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  • IT Pros Are the Heroes of the Enterprise #MSIgnite

    IT Pros Are the Heroes of the Enterprise #MSIgnite

    ATLANTA — Microsoft Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie told 23,000 IT professionals this morning Microsoft can make them the heroes of the enterprise. During the opening keynote in Philips Arena at Microsoft Ignite here, Guthrie — wearing his signature red shirt — said IT pros are the heart of the Redmond, Wash.

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  • Microsoft Has A Surprise for Win10 Users (& It's Not a Forced Upgrade)

    Anniversaries are all about good things, and the Windows 10 anniversary is no different.  On Aug. 2, Microsoft releases the anniversary edition of Windows 10 and is celebrating by adding multiple Windows upgrades that should improve Cortana, its intelligent personal assistant; security; and e-commerce, videos and data sharing in the Edge browser.

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  • Microsoft Just Loves Cortana

    Cortana is rocking Microsoft’s world.  At least that's Microsoft's conclusion in its list of 10 reasons why Day 1 of this year’s Build 2016  developer's conference in San Francisco rocked it for developers.  Cortana is right at the top of the list.

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  • Microsoft Execs Talk Cortana, Bots & Windows

    Microsoft Execs Talk Cortana, Bots & Windows

    The focus of Microsoft's Build 2016  developer's conference in San Francisco became abundantly clear just hours after the opening ceremonies yesterday: Cortana, bots, and Windows 10.

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  • Thanks Microsoft: A Free Deep Learning (aka AI) Toolkit

    Thanks Microsoft: A Free Deep Learning (aka AI) Toolkit

    If you haven’t yet heard the term "deep learning," you will soon will. It’s a branch of artificial intelligence (AI) that attempts to mimic the part of your brain where thinking occurs. Microsoft uses it to plow through and make sense of masses of data and to power products like

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  • Cortana Does Her Best Imitation of Your Mom

    Cortana Does Her Best Imitation of Your Mom

    Cortana users apparently love the personal assistant's location-based reminders. So Microsoft took this feedback and ran with it, making Cortana "more proactive" with its reminders, according to a blog post by Cortana's Group Program Manager Marcus Ash announcing this new feature as well as some others.

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  • News You Can Use: The Best Places to Work

    News You Can Use: The Best Places to Work

    Turns out, Airbnb is not only a disruptive alternative to hotels. It’s also a good place to work. The San Francisco-based service, which allows people to rent their homes and apartments to travelers, won the top spot on Glassdoor's 8th Annual List of 50 Best Places to Work in the US. The winners are selected by employees

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  • Microsoft Raises its Analytics Play, Will Workers Buy?

    Microsoft put a stake in the ground nearly two years ago when it promised to bring the power of data analytics to a billion users.

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  • Microsoft + Machine Learning Can Help You Look Younger #StrataHadoop

    Microsoft + Machine Learning Can Help You Look Younger #StrataHadoop

    “How old do I look?” It’s a question we’re dying to ask other people, but we hesitate because we’re afraid of the answer we’ll get. And when someone asks us how old they look, we run for the hills.

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  • Cortana Becomes Microsoft’s Portal for Big Data Analytics

    Cortana Becomes Microsoft’s Portal for Big Data Analytics

    The keyword is “actionable.”  Perhaps the chief complaint businesses have about big data solutions, now that Hadoop is already 12 years old, is that applications are not doing their part to make all that data actionable — it doesn’t give people something to do with it.

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  • What Data Crunchers Say About the Super Bowl

    The big game is on Sunday and we know who’s going to win. OK, no we don’t, but Microsoft’s Cortana thinks she does and she has a pretty good track record. If you remember, she called every single elimination match of last year’s World Cup, including the final, correctly.

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  • Build Better Knowledge Management

    Build Better Knowledge Management

    Long before Google Glass wearers made the news (and became pariahs within San Francisco-area coffee houses and restaurants), research projects at huge companies like IBM and Microsoft sought to bridge the gap between the capture and storage of corporate knowledge and intellectual property, and the difficult-to-archive individual narrative that attempted

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  • Microsoft One-Ups Apple and Gets a Big(ger) Data Game

    Microsoft One-Ups Apple and Gets a Big(ger) Data Game

    You have to love Satya Nadella’s Microsoft. He announces a vision and the company delivers, Bada Bing, Bada Band. Nope, “Band” isn’t a typo -- we’re talking about the Microsoft Band. It went on sale yesterday and, get this, it sold out online almost immediately.

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  • Microsoft Wants to Own You [Video]

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has a strong record of delivering on his promises and we’re now beginning to see what that looks like. While we’ve already told you a great deal about the company’s recent advances in big data, OneDrive, Office 365, AzurePowerBI, predictive analytics and 

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