Unsuccessful attempts to buy TikTok and Pinterest did not discourage Microsoft, which is one of the world's most valuable companies, from looking for another promising acquisition. Recently, Microsoft bought ZeniMax Media, the parent company of famous game publishers, such as Bethesda Softworks, Arkane Studios, and Machine Games. Now, Bloomberg reports that the software giant wants to buy a popular gaming chat service, Discord.
Panos Panay, Microsoft's chief product officer, briefly spoke at the Ignite 2021 virtual session. While the Windows chief did not make any major announcements, he vaguely teased the upcoming changes in Windows 10. Panos is very excited about the subject.
The official Microsoft Partner Twitter account has shared the dates for the upcoming Inspire conference. This digital-only two days event will take place on July 14-15. In the following tweet, Microsoft Partner has notified users that the registration will open in June, but the specific date remains unknown.
The Financial Times reports that Microsoft attempted to buy Pinterest with little to no success. Pinterest is an image-sharing social network with a market cap of $53.96 billion. It is no stranger to Microsoft, and two companies have many times partnered on different Microsoft products. For example, Pinterest was among the first developers to support dual-screen experiences on Surface Duo. Also, the social network is integrated into Microsoft Edge's collection feature.
Microsoft today introduced the new Microsoft Viva platform, which builds on the capabilities of Teams and Microsoft 365 and is split into four distinct features. It is a new Employee Experience Platform (EXP).
Similar to Apple's very own Silicon SoC (M1), which now powers this year's Macs, Microsoft is about to build its own hardware platform around a customized ARM chip. The final product will be used in servers and Surface products.
Guido van Rossum, the legendary creator of the Python programming language, has joined Microsoft’s Developer Division. He is also known for his work at Google and Dropbox, and for many other notable and influental projects.
Microsoft names former McAfee CEO Christopher Young as new head of Business Development. The company today announced that he will replace Peggy Johnson's position.
Microsoft has introduced a new website that unifies support articles and troubleshooting guides for Microsoft 365 and Windows. The new resource resolves some of the long standing issues with Windows Update history pages, cumulative updates, and Office updates.
The Redmond software giant has finally finished the rebranding procedure for its Bing search system. The company today announced the name change, and also introduced a new logo for the search engine.