Microsoft Denies It Is Banning Commercial Open-Source Apps, Many Remain Unconvinced

Microsoft has clarified its stance on open-source software (OSS), saying it is not banning commercial OSS apps from the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft Wins Permission to Provide Azure Access in Kuwait

Microsoft has received permission to provide cloud services in Kuwait, a big win for the company as it continues to expand its cloud business.

UK Launches Competition Probe of Microsoft’s Activision Acquisition

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a probe into Microsoft’s plans to purchase Activision Blizzard.

‘LinkedIn’ Search Interest Skyrockets 172% in the Last Decade

Interest in LinkedIn has skyrocketed over the last decade, with searches for the networking platform increasing by more than 172%.

LinkedIn Is a Major Growth Driver for Microsoft

LinkedIn is shaping up to be one of Microsoft’s best growth drivers six years after purchasing it,

Microsoft Azure Is a Major Threat to AWS

Multiple reports are showing that Microsoft Azure is increasingly becoming a major threat to AWS in the cloud space.

More Than Three Dozen Companies Form the Metaverse Standards Forum

Microsoft, Meta, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Kronos, and 33 other companies have formed the Metaverse Standards Forum to help build an open metaverse.

GitHub Is ‘Sunsetting’ Atom in Favor of Microsoft VS Code

GitHub has announced it is “sunsetting,” aka killing off, its popular Atom text editor with a view to replacing it with Microsoft Visual Studio Code (VS Code).

Microsoft May have Cut Russia Off From Windows Downloads

Amid ongoing sanctions on Russia, it appears Microsoft may have cut users off from Windows 10 and Windows 11 downloads.

Goodbye and Good Riddance: Internet Explorer Is Officially History

Microsoft has officially retired Internet Explorer, ending support for the web browser that was instrumental in helping the company defeat Netscape.

Microsoft Pushing Bing Service 2.0 Update to Windows and Users Can’t Uninstall It

Some Windows users are less than thrilled with a recent update, as Microsoft is pushing Bing 2.0 on them with no way of uninstalling it.

Microsoft Buying Cybersecurity Startup Miburo

Microsoft is continuing its efforts to bolster cybersecurity, announcing a deal to purchase startup firm Miburo.

Microsoft Wants the Industry to Transition Exclusively to SSD Boot Drives by 2023

According to a new report, Microsoft wants manufacturers to ditch traditional boot hard drives, in favor of SSDs, by 2023.

Microsoft Overhauls HR Policies, Will Conduct Civil Rights Audit

Microsoft is revamping its HR policies, introducing sweeping changes on a number of fronts as the company works to set itself apart from its fellow tech companies.

Microsoft’s Alex Kipman Resigning Following Allegations, Raising Questions About Nadella

One of Microsoft’s “golden boy” executives, Alex Kipman, is resigning following a scathing report on inappropriate behavior and misconduct.

Microsoft Hiring Slows, Major Team’s Headcount Cut

In yet another sign of an impending economic downturn, Microsoft has significantly cut hiring, impacting even high-profile teams.

Microsoft Reverses Course, Will Allow (Some) Crypto Ads on Microsoft Ads

Microsoft has made a major change in its stance toward crypto, allowing some crypto ads on its Microsoft Ads platform.

Microsoft President: ‘Our Employees Will Never Need to Organize’

Amid a growing trend of unionization among tech company employees, Microsoft believes its employees will never need to do so.

Researcher Discovers DuckDuckGo Allows Some Microsoft Trackers

All is not what it seems with the company that labels itself a champion of privacy, with a security researcher finding that DuckDuckGo (DDG) whitelists Microsoft’s trackers.

Activision Blizzard Employees Vote to Form a Union

In a first for a large US video game studio, Activision Blizzard employees have voted on unionization.