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Mixed fortunes for Microsoft cloud business

Microsoft To Layoff 18,000

Microsoft has reported mixed fortunes for its cloud business unit during its quarterly earnings call, as while cloud revenues grew across the board, the results are slightly down on the previous quarter.

Microsoft grows in SaaS market but Salesforce still leads the way

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New findings from Synergy Research Group highlight Microsoft is growing healthily in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market segment, but Salesforce is still market leader.

Microsoft files lawsuit against US government and secret snooping orders

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Microsoft has filed a new lawsuit in federal court against the United States government arguing the right that customers should have the right to know when the state accesses their emails or records.

Microsoft endorses EU-US Privacy Shield despite criticism from EU industry commentators

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Microsoft has become one of the first major US tech companies to confirm its support of the EU-US Privacy Shield, the successor of the now defunct Safe Harbour Agreement.

Toyota and Microsoft launch connected car initiative

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Japanese car brand Toyota has teamed up with Microsoft to launch Toyota Connected, a new joint venture to further the car manufacturer’s efforts towards autonomous vehicles.

Microsoft steps up IoT credentials

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Tech giant Microsoft has launched a number of updates and features for both its Azure and Office platforms, in a move to bolster its position in the intelligent apps and IoT space.

Microsoft pushes forward with AI despite Tay set-back

Microsoft To Layoff 18,000

Microsoft has announced a number of updates for its advanced analytics and machine learning offerings as part of its ‘Conversation-as-a-Platform’ push.

Microsoft announces R Server availability inside Azure HDInsight

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Microsoft has announced the availability of R Server inside Azure HDInsight, the company’s Hadoop-as-a-service aspect of Azure Data Lake.

HPE holds off Cisco for cloud infrastructure top spot

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Findings from Synergy Research Group have HPE as the number one provider in the cloud infrastructure equipment market, narrowly outperforming Cisco over the course of 2015.

Microsoft strengthens cloud offering by bringing SQL Server to Linux

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Microsoft is bringing its SQL Server to Linux, enabling SQL Server to deliver a consistent data platform across Windows and Linux, as well as on-premises and cloud.

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