Microsoft is buying Github

It seems that Microsoft is buying Github for about 7.5 billion USD worth in their own stock. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Probably no reason to celebrate, but Microsoft under Nadella seems to run a totally different strategy than Microsoft under Steve Ballmer. Selling licenses of MS-Windows and MS-Office is probably […]

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Microsoft stops Windows Mobile

It seems that Microsoft is ending the development of Windows Mobile. After having tried with some effort to get into the mobile operating system business, it seems that the market share is now less than 1%, with Android being >85% and iOS close to 15% according to IDC. Because the market is so large, it […]

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Linkedin will probably be bought by Microsoft

The social business online network LinkedIn will probably be bought by Microsoft for around 26’200’000’000 USD. Even if Microsoft has become a bit more trustworthy with Nadella then it was with Ballmer it remains an interesting question how much we should trust them concerning our data. The same issue arouse with Skype and other acquisitions […]

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Microsoft SQL Server will be available for Linux in 2017

Deutsch Microsoft has officially announced that their database MS SQL Server will become available for Linux in 2017. I think the time has come for this. Since the departure of Steve Ballmer Microsoft has become a little bit less religous and more pragmatic. There are good reasons to be skeptical about companies like Microsoft and […]

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Microsoft laying off 18000 employees after announced loss

Deutsch It looks like Stephen Elop’s und Steve Ballmer’s idea to take over the mobile phone branch of Nokia in order to bring MS-Windows as mobile operating system on the success road has failed and will be stopped now. For the mobile phone branch that is now part of Microsoft, Microsoft-CEO Satya Nadella announced, that […]

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Microsoft dropping Windows-Support

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella announced that Microsoft is withdrawing its support for the MS-Windows platform and concentrating on its core business, which is „services – services – services“. For a transition period of a few months, support for MS-Windows can still be obtained at an increased rate from Microsoft, but development and support have become […]

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Plans of UK government

Aparently the UK government plans switch from Microsoft Office to open source: Guardian UK government

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