Microsoft’s TV White Space tech at work in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands following hurricanes

Microsoft’s TV White Space tech at work in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands following hurricanes

Microsoft has long been an advocate of White Space technology in the United States, the use of open unused broadcast spectrums (mainly from TV stations) to bring internet to rural areas. In what can be seen as a win for the technology, Microsoft today is pointing out that the company’s partners have used TV White Space tech to assist Puerto Ricans and those in the US Virgin Islands following hurricanes.

Microsoft makes Databricks a first-party service on Azure

Microsoft makes Databricks a first-party service on Azure

Databricks has made a name for itself as one of the most popular commercial services around the Apache Spark data analytics platform (which, not coincidentally, was started by the founders of Databricks). Now it’s coming to Microsoft’s Azure platform in the form of a preview of the imaginatively named “Azure Databricks.”

Microsoft Bing has the best Black Friday shopping site we've ever seen

It's the week before Black Friday, and all over the country, retailers are starting to preview their Black Friday discounts and deals. Sifting through all of them can be a real challenge for the thrifty shopper.

Fortunately — it's Microsoft Bing to the rescue, with the best Black Friday ad repository I've ever seen or used. No muss, no fuss, just a complete and easy-to-use directory of Black Friday ads from pretty much every retailer you can name. 

Here, for instance, is Michael's, the craft store:

 
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Other stores include Toys R Us, Best Buy, Amazon, etc. Just click through the flyers you want and make your shopping list. It's the handiest thing around. 

Adobe and Microsoft expand partnership with Adobe Experience Manager and Dynamics 365 integration

Adobe and Microsoft expand partnership with Adobe Experience Manager and Dynamics 365 integration

Adobe and Microsoft expanded their continuing partnership today when they announced that they are making it easy to share data between Adobe Experience Manager, a website marketing tool and Dynamics 365, Microsoft’s CRM tool.

How the LinkedIn-powered Office 365 Resume Assistant can make job seekers more competitive

How the LinkedIn-powered Office 365 Resume Assistant can make job seekers more competitive

The latest in LinkedIn and Microsoft integration, the Resume Assistant fulfills a year-old promise to let users draft resumes in Office and move them to the networking site.

Announcing General Availability of Azure Reserved VM Instances (RIs)

Announcing General Availability of Azure Reserved VM Instances (RIs)

Azure Reserved VM Instances (RIs) are generally available for customers worldwide, effective today. Azure RIs enable you to reserve Virtual Machines on a one- or three-year term, and provide up to 72% cost savings versus pay-as-you-go prices.

Why Amazon Won't Catch #1 Microsoft In The Cloud: Because It's All About Software

Why Amazon Won't Catch #1 Microsoft In The Cloud: Because It's All About Software

CLOUD WARS -- While I might not be the brightest bulb in the chandelier, only a fool would pretend not to recognize the extraordinary innovations and achievements Amazon Web Services has achieved with its revolutionary cloud-computing business.