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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and its President, Brad Smith, have announced the donation of $1 billion in cloud services to 70,000 nonprofits and NGOs around the world over the next three years.
Microsoft has highlighted examples of its products driving new retail experiences, including the 'Diji Touch' vending machine with a 40-inch touchscreen, powered by Windows 10, Kinect and Azure IoT.
Amazon recently reduced prices for various VM instances on its cloud platform and now Microsoft has kept its promise of price matching by announcing price cuts for certain Azure instances.
Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's Xbox division, has confirmed that the company's cloud technologies used in Titanfall can be used in any game, even if the title is exclusive to another platform.
Microsoft has announced a new partnership with business-based software company SAP that will allow several of its application to run on Azure cloud servers by the end of June.
Microsoft has announced it has acquired New Zealand-based GreenButton, a cloud-based applications service, and will integrate its features into Microsoft Azure. Financial details were not revealed.
Microsoft has issued a statement saying their many online services and products like Skype, Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Yammer and others are not affected by the "Heartbleed" OpenSSL issue.
Microsoft used its BUILD 2014 Asure keynote to reveal a new gaming demo that shows how using the cloud service can let developers create destructible environments with high frame rates.
As previously rumored, Microsoft has officially announced it will change the name of its Windows Azure cloud services to Microsoft Azure. The change wll go into effect April 3rd.
Microsoft has started running a new TV commercial that focuses on its various cloud-based services such as Azure, Office 365 and more, centering on how they are used by the Lotus F1 racing team.
Microsoft will reportedly rebrand the name of its Windows Azure cloud service to Microsoft Azure, with the announcement rumored to be made on Tuesday and changed officially next week.