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Equinor partners with Microsoft for cloud services delivered from new cloud data centers in Norway

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The partnership with Microsoft enables Equinor to shape and accelerate the development of fit for purpose IT services for the energy industry, and secure a faster transition to the cloud. Leveraging the cloud is a prerequisite for the energy industry’s transformation towards a digital future. Secure, reliable and cost-efficient operations are a requirement for Equinor’s adoption of the cloud. “The rapid technology development creates new opportunities, and the partnership enables our digital journey to deliver more safe, secure and efficient o... Read More »

AWS and Microsoft Announce Gluon, Making Deep Learning Accessible to All Developers

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Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced a new deep learning library, called Gluon, that allows developers of all skill levels to prototype, build, train and deploy sophisticated machine learning models for the cloud, devices at the edge and mobile apps. The Gluon interface currently works with Apache MXNet and will support Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (CNTK) in an upcoming release. With the Gluon interface, developers can build machine learning models using a simple Pytho... Read More »

NEW: Sensus OrgChart app – the most personal organisation chart app

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Complex organisations made clear and understandable at a glance The Sensus OrgChart app is a useful tool that helps HR managers, project managers and other managers map organisations and project organisations. It has never been this easy to define and visualise organisation charts - complete with department names, positions, responsibilities, staff names and even staff photos. This latter feature is precisely what makes the Sensus OrgChart app so personal. The organograms can be printed, shared or placed on the intranet at the click of a but... Read More »

Lenovo and Microsoft deepen strategic ties across devices

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“Microsoft’s thrilled that our productivity apps will be pre-installed on Lenovo’s premium devices,” said Nick Parker, corporate vice president OEM Division, Microsoft. “The marriage of Microsoft’s apps and Lenovo’s Android-based devices will enable customers around the world to be more productive, more connected and achieve even more.” “Our collaboration with Microsoft will create new opportunities for our customers to take advantage of some of Microsoft’s most popular apps,” said Christian Eigen, Leader of Corporate Alliances, Lenovo. “Ins... Read More »

Windows Holographic experience available for mainstream Windows 10 PCs next year Read more at https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/08/16/windows-holographic-experience-available-for-mainstream-windows-10-pcs-next-year/#AXurIgWxrqwy4UEB.99

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Today, we built on our earlier mixed reality announcements at Computex, to announce two things: Intel and Microsoft are collaborating on a specification for mixed reality ready PCs and head mounted displays (HMDs). Our shared goal is to enable our hardware partners to build a broad range of devices for the mainstream consumer and business markets. We are working with several partners on the spec today, and plan to publicly release v1 of the spec at the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) conference in Shenzhen in December. Nex... Read More »

Two new ways Microsoft is investing in app compatibility

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We have listened carefully to this feedback, and we are confident that two new initiatives announced at WPC will make this information more readily available to your business customers. New investments in app compatibility initiatives In particular, these two app compatibility initiatives recently announced will give IT Pros much more confidence to deploy Windows 10 in the enterprise space. Here’s more info on the new investment Microsoft is making in app compatibility: 1. Microsoft Ready for Windows The first initiative is Microsoft Ready ... Read More »

Microsoft offers many ways to help businesses use ‘fast data’

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Maximizing the Fast Data opportunity Traditional approaches to intake, warehousing, processing, and reporting don’t allow businesses to react to some types of data before it becomes irrelevant. Applications like IoT deployments, social media, web analytics, and mobile usage can demand that real-time actions be taken on trends contained within many terabytes of data. That’s where Fast Data comes in. If your customers are going to benefit from making real-time business decisions based on large amounts of data, they are going to need help. ... Read More »

Microsoft announces streamlining of smartphone hardware business

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“We are focusing our phone efforts where we have differentiation — with enterprises that value security, manageability and our Continuum capability, and consumers who value the same,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft. “We will continue to innovate across devices and on our cloud services across all mobile platforms.” Microsoft anticipates this will result in the reduction of up to 1,350 jobs at Microsoft Mobile Oy in Finland, as well as up to 500 additional jobs globally. Employees working for Microsoft Oy, a separate... Read More »

Microsoft announces streamlining of smartphone hardware business

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“We are focusing our phone efforts where we have differentiation — with enterprises that value security, manageability and our Continuum capability, and consumers who value the same,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft. “We will continue to innovate across devices and on our cloud services across all mobile platforms.” Microsoft anticipates this will result in the reduction of up to 1,350 jobs at Microsoft Mobile Oy in Finland, as well as up to 500 additional jobs globally. Employees working for Microsoft Oy, a separate... Read More »

Microsoft provides grants to accelerate the delivery of affordable Internet access

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“With more than half of the world’s population lacking access to the Internet, connectivity is a global challenge that demands creative problem solving,” said Peggy Johnson, executive vice president of business development at Microsoft. “By using technology that’s available now and partnering with local entrepreneurs who understand the needs of their communities, our hope is to create sustainable solutions that will not only have impact today but also in the years to come.” Microsoft’s Affordable Access Initiative aims to democratize access ... Read More »

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