In 2014, Microsoft Corp. cloud chief Scott Guthrie wrote up a proposal to acquire GitHub Inc. Then he filed the plan away in a drawer. Every once in a while he'd take the plan out and look at it, and then return it to the cabinet.
Guthrie felt Microsoft just wasn't ready to acquire the popular open-source company -- a widely used digital hive where millions of software programmers collaborate on, share and store code. “We would have screwed it up," Guthrie said.
Microsoft Corp. will begin selling a subscription service for personal computer video games, two years after unveiling a similar offering for the Xbox console.
Xbox Game Pass for PC offers access to more than 100 titles on Windows 10 for a monthly fee, rather than requiring individual purchases. They include games from studios including Bethesda, which makes the “Elder Scrolls” series, and Sega, as well as studios that Microsoft has acquired.
Microsoft is believed to be working on an operating system that will be more secure, stay connected all the time and carry out updates quietly in the background. In a blog post by Microsoft, published on the sidelines of ongoing Computex 2019 tech event in Taiwan, Nick Parker, CVP of Consumer and Device Sales talks about a 'modern OS' for modern PCs.
Adoption of artificial intelligence is expected to help double the rate of industrial innovation, and may result in over two times jump in employee productivity in India by 2021, a study by tech giant Microsoft said Monday. The study, conducted by research firm IDC on behalf of Microsoft, said organisations that have adopted AI saw tangible improvements in the range of 8-22 per cent in areas like customer engagement, margins and competitiveness.
Microsoft Corp on Wednesday briefly topped $1 trillion in value for the first time after executives predicted continued growth for its cloud computing business.
The Redmond, Washington-based company beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit and revenue, powered by an unexpected boost in Windows revenue and brisk growth in its cloud business which has reached tens of billions of dollars in sales.
San Francisco: A group of Microsoft employees has come forward to support Chinese tech workers on the gruelling '996' culture, writing a petition in defence of a trending GitHub repository that is being censored in China.
In a letter written on web-hosting service Github, owned by Microsoft, the employees have asked the company to keep the "996.ICU" GitHub repository uncensored, The Verge reported on Monday.
After forging a strategic partnership with Microsoft to strengthen cloud-based customer experience management (CXM) tools, software major Adobe has said this partnership is a “complementary” fit for both the companies from the standpoint of business growth.
“The business model is pretty simple I would say. They (Microsoft) will build a lot of platforms and market ecosystem. We focus on selling our solutions.
Tech major Microsoft wants a relaxation in the data storage norms under the government’s proposed e-commerce policy and is in favour of allowing data to be shared among group companies, which it feels will help business development and help entities provide better services to customers.
The development relates to the first meeting of stakeholders, which took place earlier this month, after the department for promotion of industry and internal trade (DPIIT) came out with its draft e-commerce policy, government sources said, adding that during the deliberations some of the stakeholders wanted relaxation in data storage rules.
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