Microsoft delivers an inflationary blow to Australian cloud aspirations

7:04PM | Thursday, 2 July 2015 |  Just as Oracle have slashed pricing for some cloud solutions to 10% of previous prices in a surprise announcement last week, Microsoft has announced that it needs to put Australian Azure prices up.

THE NEWS WRAP: Microsoft sells its mapping business to Uber

6:31AM | Tuesday, 30 June 2015 |  Microsoft is selling part of its business to Uber in a deal which will see the multinational software company stop collecting its own mapping data, according to Re/code.

THE NEWS WRAP: Nadella signals “tough choices” ahead for Microsoft

6:14AM | Friday, 26 June 2015 |  Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said the company faces tough choices regarding parts of the business that aren’t working, in a company-wide email obtained by GeekWire.

THE NEWS WRAP: Silk Road founder Ulbricht convicted of drug trafficking, faces possible life sentence

2:25AM | Thursday, 5 February 2015 |  Ross Ulbricht, the founder of black market website The Silk Road, has been found guilty of drug trafficking, criminal enterprise, aiding and abetting the distribution of drugs over the internet, computer hacking, and money laundering.

Windows 10: Holograms are coming, but Internet Explorer is dead

1:15PM | Thursday, 22 January 2015 |  Microsoft has unveiled a series of major innovations alongside its cross-platform Windows 10 operating system, including holograms, large-screen versions of its Surface tablet and a major overhaul of its licensing, with Internet Explorer set to be replaced.

Microsoft says yes to bitcoin

12:30PM | Friday, 12 December 2014 |  Add Microsoft to the ever-growing list of companies accepting bitcoin payments.

Microsoft launches Azure cloud platform data centres in Australia

10:07PM | Monday, 27 October 2014 |  Microsoft officially launched two Australian data centres on Monday as part of its Azure cloud computing platform at the start of the tech giant’s 21st TechEd Conference in Sydney.

Significant new features for app developers in Windows 10

10:18PM | Friday, 3 October 2014 |  This week Tech giant Microsoft unveiled the next major release of its Windows operating system, known as Windows 10.

Aussie medical startup gets the seal of approval from Bill Gates

9:10PM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 |  Australian startup Eyenaemia’s app that allows users to diagnose anaemia by taking selfies “has real potential” to solve a problem that disproportionately affects the world’s poor, according to Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Clipp to get the Microsoft treatment

9:39PM | Thursday, 18 September 2014 |  Australian mobile payment startup Clipp has appointed former Microsoft executive Todd Forest as its new chief executive.