Microsoft is getting out of a couple of businesses, including display ads and collecting map information. The moves come just days after CEO Satya Nadella told employees to brace for tough choices ahead and to prepare for a new company strategy of focusing on core strengths, and forming partnerships for everything else.
Microsoft is getting ready to take the wraps off of Visual Studio 2015, which will become generally available on July 20. But the company unveiled a little teaser on its blog, thanks to S. Somasegar, corporate vice president of Microsoft's developer division.
Today marks exactly one month before the much-anticipated release of Windows 10. It also marks the beginning of a new mission for Microsoft to help every individual and every organization "achieve more' that will shape the company's strategy going forward.
Cloud provider Champion Solutions Group has acquired allAware, a mobile and cloud technology provider, for an undisclosed consideration. Champion Solutions Group said it will expand its Microsoft Cloud capabilities outside of the Office 365 space with the acquisition of allAware, which develops Microsoft mobile apps for organizations.
Now that Microsoft has Windows 10 for PCs mostly ready for its launch next month, it is going gangbusters on Windows 10 for mobile. It unveiled on Thursday yet another build for Windows Insiders to peruse.
Microsoft is adding multi-identity support for iOS devices using Word, PowerPoint, and OneDrive apps so that users can access both their personal and work accounts in the same Office mobile apps while Intune mobile application management policies are only applied to the user's work account.
Microsoft on Wednesday launched its Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for Android phones.
Arista expanded on its EOS network operating system by layering a new product on top of it to provide cloud-based software-defined networking to enterprises. Arista CloudVision is being touted as a turnkey cloud networking product, and it has has support from a variety of other vendors, including Microsoft, VMware, HP, Dell and Red Hat.
Microsoft is adding advanced threat analytics to its Enterprise Mobility Suite, according to a report by ZDNet.
While companies are spending more money to secure their POS systems, that money is not being well spent, according to a survey of 150 security prosby endpoint security firm Bit9 + Carbon Black. For example, more than half of companies surveyed in the report are still running the unsupported Windows XP operating system for their POS devices.