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Speed Up Your Development with Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio (VS) Code was released on April 29, 2015 by Microsoft. In a very short time, it has taken the coding world by storm. As of 2020, nearly 51% of developers claim to use it as their primary development environment. This, in itself, is shocking. When it first came out, nobody expected a tool …

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21 Inspirational Branded Content Examples

89% of B2B brands and 86% of B2C brands are using content marketing in some form for pretty much three reasons, in this order: It’s cheaper than traditional marketing. It’s easier to do than advertising. It’s more popular with people (i.e. your audience) than the above two points. In case you’re one of the 11% or …

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42 Digital Marketing Trends You Can’t Ignore in 2020

UPDATED FOR 2020! This epic list article has been updated to include 20 more digital marketing trends to help you get ready for next year! At one time, artificial intelligence, data-driven marketing and voice search engine optimization (VSEO) were ambitious concepts bordering on the ridiculous. Today, these innovative digital marketing trends are among the top …

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Amazon ‘surprised’ after Pentagon awards coveted $10 billion JEDI cloud contract to rival Microsoft – GeekWire

The Pentagon. (Flickr Photo / David B. Gleason. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0) The Department of Defense announced Friday it is awarding the coveted $10 billion, 10-year contract to build the military’s war cloud to Microsoft. It’s a huge win for Microsoft over Amazon, which had long been seen as a frontrunner for the Joint Enterprise …

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Microsoft beat expectations with strong Windows revenue, but Xbox had a rough quarter

Enlarge / The 13.5-inch Microsoft Surface Laptop 3. Microsoft beat analyst expectations in its quarterly earnings report, achieving $33.06 billion in revenue in the start of its first 2020 fiscal quarter (which ended September 30) compared to a projected $32.23 billion. That’s a 14% increase over the same quarter the prior year. Much of the …

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Xbox One hardware falters, but software and services are bright spots

Xbox One hardware sales are continuing to fall, and that put a drag on Microsoft’s gaming division. Xbox revenues for Q1 of fiscal 2020 were down from $2.738 billion to $2.542 billion. The end of the generation is here, and people are less willing to go out and buy new hardware that originally debuted in …

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Google Hires Former VP of Microsoft’s Office Product Group

Business Insider is reporting that Google has hired Javier Soltero, a former head of strategy for Microsoft Office. Soltero had left Microsoft in late 2018 amid internal reorganization. In his new role with Google, Soltero will take over as Vice President of G Suite. Google’s suite of programs includes Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google …

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‘Strategic Leadership’ Leads to a 66% Raise for Microsoft’s Nadella

In its proxy statement, Microsoft announced a significant raise for CEO Satya Nadella. Citing his ‘strategic leadership,’ Microsoft’s independent board awarded Nadella $42.9 million in compensation, much of it in stock awards. Nadella has been instrumental in helping Microsoft transition from a company primarily focused on operating systems and office software to one whose cloud …

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Microsoft Makes Desktop Analytics Available Commercially

Microsoft has announced the commercial release of Desktop Analytics, a “cloud-connected service that integrates with System Center Configuration Manager.” The software helps organizations “view into the endpoints, applications, and drivers” being managed. It also provides a way to “assess application and driver compatibility with the latest Windows feature updates and receive mitigation recommendations for known …

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20 deals totaling $9.1B, led by blockbuster GitHub buy – GeekWire

(GeekWire Chart) Microsoft’s 2019 fiscal year was one of its busiest ever for acquisitions, led by its $7.5 billion GitHub deal. The tech giant spent a total of $9.1 billion on 20 acquisitions in its 2019 fiscal year, which ended June 30, according to its newly released annual report. GeekWire research shows that 2019 ranks …

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Microsoft launches two new open source projects for developers — OAM and Dapr

Continuing its embracing of open source, Microsoft has today announced two new open source projects. The first is Open Application Model (OAM), a new standard for developing and operating applications on Kubernetes and other platforms The second project is Dapr (Distributed Application Runtime), designed to make it easier to build microservice applications. Microsoft says that …

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Microsoft launches Project xCloud preview, lets users start testing new game streaming service – GeekWire

(GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy) Microsoft on Monday kicked off public trials of its Project xCloud game streaming service that lets users play high-powered Xbox games such as Halo on their smartphones. The company last month began accepting sign-ups for the preview, which gives gamers in the U.S., U.K., and South Korea initial access to …

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