Microsoft CEO outlines how AI and deep learning will transform the company

During the course of a speech at Microsoft’s annual IT conference in Atlanta on Monday, the company’s CEO Satya Nadella described how artificial intelligence (AI) technology is being used by Microsoft, and how the company plans to increase the use of the technology in future.

Microsoft to launch full version of ‘Minecraft: Education Edition’ on Nov. 1

In a recent announcement, Microsoft has revealed that it has scheduled the official launch of the full version of ‘Minecraft: Education Edition’ for November 1, 2016.

The Minecraft: Education Edition was first announced as a legit classroom tool by Microsoft in January this year. Subsequently, the company rolled out an ‘early access’ version of the tool to a limited number of educators.

Microsoft's decision to shut Skype’s London office will result in 400 job-cuts

According to a development first reported by the Financial Times (FT), Microsoft is shutting down Skype’s London office which the company had inherited when it acquired Skype for $8.5 billion in 2011.

The reported decision by Microsoft to shutter the Skype London office is quite hurtful, all the more so because Skype was founded in London in 2003.

Microsoft announces limited-time offer for VMware users to switch to Hyper-V

On Thursday, Microsoft announced that it will soon be running a limited-period offer for the users of VMware server virtualization to switch over to using Microsoft Hyper-V.

The announcement of the new limited-time promotion by Microsoft comes against the backdrop of the imminent launch of Windows Server 2016, which is scheduled for release sometime in September with new per-core licensing.