Microsoft will deliver a developer preview of its new Azure Service Fabric -- its platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technology for building microservices -- during the company's Build 2015 conference next week in San Francisco.
Service Fabric initially will be available for Microsoft's public cloud customers, but ultimately also will work on private and hosted clouds, too, said Mike Schutz, General Manager of Microsoft's Cloud Platform Product Marketing. The first target audience for the technology are startups and independent software vendors, he said.
Last week, Marissa Mayer took a big step toward undoing one of her predecessor's business deals by renegotiating Yahoo's search contract with Microsoft.
On Monday, the company filed a document with the SEC that gives some new details. It looks like Mayer drove a pretty hard bargain, and it could set Yahoo up to make more money from the search results it delivers.
Microsoft updated four critical flaws that could have left users vulnerable to attacks using remote code execution in a lighter-than-average Patch Tuesday.
The critical updates centre on vulnerabilities in HTTP.sys, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Graphics component.
The HTTP.sys patch will resolve a flaw in Windows that could allow remote code execution if an attacker sends a specifically crafted HTTP request to an affected system, said Microsoft. The vulnerability is understood to affect all versions of Microsoft Server from 2008 onwards.
Nokia is reportedly considering a sale of its prized navigation business HERE Maps, in a bid to fight its financial troubles. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Nokia is considering the sale in a bid to boost growth at its Nokia Networks business and/or reduce debt to improve its credit rating.
Last year when Microsoft announced an adapter kit that would allow Kinect for Xbox One sensors to work with Windows, some wondered whether the company would cease making Kinect for Windows sensors.
On April 2, we learned that the answer is yes.
Starting today, Microsoft will no longer be making Kinect for Windows v2 sensors, officials announced in a blog post. The Kinect Adapter announced last year does allow users to connect a Kinect for Xbox One sensor -- though not a Kinect for Xbox 360 sensor -- to Windows 8.0 and 8.1 PCs and tablets.