Microsoft sees growth in code-writing generative AI software
Microsoft's bet on artificial intelligence is paying off, as underscored by the success of GitHub Copilot, a tool that automatically writes and suggests code. The product drew 400,000 subscribers within a month after being released in June.
Today, more than 1 million people have used Copilot, ... Read more
Microsoft makes multi-billion euro investment in ChatGPT’s OpenAI
The figure wasn't disclosed, but an insider speaks of $10 billion. In return for the investment, Microsoft gets to integrate OpenAI's technology into various services.
The announcement doesn't come as a surprise. Microsoft backed OpenAI with more than $1 billion in 2019 and 2021. Earlier this y... Read more
Microsoft releases Visual Studio 17.5 preview 3
This week Microsoft released preview 3 of Visual Studio 17.5. The preview boasts a spell checker for comments, 'intent-based suggestions' and a rich Markdown editor by default.
Microsoft Group Product Manager Anthony Cangialosi detailed the preview's offering in a blog post. "This release contin... Read more
Microsoft expands SDN functionality in Windows Admin Center
Microsoft has expanded the SDN functionality of Windows Admin Center (WAC) 2211. New capabilities should better protect the Azure Stack HCI service from outside threats.
The SDN functionality provides protection for Azure Stack HCI. New default networking capabilities in Azure Stack were high on... Read more
Microsoft to lay off 10,000 employees, CEO confirms
Ten thousand Microsoft staffers will lose their jobs in the coming months, CEO Satya Nadella confirmed in a written statement.
Earlier today, we covered rumours of a layoff round at Microsoft. Insiders said the tech giant would disclose the plan today. Meanwhile, confirmation has arrived. CEO S... Read more
‘Microsoft cuts 11,000 jobs worldwide’
Microsoft reportedly plans to cut 11,000 jobs worldwide, representing about five percent of the total workforce.
Sky News and Bloomberg reported on the rumours. Like other large tech firms, Microsoft appears to be planning a round of job cuts.
The giant employs 221,000 professionals worldwi... Read more
Microsoft launches Azure OpenAI, ChatGPT coming soon
Microsoft's Azure OpenAI Service is now available for select partners and customers. The tech giant says it will add OpenAI's popular ChatGPT tool soon.
According to Microsoft, Azure OpenAI Service provides access to major AI models such as Codex and Dall-E, as well as the tech giant's proprieta... Read more
Microsoft invests in Darwinbox to integrate human resources software
HR tech startup Darwinbox has acquired a strategic investment from Microsoft. The financial details were not disclosed.
The company will be the first Asian SaaS-based human resources (HR) platform to land a Microsoft cooperation, resulting in deeper integration between Darwinbox and the tech gi... Read more
‘European Commission objects to acquisition of Activision Blizzard’
Insiders told Reuters that the European Commission is expected to inform Microsoft of objections to the acquisition of Activision Blizzard sometime in the coming weeks.
Microsoft announced the acquisition of Activision Blizzard in 2022. Activision Blizzard develops well-known games such as Call... Read more
Exchange Server 2013 reaches end-of-support on April 11
Microsoft will no longer provide technical support and bug fixes for new issues that impact server stability or usability from April 11 onwards.
Additionally, the tech giant will cease time zone updates and security updates that address vulnerabilities impacting servers running Exchange Server ... Read more