Microsoft beat expectations with strong Windows revenue, but Xbox had a rough quarter

Enlarge / The 13.5-inch Microsoft Surface Laptop 3.Jeff Dunn Microsoft beat analyst expectations in its quarterly earnings report, achieving $33.06 billion in revenue in the start of its first 2020 fiscal quarter (which ended September 30) compared to a projected $32.23 billion. That’s a 14% increase over the same quarter…

Windows 10 version 1903: This new update brings Start menu fixes

Right on time, Microsoft has delivered an update for Windows 10 version 1903 that fixes the Start menu critical-error warnings that some users have experienced. Microsoft on Thursday released KB4522355, its third update for version 1903 in October. The new update is a non-security and optional update, but it could…

Leaked documents indicate Microsoft’s Windows 10X will be coming to clamshell laptops

Credit: @_milincic_ on Twitter When we Microsoft watchers first got wind of Windows Lite/Santorini, tipsters indicated that the coming Windows 10 variant would be key to Microsoft’s Chromebook-compete strategy. But when Microsoft took the wraps off Windows 10X, as the coming new flavor of Windows 10 is known officially, there…

Microsoft wins $10 billion U.S. Department of Defense JEDI cloud contract

Credit: ZDNet After several postponements, delays and challenges, the U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Microsoft the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract. The news of the award broke late Friday, October 25. Throughout much of the bidding process, Amazon was expected by many to be the triumphant…

First look: Surface Pro 7 follows a familiar path

If you’ve used a Surface Pro in the past four years, the only change you’ll notice is the USB Type-C port on the right side. Don’t mess with success. That’s clearly the driving principle of Microsoft’s hardware engineers when it comes to the Surface Pro line. The Surface Pro 7,…

Nvidia enters 5G with Ericsson, Red Hat, and Microsoft partnerships

Ericsson EVP and head of business area networks Fredrik Jejdling with Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang during MWC Los Angeles Screenshot: Asha Barbaschow Nvidia has made a handful of announcements centred on its move into 5G, partnering with Ericsson, Red Hat, and Microsoft, with a spotlight on the telecommunications…

Microsoft acquires cloud file-migration specialist Mover

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft is acquiring Mover, a cloud file-migration provider, for an undisclosed amount. Microsoft plans to leverage Mover’s technology to help customers migrate their files to Microsoft 365, its bundle of Windows, Office 365, and Intune, officials said in announcing the deal on Oct. 21. Microsoft already has a…