MICROSOFT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MICROSOFT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Microsoft skips Windows 9 to emphasize advances http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58472976-79/windows-microsoft-devices-users.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58472976-79/windows-microsoft-devices-users.html.csp">Microsoft skips Windows 9 to emphasize advances</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRANDON BAILEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T16:47:05.153-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 04:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • The next version of Microsoft’s flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centered around mobile devices and Internet services. The current version, Windows 8, has been widely derided for forcing radical behavioral changes. Microsoft is restoring some of the more traditional ways of doing things and promises that Windows 10 will be familiar for users regardless of which version of Windows ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584729762014-09-30T16:47:05.153-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-30T16:47:05.153-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58472976@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:47:05 MDT Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58470293-79/windows-microsoft-company-software.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58470293-79/windows-microsoft-company-software.html.csp">Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRANDON BAILEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T18:44:02.065-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 06:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system. Although the new software won’t be formally released until next year, analysts already consider its success crucial for Microsoft and Satya Nadella, who has made mobile devices and Internet-based services priorities since becoming CEO in February. With its tablet-like touch controls, Windows 8 had been M...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584702932014-09-29T18:44:02.065-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-29T18:44:02.065-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58470293@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:44:02 MDT Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58446542-79/talko-ozzie-app-messages.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58446542-79/talko-ozzie-app-messages.html.csp">Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL LIEDTKE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T12:23:02.407-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 12:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones. His mission began more than two years ago as Ozzie noticed people were increasingly communicating through texts, emails and social media posts instead of calling each other. “When you see nothing but words and numbers, it becomes very mechanical and very transactional,” Ozzie said in an interview. “But when you hear the sound of someone’s voice, it really brings it much closer to hom...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584465422014-09-23T12:23:02.407-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-23T12:23:02.407-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58446542@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:23:02 MDT Microsoft cutting 2,100 workers across the country http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58433308-79/microsoft-2100-ceo-workers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58433308-79/microsoft-2100-ceo-workers.html.csp">Microsoft cutting 2,100 workers across the country</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dina Bass</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T12:55:02.542-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 12:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle - Microsoft fired 2,100 workers Thursday, part of a plan announced in July to eliminate 18,000 jobs to streamline the workforce and integrate the acquisition of Nokia’s handset unit. The job reductions will take place across the company in various divisions, said Peter Wootton, a spokesman for Microsoft. In the Puget Sound, Wash. region, where Microsoft is based, 747 people are being cut. Nadella has been aggressive in making changes since he became CEO in February, replacing Steve Ballm...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58433308@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:55:02 MDT Microsoft to buy ‘Minecraft’ maker for $2.5 billion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415705-79/microsoft-game-minecraft-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415705-79/microsoft-game-minecraft-billion.html.csp">Microsoft to buy ‘Minecraft’ maker for $2.5 billion</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T09:13:01.74-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 09:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Microsoft will acquire the maker of the long-running hit game Minecraft for $2.5 billion as the company continues to invest in its Xbox gaming platform and looks to grab attention on mobile phones. The technology company said it will buy Stockholm-based game maker Mojang in a deal expected to close in late 2014. Minecraft, which lets users build in and explore a Lego-like virtual multiplayer world, has been downloaded 100 million times on PC alone since its launch in 2009. It is the m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584157052014-09-15T09:13:01.74-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T09:13:01.74-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58415705@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:13:01 MDT Remember Netscape browser? Dolly the sheep? Class of ‘18 doesn’t http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338853-68/became-browser-dolly-microsoft.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338853-68/became-browser-dolly-microsoft.html.csp">Remember Netscape browser? Dolly the sheep? Class of ‘18 doesn’t</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DINESH RAMDE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T11:19:33.873-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Milwaukee • If you want to feel old, this might do it: Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, has enrolled as a freshman at the University of Michigan. Leon’s choice of the same university her mother once attended is one of the milestones marked this year by the Beloit College Mindset List, a nonscientific compilation meant to remind teachers that college freshmen, born mostly in 1996, see the world in a much different way. They’ve grown up with Facebook, selfies and web-based TV. And to them...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583388532014-08-26T11:19:33.873-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T11:19:33.873-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338853@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:19:33 MDT HTC makes Windows version of flagship One phone http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312786-79/windows-htc-phone-version.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312786-79/windows-htc-phone-version.html.csp">HTC makes Windows version of flagship One phone</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANICK JESDANUN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T12:12:01.674-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 12:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • HTC will start making a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft’s Windows software inside. HTC says it developed the new model at the request of Microsoft, which has been trying to boost its Windows Phone system. The company will continue to make an Android version of the One, as well as other Android phones. The Android version of HTC One is called M8, while the Windows version will be called M8 for Windows. The two look identical on the outside, except for a Windows Pho...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583127862014-08-19T12:12:01.674-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T12:12:01.674-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312786@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:12:01 MDT Microsoft’s cloud-computing service has five-hour outage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312741-79/microsoft-azure-cloud-computing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312741-79/microsoft-azure-cloud-computing.html.csp">Microsoft’s cloud-computing service has five-hour outage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jack Clark</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T09:20:01.764-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Microsoft’s Azure cloud-computing service, a critical part of Chief Executive Satya Nadella’s plan to remake the software company, experienced a major global outage Monday that lasted for around five hours. Azure, which lets businesses access computing resources and run programs via the Internet, was restored after a disruption that affected at least six major components in multiple data centers, the world’s biggest software maker said on its website. Microsoft’s cloud-computing ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312741@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:20:01 MDT