Microsoft Selling Its Feature Phone Business

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
Software giant Microsoft has delved into the world of mobile gadgets since it bought out Nokia, the erstwhile world leader in mobile phones, around three years ago. But it seems that their foray into the market has not resulted in the success that they expected. Eventually, Nokia slowly faded into obscurity, although it still has a name in making feature phones. And with Microsoft solely focusing on developing sma

How To Make Sense of Microsoft’s Planned Data Centers

Monday, February 8th, 2016
Data centers are important in our wired world. They are at the heart of the Internet where information passes through. There are many challenges when it comes to building data centers. Some of the companies that frequently use them are trying to find other ways of making them more efficient. Microsoft’s Project Natick is one of those unique solutions offered- building data centers underwater. The concept of u

How To Stay On Top Of Things: Microsoft Buys SwiftKey

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
Microsoft has been going through a lot of competition lately. It is no longer like the old days where they are always on the top of the heap. Nowadays, many players are trying to challenge them at the top. So the software giant must always be on the lookout for new ways to get that advantage over other companies. In today’s marketplace, it is having as many useful tools available for the mobile market. In order

Microsoft Says Goodbye To Internet Explorer

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
The Internet Explorer has long been a leader in the web browser market. Once, it was the only popular web browser that people use, thanks to the browser becoming bundled with the Microsoft Windows OS package. But its time in the limelight and its popularity have since been going downhill, falling back to the likes of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Internet Explorer has developed a negative image over the years

Bing kid-friendly search now available in US grade schools

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Microsoft has announced that its Bing school program, named Bing in the Classroom, has expanded its available to all grade schoools in the United States. The program ensures that elementary and middle school students would be able search the Internet safely and smartly. The move would also allow any school to fill out a form to remove online advertisements, receive daily lesson plans, and keep adult content filte

Microsoft Office 2013 Arrives

Friday, February 1st, 2013
Microsoft has long been churning our some of the most popular software products around. Useful productivity software such as Microsoft Office has become the standard over which other similar products care being compared to. And the comparisons are also about to change as the recent Microsoft Office 2013 is taking a different route for a productivity software. The new Microsoft Office 2013 launched just a couple of

Skype To Replace Microsoft Messenger

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
For business giants like Microsoft, some acquisitions need to go through careful planning before they eventually become part in the order of things. In the case of Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype about more than a year ago, many experts were wondering what the software giant may be up to. It has taken more than a year before the questions were answered. According to a blog post at Skype, it is merging up wi

Microsoft Unveils New Logo

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
Microsoft has just revealed a logo makeover, incorporating elements of its Windows logo from the font design to the window pane symbol on the left. The new Microsoft logo comes months after the company reveals the Windows 8 logo, which bares similar elements except that the window symbol is turned slightly. It has been 25 years since Microsoft gave its logo a major update, instead of just adding a new slogan at th

Microsoft Acquires Enterprise Social Network Yammer

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Microsoft announced last Monday that it has officially acquired enterprise social network Yammer to the tune of $1.2 billion. Yammer–including its executives and employees–will become part of Microsoft Office division, led by Kurt DelBene. Team Yammer will continue to report to their current CEO David Sacks. “The acquisition of Yammer underscores our commitment to deliver technology that business

Internet Explorer 10 Makes Anti-Tracking Functionality Default

Friday, June 1st, 2012
Microsoft’s upcoming browser gives in to the fervent hopes of ad-irate netizens, much to the chagrin of web advertisers. The company announced that Internet Explorer 10 will have “Do Not Track” functionality turned on by default. This prevents third-party companies to track down what users search and navigate for, which would have been used to provide targeted advertisements on web pages. Micros