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"To the extent that browsing-specific routines have been commingled with operating system routines to a greater degree than is necessary to provide any consumer benefit, Microsoft has unjustifiably jeopardized the stability and security of the operating system. Specifically, it has increased the likelihood that a browser crash will cause the entire system to crash and made it easier for malicious viruses that penetrate the system via Internet Explorer to infect non-browsing parts of the system."


-- Fact 174 of 412, Judge Jackson, November 5, 1999"To the extent that browsing-specific routines have been commingled with operating system routines to a greater degree than is necessary to provide any consumer benefit, Microsoft has unjustifiably jeopardized the stability and security of the operating system. Specifically, it has increased the likelihood that a browser crash will cause the entire system to crash and made it easier for malicious viruses that penetrate the system via Internet Explorer to infect non-browsing parts of the system." -- Fact 174 of 412, Judge Jackson, November 5, 1999

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These are the types of features you'd usually find in rival software like Microsoft's Outlook app that a lot of big businesses use for workplace emails. Microsoft dominates workplace productivity software, and Google has been a distant second with its G Suite offering for years. Google obviously wants that to ...
It was just a matter of time. Microsoft confirmed this week that it's following the industry's lead, transforming its gun emoji into the water squirting variety. The company unveiled its design for a new, benign firearm that looks like cross between a martian ray gun and Super Soaker. In a tweet revealing the new ...

In a sickening concession to bad copyright law and Microsoft's bottom line over basic technical truths and common sense, Eric Lundgren will spend 15 months in prison for selling discs that let people reinstall Windows on licensed machines. A federal appeals court this week upheld the sentence handed ...
Microsoft's first attempt to create a lighter version of Windows 10 – which it dubbed Windows 10 S – didn't go so well, because it did away with the platform's best feature: its ability to run a crapton of legacy apps. Now, it's taking another shot with Windows 10 Lean. That's from the folks at Windows Central, ...
Microsoft shares are up more than 2% Thursday as investors ready for the company's third-quarter results, which are due out after the closing bell. Wall Street expects the company to earn an adjusted $0.85 a share on $25.78 billion of revenue. That would make for an almost 40% spike in ...
Microsoft (MSFT) is a story stock. The story is one of re-invention, something every Wall Streeter knows a little something about most likely on a personal level. Action Alerts PLUS holding Microsoft has been turning itself, and shifting the firm's priorities, away from the legacy desktop PC business, and toward cloud computing ...

A new lab for developers, creators, artists and makers to pursue their passion projects is set to open in Microsoft's office in Cambridge, a place the company hopes will become a hub for innovation and collaboration between employees and the brilliant minds in Kendall Square. “We're going to open up the ...
Establishing work-life balance may be all the rage among employers right now, but it wasn't a priority for Bill Gates during Microsoft's early years. In a 2016 interview with BBC Radio 4, Gates shared just how work-obsessed he used to be. "I was quite fanatical about work," he said. "I worked weekends.
Backup and recovery is currently available to those using the beta version of Microsoft Authenticator and will soon roll out to all iOS users in the coming weeks. With this new version, your Authenticator verification accounts will be encrypted using your Microsoft account. This encrypted backup will then be ...
Microsoft is partnering with popular gaming chat app Discord. The partnership will see Xbox Live profiles appear within Discord profiles, allowing console and PC gamers to find friends more easily. Discord already supports a number of profile connections, including Facebook, Twitter, Steam, and Skype.
Perhaps most importantly, Bank of America estimates Microsoft Azure revenue grew 80 percent in the first quarter. Microsoft reported impressive 98 percent year-over-year growth in Azure revenue in the fiscal second quarter. Rangan also predicts commercial cloud gross margins expanded to 56 percent ...
Microsoft has made a substantial investment in its default browser for Windows 10, Microsoft Edge. In less than three years, Edge has improved dramatically, adding support for extensions and winning speed tests against entrenched competitors. But Microsoft's shiny new browser has struggled to achieve ...
"Scammers continue to capitalize on the proven effectiveness of social engineering to perpetrate tech support scams," Erik Wahlstrom, Windows Defender research project manager, wrote in a post last week to a Microsoft blog. "These scams are designed to trick users into believing their devices are ...
Windows 10 Lean was revealed on Twitter by Windows enthusiast Lucan, who noted the heavily cut-down OS has no wallpaper and is missing apps like Registry Editor and Microsoft Management Console, as well as drivers for CD and DVD drives. Due to this trimming, the x64 install of Windows 10 Lean is ...
On Monday, he got another hand from Microsoft. To go along with the technical expertise the company and its partners are lending McDonald, a few hundred employees of the software giant gave him a rousing applause as he made a stop in Redmond, Wash., to deliver one of his motivational speeches.
Microsoft is evaluating how data it gathers about people who use Bing and its Edge browser could improve its suite of business applications, including its customer relationship management, marketing, and service software. It's part of the expansive plans Microsoft has for its suite of business applications, ...
I've been talking about the Surface Pro 4 flickering and shaking problem since October 2015. In April 2017 it became clear that Microsoft had disavowed any problem, much less offered a solution. Now, a year later, we may have a breakthrough. The problem, as many already know, involves a persistent ...

An optimistic approach allows predicting that Microsoft's revenue will grow at a CAGR of 6.79% in the coming 10 years. We also can assume that Microsoft's operating margin will grow in the future. However, the DCF valuation does not point to the current undervaluation of Microsoft.
While the company has been allowing third party developers to build application on the platform for about 18 months with its Power Apps tools, they haven't been able to take advantage of the data under the hood without some heavy lifting. Microsoft aims to change that with the Common Data Service.
Microsoft first acquired Wunderlist almost three years ago, promising the to-do app would help the company “reinvent productivity for a mobile-first, cloud-first world.” At the time, Wunderlist founder and CEO Christian Reber joined Microsoft to continue leading the app forward. Instead, Microsoft launched its ...
Microsoft announced, in conjunction with the Games Developer Conference (GDC), that DirectX 12 will be receiving ray tracing capabilities via a new DirectX Raytracing (DXR) application programming interface (API). In addition, according to Anandtech, Nvidia will be supporting ray tracing in its Volta ...
Believe it or not, Microsoft is well aware how much Windows users dread updating their computers. The process has never been especially fast or efficient, and even with all the technological advancements and improvements over the past three decades, Microsoft still hasn't found a way to effectively ...
BlackBerry Ltd. BB, +0.84% shares gained in late trading Monday after the company announced an expansion of its security-software gambit that includes a new partnership with Microsoft Corp. MSFT, -0.11% BlackBerry detailed plans for BlackBerry Secure, a software platform meant to better track and ...
While semiconductors have been stealing the limelight, traders mustn't forget the large-cap technology companies that are holding firm, like Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The software sultan is a stone's throw from record highs and appears poised to attack the pivotal century mark in the week's ...
A Michigan company is partnering with Microsoft to get broadband internet access to residents of northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula in the coming years. Using TV white spaces, wi-fi hardware and other technologies, Microsoft recently announced it would work with Iron Mountain-based company ...
If you've set up two-step verification to protect your Microsoft account, it won't be long before you attempt to sign in to a Microsoft app or your old Xbox 360 with your account name and password only to be greeted with a message telling you that your regular password is no good and you will need an app ...
Add Microsoft to the list of companies declaring they're all in for AI. At its Developer Day we even heard that they were going to be an AI-first platform, although I'm not quite sure what that is supposed to mean. However, there were plenty of announcements to put some meat behind the hype. We'll take you ...
Design leaders at Uber, Microsoft, Visa, IBM, Nordstrom, Hopelab, and ReachNow share their priorities for 2018–and how the role of design has shifted at ... and beyond, we talked to design chiefs from some of the most innovative companies and recognized brands, including IBM, Microsoft, Uber, and Visa.
Microsoft has blocked a rapidly spreading malware outbreak that could have infected nearly 500,000 Windows PCs within hours on March 6. The trojan, known as Dofoil or Smoke Loader, was designed to deliver a range of payload. However, in this case, it dropped a cryptocurrency miner on infected PCs, ...
Not everyone's happy about the transition, as is clear from the comments on the Microsoft blog post. One reason: Even though Microsoft officials say they believe the native Outlook mobile apps are now good enough, there are still a number of features that are in the Outlook on the Web versions that are not ...
The industry is confident that the revenue is coming as hardware costs fall, awareness rises, and expectations become more realistic. Consultancy Greenlight Insights reckons global VR revenue will reach $75 billion by 2021. But at present VR hardware makers remain shy about disclosing sales. Microsoft ...
Microsoft confirmed yesterday it plans to move Windows 10 S from a dedicated operating system to a special “S Mode” for versions of Windows 10. In a new blog post, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore admits that the original version of Windows 10 S, that locked a PC down to using just Windows Store apps, was ...
Even that increase was but a temporary reprieve from a depressing-to-Microsoft trend that has seen the browser shed an enormous amount of user share in the past several years. As recently as June 2015, before Microsoft launched Windows 10 and thus that OS's native browser, Edge, IE accounted for ...
Microsoft today detailed its upcoming Xbox spring update, which is available now for those who are part of the Xbox Insider's “alpha ring” group. The most notable addition in the update is support for 1440p video output, which is a popular resolution choice for PC gamers who prefer to keep high frame rates ...
Another patent from Microsoft has leaked online, this time apparently showing that the company is looking into ways of making a tablet with a foldable screen that can bend into the shape of a laptop. This patent shows how a traditional tablet-like device could be held vertically and folded, with the bottom half ...
Microsoft has agreed to buy all the renewable energy output from a 60 megawatt (MW) solar project in its first clean energy deal in Asia. The tech giant's agreement with Sunseap Group — Singapore's largest clean energy solutions provider — will last for 20 years. "With the agreement, Microsoft will ...
Microsoft is giving Teams, its Slack-like app, the ability to invite any guest to a chat room. While you can invite collaborators to a Team room right now, they need to have an account in the company's Azure Active Directory first. With the new feature in place, you'll be able to add any business partner, client, ...
It is not unusual for tech companies to spar with law enforcement over access to customer data. Most cases, however, do not go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which is where Microsoft found itself Tuesday. The tech giant argued it was not obligated to turn over certain e-mails to U.S. investigators ...
A Ghanaian teacher's resourceful use of a chalkboard to teach students with no access to a computer about ICT has caught the attention of Microsoft who have offered to help his class. Richard Appiah Akoto drew a detailed diagram of the Microsoft Word processor for the lesson at his rural school in the ...
Microsoft's revealed a plan to make Ubuntu 18.04 a "first-class" guest under Hyper-V. Microsoft's definition of first-class may sound a bit ho-hum for users of other desktop hypervisors, as it includes window resizing, a clipboard that goes from host to guest and back again, something Microsoft's called a ...
If the volatility in the stock market ends up pulling stocks lower, investors may have the opportunity to buy Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) at a discount. The company has a competitive advantage in all of the markets it operates in. It has a razor-sharp focus in the high-growth markets, especially the ...
Microsoft has a new app out today called Soundscape that uses 3D audio technology to help map out landmarks and points of interest through audio cues. The company has been working on using 3D soundscapes of audio for navigation as early as 2014 when the company first began experimenting with ...
Microsoft's Outlook for iOS and Android boss is now transitioning to a new role inside the company, overseeing the Cortana digital assistant. Javier Soltero first joined Microsoft back in December 2014 when the software maker acquired the Acompli email app that soon became Outlook for iPhone and ...
Microsoft is buying up solar energy from rooftops across Singapore to power its data centers. The US company on Thursday announced a deal with Singaporean solar firm Sunseap to purchase all the power generated by a planned rooftop solar project, which will be the largest of its kind in the city-state.
Joseph Sirosh, who leads the Microsoft's cloud AI efforts, defined Microsoft Cognitive Services in a company blog post announcing the enhancements, as “a collection of cloud-hosted APIs that let developers easily add AI capabilities for vision, speech, language, knowledge and search into applications, ...
Microsoft is planning to distribute Intel's firmware updates to protect Windows 10 systems against the Spectre CPU vulnerability. While Microsoft typically distributes its own firmware updates for Surface devices, the software maker usually leaves it up to PC makers to issue their own firmware updates.
Various Microsoft Azure services hit "general availability" (GA) status this month, meaning that Microsoft views them as ready for production use. The services that reached GA included Azure ExpressRoute monitoring, additions to the Azure Storage service and Azure Backup service, and the Azure Redis ...
A patent recently granted to Microsoft points to an interesting new set of touch capabilities for the Surface Pen. As detailed in a patent that was first filed by in 2016 and was recently granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office, (via MSPU), Microsoft details a method for making the Surface Pen's retention ...
The Microsoft Update Catalog uses insecure HTTP links – not HTTPS links – on the download buttons, so patches you download from the Update Catalog are subject to all of the security problems that dog HTTP links, including man-in-the-middle attacks. Security researcher Stefan Kanthak, writing on ...
On Wednesday, Microsoft forked the 1803 preview of Windows 10 - as it's done before when it nears release of a feature upgrade - so that developers could continue to deliver beta code for that build while also beginning to work on the next-in-line, 1809. (Microsoft uses a yymm labeling system to mark its ...


 

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