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We went to Nadella's launch of Hit Refresh so you didn't have to

As soon as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's book Hit Refresh was introduced as a "masterpiece" of how to scale up the "growth mindset" by his on-stage interviewer, it quickly became apparent this wasn't going to be a Paxman-esque grilling. The book launch was at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, UK, a venue chosen because of …
Kat Hall, 2 Oct 2017
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Nadella says senior management pay now linked to improving gender diversity

Karma no longer seems to be the main factor in improving gender diversity at Microsoft, with CEO Microsoft Satya Nadella saying the compensation of the senior team is now anchored to making progress on the issue. Speaking at the launch of his book Hit Refresh at the Lords Cricket Ground, Nadella said: "When we talk about the …
Kat Hall, 29 Sep 2017
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Microsoft titan's daddy buys Phoenix. Bytes is going to be a big reselling brother

A disturbance was noted in the reselling channel today when the parent of Bytes UK slurped rival Microsoft licensing solution partner Phoenix Software for £35.9m. The deal with see York-based Phoenix become the sister-company of Bytes Software Services (BSS) and Bytes Security Partnership, which are subsidiaries of …
Paul Kunert, 29 Sep 2017
Microsoft Azure on show at Ignite in Orlando

From slow batches to fast files, how Microsoft is luring folks into Azure

Ignite What’s new for Azure at Microsoft Ignite? The key point is not so much the list of new features, but the direction the company is taking with its cloud platform, which is to make it pervasive even for customers working mainly on premises. Azure Security Center began as a dashboard for monitoring the security of Azure virtual …
Tim Anderson, 29 Sep 2017
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Microsoft downplays alarm over Windows Defender 'flaw'

Security researchers have uncovered what they believe is a vulnerability that allows malware to completely bypass Windows Defender. Microsoft dismissed the report as of "limited practical applicability" in practice (i.e. a low-risk threat). The team at CyberArk Labs nonetheless claims the security shortcoming could impact tens …
John Leyden, 28 Sep 2017
The cover of the employee edition of Satya Nadella's Hit Refresh

Microsoft gives all staff a marked-up 'Employee Edition' of Satya Nadella's new book

+Logowatch Microsoft has created a special “Employee Edition” of CEO Satya Nadella's new book, Hit Refresh – and The Register understands every full-time worker at the software giant will find one on their desks. A copy seen by El Reg replaces some text from the edition ordinary folks can buy. Hit Refresh gets an added “FN+F5,” …
Simon Sharwood, 28 Sep 2017
SQL Server 2017 runs on Windows and Linux

SQL Server 2017: What's new, what's missing on Linux, and what's next?

Ignite “It’s a big milestone for us as a company,” general manager Rohan Kumar told us, referring to the release of SQL Server on Linux, “the biggest server product from Microsoft”, announced here at the Ignite event in Orlando. SQL Server 2017 is being released simultaneously for Windows and various flavours of Linux: Red Hat …
Tim Anderson, 27 Sep 2017

Scared of that new-fangled 'cloud'? Office 2019 to the rescue!

Microsoft has shed light on next year's preview of Office 2019, talking up the new productivity suite as a boon for those who may prefer to work outside of the cloud. The Redmond giant says the first builds of Office 2019 will arrive in the back half of 2018. It will be considered the first major "perpetual release" version ( …
Shaun Nichols, 26 Sep 2017

My name is Bill Gates and I am an Android user

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has admitted to switching to an Android phone but he still won't entertain using the Jesus Mobe iPhone. With Windows 10 mobile orphaned into the slow lane (it no longer receives the latest Redstone 3 and 4 development in line with the desktop release) and Microsoft not selling own-brand handsets, …
Andrew Orlowski, 26 Sep 2017
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Slap your apps on this Dell-flavoured testing server before tossing them on Azure Stack

Dell and cloud managed services provider NTT Communications have launched a specialised server that lets IT departments test apps for Microsoft's Azure Stack. As an on-premises version of Azure, Redmond's new platform is designed to reduce cloud-native app latency while better addressing sovereignty and security, à la VMware's …
Andrew Silver, 26 Sep 2017

HP denies rumours Elite x3 is for the axe, admits coveting neighbour's OS

HP Inc, the only phone vendor with a serious commitment to Windows 10 mobile, has refuted reports that it will kill off its HP Elite x3 enterprise phone this autumn. A German article on the Windows United blog claimed sales would cease from November 1. HP has said it will continue to sell the Elite x3 throughout 2018, and to …
Andrew Orlowski, 26 Sep 2017
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Bing fling sting: Apple dumps Microsoft search engine for Google

Apple will drop Microsoft's Bing as the default web search provider for its iOS and macOS gear. The Cupertino Newton-slinger said on Monday it will use Google Search as the default for queries in Siri, the iOS search bar, and Spotlight on macOS. Google is already the default search engine for the Safari web browser on Macs, …
Shaun Nichols, 25 Sep 2017
Microsoft is researching cryogenic quantum computing to solve the world's problems

Microsoft: We've made a coding language for a quantum computer that may or may not exist

Ignite At the Microsoft Ignite conference today, the expert panel on stage burst into laughter. “This box right over here behind us – nothing! That’s a quantum joke, that’s an excellent joke,” said Microsoft Technical Fellow Michael Freedman as the curtain failed to open to reveal it. It being a quantum joke, the audience in Orlando …
Tim Anderson, 25 Sep 2017
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After Microsoft calls out HP Inc over stalled Windows 10 logins, HP bounces back with a fix

After enduring roughly two weeks of complaints, HP Inc has today produced a fix for folks struggling with blank screens on their computers. A Windows 10 update, released by Microsoft on September 12, caused HP PCs to get stuck showing black displays after users attempt to log in. Machine owners reported seeing nothing but …
Andrew Silver, 25 Sep 2017
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Microsoft sparks up Ignite with fresh Azure, Office 365 features

Microsoft has kicked off its annual Ignite conference with a fresh crop of products and services for the enterprise. Redmond is making Azure, Office, and Microsoft 365 the focal points of the rollout, talking up each product's benefits for business customers. Azure stacks up and ships out Among the big announcements this is …
Shaun Nichols, 25 Sep 2017

Pesky users! They're always compromising endpoints! Security baked into silicon helps

Sponsored We can all agree that endpoint security is important – and also that it is a pain to enforce. Because of people. Worker carelessness is the most potent threat to endpoint security, according to US IT decision makers. When defending against malware there are well-established routines including obvious items such as using …
Stuart Burns, 25 Sep 2017

Microsoft reveals details of flagship London store within spitting distance from Apple's

Microsoft has revealed the location of its flagship UK store – just up the road from Apple's flamboyant, tree-lined Regent Street shop. The new store, which the company reportedly started scouting for back in 2015, will be at Oxford Circus, one of the most stressful places to visit busiest shopping areas in London. Microsoft …
Rebecca Hill, 22 Sep 2017

How Apple is taming the ad biz. Just don't expect Google or Zuck to follow

Can the world's biggest tech company tame the Wild West of the digital ad industry as its data slurping becomes ever more intrusive? Since Facebook and Google are essentially colluding with behavioural data collection, and Microsoft has given up the fight for user privacy, few companies have Apple's means or incentive. But for …
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Sep 2017

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