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 …

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 …