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It was earnings day on Wall Street on Tuesday, as Apple and Microsoft both reported earnings to analysts and stockholders. Microsoft hit the ground running as the market closed, and posted 4th quarter results that will please many investors and proves Satya Nadella’s new path as CEO.
Monday was a busy day from Microsoft, as the company came out with news from almost every part of their company. The Surface Pro 3 team in particular came out with a hot new docking station for the Surface, and Bing announced a new program for discounts and more from Bing.
On Thursday, Microsoft did what many were expecting all week, and it wasn’t to announce a new product or service. The company courtesy of a employee wide email, announced that they would be cutting up to 18,000 jobs this year, the biggest ever, mainly due to the Nokia acquisition.
Within the past few weeks, Google has gotten a lot of press, some good and some bad, about its decision to remove search results from people in Europe. On Thursday, Microsoft’s Bing enacted that policy as well, joining Google in allowing for takedown requests from European citizens.
Microsoft is a company that is clearly thinking forward in regards to its sustainability and its future, and powering its datacenters is one of the big reasons. On Wednesday, Microsoft announced a major 175-megawatt wind farm deal, ensuring its commitment to Wind Energy.
Microsoft announced almost a month ago, that they would be upgrading Office 365 Home or Personal users an upgrade in their OneDrive storage capacities. On Wednesday, Microsoft made flipped the switch and gave users the 1 TB upgrade that they were promised, thrilling many.
Windows tablets no matter the make or model, are slowly becoming popular among the crowds of enthusiasts, and with that, Skype is still a main app on them. On Tuesday, Microsoft rolled out the latest version of Skype to them, which now includes free group video calling.
It’s a pretty known fact in the tech world, that Google’s Chromebook is gaining sales by the day, and with that, Microsoft is losing customers. On Monday, Microsoft at its Worldwide Partner Conference announced details about a sub $200 laptop due by the holiday season.
Microsoft is 100 percent behind Windows and Windows Phone, and that became highly apparent on Friday, as the company highlighted the Lumia 930 on its site. The Lumia 930 is one of the high-range Windows Phones on the market, and has high end specs that should please any Windows Phone user.
On Friday, Microsoft announced the purchase of InMage, which according to teh official Microsoft blog, is a company that is an innovator in the emerging area of cloud-based business continuity. It’s likely that this company will fold into the Azure group and be great for enterprise sales.
The Red Stripe from Microsoft highlight the power of the Windows Store and the Windows ecosystem, and the latest ones announced on Thursday show off the touch friendly nature of the store. All of the deals announced had to do with touch based games and are great deals.
In a surprising move to his employees, Satya Nadella sent a massive email to all of his full-time employees, and the message of the email was certain. Satya Nadella’s message to Microsoft employees was that the company is about productivity and platforms, not just devices and services anymore.
It’s pretty clear that Microsoft is looking to make Office 365 a must have product for business and small business customers, and is courting the enterprise pretty hard. This week, Microsoft announced that they will be offering 3 new SKU’s all geared towards small businesses.
The various forms of the Surface from Microsoft have been out for a few years, but the latest incarnation of the Surface Pro 3 has now brought updates for its users. The surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 2, and Intel-based Surface Pro got a number of updates on Tuesday for users.
OneNote as it has graced many different platforms from Microsoft has grown in incredible numbers, and users love using the service. On Tuesday, Microsoft issued a brand new email service for OneNote fans that will allow users to share content to OneNote from almost anywhere.
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