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Microsoft to stop producing Windows versions – BBC News

Windows 10 is going to be the last major revision of the operating system. Jerry Nixon, a Microsoft development executive, said in a conference speech this week that Windows 10 would be the “last version” of the dominant desktop software. His comments were echoed by Microsoft which said it would …

This Microsoft ad paints a terrifying future where employees are working literally 24 hours a day – The Washington Post

“#GetItDone: Office workers want technology to help them get things done anywhere, sunrise to sunset.” That’s the chipper headline of a Microsoft infographic that’s currently going viral on social media, although not for the reasons the company intended. The ad pairs findings from a poll of employees’ remote-work habits with vignettes …

Microsoft results show company’s shift, but is it enough?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is changing its business. The question is whether it’s changing fast enough. The tech giant showed some progress Thursday, reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings and more growth in its relatively new cloud computing segment. CEO Satya Nadella has been investing in new services and redesigning Microsoft’s …

Microsoft might go open source – UPI.com

REDMOND, Wash., April 5 (UPI) — Microsoft may one day be open source software, according to one of the company’s executives. Open source software allows users to change how programs work and see the code that runs them. Mark Russinovich, the CTO of Microsoft’s Azure Cloud platform, spoke at ChefCon recently, …

Microsoft: Windows 10 will come out this summer

Windows 10 is closer than you’d think. In an announcement late Tuesday night, Microsoft revealed the answer to one of the few major questions surrounding the launch of the next version of Windows: when you can get it. The new operating system will be available to consumers “this summer,” said …

Microsoft moving away from Internet Explorer | neurope.eu

The tech giant is axing the Internet Explorer brand to make room for Project Spartan Following the announcement of Windows 10 earlier this year, as well as the introduction of a new browser mysteriously called ‘Project Spartan,’ the demise of Internet Explorer was all but final. As of today, the …

Can C.E.O. Satya Nadella Save Microsoft? | Vanity Fair

Over the last decade, as the biggest force in tech history hurtled toward irrelevance (albeit lucratively), a few blamed Microsoft’ s woes on founder Bill Gates, while most pointed to his successor as C.E.O., Steve Ballmer. Bethany McLean charts the breakdown of their relationship, the growing dissatisfaction with Ballmer, and …

5 things Microsoft users should know about Windows 10

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft has taken the wraps off Windows 10, the next big version of its iconic operating system. Consumers and businesses won’t get it until 2015. After unveiling a sneak peek to the press on Tuesday, Microsoft today is making available a technical preview for IT professionals and other very experienced computer users who apply for …