Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, now shows Australians up-to-date weather information in search results after a series of changes announced by the company late last week.
The loss of part of their invention for the Imagine Cup 2011 world finals held in New York over the weekend has seen the Australian team knocked out after just the first round.
A developer preview of the next major release of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system has been released for Australian developers overnight.
Telstra and Microsoft Australia have partnered to launch Microsoft’s new online offering, Office365, in Australia.
Microsoft has today opened registrations for their Tech.Ed conference in Australia, offering a discount for those quick to sign-up before the 15th July.
This morning at an event at the All Things D:) conference held in the United States, Microsoft revealed officially for the first time a glance at the next edition of Windows, internally dubbed “Windows 8″. New features demonstrated to the audience include a tablet-centric interface which appears to overlay over the traditional Windows UI and boasts the Metro style — made popular by the company’s Windows Phone 7 UI. The new tile-based home-screen will replace the Windows “Start” menu [...]
Microsoft this morning revealed more than 500 new features and changes to the next major upgrade of their mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7. Launched to much fanfare late last year, the platform has struggled to gain much traction in the Australian market, with research suggesting it has gathered a mere 4.4% market share, as rival smartphones running Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android software reign supreme. But Microsoft hopes the latest update, dubbed “Mango”, will [...]
Microsoft has today confirmed that Telstra has begun rolling out the March update to customers with phones running Windows Phone 7, almost two months after it was released. The update, no. 7.0.7390.0, was released by Microsoft in late March and bought a number of highly-requested features to the company’s relatively new mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7. Included in the update was support for copy and paste, improved speed for apps and games, a number of [...]
According to reports out of the United States today, Microsoft is set to announce the acquisition of Skype for more than $8.5 billion. Skype has had a somewhat turbulent history, after being acquired by eBay back in October 2005 before more recently being spun off on their own after failing to integrate with the eBay team. Rumours began over the weekend that the two companies were in close talks about a possible partnership or acquisition, [...]
Microsoft today announced the 2012 finals for their Imagine Cup competition will be held in Australia next year. The competition, which will see more than 400 students to descend on Sydney to showcase their entries in front of finalist judges and was once described by former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates as the ‘the Olympics of the software world’, is Microsoft’s initiative to encourage students attending a university across many countries to do something good for [...]