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Azure founders reflect on Microsoft’s first decade as a public cloud vendor

Microsoft’s Azure operating system, codenamed “Red Dog,” was designed by a team of Microsoft OS experts including Dave Cutler, the father of VMS and Windows NT starting in latter half of the 2000s. Azure launched in February 2010 and has become the foundation of the “new” Microsoft over the past decade. In 2008, I had a chance to interview the Azure founding-team members. This month,… Source link

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Microsoft buys PromoteIQ to help retailers build on-site ad programs

Dive Brief: Microsoft has acquired PromoteIQ, a startup that provides a vendor marketing and native ad platform for e-commerce retailers looking to build an advertising business on their sites, according to a blog post by PromoteIQ. Deal terms were not made public. Founded in 2012 as Spotfront with a SaaS solution called PromoteIQ, the newly acquired firm will become part of Microsoft Advertising and use its own name. PromoteIQ’s client list includes Kroger,… Source link

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NASDAQ teams with Microsoft to bring real time stock info to Excel, Bing, MSN » OnMSFT.com

Microsoft has partnered with Nasdaq and Refinitiv to bring automatic pulling of stock info to Excel to enhance the experience of tracking stocks using from within Microsoft’s spreadsheet editing application. The company brought Stocks as a Data Type in Excel last year for allowing users to keep up with information such as price, change, currency, among others. The new partnership will bring real-time data tracking straight from the Nasdaq Stock Market along with the financial markets data… Source link

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Surface Studio, Bing, MSN all spotted in Amazon’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series » OnMSFT.com

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, the latest Amazon political action thriller, was just released on August 31st, but Microsoft fans might have an extra reason to watch. We noticed that several of the company’s products, including Surface Studio, Bing, and MSN were blatantly product placed in an episode of the web series. Watching #TomClancysJackRyan and I found some Microsoft product placement. Peep the Surface Studio?? In episode 2, French Connection. When Jack goes to the doctor the doctor… Source link

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Microsoft and EY Are Rolling Out Blockchain Technology for Xbox – Adweek

If Microsoft and EY’s blockchain product is successful, it should shape the way video game developers, creators and publishers of all types earn money online. Last week, the companies debuted a content rights and royalties platform built on the blockchain, which will allow Microsoft and its partners to process millions of transactions in a faster and more reliable way. Working with Microsoft and EY’s platform, publishers in music, gaming, television and other entertainment industries will… Source link

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Bing, MSN, Outlook.com, Hotmail and other Microsoft services hit with outage

Microsoft’s search engine, Bing, is having a rough day as the engine was hit with an outage from roughly 2:15PM to 2:45PM ET. If you were to head on over to Bing.com, during that time, you would have been greeted with the page above. Even though Microsoft’s Bing engine is much smaller than Google’s, according to Alexa, it is the 24th most visited site on the web which means that millions of users are likely to see this page instead of the daily images that the… Source link

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Microsoft had 32 million Bing-MSN visitors for Election Day 2012

The US Presidential Election is now over with, but Microsoft is still collecting information about the visitors and page views it generated this past Tuesday on both Bing and MSN on that day. Microsoft made a big push for Bing to be a center of election coverage, adding in features like news updates, social media posts, online polls and more to its election hub. Today, the official Bing blog announced that both Bing and MSN had a total of almost 32 million… Source link

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