Microsoft

Why Consumer Reports is wrong about Microsoft’s Surface products

Yes, I'm that guy. I'm the one who sits on the train using a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and who takes it to the front row of exclusive Apple press events while balancing its unconventional kickstand on my lap.<p>I’ve been this guy for three years, and it's not because someone dared me to use a Microsoft …

Technology

Microsoft could release an Xbox One X ‘Project Scorpio’ edition

Microsoft used "Project Scorpio" as the code name for the Xbox One X, its powerful new gaming console set to release on November 7th. According to a couple of leaks on German website <i>Xbox Dynasty</i>, the company will celebrate the launch with a new day one-style model in which the codename will show up …

Gaming

Yes, Microsoft Office still matters — and here are all the skills you need

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>You've probably had Microsoft Office on just about every computer you've ever owned. And so, you <i>might</i> think you know all there is to know. Except that's where you might be wrong.<p>Advanced Office …

Microsoft Office

Windows 10 security: After Kaspersky fight, Microsoft talks up its case for Defender | ZDNet

Windows 7 machines mostly unprotected because they're not running any antivirus, says Microsoft.<p>Microsoft's latest security report makes a case for …

Windows Server

Full Windows 10 on a Raspberry Pi thin client: Here's how it compares with a desktop

One of the more recent uses for the best-selling board is perhaps the most unlikely yet: acting as a full Windows desktop for business.<p>The $35 price …

Windows Server

Microsoft announces new application programming interfaces for Visual Studio developers

<b>Microsoft</b> has announced the availability of new Application programming interfaces (APIs) 'ASP.NET Core 2.0' and '.NET Core 2.0' in its Visual Studio …

Software Development

Microsoft: Coco Isn't A Positive Catalyst, Wait For A Pullback

Microsoft unveiled Coco Framework, new blockchain technology for the enterprises.<p>However, Coco isn’t a positive catalyst for the company’s stock. I …

Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft wants you to know that Bing is ‘bigger than you think’

Why it matters to you<p>It's easy to write Bing off, but new usage data from Microsoft suggests that the search platform has managed to carve out its …

Bing

Microsoft's Surface app shows accessory battery levels

Microsoft's Surface ecosystem now includes a lot of Bluetooth peripherals, including the Surface Keyboard, Surface Mouse, Surface Pen, Surface Dial, Surface Arc Mouse and others. Most of those are powered by rechargeable batteries, and so far, there's been no easy to way to track the power levels. …

Technology

Microsoft brings some Cortana magic to Skype Preview for Android

Microsoft has brought a little bit of Cortana magic to the Skype Preview app on Android.<p>If you use the Skype Preview app for Android, then you can …

Cortana

“Bing is bigger than you think,” Microsoft boasts, at 33% of US searches | Ars Technica

It turns out that "But nobody uses Bing!" isn't actually true.<p>Bing is bigger than you think! #SEM #PPC #bingadswebcast pic.twitter.com/fFtEDvM634<p>— …

Bing

Microsoft Gives Skype for Desktops a Mobile Look Makeover

The upcoming Skype software for desktop computers looks a lot more like the mobile versions than ever before.

Enterprise Tech

Microsoft renames Windows 10 Photos app to Story Remix for Insiders

Microsoft is now testing out new names for the Photos app in Windows 10, including Story Remix.<p>A recent update to the Photos app in Windows 10 for …

Windows 10

Fitbit: A Healthcare Darling

Fitbit's smartwatch is rumored to have red light technology, which can provide more granular healthcare data.<p>If Fitbit's smartwatch does indeed …

Microsoft Corporation

Based In Cities Around The World, Delve Into What These Global MVPs Have To Share

John Naguib is an Office Servers and Services MVP. He's also a Solution Architect and Senior Consultant, with a deep knowledge of SharePoint. In …

Microsoft Office

Looking at a 1TB Surface Pro 2017? Make sure you know what you’re getting

If you buy a top-of-the-line, 1TB computer, you might expect to get 1TB of storage. Yes? But if you shell out $2,700 for a 1TB Surface Pro 2017 (or a …

Business Technology

How to get better audio with the Windows Sonic for Headphones Spatial Sound format

Hidden within the depths of the Windows 10 Creators Update is an audio enhancement designed to dramatically bring out the spatial sound in games and …

Headphones

Some curious securities lending activity from Microsoft

Microsoft has bought lots of Treasuries with two to five years’ maturity — possibly directly at auctions.<p>Now, the company reports it is accepting …

Finance

Mozilla nears finish line for 64-bit Firefox transition

Mozilla now automatically delivers the 64-bit version of Firefox to Windows users with compatible hardware, the open-source developer said this week. …

Software

Charlottesville attack: Tech companies unite for diversity, take strong stance against white nationalists

As neo-Nazi agitation claimed the life of a 32-year old paralegal, Heather Heyer, historically neutral tech companies have stepped out of their …

Satya Nadella

HP Thin Client and Amazon Workspaces | HP® Official Site

1. Amazon WorkSpaces requires subscription from Amazon. See http://aws.amazon.com/workspaces/ for complete detail.<p>Amazon Web Services, the “Powered …

Microsoft Corporation

UK.gov is hiring IT bods with skills in ... Windows Vista?!

Freelance IT type? Know about the gubbins of Windows XP, Vista and Server 2003? Don’t care about all that IR35 guff? We’ve got great news – UK.gov …

Microsoft Windows

Listen to these 4 podcasts to think like a billionaire

Looking for something new to download for your morning commute? Listening to a podcast is not only a way to pass time, but an opportunity to get …

Steve Ballmer

There’s a giant d**k hiding in plain sight on Bing’s homepage

Remember Bing? It’s the Microsoft-fueled search engine that aimed to overtake Google‘s supremacy as the web’s best search engine.<p>Today, it won that …

Weird

Newton is the rare email app that works great on both Windows and Mac

There are plenty of good third-party Windows email apps out there, but not many of them work across all the platforms you might use. If you're the type of person who jumps between macOS and Windows, Newton (formerly CloudMagic) might be worth a look. Today, the company is bringing its app to …

Windows Apps

Microsoft may still be working on a 'Surface Phone' that works with a stylus and features a pressure-sensitive display

The US Patent and Trademark office recently published a patent (first spotted by PatentlyApple) Microsoft filed almost two years ago that shows how a pressure-sensitive display might work on a variety of devices.<p>Microsoft mentions a number of potential form factors the technology could work with …

Patents

Skype's controversial redesign is coming to desktops - here's how to try it

It was only a matter of time. After Skype brought its sleek-but-much-maligned new design to Android and iOS, it’s now doing the same for desktop. The company is today opening up a Preview for the new look and features, so it won’t replace the standard Skype – for now.<p>For those who haven’t been …

Skype

OneNote's August update is here with a load of new features to try

The latest monthly update to OneNote is here, and there's plenty of new stuff to check out.<p>If you're a big OneNote fan, the August update for the app …

Microsoft OneNote

How Does Microsoft Azure Backup Actually Work?

Over the past few years, Microsoft has added a backup feature for virtual machines to its Azure Infrastructure as a Service offering, as well as</b> …

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft releases preview of updated Skype Desktop app | ZDNet

Microsoft's newest Skype Desktop app, now in preview, works on older versions of Windows and Macs, but not the latest Windows 10 releases.<p>Microsoft …

Mobile