Microsoft lands one of the largest commercial cloud contracts in DoD history

Recently, the U.S. military has had a tough time updating its technology, which may have lead to at least one minor breach. It seems the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is getting more aggressive about staying up to date with technology by launching a new partnership with Microsoft, stemmed from the company’s Cloud for Government program. The …

Microsoft lands one of the largest commercial cloud contracts in DoD history

Recently, the U.S. military has had a tough time updating its technology, which may have lead to at least one minor breach. It seems the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is getting more aggressive about staying up to date with technology by launching a new partnership with Microsoft, stemmed from the company’s Cloud for Government program. The …

Microsoft: You won’t be able to get a PC with Windows 10 pre-installed on launch day

Back in June, Microsoft announced its official launch date for its next-gen PC operating system, Windows 10, promising general availability (GA) on July 29. Development of the OS has been ongoing for some time, with over five million ‘Windows Insiders’ around the world testing preview versions in recent months. In fact, despite just sixteen days remaining …

Microsoft launches Office 2016 for Mac, available now for Office 365 subscribers

Microsoft launched the first public preview of its Office 2016 suite for Mac earlier this year, and has continued to improve it with regular updates. But today, the new generation of Microsoft’s productivity applications exited the preview phase, with the official launch of Office 2016 for Mac in 139 countries and 16 languages. Microsoft said today that the preview was …

Microsoft redesigns Bing Maps, adds a bunch of new features

Microsoft has announced that it has redesigned Bing Maps and that it is adding a bunch of new features to the service. The updates, which you can try out here, are now live in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and South Africa; Microsoft says that they will be rolling out the updates to …

Microsoft Garage’s experimental Surface Pro 3 dock that supports portrait orientation

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 is a robust device that can easily work as a replacement for your desktop or laptop. While Microsoft does offer a traditional landscape docking station, the Microsoft ‘Garage’ team has created an experimental portrait VESA mounted dock for the Surface Pro 3. The idea for the custom mount came from program manager …

Some details on Cortana’s integration into Office 365 in Windows 10

Microsoft wants to transform Cortana from an interesting feature into an indispensable assistant and that’s why the company is working to integrate her into Office 365. The new synergy is available in thelatest build of Windows 10 and Microsoft has now detailed some of these new capabilities. We’ve known for a long time that Microsoft wants …

Microsoft is now official technology partner of NASCAR

Microsoft has been boosting its brand awareness in recent months with a series of high-profile partnerships and sponsorship deals. The latest example has been announced today, as the company has teamed up with NASCAR, along with 11-time Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports. Microsoft is now an Official Technology Partner of NASCAR, and a ‘major technology …