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June 15, 2022, 12:27 PM

Microsoft ends support for Internet Explorer

The company recommends users shift to using the Microsoft Edge web browser.
June 15, 2022, 12:27 PM
Microsoft ends support for Internet Explorer
4 months ago

Microsoft closes on $16 billion acquisition of Nuance

Microsoft has closed on its approximately $16 billion acquisition of speech recognition company Nuance
4 months ago
Microsoft closes on $16 billion acquisition of Nuance
5 months ago

Microsoft buys game maker Activision Blizzard for about $70B

Microsoft is paying nearly $70 billion for Activision Blizzard, the maker of Candy Crush and Call of Duty
5 months ago
Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion
5 months ago

Microsoft to acquire gaming giant Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

Gaming "will play a key role in the development of metaverse platforms," Microsoft CEO said.
5 months ago
Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion
5 months ago

Microsoft discloses malware attack on Ukraine govt networks

Microsoft says dozens of computer systems at an unspecified number of Ukrainian government agencies have been infected with destructive malware disguised as ransomware
5 months ago
Microsoft discloses malware attack on Ukraine govt networks
7 months ago

UK antitrust watchdog investigates Microsoft's Nuance deal

British antitrust regulators are opening an investigation into Microsoft’s $16 billion acquisition of speech recognition company Nuance
7 months ago
UK antitrust watchdog investigates Microsoft's Nuance deal
7 months ago

Microsoft shareholders vote to force company to better report sexual harassment data

Microsoft Corp. shareholders voted to force the company to more transparently address sexual harassment claims via independent investigations and public reporting.
7 months ago
Microsoft shareholders vote to force company to better report sexual harassment data
7 months ago

Microsoft shareholders vote for company to disclose sexual harassment data

Despite Microsoft urging investors to reject the proposal, shareholders voted to demand an annual report summarizing sexual harassment cases, investigations and resolutions.
7 months ago
Microsoft shareholders vote for company to disclose sexual harassment data
8 months ago

Microsoft hints at new budget-friendly Surface laptop

The company is reportedly working on a device to compete with Chromebooks in schools.
8 months ago
Microsoft hints at new budget-friendly Surface laptop
8 months ago

Microsoft accuses Russian hackers of targeting global tech supply chain

ABC News' Pierre Thomas has the latest after the technology giant warned that Russian hackers were trying to infiltrate computers of companies tied to the worldwide supply chain.
8 months ago
Microsoft accuses Russian hackers of targeting global tech supply chain
9 months ago

Windows 11 rolls out to PC users - but not all of them

The company said your PC will need a special processor known as a Trusted Platform Module, or "TPM," chip in order to run Windows 11.
9 months ago
Windows 11 rolls out to PC users - but not all of them
9 months ago

Windows 11 rollout underway

Microsoft said the free upgrade will become available for newer devices first.
9 months ago
Windows 11 rollout underway
9 months ago

New Microsoft Office 2021 set to be released

The new version of Office is a one-time purchase designed for users who don’t want to move to the cloud.
9 months ago
New Microsoft Office 2021 set to be released
9 months ago

Microsoft unveils latest Surface devices

The Surface Laptop Studio features a screen that flips into tablet mode.
9 months ago
Microsoft unveils latest Surface devices
9 months ago

Microsoft poised to unveil its latest line of Surface devices

Tech watchers are anticipating the new Surface Pro X with chip refresh.
9 months ago
Microsoft poised to unveil its latest line of Surface devices
9 months ago

Microsoft to let users log in to accounts without password

Account holders can use Microsoft's authenticator app or Windows Hello, which uses a fingerprint or facial recognition for access.
9 months ago
Microsoft to let users log in to accounts without password
1 year ago

Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates finalize their divorce

The divorce of Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates has been finalized
1 year ago
1 year ago

Windows is now in the cloud

Microsoft Windows 365 can now be streamed through a web browser, so businesses can quickly access the operating system from a wide range of devices.
1 year ago
Windows is now in the cloud
1 year ago

Gates Foundation sets 2-year, post-divorce power share trial

Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates will continue to work together as co-chairs of their foundation even after their planned divorce
1 year ago
Bill, Melinda Gates to run foundation jointly after divorce
1 year ago

Microsoft exec: Targeting of Americans' records 'routine'

Federal law enforcement agencies secretly seek the data of Microsoft customers thousands of times a year
1 year ago
1 year ago

Microsoft Windows 11 has arrived

Version 10 users will get a free upgrade.
1 year ago
Microsoft Windows 11 has arrived
1 year ago

Microsoft announces cyberattack on US international aid agency

Microsoft claims the cyberattack was launched by a group backed by the Russian government. The discovery was made with before President Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin set to meet next month.
1 year ago
Microsoft announces cyberattack on US international aid agency
1 year ago

Kremlin rejects new Microsoft allegations it carried out hack via State Department email

The Kremlin has dismissed new allegations from Microsoft that Russian state hackers used a State Department email account to launch a hack on a human rights groups.
1 year ago
Kremlin rejects new Microsoft allegations it carried out hack via State Dept. email
1 year ago

End of an era at Microsoft

The tech giant is retiring its Internet Explorer browser in 2022.
1 year ago
End of an era at Microsoft
1 year ago

Microsoft retires Internet Explorer browser

Microsoft said its Edge browser is faster and more secure.
1 year ago
Microsoft retires Internet Explorer browser
1 year ago

Bill and Melinda Gates to divorce after 27 years of marriage

Bill and Melinda Gates are divorcing after nearly three decades of marriage.
1 year ago
Bill and Melinda Gates to divorce after 27 years of marriage
1 year ago

Microsoft buying speech recognition firm Nuance in $16B deal

Microsoft, on an accelerated growth push, is buying speech recognition company Nuance in a cash deal worth $16 billion
1 year ago
1 year ago

Microsoft to start bringing workers back to headquarters

Microsoft will begin bringing workers back to its suburban Seattle global headquarters on March 29 as the tech giant starts to reopen more facilities it largely shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic
1 year ago
2 years ago

Suspected Russian hack a ‘moment of reckoning’: Microsoft president

Microsoft President Brad Smith calls the recent hack on U.S. agencies “extraordinarily sophisticated and extremely broad,” and wants more action to hold foreign actors accountable.
2 years ago
Suspected Russian hack a ‘moment of reckoning’: Microsoft president
2 years ago

Department of Labor investigating whether Microsoft's pledge to hire more Black workers is legal

Microsoft revealed it was being investigated by the Department of Labor over its pledge from earlier this year to bolster Black employment.
2 years ago
Dept. of Labor investigating Microsoft's pledge to hire more Black workers
2 years ago

Microsoft plans $1 billion data center venture in Greece

Microsoft has announced plans to build three data center sites in greater Athens, providing a badly needed investment of up to $1 billion to the Greek economy which has been hammered by the pandemic
2 years ago
Microsoft plans $1 billion data center venture in Greece
2 years ago

Microsoft expected to unveil Surface Laptop Go

The device is said to have a 12.5-inch screen and fingerprint reader.
2 years ago
Microsoft expected to unveil Surface Laptop Go
2 years ago

Microsoft warns of 'unsuccessful attacks' on campaigns from Russian, China, Iran

Election security issues have been at the forefront of the 2020 presidential race.
2 years ago
Microsoft warns of 'unsuccessful attacks' on campaigns from Russian, China, Iran
2 years ago

Microsoft unveils a less expensive Xbox

Microsoft to release Xbox Series S for $299.
2 years ago
Microsoft unveils a less expensive Xbox
2 years ago

Microsoft back in the smartphone business with its new Duo

Microsoft is back to selling smartphones for the first time since it abandoned its mobile business more than four years ago
2 years ago
2 years ago

Microsoft still in talks to buy TikTok

President Trump has given Microsoft 45 days to work out a deal regarding the purchase of TikTok, which Trump threatened to ban in the U.S.
2 years ago
Microsoft still in talks to buy TikTok
2 years ago

Microsoft to permanently close all physical stores

Microsoft said Friday it is permanently closing nearly all of its physical stores around the world
2 years ago
2 years ago

Microsoft is increasing its Black leadership with a major investment

To address racial inequality and disparity, Microsoft will invest $150 million into diversity and inclusion.
2 years ago
Microsoft is increasing its Black leadership with a major investment
2 years ago

Bill Gates says he is stepping down from Microsoft board

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says he is stepping down from the company's board to focus on philanthropy
2 years ago
2 years ago

Microsoft announces $1.1 billion investment in Mexico

Microsoft has announced a five-year, $1.1 billion investment plan in Mexico to develop training programs and increase the availability of cloud computing services
2 years ago
Microsoft announces $1.1 billion investment in Mexico
2 years ago

Microsoft contract with the Pentagon put on hold

The cloud computing project was delayed by a federal judge after Amazon challenged the validity of the contract.
2 years ago
Microsoft contract with the Pentagon put on hold
2 years ago

Judge orders Microsoft to release tax records in IRS dispute

A federal judge says it's likely Microsoft was trying to avoid paying U.S. taxes and is ordering the company to hand over financial documents
2 years ago
2 years ago

Microsoft aims to detect sex predators in video game chats

The company said it's developed a technique to detect online predators who try to groom children for sexual purposes.
2 years ago
Microsoft aims to detect sex predators in video game chats
3 years ago

Microsoft reports hundreds of election-related cyber probes

Microsoft says it has detected more than 740 infiltration attempts by nation-state actors in the past year targeting U.S.-based political parties and campaigns and other democracy-focused organizations including nonprofits
3 years ago
4 years ago

Microsoft co-founder dead at 65

Tech legend Paul Allen died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, according to his family.
4 years ago
Microsoft co-founder dead at 65
4 years ago

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died at 65.
4 years ago
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65
4 years ago

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65

Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, died on Monday afternoon in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a statement from his family said.
4 years ago
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65
4 years ago

Microsoft announces new gadgets at Surface event

Microsoft announces new gadgets at Surface event The tech giant introduced its Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2, featuring a silent keyboard.
4 years ago
Microsoft announces new gadgets at Surface event
4 years ago

Microsoft to unveil new line of tech products

Microsoft will hold an event in New York City to reveal a new line of computer products under its Surface brand.
4 years ago
Microsoft to unveil new line of tech products
4 years ago

Microsoft introduces the Surface Go tablet

Plus, Snapchat could be teaming up with Amazon.
4 years ago
Microsoft introduces the Surface Go tablet