Although there is still slightly over a month until the commencement of the annual Microsoft Build 2023 developer conference, the list of scheduled sessions has already been revealed. As expected, Microsoft will place a significant emphasis on artificial intelligence, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Graph services, and will talk more about application development, including apps for Windows on ARM.
After revising the Insider Program for Windows 11, Microsoft made it harder for Dev channel users to stay in the channel. The company has added one more channel, Canary, and automatically transferred there existing Dev channel insiders. To go back to the Dev channel, the user has to reinstall Windows 11 to lower down the build number branch. The company now offers users a free USB stick that one can use to build a bootable media.
A Microsoft support employee activated Windows 10 on a customer's PC using a crack. The operating system failed to activate normally using a genuine serial number the user has bought in advance, so he had to contact the support for help. Much to the surprise of the user, the second line support engineer solved the problem with a crack tool.
Microsoft has announced the Build 2023 annual developer conference that will be held May 23-25 in Seattle, Washington. This year, everyone can join the event in person by paying $1,525 for an entrance ticket. Participation in the pre-seminars on May 22 requires an additional $225.
Microsoft has announced a special press event to be held at the company's headquarters in Redmond. The event will be in-person, at starts February 7, at 10AM PT / 1PM ET / 21:00 UTC+3. It is assumed that they will talk about the rumored ChatGPT integration into Bing and its broader partnership with OpenAI, although there is no official confirmation yet.
Microsoft has announced an expansion of its partnership with OpenAI. Company's machine learning-based solutions will be exclusively available via Azure. Microsoft will increase its investment in super computing, so OpenAI will be able to improve its ML models. The Redmond firm is also going to integrate OpenAI closer with its consumer and corporate products.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirmed in a message to employees that by March 31, 2023, the company will lay off about 10 thousand people, which is approximately 5% of the total number of Microsoft employees.
Microsoft Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore is leaving the company after 32 years with the company. He posted a statement on Twitter, and also sent out an email to the company's employees detailing his decision. He was in his position for the past two years.
Microsoft laid off about 1,000 employees this week, people familiar with the matter said. It is known that cuts have affected many divisions, including Xbox, Experiences + Devices, as well as the 'Microsoft Strategic Missions and Technology' that works on the newest tech.
Business Insider reports that Alex Kipman, one of Microsoft's top tech specialists, who is head of HoloLens is leaving the company following allegations of verbal abuse and sexual harassment.