with U.S. officials over the privacy rights of customers. Microsoft says the U.S. is abusing a decades-old law that allows a court to order the company to turn over email or other customer files that are stored on...

Read More
Microsoft marches forward with its security plan, releasing Cloud App Security
Apr16

Microsoft marches forward with its security plan, releasing Cloud App Security

As Microsoft works its way toward implementing the security plan that CEO Satya Nadella outlined in a talk last Fall in DC, part of that has been creating tools and part buying them. Today, it announced that Adallom, a company it bought last year was becoming generally available and renamed Microsoft Cloud App Security. While the new name lacks the pizazz of the original, it does convey to customers and sales alike what the product...

Read More
To Boost Windows 10 Adoption, Microsoft Corporation Is Getting Serious About Cybersecurity
Apr16

To Boost Windows 10 Adoption, Microsoft Corporation Is Getting Serious About Cybersecurity

Microsoft is becoming increasingly interested in cybersecurity. The Redmond tech giant has been involved in the creation of antivirus software for more than a decade, but in recent quarters it has begun to step up its commitment. The company’s latest product provides a cloud-based security service aimed at enterprise customers. There’s no telling how big the business could be for Microsoft, but it serves to underscore two...

Read More