Microsoft announces addition to board and quarterly dividend

REDMOND, Wash. — March 14, 2017 — Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced the appointment of Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, to its board of directors effective immediately. Microsoft also announced its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.39 per share.  The dividend is payable June 8, 2017, to … Read more »

Microsoft Teams rolls out to Office 365 customers worldwide

REDMOND, Wash. — March 14, 2017 — Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced the general availability of Microsoft Teams, the company’s new chat-based workspace in Office 365. The new tool for team collaboration is now available to Office 365 business customers in 181 markets and 19 languages. Customers worldwide choose Office … Read more »

Steelcase and Microsoft announce development of technology-enabled spaces designed to boost creative work

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. and REDMOND, Wash. – March 6, 2017 – Steelcase and Microsoft Corp. have joined forces to explore the future of work, developing a range of technology- enabled spaces designed to help organizations foster creative thinking and better collaboration. These spaces seamlessly integrate the best of Microsoft Surface … Read more »

Microsoft opens cybersecurity center to protect Mexicans

MEXICO CITY — Feb. 24, 2017 — To reinforce its commitment to help people, companies and countries within Latin America to continue their journey towards digital transformation, Microsoft is launching a Cybersecurity Engagement Center in Mexico, part of a global initiative to present the company’s unique perspective on matters of … Read more »

Flipkart and Microsoft forge cloud partnership to expand e-commerce in India

BANGALORE, India — Feb. 20, 2017 — Microsoft Corp. and Flipkart, India’s leading marketplace, on Monday announced a strategic partnership to provide consumers in India with the best online shopping service. As a first step in the broad collaboration between the two companies, Flipkart will adopt Microsoft Azure as its … Read more »

Microsoft announces debt offerings

REDMOND, Wash. — Jan. 30, 2017 — Microsoft Corp. on Jan. 30 announced the pricing of its offering of $17.00 billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes. The notes consist of the following tranches: $1.50 billion of 1.850 percent notes due February 6, 2020 $1.75 billion of 2.400 percent … Read more »

Microsoft Cloud strength highlights second quarter results

REDMOND, Wash. — January 26, 2017 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended December 31, 2016: Revenue was $24.1 billion GAAP, and $26.1 billion non-GAAP Operating income was $6.2 billion GAAP, and $8.2 billion non-GAAP Net income was $5.2 billion GAAP, and $6.5 billion non-GAAP … Read more »

Microsoft appoints Kevin Scott as Chief Technology Officer

REDMOND, Wash. – Jan. 24, 2017 – Microsoft Corp. has named Kevin Scott to a newly created role of chief technology officer (CTO) for the company. This is an expansion of Scott’s new role at LinkedIn as senior vice president of Infrastructure. As Microsoft’s CTO, Scott will drive strategic, cross-company … Read more »

Microsoft announces quarterly earnings release date

REDMOND, Wash. — Jan. 6, 2017 — Microsoft Corp. will publish fiscal year 2017 second-quarter financial results after the close of the market on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, on the Microsoft Investor Relations website at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Investor/. A live webcast of the earnings conference call will be made available at 2:30 … Read more »

Microsoft, NXP Semiconductors, IAV and auto mobility partners showcase innovations for safe, secure and personalized automated driving at CES 2017

LAS VEGAS — Jan. 3, 2017 — At CES 2017 from Jan. 4‒8 in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp., NXP Semiconductors, IAV, and auto mobility partners Cubic Telecom, Esri and Swiss Re will showcase their collective vision of safe and secure end-to-end mobility through a highly automated driving demonstration and experience. … Read more »

Microsoft empowers new development opportunities in mixed reality, gaming and cellular PCs

SHENZHEN, China — Dec. 8, 2016 — Thursday, at the Windows Hardware Engineering Community event (WinHEC) in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft Corp. announced new opportunities for global partners to innovate with Windows 10. Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Windows and Devices Group, Microsoft, was joined on stage in Shenzhen by Navin … Read more »

Microsoft offers grants to organizations working to improve affordable internet access

REDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 1, 2016 — On Thursday, Microsoft Corp. renewed its Affordable Access Initiative grant fund for a second year. The fund assists companies working to bring internet access and new technologies, services and models to underserved markets. The application process is now open for a new set … Read more »

Microsoft announces quarterly dividend

REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 30, 2016 — Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.39 per share. The dividend is payable March 9, 2017, to shareholders of record on Feb. 16, 2017. The ex-dividend date will be Feb. 14, 2017. Microsoft (Nasdaq … Read more »

Microsoft holds annual shareholder meeting

REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 30, 2016 — Speaking to shareholders at Microsoft Corp.’s annual meeting on Wednesday, Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella highlighted how digital technology is transforming people and organizations across the world, and the opportunity for Microsoft. “Digital technology is impacting and transforming every human endeavor in every … Read more »

Microsoft HoloLens is coming to Japan

TOKYO — Nov. 29, 2016 — Microsoft Corp. announced on Tuesday that Microsoft HoloLens, the world’s first self-contained holographic computer running Windows 10, will be available for preorder in Japan starting Dec. 2. Devices will begin to ship in early 2017. Today’s news comes just six weeks after Microsoft HoloLens … Read more »