Microsoft Ignite 2019: Meet Project Cortex, Office 365 knowledge-management service

Several years ago, Microsoft announced it was going to deliver a knowledge-management capability in SharePoint that was codenamed Infopedia. Though that service never ended up hatching, Microsoft didn’t give up on its vision of harnessing expert knowledge. At Ignite this week, officials are previewing its latest take on knowledge management…

Microsoft rebrands Flow to ‘Power Automate’; adds no-code Power Platform virtual agents

Microsoft is continuing to add more features to its low-code/no-code Power Platform family of products. At its Ignite conference this week, officials are detailing some of these new capabilities, along with some new branding for one member of the Power Platform family. Mirosoft’s Power Platform is the collection of Power…

Microsoft’s Azure Quantum employs Honeywell quantum hardware

An ion “trap” in Honeywell’s quantum computer is a fabricated network of chambers in which to manipulate ions so as to perform cooling of the ions and measurement of the ions, much like a semiconductor manipulates electrons to form logical gates. Honeywell Microsoft this morning announced a partnership with multiple…

Microsoft starts embedding Cortana in Outlook Mobile

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft is continuing to pivot Cortana from a typical digital assistant to more of a productivity aide. At Ignite this week, the company unveiled some of the new Cortana features it is starting to turn on for users, starting with those with Outlook mobile on iOS devices in…

Microsoft: Teams now integrates with Stack Overflow so you can find answers faster

Along with Microsoft’s big push on knowledge-management with Project Cortex, the company has cooked up an integration between Microsoft Teams and code knowledge-sharing site Stack Overflow. The integration means developers who regularly look up questions on Stack Overflow can do it within Microsoft Teams to access Stack Overflow for Teams.…

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15-inch: A Microsoft-endorsed AMD experience

?Metal appearance is far better than cloth ?3:2 display ?Points for giving AMD a run ?Nice keyboard ?Disappointing battery life ?One side vacant of USB ports This was meant to be it. After working with AMD on Xbox, Microsoft was going to unleash an AMD-powered laptop that would blow the…