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Is Microsoft Still Working on a Surface Phone? — The Motley Fool

For a while there, it seemed inevitable that Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) would release a smartphone bearing its Surface brand, affectionately and officially known as the Surface Phone. The software giant has been increasingly dabbling in hardware, most notably with its Surface lineup of PCs that now includes convertibles, a laptop, and an all-in-one (AIO). Microsoft recently scored a patent that covers …

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Yes, Microsoft Office still matters — and here are all the skills you need

By Team CommerceMashable Shopping2017-08-18 21:59:11 UTC You’ve probably had Microsoft Office on just about every computer you’ve ever owned. And so, you might think you know all there is to know. Except that’s where you might be wrong. Advanced Office proficiency is still a real and in-demand skill—and there’s a lot more to know than just how to knock up …

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Android Circuit: New Galaxy Note 8 Leak Excites, Microsoft’s Android Advance, Nokia 8’s Big Mistake – Forbes

Android Circuit: New Galaxy Note 8 Leak Excites, Microsoft’s Android Advance, Nokia 8’s Big MistakeForbesTaking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes a massive Note 8 leak, Samsung’s dual SIM option, three keys to phablet success, the FCC revealing Pixel 2 details, the short happy … and …

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Microsoft’s Surface app shows accessory battery levels

The new feature, shown as a battery icon in the sidebar, only works with Microsoft accessories, and not all of them apparently. One commenter at Windows Central noted that only the latest Surface “SP4” pen supports the feature, while the older “SP3” model doesn’t. Another commenter notes that a firmware update might be required for other peripherals. Speaking of peripherals, …

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Microsoft president exits US govt’s digital advisory board as tech leaders quit over Trump • The Register

Plus: Steve Bannon fired from White House Mozilla exec chairwoman and advisory board co-chair … Mitchell Baker Updated Tech leaders today resigned from the US government’s digital economy advisory board over comments made by President Trump earlier this week. So far, confirmed resignations include executive… Read More – Original Source

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Microsoft expands cloud appeal with Cycle Computing buy, Azure update

 Microsoft’s latest additions to its public cloud exemplify how it plans to make cloud technologies more accessible to a broader audience. Microsoft made two moves this week to bring its advanced cloud services to a wider variety of enterprises. The company acquired Cycle Computing with plans to incorporate its high-performance computing (HPC) technology into the Azure public cloud. Microsoft also …

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Microsoft could release an Xbox One X ‘Project Scorpio’ edition

It makes sense for Microsoft to commemorate the release of its powerful new console, of course, though it’s kind of funny that they’re making the codename somewhat official. This isn’t the first time Microsoft has released a special edition on launch day, either. The company released a limited edition of the anticipated gaming box in June of 2013, complete with …

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Microsoft: Coco Isn’t A Positive Catalyst, Wait For A Pullback – Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Microsoft (MSFT) is planning to bring blockchain to the enterprise world by offering enterprise-ready features. The company unveiled Coco Framework, an open-source blockchain networking system. Microsoft’s intention is making Coco a common open-source platform to run blockchain protocols efficiently by allowing enterprises to meet their key requirements for shared business processes. Although Coco seems to be a new cutting-edge technology …

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Microsoft cloud cybersecurity attacks up 300% in last year, report says

Microsoft cloud user accounts saw a 300% increase in cyberattacks over the past year, according to volume 22 of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, released Thursday. The report, announced in a blog post, focused primarily on cloud and endpoint data. Why such a big increase? “A large majority of these compromises are the result of weak, guessable passwords and poor …

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Microsoft acquires cloud-based HPC developer Cycle Computing

Microsoft pulled off a big get with its acquisition of Cycle Computing, the developer of a suite of high-performance computing (HPC) services called CycleCloud for cloud orchestration, provisioning and data management in the cloud. You may not know its name but Cycle Computing is actually a major player. In 2012, it helped Amazon create the first massive cloud-based supercomputer, spanning …

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