Microsoft started out as the joint effort of two Harvard students and soon became one of the largest and most influential IT companies in the world. The company’s main products are its MS Office package and the Windows operating system. But just like any other corporation, Microsoft is also working in other areas. The company has its own server programs and business solutions, the Azure Cloud platform, Skype and a great variety of other products. The Xbox gaming consoles have gained widespread popularity around the world. Microsoft’s typical approach, though considered controversial by many, includes buying a young startup with a promising technology. After the acquisition, development continues under Microsoft’s management. These new products aren’t always capable of conquering the market, but in any case the startup is no longer a threat to the company.

War as a Game: What Do We Know about Microsoft’s Cooperation with US Army

War as a Game: What Do We Know about Microsoft’s Cooperation with US Army

The plans of US technology giant Microsoft to supply 100 thousand HoloLens AR headsets US Armed Forces were announced last year. Let us see what this product is about.
Microsoft works on new Windows for weak computers

Microsoft works on new Windows for weak computers

Users that don’t have access to high-performing equipment will soon get a chance to use a new version of the operating system that was specially developed for this market segment.

Will GitHub become worse under Microsoft? 5 alternatives for the joint development service

Microsoft has bought the most popular joint development service, GitHub. Several American publications had earlier reported this. Now the company has confirmed the information about the deal on its blog. The...

Miner embedded in Microsoft Word documents

A Microsoft Word function allowing you to insert video into documents became a loophole for hackers. It was possible to build-in a script for Monero mining into a document  together the EMBED-code. Since the...

Microsoft develops a decentralized identification system

Microsoft Identity Division is a department working on the development of Microsoft Authenticator.  It has been working on a decentralized system for the identification and storage of personal data for a year,...

Microsoft buys the startup PlayFab, to win the online games market

The gaming industry is moving away from desktop solutions to cloud services that do not require expensive personal computers with high-end components. The computation of complex graphics and physics in games...

Amazon and Microsoft voice assistants will cooperate

While you are asking Siri to wake you up at 8 am and asking Google where to buy glasses, Microsoft and Amazon are learning their assistants to cooperate. Let’s get to know these characters closer. Believe us,...