Tech giants spend fortune buying US politicians
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Buy one get another free

US tech giants are spending a small fortune on "lobbying" politicians and the situation is getting worse.

Microsoft’s Open Source cloud slap to Google
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Azure Container Service built on Kubernetes

Microsoft has unveiled the Azure "Container Service", a new service for the Azure cloud computing platform that's built on Kubernetes.

Cray expands HPC in the cloud
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Chummy with Microsoft

Cray continues to expand its HPC in the cloud plans and has teamed up with Microsoft to bring supercomputer-as-a-service solutions to Microsoft's cloud.

Azure was downed for seven hours by fire alarm
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SLA for that day down to  71.6

It’s all very well these arrogant tech firms telling us that our data is safe and always accessible in the cloud - but that’s clearly not so.

Microsoft Cortana speaker hits stores
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Invoke speaker at $199

Microsoft has joined a long list of vendors supporting smart talking speakers. The marriage with the famous Harman Kardon manufacturer created a Cortana powered speaker called Invoke.

Microsoft finds hole in Chrome
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Pot calls kettle?

Software king of the world Microsoft has poured much scorn on Google's Chrome browser for having a rather large security hole.

Microsoft focuses on speed in the new Xbox One update
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All about simplicity


Microsoft has released the next big "Fall" update for the Xbox One with speed improvements and chances to make the home page simpler.

Edge better at handling malware
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Google and Mozilla not as good as living on the edge 

Microsoft's Edge easily beat rival browsers from Google and Mozilla in third party tests of the behind the scenes services which power anti-malware warnings and malicious website-blocking.

Russians still buying lots of Microsoft software
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Desktop Linux can't even get in even when laws and sanctions favour it

While the Russians have made it clear they don't want American software which might be a backdoor to the CIA, it would appear that desktop Linux is not getting the thumbs up, despite official backing and the fact that sanctions prevent Microsoft bringing its software into the country.

Microsoft might charge an arm and leg for Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
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Changes to licences

Software King of the World, Microsoft, is adding a new edition of Windows 10 to its lineup, but with it comes some licensing changes which could see price increases.