Microsoft will rebrand its cloud platform from 'Windows Azure' to 'Microsoft Azure' as part of the company's push to emphasize its cross-platform services prowess.
Microsoft envisions a future where systems can predict malfunctions in devices and buildings before they occur. First step: a cloud-based machine-learning tool that goes into public beta in July.
Microsoft is cutting prices for a number of its Azure services to meet -- and in some cases, beat -- Amazon's latest reductions.
"It's a new Microsoft," engineer and Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich tells attendees at an open-source conference. Still, an open-source Windows shouldn't be expected anytime soon.
In its latest financial snapshot, the software giant is demonstrating that its hardware business is not just a sideshow after all.
Arcadia, which is being built on Microsoft's Azure cloud, would replace the discontinued "Rio" game-streaming technology.
Looking beyond traditional software makers, Microsoft will make a dedicated push to recruit students, startups and "developers not currently supporting our platforms."
Firefox got its first boost when Web programmers flocked to it a decade ago. Now Mozilla is trying that strategy afresh with a coder-focused version of the browser.
Microsoft chief Satya Nadella pushes new services from the world's largest software maker. But his controversial comments on women in tech earlier this month remain a focus of attention.
Google will continue to offer Firebase's cloud-based synchronization service. It's a new step to making Google's tech foundation more compelling to programmers.