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Microsoft Adds Facebook Messenger to its Bot Framework

Fortune - ‎12 hours ago‎
Microsoft has added Facebook Messenger to the list of channels supported by its month-old Microsoft Bot Framework, accordign to a blog posted late Friday.
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Microsoft's first laptop knocks out the MacBook and the iPad with one punch

Business Insider - ‎18 hours ago‎
When I finished high school, my parents bought me a brand-new desktop tower Windows PC, built to my exacting specifications, to take with me to college.

Exploring Microsoft's vision for enterprise collaboration

ZDNet - ‎10 hours ago‎
When it comes to using technology to improve workforce collaboration, the discussion today almost always includes the company most associated with business productivity solutions, Microsoft. Outlook, SharePoint, Skype for Business, and Office 365 are ...
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Microsoft Is Exploring DNA Data Storage

InformationWeek - ‎15 hours ago‎
Microsoft is exploring a new form of digital data storage -- synthetic DNA. The company has ordered "10 million long oligonucleotides" from San Francisco-based Twist Bioscience, the latter announced in an April 27 statement.
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Microsoft open to bringing double tap to wake to current Lumia line if enough people upvote it - ‎10 hours ago‎
Microsoft's 2016 Lumia line up is unlike any Lumia line up ever trotted out in previous years. Aside from being thin, light, and powerful, the firm has stripped out typical Lumia features like double tap to wake and coloured shells for the devices to ...
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Microsoft Limits Cortana To Bing Search, Edge Browser

InformationWeek - ‎13 hours ago‎
Cortana can no longer be used to view results in third-party browsers or search engines in Windows 10. As part of an OS update, Microsoft has restricted its personal digital assistant to work along with only Bing and its Edge browser. The Cortana ...
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What Happened to Microsoft's Stock after Its Fiscal 3Q16 Results?

Yahoo News - ‎19 hours ago‎
Although Microsoft's (MSFT) cloud offerings—namely, Office 365 and Azure—have continued their growth trajectories, the company's fiscal 3Q16 results hinted toward slower growth in the cloud space.
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Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Launch at First Quarter of 2017

Australia Network News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Microsoft might be disappointing millions of fans across the globe, as the company has decided to refresh the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablet in early 2017. The tablet was released in October 2015 and it was expected that the firm would launch the new ...
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Microsoft to provide tech, not cash, to Republican Convention

ZDNet - ‎17 hours ago‎
In 2012, Microsoft provided $1.5 million in donations to the Republican party, half of which came from direct contributions, according to the Huffington Post.
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Microsoft closes Fable developer Lionhead Studios

The Verge - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Following the cancelation of its latest game last month, Fable developer Lionhead Studios is shutting down. Lionhead's parent company Microsoft confirmed the news to Polygon today, saying that it is working to place former Lionhead employees in ...
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Microsoft has created its own IFTTT tool called Flow

The Verge - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
If This Then That (IFTTT) is an incredibly popular tool that enables features for web services like Twitter to generate an email through automation and lots more.
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Windows 10 Bug Bash, Skype For Business On Mac: Microsoft Roundup

InformationWeek - ‎16 hours ago‎
The past several days have been hectic in Redmond as Microsoft launched a new workflow app, several Office updates, and previews for both the Windows 10 SDK Anniversary Update and Skype for Business on Mac.
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Microsoft should stop making phones

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
It has been almost two years since Microsoft become a smartphone company by buying pieces of moblie phone pioneer Nokia. The $US9.5 billion ($A12.31bn) deal was Steve Ballmer's 137th attempt to make Microsoft relevant in consumer computing beyond ...

With Microsoft's trusted Cloud, startups and ISVs are building a safer, secure digital world - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Against this backdrop, Microsoft brought together eminent security leaders for an exclusive event on April 20, to help organisations in India understand cyber risks based on industry standards and to remediate current security gaps.
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Microsoft Outlook For Android Adds Wunderlist, Facebook, And Evernote To Supported Calendar Providers

Android Police - ‎9 hours ago‎
In its quest for world domination adequacy, Microsoft has an Android variant of its well-known Outlook email client. In fact, it's a decent app.

Miguel de Icaza on his journey from open source to Microsoft: 'It's a different company'

The Register - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Interview At Xamarin's Evolve conference in San Francisco, I sat down with Miguel de Icaza, the initiator of both the GNOME desktop for Linux and the Mono open source version of Microsoft's .NET Framework. Miguel de Icaza co-founded Xamarin with Nat ...

Microsoft HoloLens: First Hands-On Use Impressions

The Inquisitr - ‎4 hours ago‎
There is a guided tour on Microsoft's HoloLens that takes you through the setup. Perhaps the most difficult thing to do is getting the hand gestures just right in order to select, close, and even move items.
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Microsoft restricts Cortana on Windows 10 to Bing and Edge

TechCrunch - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Cortana is Microsoft's version of Google Now and Apple's Siri digital assistant. It's built right into Windows 10 and, while I've generally not found it all that useful, it's a core component of Microsoft's attempt at making its operating system ...
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Facebook has found a best friend in Microsoft

Business Insider - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
In 2007, Microsoft invested $240 million in what was then a promising young startup, for a 1.6% stake. Over the years, the two announced some joint technology deals, like using Microsoft Bing for searching that fell by the wayside as Facebook rapidly ...