Windows 10 shipped this week and with it a bevy of new apps from Microsoft. Chief among them is a replacement for the long derided Internet Explorer in the form of Edge. While the update to the baked-in browser is widely seen as an upgrade, users have found that an upgrade to Windows 10 will disregard the previous version's default browser and automatically institute Edge as Web surfing go-to.
The write-down of its Nokia Devices and Services business and the cost of recently announced restructing and layoffs at the firm saw Microsoft post a loss of $3.2 billion for its last fiscal quarter, just ended.
Microsoft blew the mobile opportunity and does not want to make the "same mistake" in other areas, such as wearables, CEO Satya Nadella told ZDNet in an interview at the Worldwide Partner Conference this week in Orlando.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella continued his all-things-mobile, all-things-cloud message to the faithful this morning, at the firm's Worldwide Partner Conference in Orlando.
Microsoft announced a few organizational changes at the company Wednesday, most notably that Stephen Elop – who left Microsoft to take the helm of Nokia, only to return to Microsoft when it acquired the handset maker – is once again leaving the company.
Microsoft has reportedly agreed to acquire Berlin-based startup 6Wunderkinder, the creator of popular to-do list app Wunderlist, for $100 million to $200 million. Wunderlist will join Accompli (now under the Outlook brand) and Sunrise to form a triumvirate of productivity apps that exhibit Microsoft and CEO Satya Nadella's new "if you can't beat them, buy them" philosophy.
Rumors abound that Microsoft is developing a new iOS-exclusive mobile application with a twist on traditional email. The openness that Microsoft could be showing with this move and recent other moves is promising for enterprise users who would like to see a more flexible regime in Redmond.
Microsoft unveiled a lightweight version of Visual Studio that can run on Windows, Linux and Mac. And it's clear by the cheer that went up in the crowd that the newly-launched Visual Studio Code has been a long time coming.
With its announced acquisition today of mobile business intelligence company Datazen, Microsoft will be able to offer customers mobile access to data visualization and BI.
Nokia, for one, is glad to see its mobile handset division off the books. The Finnish mobile firm said its financial performance for the latest quarter was boosted by the sale of the handset division to Microsoft, the Wall Street Journal reports.