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WannaCry cyberattack may spark wave of Windows upgrades, lifting Microsoft’s stock

Microsoft, cybersecurity firms could benefit from WannaCry  Monday, 15 May 2017 | 1:16 AM ET | 03:01 Investors should buy Microsoft shares because the recent cyberattacks will spur companies to upgrade to the technology giant’s latest operating system, according to Credit Suisse, which reiterated its outperform rating on the software firm. The WannaCry ransomware malware hit 200,000 victims in… Read More »

Microsoft’s LinkedIn Now Has Over 500 Million Members

The professional social network LinkedIn said Monday its membership had swelled to 500 million, as its user base showed steady growth following its acquisition last year by Microsoft. “We recently crossed an important and exciting milestone,” LinkedIn vice president Aatif Awan said in a blog post. “We now have half a billion members in 200 countries connecting, and… Read More »

Microsoft’s Surface All-In-One PC to Launch in October: Report

Microsoft in July was reported to be working on an all-in-one (AIO) PC under its Surface brand. Now, a report indicates that Microsoft will launch the new Surface PC at an event in October. According to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, who cites people familiar with the matter, the new Surface device is codenamed “Cardinal”, and at least one… Read More »

JAL operational prototypes leverage Microsoft’s latest holographic computer

TOKYO, Japan – Japan Airlines (JAL) has been working with Microsoft Corporation since August 2015 to explore the utilization of Microsoft HoloLens, a new holographic computer developed by Microsoft Corporation, in its operations. JAL, the first company in Asia and also the first airline to partner with Microsoft on HoloLens, has developed prototypes for potential application to the… Read More »

Microsoft’s Week: SQL Server comes to Linux, Redstone 2 update delayed, Windows 10 nagware

Another week in the world of Microsoft saw the company increasingly involved with Linux and open standards. The firm said that the upcoming SQL Server 2016 database management system will run on Linux, while a software framework developed for building open network switches for the data centre is also based on the open source OS. Meanwhile, some sites… Read More »