Microsoft Updates How The Surface Pro 3 Handles Wi-Fi

Screen Shot 2014-11-19 at 11.02.46 AM Microsoft released a set of updates for its Surface Pro 3 tablet today,  including fixes for the tablet-hybrid’s Wi-Fi connectivity, a part of the device’s performance that some have flagged as problematic. I’ve had some Wi-Fi issues with my loaner Surface Pro 3, but haven’t been sure if they stem from Windows 10′s nascency, or the device itself. Paul Thurrott… Read More

For Windows 10, A Feedback Test

windows-101 Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system is a large project, and one that is being built partially in plain sight. The software company, leaving behind its former ways, is working to integrate its community into the development process, even highlighting their feedback when it results in new features and changes that were sourced from people outside the firm. Such it was last week… Read More

Microsoft Gets In The Holiday Spirit With Latest Apple-Bashing Ad

Screenshot 2014-11-17 09.20.29 Microsoft is up to its old tricks again, and just in time for the holidays. The latest ad out of Redmond pits its Surface Pro 3 against the MacBook Air, and with all the holiday cheer and spirit you’d expect in mid-November. Going over all the same features we see listed in every Surface Pro 3 ad, Microsoft talks about the touchscreen and the pen and the detachable keyboard, all the tune… Read More

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Microsoft Buys Israeli Hybrid Cloud Security Startup Aorato In $200M Deal

aorato cloud Microsoft today confirmed that it has acquired Aorato, an Israel-based maker of security solutions co-founded by veterans of the Israeli defense forces, which only exited from stealth earlier this year. Aorato’s focus is on enterprise services in the cloud and in hybrid on-premise and cloud environments, using machine learning to detect suspicious patterns. The terms of the deal were… Read More

Should Microsoft Build Hardware?

Satya Nadella So what’s this new Microsoft strategy you’ve been hearing about?
According to CEO Satya Nadella, the company is three things: Office 365, Windows and Azure. “That’s it,” the executive recently quipped. Given that narrow focus, how do the company’s massive and recent bets on hardware fit into the picture? Read More

Microsoft’s new Lumia 535 costs $140 and is its first non-Nokia smartphone

Lumia-535-with-cover Microsoft teased the imminent arrival of the first non-Nokia Lumia last week, and now it has unveiled the Lumia 535, a budget device priced at €110 (that’s just under US$140) with improvements across the board. Read More

The Race To Zero Is Awesome

Microsoft Bing Maps' datacenter It’s Sunday, so let’s stretch our legs a little bit. Earlier today Julie Bort of Business Insider wrote an interesting piece detailing the rapidly approaching end game of the storage wars: The prices consumers and businesses pay for cloud storage are racing to zero, and that’s forcing new jockeying inside the crowded industry. Read More