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Report: Microsoft is acquiring GitHub

Microsoft has reportedly acquired the code repository provider GitHub. Bloomberg reports that the deal could be announced as early as this week. While the details of the acquisition have yet to be disclosed, GitHub was valued at $2 billion in 2015. GitHub is a development platform for open-source communities, developers and businesses to host, review, … continue reading

Mozilla calls out Microsoft on new Windows 10 browser features

Windows 10 officially arrived this week, and not everyone is impressed. In an open letter to Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella, Mozilla’s CEO Chris Beard called the company out on what he calls a disturbing feature of Windows 10. The latest release of the operating system automatically changes users’ default apps, such as making Microsoft Edge … continue reading

Microsoft to cut 7,800 phone business jobs, Dynatrace’s new real-time ‘cockpit’ platform and Text Control moves to GitHub–SD Times news digest: July 8, 2015

Microsoft has announced plans to cut up to 7,800 additional jobs over the next several months, primarily focused on its mobile phone business. In an email to employees, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella detailed the restructuring of the company’s phone business, which will incur an impairment charge of approximately US$7.6 billion related to Microsoft’s acquired Nokia Devices … continue reading

Microsoft reshuffles leadership

Microsoft is reorganizing its senior leadership team to be more aligned with its engineering goals, the company announced in an e-mail to its employees today. “To better align our capabilities and, ultimately, deliver better products and services our customers love at a more rapid pace, I have decided to organize our engineering effort into three … continue reading

Microsoft Ignite: Hyper-V and Nano for Windows Server 2016, Windows 10 security, and Microsoft Azure Stack

Microsoft announced an array of products and updates during the keynote of its Ignite conference, including a second preview of Windows Server 2016 with support for Linux containers through Nano Server and Hyper-V features. “What containers give the developer is the ability to create this portable application package they can run everywhere: this self-contained capability … continue reading

Infographic: Breaking down the new Microsoft

Where is Microsoft headed? Microsoft has spread its wings with other big companies such as Apple, teaming up to share their products on a wider scale. As a result, the level of competition perceived to exist between Microsoft and companies such as Apple may be coming to an end. Since the hiring of Satya Nadella … continue reading

From the Editors: Windows 10 is a milestone operating system

After Microsoft’s surprise reveal of Windows Holographic and HoloLens, the Star Wars metaphors began to fly, with “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope” quotes lighting up social media. For us, a different reference came to mind: “Pay no attention to the OS behind the hologram…” Two-thirds of the way through a relatively unexciting … continue reading

Microsoft earnings report: Cloud and hardware up, Windows down

Microsoft has announced its Q2 earnings for 2015, with revenue up 8% from last year to US$26.5 billion, narrowly beating analyst projections of $26.33 billion. According to the company’s report, the biggest growth came from its devices and consumer hardware business with an 8% growth to $12.9 billion in revenue, followed by its commercial cloud … continue reading

A year of change, and risk, at Microsoft

A change at the top, followed by a clearly defined focus, with an all-out embrace of open technologies and an increased update release cycle. Throw in a further commitment to consumer devices for good measure. One could argue that 2014 was the year of Microsoft. Or, at least, the year it remade itself. But it … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: Microsoft is getting stuff done

I like this new Microsoft. Satya Nadella’s Microsoft. Yes, the CEO needs to improve his public speaking skills, at least when talking to women’s conferences. Yet when you look at the company’s recent activities, what appears are lots of significant moves toward openness, a very positive focus on personal productivity, and even inventiveness. That’s not … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Oct. 10, 2014—Nadella apologies raise comment, Internet.org’s Innovation Challenge in India, and Rust 0.12

Microsoft’s Nadella backtracks comment about women’s pay raises Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has gotten a lot of grief over comments he made at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference yesterday. When asked what advice he would give to women who are uncomfortable asking for a raise, he stated: “It’s not really about … continue reading

Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

Steve Ballmer has always been an all-in kind of guy. When he does something, he does it big. So when Ballmer officially took over as owner of an NBA franchise on Monday, all of the ex-Microsoft CEO’s boisterous attention shifted squarely from Clippy to the Clippers. Microsoft published a letter from Ballmer to current CEO … continue reading

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