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Edge dies a death of a thousand cuts as Microsoft switches to Chromium

Enlarge @AndreTelevise As reported earlier this week, Microsoft is going to use Google’s Blink rendering engine and V8 JavaScript engine in its Edge browser, largely ending development of its own EdgeHTML rendering engine and Chakra JavaScript engine. This means that Microsoft will be using code from—and making contributions to—the Chromium open source project. The company’s […]

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Microsoft continues its quest to embrace every developer with Visual Studio 2019

Enlarge / Visual Studio 2019 has a new icon; the left one for the release version, the right one for previews. Microsoft Microsoft today made a number of developer-oriented announcements that continue its theme of the last few years: the company wants its tools—and ultimately its platforms, especially Azure—to be the choice of every developer, […]

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Report: Microsoft is scrapping Edge, switching to just another Chrome clone

Enlarge Getty / Aurich Windows Central reports that Microsoft is planning to replace its Edge browser, which uses Microsoft’s own EdgeHTML rendering engine and Chakra JavaScript engine, with a new browser built on Chromium, the open source counterpart to Google’s Chrome. The new browser has the codename Anaheim. The report is short on details. The […]

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Microsoft Is Worth as Much as Apple. How Did That Happen?

Supported by Microsoft Is Worth as Much as Apple. How Did That Happen? ImageMicrosoft’s stock price has nearly tripled since Satya Nadella became chief executive in 2014.CreditCreditTed S. Warren/Associated Press By Steve Lohr Nov. 29, 2018 Just a few years ago, Microsoft was seen as a lumbering has-been of the technology world. It was big […]

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Microsoft Office has pretty new icons but they have a fatal flaw

[embedded content] Microsoft has even made a video to introduce the new icons Microsoft has unveiled a new set of icons that the Office apps will start using. Office 365 customers will see their apps switch to the new icons over the next couple of months, as Microsoft continues to refresh the look and feel […]

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Microsoft wins $480 million military contract to bring HoloLens to the battlefield

HoloLens from above, showing the visor and the headband. Esy Casey Microsoft has won a $ 480 million contract to develop an augmented reality system for use in combat and military training for the US Army. Called Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS), formerly Heads Up Display (HUD) 3.0, the goal of the project is to […]

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Microsoft explains one Azure authentication outage as another one happens

Enlarge followtheseinstructions In a stroke of bad timing that would be comical if it weren’t so annoying, Microsoft’s multifactor authentication (MFA) system, used for Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics, has gone down for a second time this month, just hours after the company published its findings into a 14-hour outage on November 19. The Azure […]

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Microsoft (briefly) passed Apple to become the most valuable US company today

Enlarge / Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Microsoft For a brief period today, Microsoft achieved greater market value than Apple, which is often called the world’s most valuable company. The temporary shift recalls a long, up-and-down history of a rivalry between the two companies—though they are partners in many areas today. Microsoft reached a market capitalization […]

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Service restored after glitch locks out Microsoft Office 365 business users

Albertus Engbers/123rf After Office 365 business users reported that they were unable to log in to their accounts in the early morning hours of Monday, November 19, Microsoft has acknowledged the issue and applied a fix that’s slowly beginning to restore service to affected users. Microsoft says the issue was caused by a problem related to […]

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To complement the new Windows 10 dark theme, Microsoft is adding a light theme

Enlarge / The new Windows 10 light theme. Microsoft While end users have been customizing the color schemes of their computers for decades, we’ve lately seen operating system developers follow their users’ lead with built-in, first-party support for dark themes. The dark theme was a big part of the appeal of macOS Mojave, and dark […]

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Spec-Down: Apple MacBook Air vs. Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Premium ultraportable laptops like the new Apple MacBook Air are thin, light, and powerful. They’re also numerous, making for tedious comparison shopping. So we pit it against one of its closest competitors, the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2, to see which is better. PCMag.com Latest Articles

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Microsoft posts a record $29.1 billion Q1. Same old, same old

Julien GONG Min / Flickr Microsoft has posted the results of the first quarter of its 2019 financial year, which runs up until September 30, 2018. Revenue was $ 29.1 billion, up 19 percent year on year, to set a new record for the company’s first quarter. Operating income rose 29 percent to $ 10.0 […]

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Microsoft could be the next company to join the $1 trillion club – here's what will get it there

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New Windows 10 19H1 preview lets users remove more pre-installed Microsoft apps

A fresh Windows 10 install usually traps consumers with some pre-loaded Microsoft apps and services, but that may have just changed. With the release of the latest Windows 10 19H1 preview build on October 17, Microsoft is letting some consumers remove more of the pre-installed inbox app bloatware from their PCs. Any pre-installed third-party games and […]

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Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla come together to end TLS 1.0

Enlarge Indigo girl / Flickr Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla have announced a unified plan to deprecate the use of TLS 1.0 and 1.1 early in 2020. TLS (Transport Layer Security) is used to secure connections on the Web. TLS is essential to the Web, providing the ability to form connections that are confidential, authenticated, […]