Cortana Analytics is Microsoft’s way of bringing machine learning to the masses

Microsoft is announcing a new program called Cortana Analytics, which handles big data and transforms it into actionable information. Cortana Analytics is Microsoft’s way of giving easy access to machine learning algorithms; earlier today we reported on the company’s plans to make machine learning more accessible to everyone. Cortana Analytics is part of that strategy. The …

Microsoft announces “Upgrade Your World” charity campaign for Windows 10 launch

Microsoft is going all-out with the launch of Windows 10 this month, holding special events in honor of Windows Insiders in 13 different cities and a blitz of marketing; including a plethora of TV and digital ads aimed at consumers. They have not, however, forgotten the less fortunate in their celebrations. Coinciding with the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft …

The first ‘flagship’ Microsoft Store will open on New York’s Fifth Avenue this fall

Last September, Microsoft revealed plans to open its first ‘flagship store’ in New York City, after earlier rumors had hinted that it was in talks to acquire retail space on the city’s high-profile Fifth Avenue. It’s been a while since we heard anything more about those plans, but it looks like things are finally progressing.   The …

Microsoft wants to make it easy for regular folks to ‘teach’ computers

All of the tech giants of today use machine learning algorithms to perfect their own software in areas such as search, voice recognition and so on. But Microsoft wants to take machine learning and give it to the masses. Researchers inside of Microsoft are working on a project that would democratize the use of machine learning algorithms. …

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 …