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Microsoft Teams platform reaches 44 million daily active users

Microsoft`s unified communications platform for workplace called Teams has reached 44 million daily active users (DAUs) -- an over 40 per cent jump from 20 million DAUs in November 2019.

Mar 20, 2020, 11:06 AM IST

Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft's board of directors

Microsoft on Friday (local time) announced that its co-founder Bill Gates has stepped down from the company`s board of directors to dedicate more time to his philanthropic priorities including global health and education.

Mar 14, 2020, 07:03 AM IST

Microsoft releases Windows patch for security vulnerability

The bug exists in the latest version of Window's server message block, known as SMB, which lets Windows communicate with devices, like printers and file servers, on the network and across the internet.

Mar 13, 2020, 13:24 PM IST

Microsoft asks employees in Seattle area, Silicon Valley to work from home

Microsoft asked many of its employees in the Seattle region near its headquarters and the San Francisco Bay Area to work from home if possible until March 25.

Mar 05, 2020, 07:50 AM IST

When 13-year-old girl Namya Joshi impressed Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

A 13-year-old girl Namya Joshi, a class seven student from Sat Paul Mittal School in Ludhiana, on Tuesday (February 23) left Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella for making learning fun through technology.

Feb 26, 2020, 23:37 PM IST

Microsoft launches new program to help B2B startups in India

The new program is open to Microsoft co-sell enabled startups associated with the company.

Feb 24, 2020, 12:02 PM IST

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai backs temporary ban on facial-recognition, Microsoft disagrees

While Pichai cited the possibility that the technology could be used for nefarious purposes as a reason for a moratorium, Smith said a ban was akin to using a meat cleaver instead of a scalpel to solve potential problems.

Jan 21, 2020, 09:16 AM IST

US NSA discovers serious bug in Microsoft Windows 10

Given that Microsoft officially ended support for its Windows 7 OS this week and there are more than 900 million Windows 10 PCs globally, the scale of a potential attack could have been significant.

Jan 15, 2020, 23:12 PM IST

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella criticises India's Citizenship Act, draws ire of BJP MP

Nadella in his statement pointed out that he hoped that every single immigrant who is provided with the status of being a citizen of the country under the Citizenship Amendment Act, which has caused a lot of furore across India, may aspire for a prosperous future and equally, benefit the society and economy.

Jan 14, 2020, 14:53 PM IST

Satya Nadella named Fortune's Businessperson of the Year 2019

Microsoft`s India-born CEO Satya Nadella has grabbed the top spot in Fortune`s "Businessperson of the Year 2019" list. Other Indian-origin CEOs in the Top 20 list are Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga (8th spot) and Santa Clara, California-based computer networking company Arista`s head Jayshree Ullal (18th position).

Nov 20, 2019, 19:51 PM IST

Microsoft rolls out new cloud tool for analysing business data

Microsoft Corp announced on Monday a new service aimed at helping large businesses put to use the huge amounts of data stored in corporate systems.

Nov 04, 2019, 22:03 PM IST

Microsoft experiments with four-day workweek in Japan, productivity jumps to 40%

The firm gave an extra off on Fridays to its 2,300 employees making it a three-day weekend for the full August month. During that period, Microsoft saw that the sales per employee rose to 39.9 per cent as compared with August 2018.

Nov 04, 2019, 21:03 PM IST

Microsoft beats Amazon for Pentagon's $10 billion cloud computing contract

Microsoft Corp. has won the Pentagon`s $10 billion (£7.80 billion) cloud computing contract, the Defense Department said on Friday, beating out favourite Amazon.com Inc.

Oct 26, 2019, 07:52 AM IST

Microsoft authorizes $ 40 billion of share buybacks, raises dividend

The company bought back $19.54 billion in shares last year. In the previous fiscal year, the buybacks was worth $10.72 billion - all under CEO Satya Nadella`s tenure.

Sep 19, 2019, 11:05 AM IST

Oracle, Microsoft expand Cloud ties to boost office productivity

The integration of Oracle Digital Assistant and Teams provides customers with a frictionless work environment to boost productivity and faster decision making.

Sep 18, 2019, 11:23 AM IST

Microsoft may launch 15-inch Surface Laptop 3

The company is also expected to launch an AMD-powered Surface Laptop 3 and it is possible that this chip could be found on this rumoured 15-inch model, The Verge reported on Sunday.

Sep 16, 2019, 15:04 PM IST

Microsoft releases new update warning to fix Windows 10

Windows 10 KB4515384 was released on September 10 and the update is downloaded in the background automatically.

Sep 13, 2019, 18:04 PM IST

Rajiv Kumar appointed Microsoft India R&D MD

Kumar holds a Bachelor's degree in computer science from the IIT Roorkee and was an alumnus of University of Texas, Austin.

Sep 09, 2019, 17:29 PM IST

Microsoft contractors can listen to Xbox players' chats: Report

The audio -- mostly of children as they played video games -- was captured by Xbox consoles "by mistake", the contractors were quoted as saying.

Aug 22, 2019, 11:45 AM IST

Microsoft admits contractors listen to Skype, Cortana chats

The revelation came after Motherboard found contractors were listening to audio from both Skype and Cortana, including sensitive and personal conversations of Microsoft customers.

Aug 16, 2019, 14:46 PM IST