Hundreds of blog posts, dozens of acquisitions, 13 quarterly earnings reports, and one big CEO search later, I’m about ready to move on to a new role: covering the economy for The Seattle Times.More
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Earlier this year, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduced the Skype Translator real-time conversation translator, saying a beta version of the app would launch this year.
That time has come, with Microsoft opening up its sign-up page for the Skype Translator preview program.More
When Microsoft launched Office for iPad, one of complaints users had about it was that their files couldn’t be stored in Dropbox, a rival to Microsoft’s own OneDrive online storage service.
That’s changing now, with the announcement Tuesday that Microsoft and Dropbox are partnering to integrate Dropbox and Office services on phones, tablets and the web.More
Cortana, Microsoft’s digital voice assistant introduced on Windows Phone 8.1, is coming to Microsoft’s customer relationship management software.More
Each October, Microsoft’s U.S. employees participate in the Employee Giving Campaign, a monthlong series of events in which they focus on raising money for a variety of nonprofits.
This year, for the first time, the Giving Campaign auction raised more than $1 million.More
Microsoft said Friday that it will release a public beta for the next version of Office for Mac in the first half of 2015, with the final release available in the second half of next year.More
The 2-year-old Xbox Entertainment Studios, which had focused on producing original TV content for the Xbox platform, has now officially closed, with its top executives leaving.More
Microsoft on Wednesday notified 3,000 more workers — 638 of them in the Puget Sound area — that they’re being laid off.
This means that virtually all of the planned 18,000 job eliminations the company announced in July are now completed.More
Microsoft on Monday announced a partnership with the Special Olympics in which the software giant will provide 800 Surface tablets, 1,200 Lumia phones, and help the nonprofit modernize its technology with an Azure-based games management system.More